You can help fix Washington.

Looking to make a difference but don’t see how you can have an impact on your own? Business Forward helps tens of thousands of business leaders brief policymakers on how best to accelerate the economy and create jobs.

Whether you are a start-up entrepreneur, a small business owner, or a seasoned C-level executive, your time is valuable. That’s why we design our briefings to be efficient and productive.

We organize three types of events:

Fly-in Events

Attend a half-day briefing in Washington, D.C. with the President’s top advisors and members of Congress.

Local Briefings

Join a small group of business leaders to brief Administration and elected officials in your home market.

Calls and Webinars

Participate in virtual briefings about important policy issues and learn about resources that could help grow your business.

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Discussions that Matter

Over the past few years, 450 senior Administration officials, members of Congress, governors, mayors, and other local elected officials have spoken with business leaders at our briefings. When you attend one of our events, you know your recommendations are reaching the right people.

Business leaders who have participated in our briefings have seen their suggestions implemented in the Affordable Care Act, the Jobs Act, three trade agreements, and every one of the President's budgets. Perhaps the best indicator of our value is that fact that 98% of those who have participated in one of our briefings would do it again.

Past Speakers

Here’s a sample of Administration officials, elected officials, and private sector business leaders who have participated in Business Forward’s briefings.

Joe Biden
Vice President of the United States
Beth Ann Bovino
Standard & Poor’s U.S. Chief Economist
Julián Castro
Housing and Urban Development Secretary
Carla Harris
Morgan Stanley Managing Director
Gina McCarthy
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator
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Top Issues

Some of the top issues affecting today's businesses that we cover are:

  • Access to Capital
  • Cybersecurity
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Immigration
  • International Trade
  • Jobs and the Economy
  • Manufacturing
  • Minorities in Business
  • Small Business
  • Taxes and Federal Budget
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Transportation Infrastructure
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Workforce Development