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Chamber Signs Onto Coalition Letter in Support of Funding the CHIPS Act

The Detroit Regional Chamber signed onto the Creating Helpful Incentives for the Production of Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act coalition letter. With the support of more than 200 organizations, the letter was sent to Members of the United States Congress.

As stated by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in organizing this letter, the demand for semiconductors has outstripped supply and approval of funding provisions would help meet this long-term challenge by incentivizing semiconductor research, design, and manufacturing in the United States.

View the full text of the letter below.


TO THE MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS:

On behalf of the undersigned chambers of commerce and business organizations from across the United States, we urge you to swiftly complete negotiations on the Bipartisan Innovation Act to fund the Creating Helpful Incentives for the Production of Semiconductors (CHIPS) for America Act and enhanced Facilitating American-Built Semiconductors (FABS) Act. Doing so is critical to America’s workers and our long-term competitiveness.

Semiconductors are essential to nearly every sector of the economy, including aerospace, automobiles, communications, clean energy, information technology, and medical devices. Unfortunately, demand for semiconductors has outstripped supply, partly due to shifts arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. This has created a global chip shortage and resulted in lost growth and jobs, in turn underscoring the need for increased domestic manufacturing capacity.

Approval of funding provisions would help meet this long-term challenge by incentivizing semiconductor research, design, and manufacturing in the United States. This will in turn strengthen the U.S. economy, national security, and supply chain resilience and increase the supply of chips so important to our entire economy.

We urge you to expeditiously enact this important legislation.

Sincerely,

National

Associated Equipment Distributors

Associated Wire Rope Fabricators

Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association

National Independent Automobile Dealers Association (NIADA)

National Waste & Recycling Association

North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM)

NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry

State Business Executives

United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Alabama

Birmingham Business Alliance

Enterprise Chamber of Commerce

Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce

Alaska

Greater Juneau Chamber of Commerce

Arizona

Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce

Carefree Cave Creek Chamber

Chandler Chamber of Commerce

Gilbert Chamber of Commerce

Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce

Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce

Greater Phoenix Chamber

Green Valley Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center

Mesa Chamber of Commerce

Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce

Queen Creek Chamber of Commerce

Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce

Tempe Chamber of Commerce

Tucson Metro Chamber

West Valley Chamber Alliance

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Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce

Rogers Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce

California

Brea Chamber of Commerce

California Chamber of Commerce

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Fresno Chamber of Commerce

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Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce

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Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

Orange County Business Council

Pasadena Chamber of Commerce and Civic Association

Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

San Jose Chamber of Commerce

San Mateo Chamber of Commerce

San Ramon Chamber of Commerce

Santa Barbara South Coast Chamber of Commerce

Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce

Silicon Valley Leadership Group

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Tulare Chamber of Commerce

Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

West Ventura County Business Alliance

Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce

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Colorado Springs Chamber and EDC

Greater Woodland Park Chamber of Commerce

Florida

Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches

Citrus County Chamber of Commerce

Englewood Florida Chamber of Commerce

Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce

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Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce

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The Business Council of New York State, Inc.

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Greater Reading Chamber Alliance

Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce

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Somerset County Chamber of Commerce

Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce

South Carolina

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South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

Tri-County Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Texas

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East Parker County Chamber of Commerce

Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce

Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce

Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce

Grapevine Chamber of Commerce

Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce

Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce

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Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce

League City Regional Chamber of Commerce

Longview TX Chamber of Commerce

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Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce

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Washington

Association of Washington Business

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Greater Lake Stevens Chamber of Commerce

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Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce

Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce


View the letter online from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.