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

May 12, 2022
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

Arkansas

Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce

Rogers Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce

California

Brea Chamber of Commerce

California Chamber of Commerce

Carmichael Chamber of Commerce

Fremont Chamber of Commerce

Fresno Chamber of Commerce

Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce

Livermore Valley Chamber of Commerce

Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce

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

Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce

Torrance Area Chamber of Commerce

Tulare Chamber of Commerce

Walnut Creek Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau

West Ventura County Business Alliance

Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce

Colorado

Alamosa County Chamber of Commerce

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

Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce

Orlando Economic Partnership

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Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce

Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce

The Osceola Chamber

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Columbia County (GA) Chamber of Commerce

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Idaho Association of Commerce and Industry

Pocatello-Chubbuck Chamber of Commerce

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    North Country Chamber of Commerce

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    Licking County Chamber of Commerce

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    Ohio Chamber of Commerce

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    Western Chester County Chamber of Commerce

    South Carolina

    Berkeley Chamber of Commerce

    Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce

    Edgefield County Chamber of Commerce

    Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce

    Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce

    Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce

    South Carolina Chamber of Commerce

    Tri-County Regional Chamber of Commerce

    South Dakota

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    Tennessee

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    Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry

    Texas

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    Allen Fairview Chamber of Commerce

    Baytown Chamber of Commerce

    Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

    Cuero Chamber of Commerce Agriculture & Visitor’s Bureau

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    Dallas Regional Chamber

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    Farmers Branch Chamber of Commerce

    Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce

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    Grapevine Chamber of Commerce

    Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce

    Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce

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    Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce

    Greater Taylor Chamber of Commerce

    League City Regional Chamber of Commerce

    Longview TX Chamber of Commerce

    Lubbock Chamber of Commerce

    Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce

    North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

    North Texas Commission

    Round Rock Chamber

    Rowlett Area Chamber & Visitors Center

    Seguin and Guadalupe County (Texas) Area Chamber of Commerce

    South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce

    Terrell Chamber of Commerce

    Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce

    Texas Association of Business

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    Washington

    Association of Washington Business

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    Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce

    Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce

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    Tacoma Pierce County Chamber

    West Plains Chamber of Commerce

    Wisconsin

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    Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce


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