The BRT is highly selective in the issues it addresses, focusing on only the highest priority, most
complex issues. Since its inception in 1992, the BRT has focused its work in six major policy areas: (1) Education and Workforce, (2) Economic
Development, (3) Business Climate, (4) Healthcare, (5) Governance and Fiscal Policy, and (6) Energy.
Screens for Issue Selection
As a general rule, we evaluate issues through a series of five screens to determine which issues we take on and which we don't.
BRT member companies collectively account for more than $1 trillion in annual revenues, $1 trillion in market value and $2.6 trillion in assets; employ 2.6 million men and women; invest hundreds of millions of dollars annually in charitable contributions and R&D; and generate billions of dollars in sales for small and medium-sized businesses that are part of our supply chain.