Business Roundtable

The Business Roundtable is an influential lobbying group comprising the chief executive officers (CEOs) of major U.S. corporations. The group was initially established in 1972 as a way for the business sector to be involved in influencing public policy. This was accomplished by the merger of three existing groups—one founding group was the March group, another founding group was the Construction Users Anti-Inflation Roundtable, and the third founding group was the Labor Law Study Committee. All of these founding groups consisted of executive officers of major U.S. corporations, and the purpose behind the formation was to ensure that corporate and banking perspectives would be included in policy formulation. The founding president of the Business Roundtable was John Harper, who was the CEO of ALCOA Aluminum.

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