National Restaurant Association Members Boosting National Employment

The National Restaurant Association, the leading business association for the restaurant industry, released its jobs forecast yesterday for the summer of 2011 and is anticipating its members will add over 400,000 jobs to the struggling national economy. U.S. restaurants employ nearly 13 million people, or almost 10 percent of the U.S. workforce, according to the NRA press… Read more »

Association of DC Universities Showcases Members’ Economic Impact in Region

The Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area, a trade association composed of 14 colleges and universities in the DC area, released last week its most comprehensive study to date on the economic impact of the region’s higher education institutions.  The study found that despite lagging numbers in many different industries, DC colleges and universities are… Read more »

Power of A Week

In an effort to highlight the many benefits associations provide to the economy and society, ASAE will hold the first ever Power of A Week this year from March 28-April 1.  Each day will have an event or focus that will highlight a component of the Power of A and allow associations to participate and… Read more »

New CIC Study Highlights Economic Importance of Meetings Industry

A new study by the Convention Industry Council highlights the importance of the meetings industry to the American economy. The study, which ASAE cosponsored with other associations, shows that meetings and conventions support 1.7 million jobs nationwide.