Associations are essential to the U.S. economy.
Associations provide education and professional development for America’s workforce and create product and safety standards for everything from food packaging to new building construction! Research from associations helps to define and advance standards for professional certification and codes of ethics in a wide range of professional fields. After natural disasters or other catastrophic events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, associations are integral to organizing community assistance programs and responding in times of greatest need.
Associations are also repositories of industry-specific expertise and knowledge that policymakers can access to draft informed legislation.
Learn more about how trade and professional associations benefit society.