The Free Enterprise Alliance (FEA) is the action arm for small businesses, entrepreneurs and advocates of limited government, open and fair competition, and the economically sound principles upon which America was built.
Founded by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the Free Enterprise Alliance’s mission is to educate ABC members and their employees, elected officials, and the public about the issues important to open competition in America. At the heart of the Free Enterprise Alliance’s mission is the belief that while we need government for common sense regulations, the scales have tipped too far in favor of government intrusion.
Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Based on the merit shop philosophy, we help our members develop people, win work and deliver work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. Learn more by visiting www.abc.org.
Who We Are
Founded in 2001, FEA, a program of Associated Builders and Contractors, is responsible for the association’s issue advocacy.
What We Do
FEA is an entity within Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., which is a trade association accorded 501(c)6 status by the Internal Revenue Service.
How To Contribute
FEA can accept funds from any member, including corporations. All contributions are voluntary and are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. FEA is an entity of the Associated Builders and Contractors.
Direct Contributions: FEA can accept both personal and corporate donations from ABC members.
ABC Chapter Contributions: ABC state chapters play a major role in the FEA. ABC members can support FEA through their annual membership renewal. Members can contact their local chapter president or email [email protected].
FEA was a major benefactor to multiple national organizations supporting 50-state election and legislative efforts. These efforts have helped ABC chapters and members support pro-merit shop elected leaders at the federal and state level.
FEA has produced numerous member videos that highlight the important issues the construction industry faces every day.
In 2018, video campaigns held in Florida and Arizona earned over 28 million ad
In 2018 ABC Votes and We Build America educated over 2,000 individuals from ABC chapter staff, construction executives and industry workers. The sites generated 250,000 video views and over 1.5 million social media views.
In 2018, ABC scored the first-ever use Google’s Waze directions app to deliver more than 1 million get out the voter reminders to free enterprise-friendly construction employees before the mid-term election.