Saying she will help create a pro-business environment to strengthen the economy, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Republican Genevieve Atwood in her race against Rep. Wayne Owens, D-Utah.

"Congress needs more elected representatives with the background of Genevieve Atwood," said chamber Vice President Don Kroes. "She is committed to stimulating economic growth in both Utah and the nation."Atwood responded, "A healthy system of free enterprise will result in continued economic growth and prosperity for this district as well as the nation. I strongly agree with the U.S. chamber that only through this avenue will the budgetary problem be solved."

Ninety percent of the chamber is from small businesses.