The U.S. elections in 2020 will affect business conditions in many sectors for years to come. 

When election results first came in four years ago, it was unclear what policy and regulation would look like in the new Trump administration. Experts ultimately predicted a shift away from the policies and regulations implemented by the Obama administration. Businesses across sectors started to plan how they would adapt to the new policy and regulatory environment under Trump. 

Today, the 2020 election comes at what is perhaps an even more uncertain time for business, with the coronavirus pandemic resulting in major revenue and job losses. A full return to normal economic conditions likely remains some ways out, according to experts. The ripple effects reverberate across every market that Industry Dive publications cover.  

From the presidential election to congressional races and ballot initiatives, the choices made by voters this fall will impact every business, from healthcare and energy to workplaces and supply chains. Our 75+ journalists are digging deep to help our readers understand the potential implications for their industries. 

Starting today, we will list the insights and stories shared with our readers around the 2020 election. We will provide updates as stories are published leading up to Election Day on Nov. 3. 

To speak with any of the reporters behind these stories about their coverage, please email [email protected] 

Updated Nov. 3, 2020

Nov. 3, 2020

Marketing Dive Non-political ads find common ground among Democrats and Republicans, analysis finds

Healthcare Dive What healthcare issues are driving voters to the polls on Election Day?

Waste Dive  Waste industry donates $4.6M during 2020 campaign cycle; vast majority goes to Republicans

Nov. 2, 2020

HR Dive How to handle Election Day distractions in the workplace

Waste Dive How the 2020 election could impact the waste and recycling industry

Oct. 30, 2020

Construction Dive Border wall breakup: Will blacklisting of contractors end if construction stops?

Higher Ed Dive: How would Biden's immigration proposals affect international students?

Marketing Dive Nando's hidden camera stunt urges voting with 'undemocratic' meals

Utility Dive Election 2020: Xcel Energy, municipalization advocates face off in Boulder

Oct. 29, 2020

CIO Dive 5 state ballot initiatives to watch in 2020

Construction Dive Border wall breakup: What would happen if Biden becomes president

Cybersecurity Dive Trump, Biden want strong cyber but differ on offense vs. defense

Higher Ed Dive  How has the Trump administration changed higher education?

HR Dive 10 ballot measures to watch: Voters to weigh in on paid leave, marijuana

Utility Dive Election 2020: States accelerated renewables under Trump. Could a Biden win slow that?

Oct. 28, 2020 

CIO Dive   Biden, Trump run on similar tech platforms. Differences are in the details

K-12 Dive  Where Trump and Biden stand on education issues

Higher Ed Dive  Biden said he wants to undo DeVos' Title IX rule. How would he replace it?

Restaurant Dive White Castle will partially close all restaurants every presidential Election Day

Utility Dive   Election 2020: For DOE, staffing, renewables spending, transparency

Utility Dive  Biden win could double annual solar deployments, increase financial impacts to utility customers: S&P

Oct. 27, 2020

Higher Ed Dive What's next for free college if Biden becomes president?

Smart Cities Dive 10 statewide ballot measures to watch on Election Day 2020

Smart Cities Dive  Ballot billions: Behind the efforts to fund and finance climate action

Utility Dive  Election 2020: Trump's FERC may need to shift course on clean energy, though Biden's road will not be easy

Oct. 26, 2020 

Utility Dive Election 2020: Climate policy faces a tough road through Congress regardless of electoral outcomes

Oct. 23, 2020

HR Dive Where the presidential candidates stand on workplace issues

Mobile Marketer DoorDash puts voter education in the spotlight on Instagram Live

Oct. 22, 2020

Banking Dive Election 2020: What should the banking industry expect from Biden or Trump?

Smart Cities Dive   How would a Biden administration address infrastructure?

Oct. 19, 2020 

Construction Dive Where Trump, Biden stand on construction-related issues

Oct. 16, 2020 

Supply Chain Dive Biden and Trump envision similar supply chains — but different paths to get there

Oct. 15, 2020 

Smart Cities Dive Behind the controversial $7.1B plan to transform transit in Austin, TX

Oct. 13, 2020

Mobile Marketer Lotrimin's social push urges voters to 'stand with confidence' at the polls

Oct. 7, 2020  

Restaurant Dive Starbucks partners with Lyft to drive employees to vote

Smart Cities Dive Cities bypass police defunding, opt for enhanced oversight

Oct. 5, 2020 

Food Dive Where they stand: Political donations from 10 of the largest food and beverage makers

Oct. 2, 2020

Utility Dive  Biden could pursue 'easy' climate solutions, elements of the Green New Deal if elected: experts

Oct. 1, 2020

Healthcare Dive Election 2020: Trump and Biden's starkly diverging views on healthcare

Mobile Marketer Chipotle sells out of QR-enabled shirts to drive voter registration

Sept. 30, 2020

HR Dive  Trump, Biden debate White House efforts to curtail racial sensitivity training

Utility Dive  Climate change had its presidential debate moment. What did we learn?

Sept. 3, 2020 

Smart Cities Dive Texas mayors: Climate issues will shape November election