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  • Solutions 2020 conference call: Brief Governor Steve Bullock


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  • Solutions 2020 Progress Report


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  • Solutions 2020 Whiteboard Video on Small Business

    Michael S. Barr, Dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at The University of Michigan, discusses consumer protection for small businesses in the U.S.

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  • MEDIA ADVISORY: Whiteboard video with Michael S. Barr

    In a new whiteboard video, Michael S. Barr, Dean of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at The University of Michigan, discusses consumer protection for small businesses in the U.S.

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  • Issue Brief: Gender Gap


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  • Any questions on the gender gap? For this week’s debate, I certainly hope so


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  • Solutions 2020 conference call: Brief Congressman Seth Moulton


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  • Conference Call: National Women’s Health Week with Congresswoman DelBene


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  • Solutions 2020 Conference Call: Brief South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg


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  • Issue Brief: Reproductive Health Care


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  • Solutions 2020 conference call: Brief Senator Amy Klobuchar


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  • Solutions 2020 conference call: Brief Tom Steyer


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  • Solutions 2020 conference call: Brief Senator Cory Booker


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  • Solutions 2020 conference call: Brief Senator Kamala Harris


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  • Solutions 2020 conference call: Brief Congressman John Delaney


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  • 2019 Update: The "Trump Slump" in Higher Ed

    How growing intolerance is hurting America’s colleges, college towns, and students.

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  • New Report: The High Cost of Doing Nothing on Net Neutrality


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The Questions Small Business Owners Ask Presidential Candidates

Click here to read our Solutions 2020 progress report. Seven of the women and men running for president recently sat for briefings with Business Forward. Another four candidates are scheduled. Each briefing starts with remarks from the candidate, but the bulk of time is spent on Q&A. To date, our business leaders…

Recap: Solutions 2020 briefing with Congressman Seth Moulton

Business Forward conducted a Solutions 2020 briefing with Congressman Seth Moulton on Friday, June 14, 2019. This is our seventh briefing in the Solutions 2020 series. Congressman Seth Moulton focused on the future of trade, and the importance of higher education and building infrastructure. Business leaders shared their comments, suggestions,…

Any questions on the gender gap? For this week’s debate, I certainly hope so.

To the journalists moderating this week’s Democratic debate, I have a recommendation: Make your first question about closing the gender gap. Make your last question about closing the gender gap. And ask a lot of questions in between about closing the gender gap. If you care about the economy, it helps…

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