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What Business Leaders are Saying: Creating Welcoming Economies

Later this week, I will join business and community leaders from across the country for a series of meetings in Louisville, Kentucky, hosted by Welcoming Economies. We will discuss how welcoming new immigrants has helped drive economic development and examine best practices for encouraging immigrants to choose a city as…

Business Forward’s Monthly Steel Index Will Track Trump Tariff Effect

Business Forward announced today our American Steel Index. The monthly report will compare the prices American manufacturers and their foreign competitors pay for hot- and cold-rolled steel. Right now, American manufacturers are paying 21 percent more for steel than foreign competitors. It’s time to stop arguing that tariffs “will” hurt…

Business Leaders Tell Washington Intolerance is Bad for Business

More than 5,000 business leaders tell Washington to end religious discrimination With a Supreme Court decision on the “Muslim Ban” expected in this month, business leaders from across the country want Washington to know that intolerance is bad for business. In a joint statement organized by Business Forward, 5,000 business…

American CEOs say foreign tourism is experiencing the “Trump slump”

Tourism from other countries is a one of America’s largest exports, but business was down by 3 million annual visits last year. Travel industry executives call it the “Trump slump.” Foreign tourism is America’s $236 billion export, supporting 2.5 million U.S. jobs. Foreigners spend $100 billion more each year visiting…

From The Hill: International trade: Big business for small businesses

The following is an excerpt from Dr. Toby Malichi, originally published in The Hill. Read the full piece here. Dr. Malichi is the founding CEO and global business diplomat of Malichi Group Worldwide, based in Indianapolis. Dr. Malichi advises small and medium-sized enterprises (or SME’s) as they expand internationally. Working…

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