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U.S. GDP Grew 2.3% in 2017, But the Real Story is Productivity

The U.S. Commerce Department released new gross domestic product (GDP) estimates for Q4 and year-end 2017 on January 26, and the numbers were close to but slightly lower than what experts predicted: the U.S. GDP grew 2.3% in 2017 and 2.6% in Q4 2017. Hours after the numbers were released,…

I have experienced firsthand how our antiquated immigration system stifles business.

Roche: As Washington Fights about Budgets, Immigration Opportunity for Common Ground

As Congress and the White House look for ways to pass a new budget and avoid yet another government shutdown, leaders in both parties are searching for common ground. They should start with providing permanent protection for Dreamers and finish by modernizing our antiquated immigration rules. Late last year, I…

Business Forward Survey: Access to Birth Control, Paid Leave, Child Care Support Critical for Women’s Career Advancement

Business Forward has built a network of more than 100,000 business leaders across the country. We’ve worked hard to make sure that network is over half women. But why was it hard? As the nation turns its eyes toward the real and problematic harassment women face in the workplace, employers…

An update on our work

It’s been a year since President Trump’s election, and I have been reflecting on what has changed and how we at Business Forward have adapted. I’d like to take this opportunity to update you on our work. First, business leader engagement is up. For eight years, our mission has been to…

Hundreds of Business Leaders Urge Trump to Protect Dreamers

Hundreds of executives from across the country are calling on President Trump to leave the Deferred Action for Childhood Action (DACA) program in place.The President is considering ending the program, which protects nearly 800,000 Dreamers from deportation.By registering with the federal government, these individuals, who are undocumented and were brought…

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