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Business Forward’s Latest American Steel Index Report: Tariffs’ Harm to American Manufacturers Growing

The difference between American and foreign prices grew 4 percent from May 11 to June 11, and by 114 percent since tariff threats began in February, according to the latest installment of Business Forward’s Steel Index. The monthly report compares the prices American manufacturers and their foreign competitors pay for…

America’s business leaders explain the cost of President Trump’s Muslim Ban

We founded Business Forward eight years ago with a simple idea: Business can leaders fix Washington if we bring Washington to them. Since then, we’ve helped more than 100,000 local business leaders brief mayors, governors, Members of Congress, cabinet members, and senior White House staff. These local leaders have made…

The quiet Midwest movement for inclusion

In America’s heartland, “there is this quiet movement of folks who have come to the conclusion that immigrants can be a real catalyst for…the revitalization of cities and a competitive advantage,” said Welcoming Economies Global Network Co-Chair Steve Tobocman in a recent briefing with Business Forward’s national business leader network….

Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado on Opportunities for Reform

Business Forward hosted Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado yesterday for a briefing with our national network of entrepreneurs, investors, senior executives, and small business owners. Senator Bennet, who previously served as the superintendent of Denver schools, discussed education reform, immigration, and other issues facing the Senate. Below are some of…

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…

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