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What Business Leaders Are Saying: Trump Administration’s EPA Rule Denies Opportunity to Lead

This week, the Trump Administration announced plans to eliminate the Clean Power Plan (CPP), an Obama-era policy to reduce carbon emissions. Under the new plan, states may write their own regulations for coal-fired power plants–or write none at all. This is a drastic shift away from the CPP, which pushed…

Business Forward’s Latest Steel Index: U.S. manufacturers paying 25% more than foreign competitors

Business Forward, Inc. published its latest American Steel Index report today. The monthly report compares the prices American manufacturers and their foreign competitors pay for hot- and cold-rolled steel. Key charts are below. Click here to read the report. Yesterday, Business Forward held a conference call with Kristin Dziczek, Vice…

GDP and the Housing Market: Perspectives from Paul Bishop of the National Association of Realtors

On July 27th the U.S. Commerce Department released new gross domestic product (GDP) estimates for 2018 Q2. The U.S. GDP grew by 4.1%, up from 2.2% in the first quarter, which was in line with expectations. Business Forward hosted a webinar with Paul Bishop, Vice President of the National Association…

The 74: What Corporate Leaders Mean When They Say That America’s Schools Should Run Like Businesses — and Why That’s a Good Idea

This post is an excerpt of a full opinion piece originally published in The 74. Read the full piece here. Like most people, business leaders trust teachers and principals — and they hate bureaucrats. They support giving teachers more control over their classrooms and principals more control over their budgets….

Business Forward’s Latest Steel Index: American manufacturers paying 25% more than foreign competitors

Harm to American Manufacturers Increases; $270 Billion in Auto and Aerospace Exports at Risk Today we published the July edition of our American Steel Index report. The monthly report compares the prices American manufacturers and their foreign competitors pay for hot- and cold-rolled steel. Key charts are below. The index…

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