Solutions 2020: Whiteboard Video with Michael S. Barr

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 11, 2019 CONTACT: Jana Plat JPlat@BusinessFwd.org (202) 861-1270 Solutions 2020: Whiteboard Video with Michael S. Barr Ann Arbor, MI – 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. He explains the challenges small businesses face with access to capital and predatory online lenders. Barr then outlines policy...

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, and questions on issues ranging from health care, climate change, and immigration. In addition, Moulton emphasized the need for effective leadership and...

Recap: Solutions 2020 briefing with Mayor Pete Buttigieg

Business Forward conducted a Solutions 2020 briefing with Pete Buttigieg, Mayor of South Bend, Indiana on Monday, May 20, 2019. This is our sixth briefing in the Solutions 2020 series. Mayor Buttigieg focused on security, the future of trade and climate change, the importance of income tax, and technology. Business leaders shared their comments, suggestions, and questions on issues ranging from trade, income tax, and technology regulation in health care. Freedom and Security Mayor Buttigieg...

Recap: Solutions 2020 briefing with Senator Amy Klobuchar

Business Forward conducted our briefing with Senator Amy Klobuchar on April 3rd, 2019. This is our fifth briefing in the Solutions 2020 series. Senator Klobuchar outlined details from her new proposal to invest in America’s infrastructure. Business leaders offered their insights and questions for Senator Klobuchar on her infrastructure plan and several other issues, including climate action and affordable health care. Infrastructure Senator Klobuchar detailed her $1 trillion infrastructure...

Business Forward Launches Solutions 2020 Policy Working Groups to Provide Real-World Policy Recommendations to Presidential Candidates

CONTACT Jana Plat jplat@businessfwd.org (805) 207-5741 Business Forward Launches Solutions 2020 Policy Working Groups to Provide Real-World Policy Recommendations to Presidential Candidates Leading policy experts to work with local business leaders on infrastructure, foreign policy, the future of work, and small business ownership Washington, DC (April 15, 2019) – Business Forward today announced four new working groups of business leaders and seasoned policy experts to produce specific,...

Recap: Solutions 2020 briefing with Tom Steyer

On March 21, 2019, Business Forward members briefed noted investor, philanthropist, and activist, Tom Steyer. This is our fourth briefing in the Solutions 2020 series. Tom Steyer focused on the necessity of the rule of law; how America should deal with international trade; and the need for green energy innovation. Business leaders shared their comments, suggestions, and questions with Mr. Steyer, discussing topics which varied from farming to technological innovation. Rule of Law Steyer...

Recap: Solutions 2020 briefing with Senator Cory Booker

Business Forward conducted its briefing with Senator Cory Booker on March 13th, 2019. This is our third briefing in the Solutions 2020 series. Senator Booker focused on the future of work, his accomplishments as mayor of Newark, New Jersey, and promoting innovation and economic opportunity. Business leaders shared their comments, suggestions, and questions on issues ranging from federal contracts to infrastructure investment to environmental policy and the Green New Deal. Future of Work On the...

Recap: Solutions 2020 Briefing with Congressman John Delaney

Business Forward launched Solutions 2020: Real World Recommendations for the New Congress and Next President by briefing with Congressman John Delaney, the first Democratic candidate to announce his campaign for president. Congressman Delaney, a business entrepreneur who started two highly successful businesses before running for Congress, focused on the over-concentration of economic opportunity in the U.S. He pointed out that last year 80% of venture capital funding was invested in 50...

Recap: Solutions 2020 Briefing with Senator Kamala Harris

Business Forward conducted its briefing with Senator Kamala Harris on February 27, 2019. This is our second briefing in the Solutions 2020 series. Senator Harris focused on promoting a robust economy that works for everyone starting with a middle class tax cut for every family earning less than $100,000 per year; equal pay by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act; and affordable child care. Business leaders addressed their comments, suggestions, and questions on issues ranging from small...

Recap: Solutions 2020 Briefing with Senator Kamala Harris

Business Forward conducted its briefing with Senator Kamala Harris on February 27, 2019. This is our second briefing in the Solutions 2020 series. Senator Harris focused on promoting a robust economy that works for everyone starting with a middle class tax cut for every family earning less than $100,000 per year; equal pay by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act; and affordable child care. Business leaders addressed their comments, suggestions, and questions on issues ranging from small business...