Webinar: Recognizing and Responding to Discrimination in the Workplace

Today’s workplace thrives on innovation, empowerment, and an open dialogue. But what happens when social discord and discussion seeps into the workplace, bringing with it polarizing views and sometimes intolerance and discrimination? On September 20, 2018, Dariely Rodriguez and Arusha Gordon of the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law joined Business Forward to discuss how to recognize and respond to discrimination in the...

Webinar: Carrie Irvin on How Business Leaders Can Help Fix Schools

On Thursday, September 6, Business Forward welcomed Carrie Irvin, CEO and Co-Founder of Charter Board Partners for a webinar to discuss the importance of quality schools, including charter schools, and how to create a cohesive school board that allows local businesses to be involved. Listen now or subscribe for...

Call: Ami Bera, M.D. on the State of Affordable Health Care

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. joined Business Forward to discuss his work to protect and improve the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Congressman Bera is a physician with more than 20 years of experience in health care. Rep. Bera has long worked with both sides of the aisle to improve health care and cut costs for consumers. Listen now or subscribe for later

Call: New Tariffs and the U.S. Auto Industry

President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum are affecting manufacturers across the U.S., but his threat to impose new tariffs new automobiles and auto parts could wreck one of America’s most important industries. On Tuesday, August 21, Business Forward welcomed Kristin Dziczek, Vice President of Industry, Labor & Economics for the Center for Automotive Research, for a conference call to discuss the impact of steel and aluminum tariffs on manufacturers and the potential impact of...

Call: U.S. Economic Conditions and Challenges with Robert S. Kaplan

Robert Kaplan, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas joined Business Forward to discuss his recent research into key near- and long-term factors that will affect the U.S. economy. Download Kaplan's latest research here. Listen now or subscribe for later

Webinar on GDP and the state of the economy

On Friday, July 27, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its first estimate of U.S. economic output for the second quarter of 2018. That afternoon, we held our quarterly webinar about the economy. Paul Bishop, Vice President of Research, National Association of Realtors, discussed the fundamentals of the economy, consumer trends, and areas of potential growth, with a special focus on the housing market. Listen now or subscribe for...

Webinar: Attracting Immigrants & Growing Local Economies

View the webinar: Steve Tobocman, Co-Chair of the Welcoming Economies Global Network and Director of Global Detroit joined us to discuss the importance of immigrants in stimulating business and making local economies competitive. He also shared best practices for attracting, retaining, and integrating their talent and talk about how business leaders can help lead on these issues in their own communities. Download the slides here.

Conference Call with Senator Michael Bennet

Business Forward welcomed Senator Michael Bennet for a conference call with business leaders both from Colorado and across the country. The senator discussed current business taking place in the Senate and shared lessons he learned as superintendent of Denver Public Schools about what makes business leaders effective advocates for reform. Listen now or subscribe for later Photograph courtesy of Suzanne Fitzgerald

Webinar: U.S. Energy Employment on the Rise

More people than ever work in the U.S. energy sector according to a new report out from Energy Futures Initiative. In 2017, employment in all energy sectors, which includes clean energy and energy efficiency, grew by over 2 percent. Overall, U.S. energy added 133,000 new jobs, representing nearly 7 percent of all new jobs nationwide. David Foster joined us to discuss the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report in greater depth, including gains and losses in clean energy employment and...

Conference Call: National Security Expert Jake Sullivan on Global Leadership

America’s trading partners are negotiating regional and bilateral agreements without us, making it harder for American companies to export competitively. Tourism to the U.S. is down, entrepreneurs are building their businesses in other countries, and colleges are losing out on the tuition dollars from international students who help keep costs down for local students. Experts say America’s foreign policy is to blame. Jake Sullivan, Co-Chair of National Security Action joined us to...