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...

Conference Call: The Key to Unlocking U.S. GDP Growth? Women

Angel Gurria, secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), once said women are “the most underutilized economic asset in the world.” How can the U.S. boost GDP by 10%? According to a recent study by S&P Global Ratings, the answer is women. Click here or on the report cover to download the full report. The United States is the only country in the OECD that doesn’t require income support during maternity or parental leave. In the United...

Webinar on GDP and the state of the economy

On Friday, April 27, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its estimate of U.S. economic output for the first three months of 2018. Peter Borish, Chief Investment Strategist and Portfolio Manager, Quad Capital Management Advisors LLC, joined us to discuss the fundamentals of the economy, consumer trends, and areas of potential growth. Listen now, or subscribe for later 2018 Q1 GDP Webinar with Peter Borish from businessforward

Business Forward hosted a briefing in Hartford, CT with Senator Richard Blumenthal

Business Forward hosted a briefing in Hartford, CT with Senator Richard Blumenthal. Senator Blumenthal and small business owners discuss how to leverage technology and internet platforms to reach new markets, lower operating costs, and identify workers with hard-to-find skills. The discussion also covered how businesses, government, and community groups can work together to ensure all Connecticut businesses have the resources and opportunities they need to fully harness the power of technology.

Market Solutions for Reducing Carbon Emissions

Climate change is a growing concern for business leaders and policymakers alike. What should society do and spend today to protect future generations against the risks of carbon emissions? Robert Litterman, founding partner of Kepos Capital, formerly led risk management at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He joined us to discuss the economic risks associated with climate change and market solutions for reducing carbon emissions. What followed was a fantastic, solutions-focused conversation. Listen...