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An opportunity for a win-win-win
August 16, 2017
 
 

The first round of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is underway. It’s put up or shut up time for a US administration that says it wants to reach at least a 3 percent economic growth rate.

The path to growth is clear: Ensure open, tariff-free foreign markets for US manufacturers while promoting competition and consumer choice in the domestic market that puts downward pressure on the cost of living.

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Why manufacturers are optimistic
June 23, 2017
 
 

Energy and confidence defined the latest National Association of Manufacturers annual summit held earlier this week in Washington, D.C.

The right mix of policy reforms and executive and legislative branch leadership has put optimism among manufacturers at a 20-year high.

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How we can make air travel more efficient
June 15, 2017
 
 

The first round of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is underway. It’s put up or shut up time for a US administration that says it wants to reach at least a 3 percent economic growth rate.

The path to growth is clear: Ensure open, tariff-free foreign markets for US manufacturers while promoting competition and consumer choice in the domestic market that puts downward pressure on the cost of living.

NAFTA renegotiation is an opportunity for Arizona to lead
May 22, 2017
 

Word last week that USTR Robert Lighthizer informed Capitol Hill of the Trump administration’s opening of a 90-day consultation period with Congress that will set the stage for a formal renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement should be viewed as an opportunity, especially for Arizona.

We’ve known since the president was sworn in that NAFTA was going under the microscope. Administration rhetoric has ranged from a desire to completely dismantle the agreement, to preserve it and update it.