How Buy America Fights Labor Exploitation Around the Globe

When we talk about Buy America, we often focus on American workers. Buy America preferences, after all, give U.S. workers and companies the first shot at work like building infrastructure or equipping our military, making sure taxpayer dollars are reinvested in local communities rather than being sent overseas. [BRIAN LOMBARDOZZI] May 31st, 2017 [American Manufacturing] What…

Press Release: TMA Joins Forces With CPA To Promote Trade and Tax Competitiveness

The Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA) of Illinois has become the newest trade association member of Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA). TMA is a 1,000 member organization of precision manufacturing and supplier companies in the greater Chicago area.  “The CPA team is excited to work with TMA to continue our national momentum towards rebuilding American production…

North Dakota Companies Represent Diverse Industries

On the second day of my visit to Fargo, North Dakota, we went to see Andy Dalman, President/CEO of Advanced Bone Technology, which is developing SimuBone, a product that replicates a human bone. SimuBone is the first product to combine internal and external geometrical precision with mechanical properties adaptable to customer specifications, providing the look,…

RURAL AMERICA IS THE NEW ‘INNER CITY’

A Wall Street Journal analysis shows that since the 1990s, sparsely populated counties have replaced large cities as America’s most troubled areas by key measures of socioeconomic well-being—a decline that’s accelerating. [Janet Adamy and Paul Overberg] May 26th, 2017 [The Wall Street Journal] At the corner where East North Street meets North Cherry Street in the small…

Pro-domestic manufacturing group talks trade with Lighthizer, Ross

Executives from the Coalition for a Prosperous America, which bills itself as a pro-domestic manufacturing organization, are lauding the administration’s early trade actions after meeting last week with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to discuss trade opportunities in the manufacturing and agriculture sectors. May 31st, 2017 [Inside Trade]  “Already we…

Is China Outsmarting America in A.I.?

HONG KONG — Sören Schwertfeger finished his postdoctorate research on autonomous robots in Germany, and seemed set to go to Europe or the United States, where artificial intelligence was pioneered and established. Instead, he went to China. [Paul Mozur & John Markoff] May 27th, 2017 [The New York Times] “You couldn’t have started a lab…

Trump complains to EU leaders about ‘bad, very bad’ German trade surplus with U.S.

President Trump, in a meeting with EU leaders on Thursday, complained about Germany’s “bad, very bad” trade surplus with the United States, the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reports.  May 25th, 2017 [Inside Trade] According to an informal translation of the news report, Trump made clear the reduction of the U.S. trade deficit is an “absolute priority” for…