Prosperity Summit

Prosperity Summit Wrap: Industry Leaders Share Concerns With Congressional Staffers

Roughly 40 congressional staff members had a chance to meet with and hear from industry leaders as diverse as Florida farmers to multinational corporations in the renewable energy space about the trials and tribulations of competing with emerging markets that play by different rules. And often break existing ones.

Mexico

Mexico Replaces China for Imports. What’s Happening?

Last year, the U.S. imported more goods from Mexico than it did from China. It was a first. Although the trade deficit with China is still the biggest out of every country, and more than the trade deficit with Mexico and Canada combined, Mexican imports totaled $475.6 billion in 2023 versus China’s $427.2 billion.

Manufacturing

New Manufacturing Increasingly Going to Lower Income Towns. This is a Good Thing.

The U.S. manufacturing boom, which started slowly since the implementation of tariffs on steel, aluminum, some China imports, and sped along by new laws favoring domestic supply chains, has had a positive impact on lower income counties nationwide.

FDA

House Committee Hearing Discusses FDA’s Shortcomings, Priorities of Supply Over Safety

The expert witness testimony made it clear that U.S. labs were treated differently than foreign ones, and despite increases in hiring at the FDA over the years, lawmakers have a lot to be concerned about when it comes to the FDA conducting proper oversight of foreign manufacturing facilities.