Weekly News from COBRT - March 20th, 2018
The Business Roundtable Q1 2018 CEO Economic Outlook Index - a composite of CEO projections for sales and plans for capital spending and hiring over the next six months - increased to 118.6 in the first quarter of 2018, the highest level since the survey began in the fourth quarter of 2002. The survey was conducted between February 7 and February 26, 2018. Results reflect renewed CEO optimism and confidence following passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but do not capture effects of President Trump's March 8, 2018, announcement of steel and aluminum tariffs. 

Thank you to everyone who came to the Moving Colorado Forward event. We hope you had a great time and learned a little more about what is happening in Colorado in regards to transportation. 
With state economists forecasting continued healthy revenue increases next year, Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday doubled his request for increased transportation funding, asking lawmakers to OK a $500 million one-time spending boost for the state's congested highways and more money for transit. 

Colorado Leads is Colorado Business Roundtable's newest partner! Thank you Colorado Leads for your support of COBRT! 
There were some real rocket scientists that were at the state capitol on Monday for Aerospace Day. Next sent its resident rocket scientist Steve Staeger and he tried his best to fit in. 

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Legendary mountaineer, expedition leader, inspirational professional speaker, and Fort Collins native Jim Davidson will keynote Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership's NOCOM 2018 manufacturing trade show at 7:00 am April 12, 2018 at The Ranch Event Center/Larimer County Fairgrounds. The breakfast, sponsored by BMA America, kicks off a day-long event showcasing Northern Colorado's expanding manufacturing sector, connecting suppliers, manufacturers, capital, and services. 

Business Roundtable Reaches Beyond The Beltway To Promote Benefits of Trade
The Business Roundtable-backed Trade for America coalition this week launched a national digital media campaign to highlight trade's economic benefits across the United States. The month-long campaign makes the case for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), stating, "It's Time to Update NAFTA to Promote Job Growth and Competitiveness." Business Roundtable joined the American Farm Bureau Foundation, National Association of Manufacturers and U.S. Chamber of Commerce to launch Trade for America in January. 

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04/11/18 - 04/14/18
NUICC Trade Mission for DefExpo 2018 - National US INDIA Chamber of Commerce

NOCOM 18 - Manufacturing Partnership

04/20/18 - 04/22/18

05/03/18 - 05/04/18

05/30/18 - 06/01/18
Western Pathways Conference - Global Pathways Institute

Lunch with Congressman Lamborn - Strategic Resources Group

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