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.
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.
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.
Anthony Lambatos shares his experience running a second-generation business and his perspective on company culture. Anthony’s guest is Tony Giarratano, Senior Vice President of the Southeast Market for FirstBank. Tony and Anthony focus on why customer service can set your business apart.
Tom Bugnitz, CEO of Manufacturer’s Edge shares his expertise on manufacturing, particularly its importance within the Aerospace industry. Tom’s guest is Jennifer Kurtz, Cyber Program Director at Manufacturer’s Edge. Jennifer gives us the low-down on why cyber security is crucial for any business.
Rob Chambers, Systems Engineering Senior Manager at Lockheed Martin is the guest speaker at our Citizens for Space Exploration event. Rob shares his wonderful experience within the aerospace industry. He'll also give us insight as to why Colorado is the number one state per capita in the nation in the industry.
Shane Deichman, Senior Director of Business Development for Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc joins us to talk about the important role TBE plays in the Aerospace Industry. TBE has unsurpassed expertise in the entire payload operations and integration process, from concept development to hardware fabrication, software development, and on-orbit science operations.
Mary Serafin of Sierra Nevada Corporation and Krystal Scordo of Ball Aerospace have joined up to talk about their experience within the aerospace industry. They also dive into a very important nonprofit corporation promoting the growth of space and space-related industries in Colorado, the Colorado Space Business Roundtable.
Jay Lindell, has the best title we’ve ever heard. He’s the Aerospace and Defense Champion for the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, and the mastermind behind turning Aerospace Day at the Capitol into a week of events throughout Colorado.
We have a chance to be among the hubbub of the attendees of Aerospace Day at the Capitol. We’ll hear from Barry Hamilton of Red Canyon Software, as well as Christie Lee of Lockheed Martin and Stacey DeFore of Teledyne Brown Engineering.
Mayor Michael Hancock discusses why the tariffs on aluminum and steel is bad for businesses and the economy. The industry affected by the rise in tariffs is one of Colorado’s largest, the aerospace and defense field.