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May 14, 2019
The United States Senate confirmed three nominees of President Donald J. Trump as members of the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM). The bipartisan votes restore the export credit agency to full financing capacity. The Senate's action re-establishes the quorum of three members on EXIM's board of directors that is needed for the Bank to authorize transactions greater than $10 million. During the more than three years that the board was without a quorum, EXIM has been unable to approve these larger transactions, which prevented the bank from authorizing any long-term financings. 

We are excited to announce our latest partnership with Visible. We are honored to have you as a partner and are excited to work with you in the future. 
As the first all-digital wireless carrier in the US, we're proud to lead a business that's entrepreneurial at its core. Even before we launched a product, we launched the Visible Connect Accelerator Program to empower tech-forward nonprofits across the country. We are excited to announce that applications are now open for year two of Visible Connect. 

Within 5 years, 5G will change our world and society in ways we can't imagine now. 5G isn't just "the next G," it's truly a new generation. 5G will be up to 10 times faster than 4G, operating in near-real time, with a nearly imperceptible lag between action and response.  Buy beyond its faster speeds and quicker response times, 5G will connect and control vast amounts of infrastructure - defense, transportation, manufacturing, utilities, healthcare, banking, autonomous name it. 

As a member of the seventh annual Infrastructure Week'ssteering committee, Business Roundtable is taking a major role in next week's activities making the case for the economic benefits of increased infrastructure investment. Steve Demetriou, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Jacobs, will represent Business Roundtable at Monday's national kickoff, themed "Build for Tomorrow," at the Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. Infrastructure Committee Chair Mike Burke, Chairman and CEO of AECOM, will also highlight the positive results of new investment in drive-time radio spots on WTOP, the leading news station in the Washington area. Throughout the week, Business Roundtable will promote the findings of its recent economic analysis, "Delivering for America," including state-by-state data. 

The Colorado Business Roundtable was honored to be a part of the Western Pathways Conference this year and hear from panelists that included AT&T, Amazon, Intel and Walmart. 
Business Roundtable today issued a statement following the Administration's announcement that it was imposing additional tariffs on exports from China: "Business Roundtable CEOs are deeply concerned that a return to tariff escalation with China will hurt the U.S. economy and American workers, businesses and farmers. Business Roundtable opposes higher tariffs, which are taxes paid by U.S. consumers, manufacturers and other businesses." China must address its long-standing unfair trade practices, the Roundtable continued. "Business Roundtable is very supportive of the Administration's efforts to negotiate an agreement that resolves structural issues in China. A final agreement should take tariffs down."

After months of speculation, Boulder-based Zayo Group Holdings Inc. has agreed to sell itself for $14.3 billion to a consortium of private equity firms. The consortium - which includes Digital Colony Partners, EQT Fund Manager and Devonshire Investors - has acquired the telecon company for $35 per share, a 32% premium on the company's price average. The deal includes the assumption of $5.9 billion of Zayo's net debt. 

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program is a great opportunity for business owners to gain access to tools and support to take their businesses to new heights. In professional workshops at Babson College, scholars learn from some of the brightest minds in the business, learn about access to financial capital, and build a powerful network of professional support. 

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