Politics/Policy

CEO Partnerships: The Next Great Leap in Economic Development

In the face of gridlock at the federal level in Washington, D.C., states and cities are turning to the economic development profession as never before for help in spurring their regional economies.

Mid-Marketers Want Congress to Take Action on Tax Reform

If the U.S. middle market—which employs 32 million people—were a country, it would have the 4th largest GDP in the world, according to commercial lender CIT. In addition, it takes in more than $6 trillion in revenues and creates 25% of all U.S. jobs. Based on its size, it would not be difficult for the middle market to effect change, and when it comes to corporate taxes, that’s exactly what the collective group is trying to do.

Tax Cuts Are Becoming Governors’ Favorite Economic Weapon

More governors than ever understand and embrace the idea that cutting and reforming taxes is the best way to improve the business climate, promote job creation, and ensure economic growth. So while politicians in Washington may not have gotten that message, about 20 Republican governors are moving forward with pro-growth tax-relief initiatives in 2015. That is on top of the 14 states whose 2014 tax cuts will take effect this year.

Absence Might Make the Heart Grow Fonder

Maybe it’s time to give politicking a pause.

Thousands of Potential New Regulations Have CEOs Concerned

The federal government plans to pile on thousands of new or tightened regulations in the next few months, and many business chiefs are concerned that this could retard economic growth once again.

Fuel Cells vs. Electric Vehicles. Which Side of the Alt-Energy Battle Are You On?

Toyota’s new commitment to hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and its abandonment of fully electric ones highlights two huge divides facing CEOs and other leaders, not just in the automotive industry, but across a broad spectrum of organizations in the car-dependent economy, including politicians, other types of manufacturers, the travel industry and agriculture, among others.

How Independent Contractors Factor Into Your Affordable Care Act Compliance

If your company uses independent contractors or workers from staffing agencies, make sure your HR department has correctly identified whether they’re ‘common law’ employees based on the IRS definition.

A Call to Free-Market Arms

There is a growing perception that our capitalist system is “rigged” toward the powerful and inaccessible to average citizens. Meanwhile, our political system has ground to a halt, mired in dysfunctional party politics and posturing. As a result, CEOs have generally disengaged from the ridiculousness that has become Washington, D.C. But leaving the battlefield does not mean the war has ended.

New Republican Senate Must Make the Economy Priority One

November’s midterm elections revealed that, more than five-years after the recession ended, Americans remain concerned about the economy. Companies can help by focusing on improving staff morale, loyalty and retention.

CEOs in Political Seats Could Be Good for Business

The midterm elections have put a few more CEOs in Congress, and some chiefs are expressing positive sentiment about having someone in office who understands their challenges and priorities.
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