This Week on America’s Business

By February 16, 2007Energy

Americas Business with Mike HambrickMike Hambrick, host of “America’s Business,” hits the highlights of the NAM’s “72 Hours to Educate and Celebrate,” the advocacy blitz that brought hundreds of manufacturers to Washington this week. Congressman Phil English (R-PA) describes the impact of one-on-one meetings with constituents and manufacturers, and Dex Brown, group vice president for National Starch and Chemical Company, explains how Hill visits can make a difference. Listeners will also hear excerpts from Vice President Cheney’s remarks at an NAM issue breakfast.

The “72 Hours” campaign also featured release of the NAM’s comprehensive energy strategy, “Energy Security for American Competitiveness.” There are highlights from NAM President John Engler’s news conference announcing the strategy, with reaction from newly elected Congressman Bill Sali (R-ID).

Jonathan Ortmans, president of the Public Forum Institute, previews the activities and priorities of Entrepreneurship Week USA, February 24 through March 3.

And with this week’s formal announcement by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney that he’s running for President, we’ll replay our interview with him from last August, in which he discussed the challenges faced him at the state level.

Renee Giachino of The American Justice Partnership contemplates, “What is Legally Insane?” John Braun comes to us from “The Factory Floor” of Braun Northwest in Chehalis, Wash.; and the NAM’s Hank Cox recalls “The Way it Was.” NAM President John Engler closes with “The Last Word,” highlighting “Energy Security for American Competitiveness.”

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