‘This Week on America’s Business’

Americas-Business-logo.jpgThe United States will only hurt itself if it rejects a free trade agreement with Colombia, says Executive Director Miguel Gomez Martinez of the Colombian-American Chamber of Commerce.

That’s because America already opened its market to Colombian products, says Gomez Martinez, a guest on this week’s “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick” radio program. Now Colombia wants to return the favor, he says.

Gomez Martinez expressed surprised some Democrats are against the deal. “First of all the Democrats have always voted in favor of the (trade) preferences for Colombia. So the Democrats already gave us free access to the U.S. market. So it’s very difficult to understand why they are not willing to do the same thing for U.S. companies.”

Higher energy prices are prompting Americans to consider alternative energy sources such as solar and geothermal. Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) will join Mike to talk about an upcoming Clean Energy Center in Maryland that will introduce the public to the renewable energy industry.

The college basketball championship season is here and America’s Business will pay homage to college sports by talking to two former college athletes who are involved in manufacturing. And the program will visit Imagine Tomorrow, a special program that helps kids get interested in technology that could be useful when they grow up and decide to pursue a manufacturing career.

In our regular segments, Renee Giachino of America Justice Partnership gives us the latest on tort reform and commentator Hank Cox recalls the “The Way It Was.” And the National Association of Manufacturers President Gov. John Engler will close the program with “The Last Word.”

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