Many of America’s roads and bridges are in bad shape, putting a strain on economic growth. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) is pushing Congress to approve “Build America Bonds” to help fix the nation’s ailing infrastructure.
Wyden, a guest on this week’s “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick,” praised the National Association of Manufacturers for raising public and political awareness about America’s infrastructure needs. Wyden is a member of the NAM’s Alliance to Improve America’s Infrastructure.
“It seems to me the alliance has helped us get more and more support every time out,” Wyden says.
Many nations continue to look at the United States as a model of economic success. On that note “America’s Business” this week will meet Institute of Brazilian Business and Public Management Issues Director Jim Ferrer and Center for International Private Enterprise Executive Director John Sullivan.
Ferrer’s group brings Brazilians to the United States to learn about our business and economic system. And Sullivan’s organization helps strengthen democracy abroad through private enterprise and market-oriented reform.
Move over Ford and General Motors – there’s a new car manufacturer in America that makes vehicles specifically for law enforcement and homeland security. Carbon Motors Corp. Chief Executive Officer Bill Li will join Mike to tell us more about his company.
You can also tune in to get a sneak preview of the second annual National Summit on American Competitiveness in Chicago from event operations director Kelly O’Brien. And Nancy Hickey, senior vice president at the Steelcase office furniture maker, will talk about how that company is harnessing energy from wind.
In our regular segments, Renee Giachino of American Justice Partnership will give 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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