An alliance of business, education, government and other groups are creating an advanced manufacturing hub in South Texas near the Mexican border. Supporters say this hub will be a new Silicon Valley for manufacturing and technology.
North American Advanced Manufacturing Research and Education Initiative Executive Officer Wanda Garza, a guest this week on “America’s Business with Mike Hambrick,” said NAAMREI will also create thousands of manufacturing jobs.
“Our target is we have 17,000 manufacturing jobs today on the U.S. side in our Rio South Texas Region,” she said. “Our target is 25,000 – to create up to 25,000 jobs in manufacturing in the region.”
Oil prices are record high with no relief in sight. But Northern Alliance of Independent Producers President Bob Harms will talk to Mike about a recent survey that shows there could be billions of barrels of oil in the United States under the plains of North Dakota and Montana.
The U.S. Senate is considering a bill to help prevent global warming that critics claim is based on bad science and will hurt the U.S. economy. American Council for Capital Formation top economist Margo Thorning will discuss a study on the economic down side of the Warner-Lieberman climate change bill.
“America’s Business” will also have a conversation with Case Western Reserve law professor Jonathan Adler about how a controversial bill to increase government oversight over waterways could affect business. And the program will talk to Pine Hall Brick President Fletcher Steele about how his company is using an unusual fuel – sawdust – to help slash its utility bills.
In our regular segments, Renee Giachino of American Justice Partnership gives us the latest on tort reform and commentator Hank Cox recalls “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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