Tags : NAFTA

Dallas 2018 Economic Forecast: Acceleration

By Ray Niekamp Although Hurricane Harvey did not hit North Texas, its effects were still felt in the Dallas-area economy. But Mine Yücel, senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, thinks the economic impact of the storm will be short-lived. She forecasts the state’s economy will grow 2.5 to 3 percent this […]Read More

NAFTA Modernization

IMPROVED EFFICIENCY & INTEGRATION? By Ty Beasley Earlier this year, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer sent a letter notifying Congress of the Trump administration’s intent to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The notification, however, seems to be more sound than fury and isn’t a step toward US withdrawal from NAFTA. Rather, renegotiation […]Read More

What Happens if NAFTA Goes Away?

FREE TRADE IS NOT FREE By Mike W. Peng In effect since 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has caused no shortage of controversies. Criticisms have ranged from Ross Perot’s prediction that it would lead to a “giant sucking sound” destroying American jobs, to Donald Trump’s indictment of the agreement as a “disaster” […]Read More

Legislative Leadership

POLITICAL CHOICES IMPACT BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT By Dennis E. Nixon  The presidential election of 2016 will go down in history as one of America’s most contentious. There are always disagreements between candidates. That’s the whole point of the election. The candidates state their positions and the people pick the one with whom they most agree. This […]Read More