North America Competitiveness Initiative at the NASCO Reunion


November 15, 2016

President George W. Bush delivered remarks about the prosperity and growth of the U.S. economy at the 2016 North American Strategy for Competitiveness (NASCO) Continental Reunion at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

Following his remarks, the Bush Institute’s Economic Growth program, which is focused on promoting rapid growth of the U.S. economy through free market policies, released new economic rankings for countries and trading blocs with an updated North America Competitiveness Scorecard, an online tool that benchmarks economic performance against other trade blocs and nations.

Matthew Rooney, Director of the North American Competitiveness Initiative, announced policy recommendations aimed at growing our economy, and presented the Bush Institute’s new Economic Integration tool, which analyzes the growth of trade and investment among the North American nations.

President George W. Bush
Kenneth Hersh, President & CEO, George W. Bush Presidential Center
Matthew Rooney, Director of Economic Growth, the Bush Institute
The Honorable Brad Wall, Premier of the Province of Saskatchewan
Robert Kaplan, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Secretary Fernando Turner, Secretary of Economic Development & Labor, Government of the State of Nuevo Leon, Mexico
The Honorable David Wilkins, Former Ambassador of the U.S. to Canada

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