The George W. Bush Institute Launches Scorecard on North America


November 04, 2015

Explore the Scorecard

On Wednesday, November 4, 2015, the Bush Institute launched a “North America Scorecard” to compare the competitive positions of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico in the global economy.  The Scorecard benchmarks North America’s performance in international rankings on issues like business climate, innovation, openness to trade and good governance against the performance of other major countries and trade groupings. 

The official Scorecard unveiling took place at the Bush Institute with President Bush delivering remarks.  The event consisted of two-panel sessions, a presentation and demonstration of the Scorecard with a brief Q&A followed by a discussion of North American competitiveness. A keynote address of North America as the key to U.S. competitiveness concluded the morning session. The Dallas Morning News co-hosted the event. 

This project is a part of the Bush Institute’s Economic Growth program, which is focused on advocating free market policies to strengthen economic integration in North America.  A stronger North America will bolster U.S. competitiveness in the global economy.  The Scorecard uses data collected from third party sources to assess North America relative to other major regional economies and countries with large economies.

Featured Speakers

Amb. Antonio Garza
White & Case/Mexico

Robert Lawson
O’Neil Center Director & Fullinwider Centennial Chair

Daniel W. Fisk
Chief Operations Officer
International Republican Institute

Tiffany Melvin
Executive Director
NASCO – North American Strategy for Competitiveness

Tom Sanderson
Chief Executive Officer 

Program Agenda

9:00 – 9:05 a.m.    Welcoming Remarks

Speaking: President George W. Bush

9:05 – 9:15 a.m.   North America Vision and Unveiling of Scorecard

9:15 – 9:20 a.m.   Introduction of Program

 Speaking: James M. Moroney III, Publisher and CEO, Dallas Morning News

9:20 – 9:50 a.m.    Panel 1: Presentation and Demonstration of Scorecard

Daniel Fisk, Chief Operations Officer, International Republican Institute

Dr. Robert Lawson, Director, O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom
Matthew Rooney, Director, Economic Growth, Bush Institute

10:30 – 11:10 a.m.  Panel 2: Discussion on North America Competitiveness

Ambassador David Wilkins, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP

Enrique Berruga, Director, Mexicans and Americans Thinking Together
Tiffany Melvin, President, NASCO
The Honourable Brad Wall, Premier of Saskatchewa

11:20 a.m. – 11:55 p.m.   Conversation on North America as the Key to U.S. Competitiveness

Ambassador Antonio Garza, Counsel, White & Case

Tom Sanderson, Chief Executive Officer, Transplace
Thomas Stacy, Director, UBS Financial Services, Inc.

12:05 – 12:10 p.m. Closing Remarks/Transition by Matthew Rooney