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  • To be a great country, we must have strong economic growth, a great education system, take care of our veterans, and develop future leaders.

Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative

Advancing policies that promote economic growth and strengthen our competitiveness in the global economy

The George W. Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative combines the Bush Institute’s action-oriented approach to policy and its extraordinary convening ability with SMU’s research and academic excellence, particularly in economics. The initiative promotes policies to support domestic economic growth and strengthen our competitiveness in the global economy. The initiative also highlights the benefits of continuing American economic leadership, global trade, immigration, and the economic vitality of cities and regions in our country.

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CONTACT US

Contact the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative team at economicgrowth@bushcenter.org.

Media Inquiries: Sarah Boynton, media@bushcenter.org

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A New Partnership

"The Initiative combines the Bush Institute’s action-oriented approach to policy and its extraordinary convening ability with SMU’s research and academic excellence, particularly in economics."
- Holly Kuzmich, Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute

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North America Competitiveness Scorecard

Public debate often misunderstands the benefits and opportunities of North American global economic integration. To lead in the 21st century, we must look objectively at our strengths and weaknesses and work with our neighbors to stay ahead. As all three countries grow and improve, North America will become an even stronger economic force – and the U.S. a more prosperous society.

2.8M

2.8 million American jobs supported by our trade relationships with Canada and Mexico.

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B+

North America scores a B+ on the Bush Institute Economic Competitiveness Scorecard. Together, Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. outperform the world’s other major regions—including the EU, Mercosur, APEC, and the Pacific Alliance.

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