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Strengthening America's Economy

July 25, 2018 by Ioanna Papas
This week, the George W. Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative and Bush Institute Education Reform Initiative provided insight on America’s economy.

The Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative and Bush Institute Education Reform Initiative joined forces to discuss how retraining America’s workforce is not enough to meet labor demands. The article, which was published in The Hill, provided a "three pronged approach to address the workforce pipeline: immigration and temporary workers, retraining and lifelong learning for current workers, and an education system that prepares our future workers." 

 On Monday, the National Review ran an op-ed by Managing Director of the Bush-SMU Economic Growth Initiative Matthew Rooney regarding the recent trade agreement between the EU and Japan. Rooney highlighted that the “U.S. sat on the sidelines,” and this signifies, “while the U.S. is pulling back from the global economy, other countries are not afraid to step forward.”


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Ioanna Papas
Ioanna Papas

Ioanna Papas is a Senior Manager, Editorial for the George W. Bush Presidential Center.

Before joining the Bush Institute Ioanna worked at Golin and strategically supported her client, Texas Instruments, in making a move from traditional public relations to content marketing with a focus on social media influencers. Prior to joining Golin, she provided support and expertise for a number of clients including Dish Network, UT Southwestern, Sabre Technologies, HOLT CAT, Hillwood and Benefitfocus. In these roles, she assisted in media relations, external campaign development and execution, and provided writing, editing and strategic implementation support.

Ioanna graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in online journalism. After completing multiple internships, one resulting in an article published in the New York Times and winning the Investigative Reporters and Editors student award for investigative reporting, she pursued a journalism career in Beaumont, Texas.

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