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Strengthening 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."
"A strong labor force starts with an excellent education system and is supplemented by welcoming workers from around the world to labor on behalf of our economy."-- @lvtcollins & @annewicks in @thehill https://t.co/8iuTM03qN5— George W. Bush Presidential Center (@TheBushCenter) July 23, 2018
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.”
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.Full Bio
Domestic Excellence: A Look Back at 2018
As we look back on 2018, we celebrate some of the top moments from the Bush Institute’s work in domestic excellence.
Policy Recommendations: Bolstering America's Economy through Trade
Strengthening North America strengthens the United States
Two-Minute Take: NAFTA vs. USMCA
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement makes substantial changes to modernize trade rules in effect from 1994. What are these modifications and what do they mean for Americans?
El Paso del Norte, A Cross-Border Community
Reporting on their recent trip to El Paso, Matthew Rooney, managing director of the Bush Institute-SMU Economic Growth Initiative, and William McKenzie, editorial director of the Bush Institute, explain why El Paso del Norte points to both the challenges and potential benefits of the close relationship between the United States and Mexico.