Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

October 2017

Third Annual Economic Conference:  What Will Tax Reform Mean For You and Economic Growth?

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Third Annual Economic Conference: What Will Tax Reform Mean For You and Economic Growth? — Join us for our Third Annual Conference on Virginia's Economic Future: As President Trump and Congress battle out the road to tax reform, what does it mean for you, for your business, for the state and for the nation? Which policy initiatives work, and which do not? Which create the strongest economic growth? And which might be politically necessary ... or Dead On Arrival? Make plans to attend on November 10, from 9:15 am until noon, at George Mason University's Fairfax campus!

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May 2017

An Intimate Dinner Conversation With Senator John McCain

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An Intimate Dinner Conversation With Senator John McCain — Join the Thomas Jefferson Institute at its first Commonwealth Leadership Dinner, with U.S. Senator John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, former Deputy Under Secretary of State.  The June 21st dinner will take place at the Willard Hotel, in Washington, DC.  Seating is limited. 

To reserve a ticket or sponsorship, click here.

To see the invitation, click here.

March 2017

Northern Virginia Morning Briefing on Judge Gorsuch

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Northern Virginia Morning Briefing on Judge Gorsuch — President Trump has nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States to replace the late Antonin Scalia.  But who is Neil Gorsuch?  What is his temperament and legal philosophy.  Come learn from two who are uniquely qualified to comment:  Dr. Henry Butler, Dean of the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University and John Adams, who clerked for Justice Clarence Thomas and clerked for U.S. District Court Judge David Sentelle, as did Judge Gorsuch.  Just added to this briefing is Jamil Jaffer, who clerked for Judge Gorsuch and was a member of the team preparing Gorsuch for the Senate confirmation hearings.  The briefing will be held at 7:30 am, at JR's Stockyard's Inn, at 8130 Watson Street, in McLean.  Registration is free, but RSVPs are necessary.  To register, click here!

September 2016

Second Annual Conference on Virginia's Economic Future
Second Annual Conference on Virginia's Economic Future — Some of the nation and state 's top business economists gathered at George Mason University on September 14, 2016 for the Thomas Jefferson Institute's Second Annual Conference on Virginia's Economic Future.

"This conference helps bring the Commonwealth's economic picture into focus," said Jefferson Institute President Mike Thompson, "and it provides some thoughts on policy changes that can help stimulate the kind of economic growth all Virginians want."

Speakers offered national, state and regional economic analysis, capped by a prediction of what the presidential election might mean for private investment outcomes.  Copies of the powerpoint presentations are available below.

National:

Dr. J. D. Foster, Incoming Chief Economist of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  See powerpoint here.

Dr. Chad Moutray, Chief Economist of the National Association of Manufacturers.  See powerpoint here.

State:

Dr. Fletcher Mangum, President of Mangum Economics in Richmond, VA.  See powerpoint here.

Keith Martin, Vice President of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.  See powerpoint here.

Brett Vassey, President of the Virginia Manufacturers' Association.  See powerpoint here.

Nicole Riley, State Director of the Virginia National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).  See powerpoint here.

Regional:

Dr. Terry Clower, Director of George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis.  See powerpoint here.

Private Investor Perspective:

Stephan Cassaday, President of Cassaday & Company, ranked #1 Advisor in Virginia.  See powerpoint here.

June 2015

Business Leaders Roundtable on Virginia's Economic Future

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Business Leaders Roundtable on Virginia's Economic Future — What's the outlook for our economy?  How are our key industries doing?  What are the obstacles standing in the way of growth?  What policy changes should be considered?

 

These and other questions will be considered at a special Business Leaders Roundtable on Virginia's Economic Future to be held on Monday, June 22, on George Mason University's Fairfax Campus.  Among the confirmed speakers participating in the Roundtable --

  • Terry Clower, Director of George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis
  • Brett Vassey, President of the Virginia Manufacturers Association
  • Nicole Riley, State Director of the National Federation of Independent Business
  • Nancy Thomas, President of the Virginia Retail Federation
  • Steve Cassaday, President and CEO of Cassaday & Company
  • Honorable Tom Davis,  George Mason University Rector and former Member of the House of Representatives:  Moderator

Registration for the event is free.  For a full list of cooperating business associations, more information, or to register, click here.

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