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June 2015

Business Leaders Roundtable on Virginia's Economic Future
Business Leaders Roundtable on Virginia's Economic Future — The Thomas Jefferson Institute's Business Leaders Roundtable on Virginia's Economic Future, held June 22 at George Mason University, gathered together some of the top analysts to review the outlook for Virginia's economy, an analysis of the state's key industries, the obstacles standing in the way of growth, and the policy changes that should be considered.  The event included cosponsorship from more than 20 state business associations -- the largest collection of business associations ever gathered for a conference of this kind.  Moderated by former Congressman Tom Davis, the roundtable attracted more than 150 participants.

Copies of the powerpoint presentations are available by clicking each presenter's name below --

Dr. Martin Regalia, Chief Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Terry Clower, Director of George Mason University's Center for Regional Analysis

Brett Vassey, President, Virginia Manufacturers Association

Nicole Riley, State Director, National Federation of Independent Business

Nancy Thomas, President, Virginia Retail Federation

Josh Levi, Vice President for Policy, Northern Virginia Technology Council

Stephan Cassaday, President and CEO, Cassaday & Company

June 2015

Virginia Can Lead the Nation's Nuclear Renaissance
Virginia Can Lead the Nation's Nuclear Renaissance — Virginia currently imports more than 50 percent of its power needs, second only to California, and will need an additional 4,000 megawatts by 2021.  Safe nuclear power has the potential not only to cut that dependency significantly, but to make Virginia a major supplier to the international market.  Read It Here!

May 2015

Jefferson Journal:  Another Obamacare Problem
Jefferson Journal: Another Obamacare Problem — By Michael W. Thompson  Once again the federal government is about to harm the competitiveness of small and mid-sized businesses in Virginia.  And once again, it is because of the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare as it is known.  A lack of any business expertise has haunted Obamacare from the beginning.  Here's what's happening this time.  Read It Here!

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