How Will the US Compete? What Competitiveness Means to Business

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 9:00am
1615 H Street NW
Washington, DC 20062
United States

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Political debate in the United States is filled with calls to take action to enhance national competitiveness. But there is rarely much specificity about what “competitiveness” means. Instead, there is just a sense that if America doesn’t embrace smart policies, we will fall behind other nations.  What does it mean for an American business to be “competitive?”  What is the ideal environment for businesses to function most competitively?  What policies will best create a pro-competitiveness climate? The American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the American Free Enterprise. Dream Big. campaign and NCF joined together in an effort to better define what competitiveness is and how it might be fostered.  Speakers discussed what competitiveness means and to better understand what might bolster the nation’s competitiveness today and in the future. 


  • Glenn Hubbard, Columbia Business School
  • Kevin Hassett, of the American Enterprise Institute
  • Thomas Tauke, Verizon Communications