The Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT)–How Local Chapters Play a Role in Economic Development

By: Evelyn Suarez Women’s History Month seems a particularly appropriate time to highlight the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) and how its chapters around the United States promote education on international commerce. Frequently, chapters work with state or local economic development agencies or World Trade Centers to spread … »

South Dakota Legislature Moves to Reform Juvenile Justice System

Yesterday, the South Dakota House of Representatives passed the Juvenile Justice Public Safety Improvement Act, legislation that aims to strengthen the state’s juvenile justice system by safely prioritizing spending on the most serious offenders. The legislation now goes to Governor Daugaard for his signature. The passage of the comprehensive juvenile … »

Wisconsin Marks the 25th Right-to-Work State

Earlier today, following rigorous debate in the legislature, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed into law SB 44, a right-to-work bill that makes union dues and participation optional for workers. SB 44 will further expand employee rights in Wisconsin and help create an atmosphere hospitable to economic growth. Right-to-work laws grant … »

USDA Data Highlight Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Benefit to the States

Just over a week ago the U.S. Department of Agriculture released data suggesting that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement would increase agricultural exports to the benefit of all 50 states. The report accompanying the data observed that “TPP is a 21st century trade agreement that will promote job growth, … »