Chamber VP Paola Avila attended a meeting for the North American Competitiveness Working Group, an initiative of the George W. Bush Institute which seeks to integrate the economies of Canada, Mexico, and the United States.
The group presented four recommendations to President Bush:
- Creation of a Border Infrastructure Bank,
- Modifications to the presidential permitting process,
- Expanding work in Mexico’s Energy sector, and
- Enhancing binational workforce development efforts with dual certification and international recognition.
The group’s presentation of new findings included a scorecard ranking North America’s performance in key areas including innovation, openness to trade and good governance with respect to other major countries and trade groupings.