The state of manufacturing is better than it has been in years, according to NAM president and CEO Jay Timmons, but plenty of work remains, especially in regulatory and tax reform, and infrastructure investment.
“We spent time talking about a tax code that creates a level playing field for American companies,” Ken Frazier, chief executive officer of Merck & Co., said after the meeting.
The decision made in the Obama administration’s final days upheld light-vehicle greenhouse gas emissions standards through 2025.
“Our relationship with Canada is outstanding, and we’re going to work together to make it even better,” U.S. President Donald Trump said.
The Energy Department program is meant to help finance energy projects too risky to get traditional financing from banks.
Up North, dozens of tech CEOs sign a letter urging the Canadian government to “embrace diversity” in order to “drive innovation to benefit the world.”
U.S. auto companies, whose home state of Michigan has a large Arab community, have yet to make their views known. Wall Street has also largely stayed out of the fray.