Lincoln Chamber Cautiously Optimistic Over Trade Announcement
The recent announcement of a bi-lateral trade agreement with Mexico has the Lincoln Chamber sounding a note of cautious optimism on progress being made in trade, one of the Chamber’s key federal policy priorities.
“It’s positive news – especially in light of how much uncertainty has been introduced into trade talks over the past several months,” said Lincoln Chamber President Wendy Birdsall.
Birdsall went on to note that Chamber members recently heard first-hand about the importance of trade from the members of the Nebraska federal delegation at the Chamber’s recent Federal Legislative Summit in early August.
“Nebraska is the #1 most trade dependent state, which is why we prioritize trade as a key issue under the chamber’s Federal Policy Agenda,” said Birdsall. “It’s an issue we want to promote hand-in-hand with ag and manufacturing sectors. It was recently noted that public attitudes about the benefits of free-trade are starting to slide and we all must understand how vitally important it is to our state’s economy.”
“We maintain the position that there's opportunity for growth by lowering trade barriers and opening markets for American goods and services.”