I’ve spent a lot of time so far on this blog talking big picture. I wanted to give you a sense of what I consider to be in the realm of policies that WCIT needs to tackle. I wanted to talk to you about how we were going to generally go about our business. And I wanted to tackle major, cross-cutting problems, like the antagonism to the international travel of our elected officials or lack of understanding about how imports actually create jobs for our state.
But now it’s time to get into get into the weeds, and I’m not just talking about the fact that I haven’t mowed my lawn recently (although that is also true). I’m talking about making this blog a place to get into the nitty-gritty of policy issues that impact our state’s international trade economy. For some of you, this is going to be an educational tour (keep your eyes peeled for a future post entitled “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Affordable Footwear Act, But Were Afraid to Ask“). For others, it’ll open up the floodgates of debate and discussion. All good.
WCIT’s website lists 14 priority issues for the next 12-24 months, and I’m going to spend the next thirty days or so giving you a post on each one of them. Let’s start with one that sounds really, really boring to most people but is vital to our state and national competitiveness in trade: re-authorization of the Export-Import Bank.