Global Economy & Trade

Proactively responding to the demands of the worldwide marketplace remains at the core of SCOA’s business.  A global perspective combined with local market knowledge enables our company to unite the needs of one economy with the advantages of another.

As policy actions taken in the US and countries around the globe begin to restore economic and job growth in the wake of the global recession, an important part of the recovery will be the restoration of trade expansion.  In fact, rapid trade growth may well act as a transmitter of economic stimulus around the globe and a vehicle of recovery, particularly if enhanced by additional efforts to reduce barriers and expand trading opportunities further. 

SCOA is thus committed to leveling the playing field for our business by lowering barriers to trade and investment.  In the year ahead, we will continue to advocate a robust trade agenda on the part of the US administration and Congress.  SCOA will also continue to discourage economic isolationism, including undue restrictions on investment, procurement, exports, sourcing, and human capital.

Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement

SCOA supports the creation of the Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership (TPP).  The TPP's goal of creating a fair regulatory structure between countries on both sides of the Pacific Ocean is revoltionary and an ideal trade agreement for the 21st century. The TPP's focus on helping small to middle sized enterprises will help create jobs and encourage international trade. SCOA encourages Japan to continue TPP negotiations with the United States.

To comment, or if additional information is needed on a particular topic, please do not hesitate to contact the SCOA Washington office.  We also encourage SC group company employees to download the latest Washington office publications on the global economy and trade, located in our online resource library at:

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November 24, 2015

US Economic Growth for 3rd Quarter Revised Up to 2.1%

New York Times

November 24, 2015

Utah consumer attitudes still upbeat about local economy

Deseret News

November 24, 2015

Local unemployment rate still at historical low

Dayton Daily News

November 24, 2015

Lane County unemployment rate was 6.1 percent in October, down from September

The Register-Guard

November 24, 2015

Gig Economy Workers Buy Like They Work: No Commitment


November 24, 2015

Consumer Confidence in US Economy Down Sharply in November

Wall Street Journal

November 24, 2015

What “Misery” Can Tell Us About the Economy


November 24, 2015

Consumer Reports: Switching to virtual banking


November 24, 2015

'Bad Bank' Sees More Chinese Debt Souring as Economy Slows

Wall Street Journal

November 23, 2015

France's Economy Slows After Paris Attacks as Tourists, Shoppers Stay Home

Wall Street Journal

September 14, 2012

As Coal Production Declines, Coal Jobs May Not

September 06, 2012

Bill Clinton Assertion That Dems Create More Jobs than Repubs: True?

September 04, 2012

Obama releases energy platform; More of the same

August 30, 2012

Tire Tariff Backdating May Bring Constitutional Battle

August 29, 2012

Senate Finance Committee's Legislative Text Released on Tax Extenders Bill (Including Wind PTC)

August 27, 2012

New York May Approve Fracking as Early As Sept 4

August 23, 2012

DoE Release Study on Assessing Natural Gas Technologies

August 21, 2012

Romney Has More Cash On Hand Than Obama

August 17, 2012

Rep. Ryan Fiscal Hawk?

August 06, 2012

As GOP Convention Speakers Are Announced, Vice President Speculation Ramps Up

August 02, 2012

Lawmakers Urge EPA to Reduce Ethanol Requirements

August 01, 2012

Mitt Romney Does Not Support Wind Tax Credits

July 31, 2012

Fed Will Likely Implement QE3 In September

July 30, 2012

Bill Clinton Will Make High Profile Convention Speech

July 16, 2012

Dominion CEO Suggests Revisions to EPA's GHG Emission Rules for New Plants

June 26, 2012

Supreme Court Bars Citizens United Reform

May 15, 2012

Obama administration warms up to Nat Gas Industry and does not rule out LNG exports

May 07, 2012

Obama administration proposes new federal fracking rules

April 19, 2012

EPA Announces New Fracking Regulations

April 12, 2012

South Korean Governing Party Holds onto Power

April 10, 2012

Rick Santorum Drops Out

April 05, 2012

President Obama's 1996 Moment?

April 04, 2012

Chesapeake Report: Utica Shale Shows Potential

April 03, 2012

Mitt Romney Likely To Sweep Victory in Today's Primaries

March 26, 2012

President Obama Urges China to Pressure North Korea

March 26, 2012

DOE Delays Analysis of LNG Exports to US Economy

March 23, 2012

Two Year Anniversary of Obama Healthcare Package, Kaiser Releases Reportcard

March 23, 2012

Senate Passes Jobs Act, Moves to House

March 23, 2012

Senate Passes Stock Act

March 21, 2012

Big Day For Mitt Romney

March 19, 2012

Stay Informed: House's JOBS Act

March 19, 2012

Obama Calls for the End of Oil Subsidies

March 16, 2012

EPA: Pa. fracking town's water show no health concern

March 14, 2012

Senate Passes Transportation Bill, Moves to House of Representatives

March 13, 2012

Natural Gas Act Amendment Fails to Pass

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