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This page will report the latest news about High Road Strategies projects, participation in conference and events, media coverage, professional activities and publications. In addition, we have recently added a new blog series, Policy Reflections, that will include commentary and analysis of current policy-related events, as well as reviews of recently released studies produced by other organizations and individuals that address critical energy, manufacturing, and workforce and economic development issues. These blogs will appear under the categories Policy Reflections–Energy & Environment and Policy-Reflections–Manufacturing Competitiveness. Comments in response to these items will be welcomed!

Bloomberg Businessweek and Other Media Coverage

Following a successful presentation and webinar by High Road Strategies’ Joel Yudken on April 14, 2011, the report, Manufacturing Insecurity: America’s Manufacturing Crisis and the Erosion of the U.S. Defense Industrial Base, featured in the event, was cited in a Bloomsberg Businessweek article (May 5, 2011) on the declining availability of U.S.-made products for fulfilling […]

IEDC Federal Forum Sustainability Panel

On March 21, 2011 High Road Strategies’ Joel Yudken moderated a panel on “Sustainability for a Green Future,” at the International Economic Development Council’s 2011 Federal Economic Development Forum, held at The Westin Alexandria, in Alexandria, VA, March 20-22, 2011.  Other panelists included Joan Fitzgerald, director and professor, Graduate Program in Law, Policy and Society, […]

High Road Strategies Report in Congressional Testimony

On September 22, 2010, testimony presented by AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council Executive Director Robert Baugh before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, referenced, and entered into the Congressional Record, the High Road Strategies report Manufacturing Insecurity, America’s Manufacturing Crisis and the Erosion of the […]


On November 30, 2010 High Road Strategies principal Joel Yudken was a featured speaker on INTERNATIONAL INVESTOR, which broadcasts weekly on 62 television statio  ns across the United States, from California, to New York, to  Florida to Washington, and globally on a 24-hour/7 day a week basis on the Business News Network on the […]

Third Climate Policy and Manufacturing Report Released

A new report produced by High Road Strategies and the Millennium Institute was released in September 2010 that examined the impact of climate policy on energy-intensive trade-exposed (EITE) manufacturing industries. This is the last of a “trilogy” of such studies that included the report on Climate Policy and Energy-Intensive Manufacturing: Impacts and Options, sponsored by […]

Appearances in California and Washington DC Conferences

In a major conference on green jobs and economic development, held in San Diego, CA, June 2-3, 2010, High Road Strategies principal Joel Yudken served on a plenary panel on “Building a (Green) Regional Jobs Strategy,” with other national experts on this topic. The Building Workforce Partnerships 2010 Conference, “Building the Jobs Recovery,” was organized […]

New High Road Strategies-Millennium Institute Report

A new report sponsored by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), produced by High Road Strategies in partnership with the Millennium Institute, was released on February 26, 2010. The report, Climate Change and Energy-Intensive Manufacturing: The Competitiveness Impacts of the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES), summaries a study that evaluating the potential […]

Climate and Trade Conference in New Delhi, India

High Road Strategies principal Joel Yudken was a featured speaker at a recent international conference organized by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), of New Delhi, India. Held at the Habitat Centre in New Delhi on March 30-31, […]

High Road Featured in Ohio Manufacturers Workshop

High Road Strategies began the New Year participating in a conference sponsored by Ohio University’s Voinovich School and the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association (OMA). On January 13, 2010, the Voinovich School and OMA held the second in a series of workshops: “The New Energy Climate for Ohio Manufacturers II,” at the Quest Business and Conference Center […]

High Road’s Yudken Joins CPA Advisory Board

In October 2009, High Road Strategies’ Joel Yudken was invited to join the Advisory Board of the Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA), a coalition of manufacturing, agricultural, labor, consumer and citizen interests working together to promote a new and positive U.S. trade policy that provides prosperity and security to America, its citizens, farms, factories […]