Regulations.gov lists 537 new or final federal rules published in the last 30 days. 517 proposed rules from all publishing dates are still open for comment. These include environmental regulations making coal fired power plants almost impossible to build and home woodstoves much more expensive. Banks and other financial institutions face new Dodd-Frank law regulations. The Department of Energy is requiring more efficiency for set-top cable boxes. Big
Brother may or may not be watching, but he sure is busy.
What does this mean for your business growth? There may be market opportunities in “green” or energy-efficient products or services. Your capital intensive energy project will only work if government subsidies encourage or regulations don’t prohibit the deal. Less intensively regulated countries may draw more manufacturing investment, as may some “asset protection” jurisdictions not afflicted by U.S. banking rules. Learn to adapt, and to comply with whatever rules affect your markets and acquisition prospects.