The President's new jobs council holds its first meeting today; will it focus on revitalizing U.S. manufacturing?...
President Obama holds his first meeting today with his new "jobs council" today in an attempt to generate ideas for creating jobs and making America more competitive.
As USA Today reports, the President will "ask a new jobs council made up of business executives, labor leaders and economists how the government can change its tax, trade and regulatory policies to improve the business environment."
As ManufactureThis has previously observed, any effort to spur job creation should start with rebuilding the U.S. industrial base-- the one sector of the economy with a unique ability to create multiple, related jobs.
Today's inaugural session of the 22-person jobs council, formally known as "The President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness," will be chaired by General Electric chief executive Jeffrey Immelt.
The council meeting starts at 1:45 pm ET. A live webcast link is included below.
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