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Washington – Business Roundtable (BRT) President John Engler said today that America’s CEOs looked forward to meeting with President Barack Obama next week, welcoming the opportunity to discuss with him the new BRT report, “Taking Action for America: A CEO Plan for Jobs and Economic Growth.”

President Obama will join the chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies on Tuesday evening, March 6, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

“CEOs are delighted to have the opportunity to speak to the President,” Engler said. “The meeting should produce a valuable and vigorous discussion about the U.S. economy and jobs.”

“On Wednesday, Business Roundtable CEOs will release our ‘Taking Action for America’ plan, a set of detailed recommendations on the steps the nation must take to revive economic growth and job creation,” he said. “The upcoming meeting gives America’s top business leaders an opportunity to share these policies and this call for action with President Obama.”

Scheduled for release during BRT’s Quarterly CEO Meeting at the Newseum at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, “Taking Action for America: A CEO Plan for Jobs and Economic Growth” includes detailed recommendations to achieve sound fiscal policy, smarter regulation, competitive taxation, open markets for trade and investment, affordable energy, effective cybersecurity, skilled workers, quality health care and stable retirement policies.

Joining in the release are:

  • W. James McNerney, Jr., Chairman, President & CEO, The Boeing Company, and Chairman, Business Roundtable
  • Andrew Liveris, Chairman, President & CEO, The Dow Chemical Company                                                                                         
  • Robert McDonald, Chairman, President & CEO, The Procter & Gamble Company


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