Trump forms an ad­vi­sory group of CEOs for in­put on jobs

Kuwait Times - - BUSINESS -

Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump on Fri­day an­nounced the for­ma­tion of an ad­vi­sory group of more than a dozen CEOs and busi­ness lead­ers who will of­fer in­put on how to cre­ate jobs and speed eco­nomic growth. The Pres­i­dent’s Strate­gic and Pol­icy Fo­rum will hold its first meet­ing at the White House in the first week of Fe­bru­ary, shortly af­ter Trump takes of­fice on Jan. 20.

Stephen Sch­warz­man, CEO of the Black­stone Group in­vest­ment firm, will lead the group. Trump has vowed to keep man­u­fac­tur­ing jobs from leav­ing the coun­try, and set a goal of grow­ing the econ­omy at 4 per­cent a year, about twice the av­er­age of re­cent years. “This fo­rum brings to­gether CEOs and busi­ness lead­ers who know what it takes to cre­ate jobs and drive eco­nomic growth,” Trump said in a state­ment. “My ad­min­is­tra­tion is com­mit­ted to draw­ing on pri­vate sec­tor ex­per­tise and cut­ting the gov­ern­ment red tape that is hold­ing back our busi­nesses from hir­ing, in­no­vat­ing, and ex­pand­ing right here in Amer­ica.”

—AP

NEW YORK: Black­stone Group CEO Stephen Sch­warz­man is in­ter­viewed by Maria Bar­tiromo dur­ing her “Open­ing Bell with Maria Bar­tiromo” pro­gram, on the Fox Busi­ness Net­work, in New York. Pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump on Fri­day an­nounced the for­ma­tion of an ad­vi­sory group, led by Sch­warz­man, of more than a dozen CEOs and busi­ness lead­ers who will of­fer in­put on how to cre­ate jobs and speed eco­nomic growth.

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