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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of the President’s Meeting with Technology CEO Council

Today, the President met with members of the Technology CEO Council at the White House.  In his State of the Union Address, the President laid out a plan to win the future by investing in American competitiveness, education, and innovation.  This week, the White House is focusing on innovation, and how we can create the jobs and industries of the future by investing in the creativity and imagination of the American people.  The members of the  Technology CEO Council asked for a meeting with the President to discuss ways to work together to grow the economy and make America more competitive.

The attendees discussed plans for their companies to invest in the United States, the importance of science and math education to prepare the next generation of workers, the benefits of the South Korea trade deal to US companies, the benefits of investments in research and development and ways to work together on corporate tax reform.  They also discussed ideas for reforming and reorganizing the government to streamline the process and improve efficiency through the use of technology.