42 deploys CGI in Chicago for June jobs confab.
CGI America To Be Held in Chicago on June 29-30
New York, NY- President Bill Clinton announced today that he will host a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting focused on creating jobs and driving economic growth in the United States. The meeting, CGI America, will be the first CGI event solely dedicated to economic issues impacting the U.S. and will take place in Chicago on June 29-30, 2011.
“CGI America will bring together leaders from business, nonprofits, and government to develop new ideas for generating jobs now in the U.S.,” President Clinton said. “CGI members have already improved the lives of more than 300 million people around the world by making nearly 2,000 commitments. More than 250 of those commitments, worth $11.6 billion, are addressing challenges in the U.S. At CGI America, we will focus that innovation and urgency to get people working again.”
Based on the same model as CGI’s Annual Meeting, the event will convene diverse stakeholders – including CEOs of American companies and international companies with U.S. operations, national and local government officials, and leaders from the nonprofit sector – to identify effective ways to strengthen U.S. industries, unlock capital for innovation and entrepreneurship, advance energy efficiency, build clean energy infrastructure, and train Americans for the 21st-century workforce.
Topics covered during the meeting will include education, green buildings, the healthcare workforce, manufacturing, rural development, service corps, small business growth, smart infrastructure and workforce training.
CGI America is being held in Chicago because the city is representative of the challenges confronting communities around the country, is home to some of the most influential companies in the U.S and has been a leader in creating jobs through investments in clean energy, a commitment to early childhood education and a renewed focus on technology.
As it has since 2005, CGI will still host its Annual Meeting Sept. 19-22 in New York City. The Annual Meeting brings together heads of state, business leaders, top government officials, directors of nonprofit organizations, and thought leaders from around the world.