COUNCIL MEMBERS WEIGH IN ON PRESIDENT’S JOBS AGENDA
The White House this week sought input from Bay Area Council members on President Obama’s jobs and economic agenda. Don Graves, Executive Director of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, and Laura D’Andrea Tyson, Chair of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, led a discussion with top executives on the Bay Area’s take on job creation, remaining innovative and staying competitive. Among the executives attending, Marvell Technology Group Co-Founder Weili Dai encouraged the Administration to focus on supporting advanced technology manufacturing, an area that could be a comparative advantage for the U.S. The meeting was part of the Administration’s effort to elicit private sector views on national strategies for growth and job creation. Bay Area leaders covered issues including infrastructure investment, immigration, innovation and manufacturing.