The Presidential Planner: Obama Meets With Jobs Council

Oct 11, 2011 8:30am

President Obama will spend today pitching his $447 billion jobs bill and hearing recommendations from his jobs council on how to spur the economy and create jobs.

At a meeting this afternoon in Pittsburgh, the president’s Jobs and Competitiveness Council will present five “targeted proposals that can meaningfully accelerate job creation while beginning to rebuild America’s competitiveness.”

The recommendations include investing in infrastructure and energy, nurturing high-growth enterprises, launching a national investment initiative, improving regulatory review and developing talent to fill today’s jobs.

In addition to meeting with the council, the president will visit the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers training center in Pittsburgh and deliver remarks on jobs and the economy.

Later, Obama will shift his focus to fundraising, attending two campaign events in Orlando, Fla., this evening before returning back to Washington.

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