White House to host entrepreneurship forum in New Orleans
18th July 2011 · 1 Comment
WASHINGTON, DC — The White House Business Council and the Office of Public Engagement today announced that they will host two Urban Entrepreneurship Forums in New Orleans, LA on Wednesday, July 20th and in Atlanta, GA on Friday, July 29th. Each forum will focus on ways to best support economic growth in America’s cities and providing the necessary tools to help local entrepreneurs compete in the global economy. These forums follow the first Urban Entrepreneurship Summit that was held at Rutgers Business School in Newark, NJ in June.
President Barack Obama has laid out a vision to win the future by out-innovating, out-educating and out-building the rest of the world – a plan critical for America’s cities and long-term economic competitiveness. Earlier this year, President Obama re-launched the White House Business Council, which focuses on gathering ideas from the private sector and working in close coordination to support the growth and success of American businesses and entrepreneurs.
As entrepreneurship plays a central role in creating jobs and economic opportunity, the Administration is committed to creating public-private and nonprofit partnerships to support current entrepreneurs and spark a new generation of urban entrepreneurs.
To focus on these initiatives to boost job growth in America’s cities, the White House Business Council , the White House Office of Public Engagement and the Domestic Policy Council are partnering with Mayor Landrieu and Mayor Reed for forums concentrated on ways to strengthen urban entrepreneurship.
These events are open to pre-credentialed media.
More details about the Urban Entrepreneurship Forums will be released at a later time. Due to limited space, these events are invitation-only. However, there will be an online component for the public to view each forum online.
For media inquiries and planning purposes: Please contact Ryan Berni at 504-621-9504 or firstname.lastname@example.org for the New Orleans forum and Sonji Jacobs at 404-330-6558 or email@example.com for the Atlanta forum.