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President Obama and Jobs Council Visit to RTP, Raleigh-Durham




8:45 AM - 2:00 PM


Members of the Jobs Council and senior Administration officials will hold five Listening and Action Sessions in the RTP and the Raleigh-Durham area to engage with the local business community and solicit input on how the public and private sectors can partner to create opportunity and job creation for small businesses.  These sessions will be open to the press.

The members of the council will then join the president in the afternoon at Cree Inc. in Durham for a tour of the LED-maker's manufacturing operation. Obama will share the council's strategy to promote hiring and job creation across the country. He is shceulded to speak at 1pm.

Entrepreneurship Listening and Action Session


Participants:    Steve Case, Chairman and CEO, Revolution; Chairman, Startup America Partnership

John Doerr, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Dick Parsons, Chairman, Citigroup

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook

Robert Wolf, Chairman, UBS Americas

Austan Goolsbee, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers

Location:         8:30am Tour

American Underground Facilities

318 Blackwell Street

Durham, NC 27701

                     8:45am Listening and Action Session 


Presentations Theater

318 Blackwell Street

Durham, NC 27701


Innovation and Biotechnology Sector Listening and Action Session

Participants:  Mark Gallogly, Cofounder and Managing Principal, Centerbridge Partners

A.G. Lafley, Former Chairman and CEO, Procter & Gamble

Eric Lander, Director, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; Co-Chair, PCAST

Antonio Perez, Chairman and CEO, Eastman Kodak Company

Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President

Mike Strautmanis, Counselor to the Senior Advisor for Strategic Engagement

Location:         8:30am Tour 

Biogen Idec

5000 Davis Drive

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

                     8:45am Listening and Action Session 

 Biogen Idec    

Building 24 Auditorium 

5000 Davis Drive

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Energy Innovation and Smartgrid Listening and Action Session

Participants: Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO of GE

Lewis Hay, III, Chairman and CEO of NextEra Energy

Gary Kelly, Chairman, President, and CEO of Southwest Airlines

Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation

Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke

Location:   8:30am Tour

                   FREEDM Systems Center

   North Carolina State University Centennial Campus

   1791 Varsity Drive, Suite 100

                   Raleigh, NC 27606

               8:45am Listening and Action Session

North Carolina State University Centennial Campus

Dorothy and Roy Park Alumni Center

2450 Alumni Drive

Raleigh, NC 27606


Workforce Training and Skills Listening and Action Session

Participants: Roger Ferguson, President and CEO of TIAA-CREF

Joseph Hansen, International President of UFCW

Monica Lozano, CEO of impreMEDIA

Darlene Miller, President and CEO of Permac Industries

Penny Pritzker, Chairman and CEO of Pritzker Realty Group

Melody Barnes, Director of the Domestic Policy Council

Don Graves, Department of Treasury

Location:      8:30am Listening and Action Session

Great Hall, School of Law

North Carolina Central University

640 Nelson Street

Durham, NC  27707


Manufacturing Listening and Action Session

Participants: Ellen Kullman, Chair and CEO, DuPont

Paul Otellini, President and CEO, Intel Corporation

Matt Rose, Chairman and CEO, BNSF Railway

Laura Tyson, S.K. and Angela Chan Professor of Global Management, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

Fred Hochberg, Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the United States

Karen Mills, Administrator, Small Business Administration


8:30am Tour 


14 T.W. Alexander Drive

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

8:45am Listening and Action Session


 The Charlotte Room

14 T.W. Alexander Drive 

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709