SOURCE: Council on Competitiveness

October 25, 2007 12:06 ET

Commerce Secretary to Address Council on Competitiveness; Announce Initiative to Accelerate Economic Development

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - October 25, 2007) -


Who:        United States Secretary of Commerce
            Carlos M. Gutierrez.

What:       Gutierrez will speak to an audience of CEOs, university
            presidents and labor leaders at the Council on
            Competitiveness annual meeting. He will discuss U.S.
            engagement in the global economy and outline steps to open
            global markets, better educate the U.S. workforce, and
            strengthen private sector innovation.  Gutierrez will also
            announce a partnership with the Council on Competitiveness
            to strengthen regional economic development throughout the
            United States.

Where:      Grand Hyatt Washington
            Independence Ballroom
            1000 H Street, NW
            Washington, D.C.

When:       October 26, 2007 at 1:15 p.m.

Background: The Council on Competitiveness annual meeting provides a forum
            for leaders of the private sector and government to share
            ideas. The day-long event will explore the policy goals that
            will be critical to sustained U.S. competitiveness.

            Other speakers include Clarence Cazalot, CEO and President of
            Marathon Oil Corporation; Michael Langford, President of
            Utility Workers Union of America; John Menzer, Vice Chairman of
            Wal-Mart; and Richard McCormack, Vice Chairman of Merrill
            Lynch.

ABOUT THE COUNCIL ON COMPETITIVENESS -- The Council on Competitiveness is the only group of corporate CEOs, university presidents and labor leaders committed to the future prosperity of all Americans and enhanced U.S. competitiveness in the global economy through the creation of high-value economic activity in the United States.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jennifer Carr
    Council on Competitiveness
    (202) 969-3405
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