DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock will lead a delegation of Denver business leaders to Washington D.C. on Friday, March 16 for a meeting with members of the Obama Administration to discuss jobs and economic development.
“This is an incredible opportunity to highlight our job creation efforts and directly link Denver’s robust business community with our partners in the White House,” Mayor Hancock said. “To come out of this recession better, faster and stronger, we must always take advantage of these opportunities to help Denver’s job creators grow and thrive.”
Joining the Mayor will be members of the Denver business community, including executives from Oakwood Homes, Wells Fargo, Western Union, Frontier Airlines, Arrow Electronics and Colorado Spine Therapy. Civic leaders will also be in attendance, including Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy, former Denver Mayors Wellington Webb and Guillermo “Bill” Vidal, who currently serves as CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metro Denver.
During the meeting, the Obama Administration will specifically solicit input on ways to support economic competitiveness, job creation and innovation. The business leaders will get a chance to ask questions and brief officials on health care reform, clean energy policy, manufacturing and insourcing, access to capital, corporate tax reform, education and infrastructure development.
“To move Denver forward, we must constantly work with our state and national partners to vigorously grow economic opportunity,” the Mayor said. “In this effort, the Obama Administration has been a great advocate for the City of Denver. We look forward to strengthening that relationship as we put our citizens back to work.”