U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier will visit Manchester, N.H. on Wednesday, July 6 to host a roundtable meeting with area business leaders from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., EDT. As part of the Obama administration’s White House Business Council’s Winning the Future series, members will participate in the effort to better communicate with America’s business community about the challenges they’re facing, and turn that input into concrete action that will improve U.S. economic competitiveness. The meetings are also an opportunity for businesses to learn about help available from agencies across the federal government. Through hosting the discussion, Messier will emphasize the importance of out-educating and out-innovating the competition, which will ultimately lead to a workforce better able to compete for and create jobs.
The White House Business Council was formed at the beginning of the Obama Administration as a way to directly connect with the business community. The Council is made up of more than 200 members from Cabinet and sub-Cabinet agencies and White House offices and initiatives that work with American companies. The goal of the Council is to coordinate business engagement efforts across the administration and provide information to American businesses about administration policy and the resources and programs available to support their growth and success.
NOTE: The roundtable discussion is closed to members of the press; however, Dann-Messier will be available for press interviews following the event. To request an interview, please contact Karen Cowles Pullen at [email protected].