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Secretary Locke Joined President Obama For Jobs and Competitiveness Council Meeting In North Carolina

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Chancellor Woodson talks with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke.

Earlier today, Secretary Locke joined President Obama and other senior administration officials for a meeting of the Jobs and Competitiveness Council in the Raleigh-Durham area. Prior to the President's arrival, Secretary Locke participated in one of the five Listening and Action sessions 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.

Other participants in the session, titled “Energy Innovation and Smartgrid,” include Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric, Lewis Hay, III, Chairman and CEO of NextEra Energy, Gary Kelly, Chairman, President, and CEO of Southwest Airlines, and Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast Corporation.

Photos courtesy of NC State.

President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness listening and action session. Jobs Council panel discussion agenda. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke opens the panel discussion at Park Alumni Center. Chancellor Woodson, left, Senator Kay Hagan, second from left, and Secretary Gary Locke, right, listen as Alex Huang talks with visitors. US Senator Kay Hagan (left) welcomes everyone to NC State while Secretary Gary Locke makes notes.

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