TechNet Leaders Participate in White House Meeting of 20 Top U.S. Business Leaders

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Palo, Alto, CA – TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today released the following statement regarding the top-level meeting at the White House with America’s business leaders to discuss ways to continue to create jobs and grow the nation’s economy.  Six of TechNet’s executive council leaders and members were among the 20 CEOs that met with White House officials today.  The TechNet executives included: co-founder John Chambers, Chairman and CEO of Cisco; co-founder John Doerr, partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google; Paul Otellini, President and CEO of Intel; Robert Wolf, President and CEO of UBS; and Brian Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast.

“Growing our economy and creating job growth depends on improving the climate for American innovation,” said Rey Ramsey, President and CEO of TechNet.  “Simply put, the technology community represents an integral part of this turnaround and that’s why it’s so important we enact smart innovation policies such as education reform, R&D, corporate tax reform and high skilled immigration reform.  On behalf of TechNet, we were very pleased that a number of our executive council leaders were able to share this vision with the Obama Administration today in this important session of how to grow our economy and make the nation more globally competitive.  ”

About TechNet:

TechNet is the national, bipartisan network of CEOs that promotes the growth of technology industries and the economy by building long-term relationships between technology leaders and policymakers and by advocating a targeted policy agenda. TechNet’s members represent more than one million employees in the fields of information technology, biotechnology, e-commerce and finance. TechNet has offices in Washington, DC, Palo Alto, Sacramento, Seattle, Boston and Austin. Web address: www.technet.org. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at @technetupdate.

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