Business Forward Roundtable with John Podesta: Economic Growth and Opportunity
Reporter: Stephen J. Williams, Ph.D.
July 26, 2016 (Philadelphia, PA)
A Round Table and Q&A with the Entrepreneur Group Business Forward and John Podesta,Chairman and Founder of Center for American Progress on Policy, Economic Growth and Opportunity
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John Podesta on Economic Policy, Equality and Growth
Business Forward Round Table on Economic Strategy and Opportunity Agenda with John Podesta: Policy
John Padesta (JP): We have had an economic bounce back from the recession however it is agreed that wages need to go up in US. The goal of policy is to return to a more equitable time such as during the 90’s. The Hillary Clinton campaign is actively reaching out to find out what is happening on all levels of the economy: from small startups to international trade and workers views.
JP: There are five main areas the Clinton campaign is focusing on with regard to economic growth policy
- jobs, investment, create context to spur private-public partnership investments
- skills training – human capital
- invest in places left behind: promise zones
- sustainable growth: allowing workers to share in productivity gains by tax reform, profit sharing
- family policy – says they will define this policy later in the week
JP: want to get entrepreneurs more involved with policy decision. Clear directive from Hillary is that policy requires input from ALL stakeholders in economy in all sectors
There may be a focus on paid leave
Question from audience: What about the crisis in rural health.
Definitely a problem Ann O’Leary will be heading up the health policy for Clinton campaign