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February 18, 2011  |  News Release #14878  |  CSU PR Contact: Joe Mosbrook, 216.523.7279,

President Obama to Host Forum at CSU

Winning the Future Forum on Small Business
President Obama
President Obama at CSU in 2010.

Details on the forum are available in the following news release issued by the White House.

WASHINGTON, D.C . – On Tuesday, February 22, the President and members of his cabinet will travel to Cleveland, Ohio, where the White House will convene a Winning the Future Forum on Small Business in association with Cleveland State University and northeast Ohio economic development organizations JumpStart and NorTech.  In his State of the Union address, President Obama spoke of the need to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build our competitors in order to sustain our leadership and secure prosperity for all Americans.  The Forum will be an opportunity for the President and his economic team to hear directly from small business owners and leaders about their ideas for how America can continue to grow the economy, put Americans back to work, and win the future. 

President Obama will deliver opening and closing remarks at the forum.  In between, there will be breakout sessions - some of which the President will participate in – hosted by cabinet members.  Topics will include:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Access to Capital and Tax Breaks for Small Businesses
  • Workforce Development
  • Exports
  • Clean Energy

Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Austan Goolsbee will also hold a live online discussion from Cleveland State University that anyone can tune into at at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday.

The President's opening and closing remarks as well as the arrival and departure of Air Force One will be open to pre-credentialed members of the media.  The President's attendance at breakout sessions will be pooled press.  Public attendance at the Winning the Future Forum is by invitation only.

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