Progress Made at Job Summit in Chicago

July 04, 2011

Last week, Chicago Real Estate Forum wrote about former President Bill Clinton and his Clinton Global Initiative’s CGI America coming to town to discuss ways to create jobs.

It seems the summit was a success.


President Clinton speaks and inspires in Chicago.

More than 750 leaders from business, nonprofits and government were in Chicago for last week’s program, which was the first CGI event focused solely on the United States. The goal was to figure out new ideas to spur economic growth.

At all CGI meetings, participants make a Commitment to Action, which is a plan that outlines steps that an organization or individual will take to launch of program that improves lives.

On the final day of the summit, President Clinton announced that commitments made during the event, once fully funded and implemented, will:

*Create more than 124,000 jobs

*Provide more than 364,000 with access to job training

*Support entrepreneurs with $265 million in investments and loans.

“At CGI America we have announced 51 commitments that will improve the lives of 2.7 million people in the United States,” President Clinton said. “The individuals and organizations that have launched new programs this week are proving that we can create jobs and foster economic growth here in America. I hope that their efforts will inspire others to take action to revitalize their own communities.”

You can find details on all CGI America commitments at CGIAmerica.org.

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