Fri Dec 13 2013
Key Recommendations from the Report
This year-end report lays out an agenda to Invest in Our Future through education and innovation, Build on Our Strengths in the critical sectors of energy and manufacturing, and Play to Win by making overdue tax and regulatory reforms.
The Jobs Council recommends a series of actions that could realign our education systems to better meet workforce and student needs, even as we transform our education system from preschool to high school.
To renew America’s leadership in innovation, the Jobs Council calls on the country to boost national investment in R&D, double down on developing the most innovative workforce in the world and lift the level of new startups.
The Jobs Council recommends optimizing use of U.S. natural resources while protecting public health and the environment, supporting efficiency measures, and driving energy innovation.
The Jobs Council believes that, as a nation, we need to go back to the future in manufacturing—and win global share via innovative industries and world-class exports.
The Jobs Council believes that the regulatory reform initiatives can bolster American competitiveness over the long term, and contribute to productivity growth and job creation while ensuring the American people have the protections they expect and deserve.
Given the stakes for U.S. competitiveness and fiscal responsibility, the Jobs Council urges Congress and the administration to begin to work on tax reform immediately.
Jobs Council Report to the President
In this year-end report, the Jobs Council addresses the broad factors influencing American prosperity and competitiveness in a global age.
Key Recommendations from the October Report
In this report, the Jobs Council offers a series of practical proposals that have the potential to create jobs and boost America’s long-term competitiveness.
The Jobs Council believes there is an urgent near-term agenda on talent that can help ease today’s jobs woes, and a broader long-term talent agenda to renew America’s competitiveness.
The Jobs Council recommends that the U.S. create a National Investment Initiative (NII) to create jobs and regain America’s place as the premier destination for foreign and domestic investment.
The Jobs Council recommends speeding our regulatory processes by applying best practices on streamlining and metrics developed in the public and private sector.
The Jobs Council recommends investing aggressively and efficiently in competitive infrastructure to create jobs in the near term and improve America’s long-term productivity.
The Jobs Council recommends that the Administration, Congress and the private sector implement a comprehensive package to help startup firms hire and expand.
The Jobs Council recommends that the U.S. adopt a balanced portfolio of innovative solutions for our energy needs.