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Major outlets cover CGI America

June 30, 2011

Many major news outlets have joined CGI participants in Chicago to cover the Commitments and news ideas being shared at the meeting.

This morning, President Clinton sat down with ABC's Jake Tapper, and appeared on CNBC's "Squawk Box" with Former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine. 

Bloomberg TV has also been interviewing attendees on site in Chicago. ABC's "Good Morning America" profiled the commitment to bring jobs Joplin, MS.

At 4pm EST (June 30), CNN's Wolf Blitzer will air his interview with President Clinton.  Also on Thursday, CGI America Commitments will also be showcased on ABC's "World News Tonight" and "Nightline."

On Friday, Bloomberg TV's Al Hunt, will air a special on CGI America at 8p/9p EST.

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Video: "American Success Stories" Plenary Session

June 30, 2011

Watch the full "American Success Stories" above and view photos here.


Tanya FiddlerExecutive DirectorFour Bands Community Fund
Jennifer M. GranholmFormer GovernorState of Michigan
John HickenlooperGovernorState of Colorado
Tony HsiehChief Executive, Inc.
Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr.GovernorState of Indiana
Robert J. McCannChief Executive OfficerUBS Wealth Management Americas
Michael E. PorterBishop William Lawrence University ProfessorHarvard Business School
Antonio VillaraigosaMayorCity of Los Angeles


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President Clinton Opens CGI America

June 30, 2011

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Opening Commitments: Kiva City, Rural Outsourcing and a $10 billion investment in Infrastructure Training

June 29, 2011

President Clinton opened today's CGI America meeting with the announcement of three new commitments focused on micro-lending in the U.S., new technology jobs for Joplin Missouri, and an AFL-CIO's commitment to invest in large-scale infrastructure developments.

Read the full press release here.

Wall Street Journal: Clinton Launches Micro-Lending Drive

New York Times: A Union Plan for Financing Construction

View the full list of CGI America Commitments

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Following #CGIAmerica Through Social Media

June 28, 2011

Tomorrow, President Clinton is convening business, government, and civic leaders at CGI America in Chicago, to focus on economic recovery and job growth. Below are ways to follow the meeting and find out, in real time, about the commitments to action that are being generated at #CGIAmerica:

WEBCAST: All plenary sessions will be live webcast at:
To embed the webcast player on a website:
Webcast short-link:

TWITTER: The official CGI Twitter account is:
To follow and contribute to the conversation online, use our official hashtag: #CGIAmerica

FACEBOOK: The CGI Facebook page is:

YOUTUBE: Couldn't watch the live webcast? We'll put all panels and commitment videos on the CGI YouTube page:

FLICKR: We'll post photos of CGI America to our Flickr page:

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President Clinton on "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me"

June 25, 2011

Today, President Clinton was a guest on NPR's Wait Wait Don't Tell Me news quiz. He spoke to host Peter Sagal about CGI America and his post-presidency, and also he took part in a game of "Not My Job." The full audio and transcript is available at NPR's website.

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Newsweek: 14 Ways To Put America Back To Work

June 20, 2011

For their cover story this week, Newsweek spoke to President Clinton about CGI America and ways to spur job creation and economic growth in the United States. Here's a slide show of the 14 job creation ideas he put forth, courtesy of The Daily Beast.

The article also includes a profile of the Empire State Building retrofit and a preview of three CGI America commitments.

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Secretary Geithner to Join President Clinton at CGI America

June 16, 2011

Today, President Bill Clinton announced the program and featured participants for CGI America, which will bring together more than 600 leaders from businesses, nonprofits, and all levels of government to develop and highlight ideas for spurring economic growth and creating jobs in the United States.

At the closing session of CGI America, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will join President Clinton for a special one-on-one conversation about the state of the economy and the Obama Administration's plans to help spur private sector job creation and improve America’s competitiveness. 

Click here to see the press release and list of featured participants.

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