Statement from Dow Chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris Regarding Manufacturing Jobs Initiative Discussion at the White House

MIDLAND, Mich. - February 23, 2017 - “Today’s discussion further demonstrated President Trump’s relentless focus on revitalizing the American manufacturing sector and job creation for American workers – it is very clear that the language of business is being spoken in the White House. I’m impressed by the depth and diversity of the ideas shared by my fellow business leaders, from near-term actionable policy ideas centered on smart regulations, competitive taxes, and fair trade rules that support the President’s focus and desire to grow America’s manufacturing economy, to the critical challenge we face with our severe shortage of skilled talent.

During the session, I had a chance to participate in a focused discussion about the American workforce. For our manufacturing sector to thrive, it is essential that we focus on upskilling the American workforce through training and educational programs and public-private partnerships that ensure that these education and training programs are aligned to the critical manufacturing technology and skills required for manufacturing careers of the future.”

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