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Columbus Leaders Discuss Priorities with Administration Officials

Columbus Ohio Mayor Michael Coleman and Columbus civic leaders met with Administration Officials to discuss the economy in Central Ohio.
Austan Goolsbee talks with Columbus Mayor Coleman

Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors Austan Goolsbee talks about the economy with Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman and civic leaders, June 14, 2011. (Photo by John Doyle)

This week, Columbus, Ohio Mayor Michael B. Coleman and members of the Columbus Partnership, including Fortune 500 CEOs as well as other business, community and local/regional government officials came to the White House to meet with Administration Officials. While here, they discussed economic issues with Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of Council of Economic Advisors, talked health care policy with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and shared their thoughts on small business and capital access with Jeffrey Goldstein and Don Graves from the Treasury Department.

"Central Ohio continues to be a national model for regional collaboration, economic growth and job creation.  I was honored to bring the Ohio State Capitol's government, industry and civic leaders to meet with senior White House and Administration officials in Washington, DC to advocate for our priorities with one voice.  We are grateful to the Administration for the frank discussion on the economy, jobs, health and workforce partnerships," said Mayor Coleman.

David Agnew is the Deputy Director for the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs