THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
Statement by the Press Secretary
At the G-7 summit in Tokyo, the President invited the finance, labor, industry and economics ministers of the G-7 industrialized nations to attend a jobs conference. In recent months, our government has consulted with our allies about plans for the conference. Last night, the President informed the G-7 governments that the conference would be held in Detroit, Michigan on March 14-15.
A White House message to the other governments said, in part:
"Detroit is a working city that has embraced change, met the challenges of technology, and lives and dies by international trade. Holding the jobs conference in Detroit will send a message that we intent to confront the challenge of job creation and unemployment, not retreat to the economic structures of yesterday." #