Obama jobs council to meet at McKinney, American Tobacco - McKinney

Obama jobs council to meet at McKinney, American Tobacco

June 10, 2011

The American Tobacco Historic District and ad agency McKinney will share some of the media spotlight with Cree when President Barack Obama and members of his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness gather in the Triangle Monday.

Obama will tour Cree, talk with workers and meet with Cree Chief Executive Officer Chuck Swoboda, who has become almost a familiar face to the president through a campaign stop at Cree and other meetings. Obama is pushing more efficient use of energy, which is a key feature of Cree’s light emitting diodes.

McKinney, which is based at American Tobacco, will host one of several meetings in the area that will include members of the Obama jobs group. Details are still sketchy about whom will attend and what other meetings will take place, but American Tobacco confirmed that McKinney will host members from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday.

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