Daley convenes Chicago business leaders

January 26, 2009 3:42:53 PM PST
In an effort to kick start the local economy, Mayor Daley convened a roundtable meeting of Chicago business leaders on Monday.The group of more than 30 business leaders was drawn from major sectors of the city's economy and represented both large and small businesses.

The mayor says if the effort is coordinated he's confident the team can make progress.

"I really believe the strength of our country is there and how the willingness of all of us to come together with a job stimulus program, an economic recovery program. At the same time, by working together insuring our opinions and thoughts of how we basically improve this economy," said Daley.

Business leaders and the mayor committed to developing coordinated and improved action plans in 4 major areas: workforce development... economic development... employee support... and economic stimulus.