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Fischer Visits White House With Local Business Owners

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer is joining a group of small business owners at The White House to discuss policies affecting economic growth for local companies.The White House Business Council has partnered with Business Forward, a non-profit dedicated to bringing business leaders into the policy-making process, are co-hosting the briefing on Friday. "We are looking forward to an interactive dialogue about what’s working for our small businesses and how the private sector and government can collaborate more effectively to create greater opportunity, innovation and job creation," Fischer said in a news release. "Participating side by side with dozens of local business leaders will ensure that Louisville is on the radar at the highest level, and that they get to be heard."The briefing will begin with a broad overview built around the types of companies represented by the 43 local business leaders in attendance. Among those joining the mayor in Washington, D.C. will be representatives from Greater Louisville Inc., Kentuckiana Works, Hilliard Lyons and Fleur de Lis Stables.The mayor's office says Fischer will make the connection between the federal and local government and the private sector. The focus will then shift to policies affecting jobs and economic growth and will end with a Partnering for Action session focused on sustainable public-private partnership opportunities between the Louisville business community and the Obama Administration.