President Trump will meet with a group of the nation’s top executives on Friday to discuss strategies for creating jobs and growing the economy.
Trump is following through on his promise for the advisory group of 16 chief executives, which was created in December, representing a wide array of multinational entertainment, technology and financial firms, to begin meeting in February, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Blackstone CEO Steve Schwarzman is heading up the strategic and policy forum that will provide policy advice to the Trump administration.
The group includes Bob Iger, chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Co,; Larry Fink, chairman and CEO, BlackRock; Doug McMillon, president and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores; Jim McNerney, former chairman and CEO, Boeing; Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co; Ginni Rometty, chairman and CEO of IBM.
Since taking office, Trump has held a series of meetings with leaders from the nation's automakers, small business owners, manufacturers and pharmaceutical firms.
Trump has warned U.S. companies that move their businesses overseas may face punishment in the form of tariffs on the goods they ship here.
To deter offshoring, the president is vowing to dramatically reduce regulations and significantly lower taxes for American firms.