Obama to host newly elected mayors at the White House on Friday

McClatchy Washington BureauDecember 12, 2013 

President Obama on Friday will host a bevy of newly elected city mayors at the White House for what the administration says will be a discussion on "the ways in which the Obama administration can serve as an active partner on job creation and ensuring middle-class families have a pathway to opportunity."

Press Secretary Jay Carney said the meeting builds on the "unprecedented effort of the administration to partner with mayors working to implement policies that lead to high-paying, high-skilled jobs in their communities. Mayors understand that smart investments in things like American manufacturing and infrastructure help provide good jobs for middle- class families while providing a foundation for long-term economic success."

The invited mayors or mayors-elect include those from Los Angeles, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Boston, Mass.; Detroit, Mich.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Jersey City, New Jersey; New York City, Rochester, New York; Charlotte, North Carolina; Greensboro, North Carolina; Cincinnati, Ohio; Toledo, Ohio; Harrisburg, Pa.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Seattle, Washington.


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