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A Vision for Economic Renewal

An American Jobs Agenda

Featuring Leo Hindery, Jr., Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)

America is suffering from a profound jobs crisis.  The unemployment rate is rising again.  Millions of Americans have given up looking for a job.  Yet, here in Washington, cutting spending and closing deficits occupy center stage.  Neither the administration nor Congress seem to have a job creation agenda.

At this July 22 event, the New America Foundation and the Task Force on Job Creation released A Vision for Economic Renewal:  An American Jobs Agenda.  The task force has developed 15 recommendations -- covering manufacturing, international trade and China, the green economy, infrastructure development and youth unemployment -- the administration and Congress need to take now in order to put America back on a path to full employment and economic recovery.

The full report can be downloaded via the link at right. A short pre-event conversation with Task Force Chair Leo Hindery, Jr. can be viewed above, while video of the full event featuring Hindery,  Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA), Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and other experts -- is available at right. 


Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA 10)

Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA)

Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-IA)

Leo Hindery, Jr.
Managing Partner, InterMedia Partners
Co-Chair, Task Force on Job Creation

Sherle R. Schwenninger
Director, Economic Growth Program, New America Foundation
Member, Task Force on Job Creation

Hon. Patrick Mulloy
Commissioner, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission
Member, Task Force on Job Creation

Michael Hirsh
Chief Correspondent, National Journal

Event Time and Location

Friday, July 22, 2011 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
New America Foundation
1899 L Street NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036

Event Photos

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A range of photos from this event are available on Flickr. Click on the icon at left to view or download the photos.

Video Clips

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Full event video (1 hour, 23 min)