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Short Enterprises Founder Participates in Clinton Global Initiative

June 20, 2013 at 4:36 PM

A Central New York Startup Success Story

On June 13–14, President Bill Clinton hosted the third meeting of CGI America in Chicago to drive action on economic recovery in the United States. He was joined by nearly 1,000 leaders from across sectors to develop concrete solutions for a wide array of economic and social challenges, ranging from employment and workforce training to community development and energy security.

The collective efforts of CGI America 2013 attendees resulted in the announcement of 74 new commitments. In addition, President Clinton announced the progress of several outstanding 2011 and 2012 commitment-makers, whose work has already impacted more than one million lives.

Throughout the meeting, attendees engaged in interactive, content-specific Working Groups that convened several times over the two days. These group discussions provided opportunities to share knowledge, build partnerships, and generate commitment ideas that support long-term economic benefits for all Americans. Attendees also participated in a dynamic selection of breakout sessions, uniquely formatted to serve as platforms for sharing new perspectives and addressing timely cross-cutting issues.


To help guide their work, attendees heard from a variety of thought leaders and innovators across multiple Plenary Sessions, including:

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, former Secretary of State of the United States, who presented a three-part plan for her work at the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
  • President Clinton and Jacob J. Lew, Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, who spoke to the resiliency of the American economy and achieving medium- and long-term deficit reduction in an increasingly complex, interrelated economy.
  • President Clinton and Chris Christie, governor of the State of New Jersey, who closed the meeting with a conversation on Superstorm Sandy and the role of collaboration and cooperation in natural disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
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