Former President Bill Clinton plans to visit Chicago at the end of the month to host a conference on the country's economic issues.
Clinton Global Initiative America, or CGI America, will draw more than 600 governmental and social leaders in Chicago on June 29-30 to discuss strategies to spur U.S. job growth, such as through education reform and energy innovation, according to its website.
"Innovative job creation initiatives are being implemented across the country, and CGI America will bring together leaders from all sectors to share their ideas so we can replicate and expand the most successful strategies," Clinton said in a statement.
Hundreds gather in New York City for the initiative's annual meeting to brainstorm solutions to worldwide social and economic issues. Begun in 2005, past conferences have featured President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, former British Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, and sports stars Muhammad Ali and Lance Armstrong. The Chicago meeting is the first to focus exclusively on the United States.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to participate, along with U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.
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