THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2017
WORKING WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR: President Donald J. Trump has had a dozen meetings with American business and union leaders to hear their input.
- Ford announced plans to cancel a plant in Mexico, while adding 700 jobs in Michigan.
- Fiat Chrysler announced a $1 billion investment in the United States, creating 2,000 jobs.
- General Motors announced it planned to invest $1 billion in the United States, creating over 1,000 new jobs.
- Softbank announced it would bring 8,000 jobs to the United States, with Sprint keeping 5,000 jobs and OneWeb adding 3,000 jobs.
- Lockheed Martin pledged to add 1,800 jobs after a meeting with then President-elect Trump.
- President Trump hosted the CEO of Intel to announce a plan to invest $7 billion in a United States factory, creating 10,000 American jobs.
- Wal-Mart announced it planned to create about 10,000 jobs in the United States this year.
- President Trump has had nearly a dozen meetings with American business leaders and workers across a variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, and automobile makers.
GETTING GOVERNMENT OUT OF THE WAY: President Trump has tackled rules and regulations that get in the way of jumpstarting job growth for all Americans.
- President Trump has required that for every new costly Federal regulation, two existing regulations be eliminated.
- President Trump signed legislation, House Joint Resolution 38, to prevent the burdensome “Stream Protection Rule” from causing further harm to the coal industry.
- President Trump signed legislation, House Joint Resolution 41, to eliminate a costly regulation that threatened to put American mining and energy companies and their employees at an unfair disadvantage.
- President Trump directed the Secretary of Commerce to develop a plan to streamline Federal permitting processes for domestic manufacturers.
ON THE RIGHT TRACK: Since President Trump’s inauguration, the economy has been showing steady improvement and high confidence.
- In January, the civilian labor force grew by 584,000.
- In January, 227,000 jobs were added to the workforce.
- In January, 36,000 construction jobs were added.
- In January, 5,000 manufacturing jobs were added.