Earlier this week, Secretary Geithner visited Los Angeles, California, to participate in a moderated discussion at the World Affairs Council about the outlook for the U.S. and global economies before an audience of almost 400 members of the local business community. The Los Angeles Times’ report on the event noted that the Secretary addressed “the nation's economic recovery and the state of the housing market. He said it's important to continue to help the economy improve and push Congress to act on programs that are positive for growth such as spending on infrastructure and education.”
The trip came on the heels of the Secretary's visit to Germany on Monday, which he discussed in an interview from Los Angeles with Bloomberg’s Peter Cook - watch for that and much more here. He also met with a number of local business leaders from a broad cross section of industries including the financial sector, higher education, real estate and the entertainment industry in Los Angeles’s booming downtown district to hear directly from them about how they are growing, but also the challenges they’re still facing. The Secretary discussed and answered questions about the President’s proposals to create jobs and strengthen the U.S. economy through tax relief for the middle class and small businesses as well as smart investments in education, research and infrastructure. Learn more about his trip in the videos right below.
Secretary Geithner speaks at the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, moderated by Council President Terry McCarthy
Secretary Geithner interviewed by Bloomberg's Peter Cook in Los Angeles
Anthony Reyes is the New Media Specialist at the Department of the Treasury.