Competitiveness

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The U.S. Aging Population as an Economic Growth Driver for Global Competitiveness

As the number of Americans older than the traditional retirement age steadily rises, the United States is poised to revitalize its global economic strength by approaching its aging population not as a crisis, but rather a promising opportunity for economic growth. Please join Joseph Coughlin, Robert Hormats, and Kelly Michel to discuss the core of this approach, healthy and active aging, which will require serious public policy reform, new business strategies, and profound sociological shifts in views on aging.

On the occasion of CFR's 90th anniversary, we will examine through a series of meetings and other projects how policies at home will directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world.

**Please note this meeting was previously scheduled for January 12, but will now be held on February 14.**

**For further analysis on the U.S. aging population, please see CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Michael Hodin's blog post, Why 'Gray' is the New Golden Opportunity.

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President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Discussion

President Obama formed the Jobs Council in order to bring together a group of Americans representing diverse perspectives for the purpose of bolstering the economy by fostering job creation, innovation, growth, and competitiveness. This discussion is an opportunity to bring new voices to the table to participate and inform the Council's work and recommendations.

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