U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will be in the Triangle Thursday to participate in a discussion about the department's new markets tax credit program.
The program allows taxpayers to receive a credit for making qualified equity investments in designated low-income communities.
Geithner will attend a roundtable discussion on the credits and visit a job training center and a retail business in the Golden Belt Complex, a newly renovated six-building facility in Durham that was financed in part with new market tax credits.
After the roundtable, Geithner will join business and university leaders and elected officials for a discussion of the work being done in the Research Triangle Park to create high-tech jobs.
The discussion will focus on how the link between entrepreneurs and research universities can be leveraged to create jobs in next generation technologies.
Among the other salons joining Geithner are U.S. Representatives David Price and Brad Miller and Mechanics & Farmers Bank President and CEO Kim Saunders.
Geithner's tour of the Golden Belt Complex is expected to start around 1 p.m.