Local business executives gave an earful this morning to officials in the Obama Administration about what they perceive as Washington's stifling regulatory environment.
Nearly two dozen local business leaders attended the session at which a number of participants aired their frustrations to the White House Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. The panel is set to make its first recommendations this afternoon on improving the economy during President Obama's visit to Durham.
The President and his advisors convened the jobs council in part to replace the public image of Obama as a capitalist-bashing crusader with a voter-friendly portrait of national leader concerned about jobs and pocketbook issues.
The meeting at DuPont's research and development facility in Research Triangle park focused on challenges facing the state's manufacturing sector. DuPont employs nearly 900 people in the state, 230 of them in RTP, the company's national headquarters for its Electronics and Communications division.