Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Entrepreneur Steve Case Named to President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness

This just in: Steve Case [pictured], co-founder of AOL, CEO of Revolution LLC, and chairman of the Case Foundation, has been appointed to the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness [PCJC], launched last month by President Barack Obama.

"I am gratified by the President's decision to appoint me to the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness," said Case. "As chair of the Startup America Partnership, and as someone who has been an entrepreneur myself and dedicated my career to fostering and investing in entrepreneurship, I look forward to using this opportunity to serve as a voice for anyone who has launched, funded, or been a part of starting a new business. These startups and speedups are the source of extraordinary job growth, vitality, and innovation in our economy, and deserve our support.

"I look forward to working with the Council, and ensuring that the efforts of the Startup America Partnership to support high-growth entrepreneurship are closely aligned with the Administration’s overall jobs and competitiveness strategy."

About the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness
PCJC was initiated "to strengthen the Nation's economy, ensure the competitiveness of the United States, and to create jobs, opportunity, and prosperity for the American people by ensuring the availability of nonpartisan advice to the President from participants in and experts on the economy."

Click here to read the full Executive Order that introduced PCJC.

About the Case Foundation
The Case Foundation, created by Steve and Jean Case in 1997, invests in people and ideas that can change the world, with the ultimate goal of making giving back a part of everyday life. The Foundation creates and supports initiatives that leverage new technologies and entrepreneurial approaches to drive innovation in the social sector, and encourage individuals to get involved with the communities and causes they care about.

For more information, visit, and follow them at and

About the Startup America Partnership
The Startup America Partnership is an alliance of the country’s most innovative entrepreneurs, corporations, universities, foundations and other private-sector leaders working to dramatically increase the prevalence and success of high-growth enterprises in the U.S.

The Partnership was created as an independent, private-sector response to President Obama’s Startup America initiative, a White House campaign to celebrate, inspire and accelerate high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation.

AOL co-founder Steve Case chairs the Partnership, and the Kauffman and Case foundations are founding partners, providing initial funding and strategic guidance.

For more information on the Partnership, visit, and follow them at and

SOURCES: Startup America Partnership, The White House

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