Vienna, VA – Aug 1, 2012— Job creation, education, and access to capital were the focus of a recent White House Business Council meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. MicroTech President and CEO Tony Jimenez and nine other private sector business leaders joined a number of President Obama's Senior Administration officials to discuss ways the government can create jobs, improve education opportunities, and help stimulate the economy.
As the nation’s fastest growing Hispanic-Owned Business and one of the Top Technology Integrators in the U.S., MicroTech employs over 450 people and supports almost a million technology users daily. “MicroTech's continued growth, intellectual property and our innovative solutions designed to support Government requirements allow MicroTech to remain at the industry forefront of cloud solutions and migration technology,” Jimenez said.
The meeting was hosted by Francisco Sanchez, Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade and the participants included White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew; CIO of the Federal Government Steve VanRoekel; Executive Director, White House Business Council Ari Matusiak; Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors to the White House Allan Krueger; Assistant Deputy Secretary for Innovation and Improvement, Department of Education James Shelton III; and Deputy Director, Chief of Staff, National Economic Council, White House Greg Nelson.
The forum provided an opportunity for the participants to receive a macroeconomic and budget overview and to engage in a job creation discussion with a focus on American economic competitiveness and how best to move the national economy forward.
MicroTech’s CEO cited government incentives as the driving force for being able to create more jobs. “It’s entrepreneurs in clean energy, medicine, advanced manufacturing, information technology, and other fields who will build the new industries of the 21st century, as well as solve some of our toughest global challenges,” said Jimenez. He highlighted that such tax incentives were used to open his company’s Innovation and Integration Center (I2C), an Emerging Technology Center, MicroDataCenter, and Test Evaluation and Integration Lab in Vienna, Virginia.
Jimenez is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Advisory Council on Minority Business Enterprise. As a respected business owner, successful entrepreneur, and award-winning small business advocate, Jimenez has testified before Congress and the Senate on five separate occasions. He has drafted and reviewed legislation designed to improve opportunities for small business owners and has worked with the past two Administrations regarding tax incentives for small and medium sized businesses and ways to create jobs, improve education opportunities, and help stimulate the economy.