Congressman Tim Scott (SC-01) today announced the launch of his "Revitalizing America" series, which will bring both local and national business leaders and entrepreneurs together with Congressional leaders to discuss how our nation can revitalize the American Dream.
The first event in the series, the Encouraging Entrepreneurship Conference, will be held at the U.S. Capitol on May 31, 2012. Participants from South Carolina include Chairman Chad Walldorf of the South Carolina Board of Economic Advisors, Catherine Heigel from South Carolina Duke Energy, Phil Byrd of the American Trucking Association and Bulldog Trucking in Charleston, and Phil Ufkes of UEC Electronics in Hanahan.
Also participating will be U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), U.S. House Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI), House Republican Conference Vice-Chairman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA), Steve Forbes, Honeywell CEO Dave Cote, Dominos CEO Patrick Doyle, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, and priceline.com founder Jay Walker. Additional speakers will be announced in the coming days.
"I am looking forward to redirecting the conversation in Washington back to one that empowers the American people instead of the American government," Scott said." "No one knows better than the people of the First District and our entire state that we need to simplify the federal government and get it back out of the American people's way, and that's why we're inviting everyone up for this important conversation."
The Conference will serve to ignite the conversation between small business leaders, entrepreneurs, CEOs and Congressional leadership as to how the government can encourage entrepreneurship and allow our job creators to do what they do best: innovate and grow. Seven different panels will lead the conversations through topics such as health innovation, tax policy, regulatory reform and where the American Dream stands today.