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Elon Musk and Uber CEO Join Trump’s Economic Advisory Committee

Tech luminaries will lend their expertise to the new administration.

Silicon Valley heavyweights, Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX, and Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick, will be joining President-elect Donald Tump’s economic advisory committee. As part of Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, they are expected to provide an objective perspective of how the private sector can help shape the economic agenda.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick. Image Credit: Dan Taylor/ Heisenberg Media/ Wikimedia

While both Musk and Kalanick have openly questioned Trump’s ability to serve as commander in chief, it seems they—alongside other notable industry names—are more than willing to lend their expertise in the interest of driving the country’s economic growth through innovation and collaboration.

In fact, top-tier executives are gathering to meet with Trump to discuss how government policy will impact job creation and productivity. Joining Musk at the forum are Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Alphabet’s Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, Amazon and Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos, and Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg.

Political differences aside, Trump is hopeful that his administration, with the help of these innovators, can improve the country’s business climate.

“America has the most innovative and vibrant companies in the world, and the pioneering CEOs joining this Forum today are at the top of their fields,” Trump said.

The insight the administration will receive from some of the most influential figures in the tech industry could indeed pave the way for economic growth bolstered by opportunity and innovation.

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