CGI America
Promoting Economic Recovery in the United States
CGI America brings together leaders in business, government, and civil society to generate and implement commitments to address economic recovery in the United States. To date, CGI America attendees have made 211 Commitments to Action with a total estimated value of nearly $13.6 billion.
CGI America brings together leaders in business, government, and civil society to generate and implement commitments to address economic recovery in the United States. To date, CGI America attendees have made 211 Commitments to Action with a total estimated value of nearly $13.6 billion. Through their commitments, CGI America attendees have reported that 230,000 people have benefited from professional skills training; 140,000 children have gained access to improved quality of education; and $52 million of new capital has been invested in or loaned to small and medium enterprises. 
 

On June 13-14, 2013, President Bill Clinton hosted the third meeting of CGI America in Chicago to drive action on economic recovery in the United States. He was joined by nearly 1,000 leaders from across sectors to develop concrete solutions for a wide array of economic and social challenges, ranging from employment and workforce training to community development and energy security.

The collective efforts of CGI America 2013 attendees resulted in the announcement of 74 new commitments. In addition, President Clinton announced the progress of several outstanding 2011 and 2012 commitment-makers, whose work has already impacted more than one million lives.

Throughout the meeting, attendees engaged in interactive, content-specific Working Groups that convened several times over the two days. These group discussions provided opportunities to share knowledge, build partnerships, and generate commitment ideas that support long-term economic benefits for all Americans. Attendees also participated in a dynamic selection of breakout sessions, uniquely formatted to serve as platforms for sharing new perspectives and addressing timely cross-cutting issues.