(Via USA Today) […] Trump told the group that his administration is “going to be here for you. You’ll call my people, you’ll call me. We have no formal chain of command around here.”
He suggested, and tech leaders agreed to, meeting quarterly, according to a person briefed on the meeting. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.
They discussed repatriating foreign profits, reforming taxes and regulations so companies build more jobs in the U.S., building better infrastructure, and improving education, the person briefed on the meeting said.
Government procurement and protecting intellectual-property rights, major topics for several tech companies in attendance, also came up, according to the Trump transition team.
[…] Bezos, however, struck a conciliatory tone. “I shared the view that the administration should make innovation one of its key pillars, which would create a huge number of jobs across the whole country, in all sectors, not just tech — agriculture, infrastructure, manufacturing — everywhere,” he said in a statement.
Wilbur Ross, Trump’s choice for Commerce Secretary attended and said it was “a very good, constructive meeting” in which both sides “got to know each other better.” (read more)