Trump Adds Uber, Tesla CEOs to Advisory Forum


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Travis Kalanick, CEO of Uber Technologies Inc., and Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, are among the newest members of a group of executives President-elect Donald Trump is assembling to advise him on how government policy impacts economic growth.

The President’s Strategic and Policy Forum is so far composed of 19 CEOs who will meet with Trump to share their views. Trump created the forum Dec. 2.

Musk and other technology leaders are meeting with Trump today in New York. 

Musk’s electric car company in November acquired SolarCity Corp. to become, according to Tesla, “the world’s only integrated sustainable energy company.”

A Tesla spokeswoman declined to comment.  

Uber’s Kalanick said in an e-mailed statement that he looks “forward to engaging with our incoming president and this group on issues that affect our riders, drivers and the 450+ cities where we operate.”

Trump said in a statement that the “pioneering CEOs joining this Forum today are at the top of their fields.”  He said his administration will “work together with the private sector to improve the business climate and make it attractive for firms to create new jobs across the United States from Silicon Valley to the heartland.”

Trump will hold the forum’s first meeting in February.