ECONOMY

Trump forms an advisory group of CEOs for input on jobs

President-elect Donald Trump has formed an advisory group of more than a dozen CEOs and business leaders to offer input on how to create jobs and speed economic growth.

The President's Strategic and Policy Forum will hold its first meeting at the White House in the first week of February. The president-elect says the group will be led by Stephen A. Schwarzman, CEO of Blackstone, an investment management firm.

Trump has vowed to keep manufacturing jobs from leaving the country, and set a goal of growing the economy at 4 percent a year, about twice the average of recent years.

"This forum brings together CEOs and business leaders who know what it takes to create jobs and drive economic growth," Trump said in a statement.