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Monday, January 9

Wow. Trump, Jack Ma discuss creating 1m small business jobs in USA

Jack Ma arrives at Trump Tower for meeting with Trump! 

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Alibaba's Jack Ma says job creation will focus on small business
By Anita Balakrishnan
January 9, 2017 - 12:15 EST
CNBC

President-elect Donald Trump said he had a "great meeting" with Alibaba executive chairman Jack Ma on Monday, when they were scheduled to discuss plans to create 1 million new U.S. jobs over the next five years.

Ma said that Alibaba's expansion would focus on products like garments, wine and fruits, especially in the Midwest.

"We're focused on small business," Ma told reporters. "We specifically talked about ... supporting 1 million small businesses, especially in the Midwest of America. Small businesses on the platform selling products — agriculture products and America services — to China and Asia."

The Monday meeting was planned to focus on the Chinese e-commerce company's U.S. expansion plans, according to spokespeople for both Alibaba and Trump.

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