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US: Trump picks Dow Chemical’s Liveris as manufacturing adviser

 |  December 11, 2016

Donald Trump has picked Andrew Liveris, the chief executive of Dow Chemical, to lead his advisory council on manufacturing, giving him a connection to the new administration at a time when he is trying to secure approvals for a complex $130bn merger with DuPont.

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Mr Liveris previously served in a similar advisory role for President Barack Obama.

At a rally in an arena in Michigan on Friday evening, Mr Trump introduced Mr Liveris and said he was “committed to returning jobs to the United States of America”.

Mr Liveris, an Australian who lives in the US, said Mr Trump was “paving the way with your administration, with your policies, to make it easier to do business in this country: not a red tape country but a red carpet country for American businesses.”

Earlier in the day, Dow announced that it would invest in a new innovation centre in Michigan that would support 200 jobs in research and development: 100 new jobs and 100 relocated from other Dow facilities around the world.

Full Content: Financial Times

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