In January, President Donald Trump visited Davos, Switzerland,and gave a pro-growth, pro-America message at the World Economic Forum where he met with the heads of some of the biggest multinational companies in the world.
The business leaders represent some of the largest companies in Europe across multiple sectors of the economy, from financial services and telecommunications to sportswear, including a few German companies, such as Bayer AG, Thyssenkrupp AG, Siemens AG, SAP SE, and Adidas.
Siemens put Charlotte, NC in the international spotlight when its CEO Joe Kaeser told President Donald Trump that the company intends to develop its next generation of gas turbines in Charlotte thanks to Trump’s tax reform.
This announcement was a stark contrast to an announcement last fall in which Siemens stated it intended to cut about 6,900 jobs worldwide, including 1,800 in the U.S., over the next several years to cut costs.
Siemens currently employs about 1,650 at its Westinghouse Boulevard plant in Charlotte, NC, where workers make steam turbines and electrical generators for energy firms.