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Top tech execs met with Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York City Wednesday. (Flickr Photo by m01229)

This week’s meeting between Donald Trump and top execs from the tech industry may become a recurring event, possibly as frequently as every quarter.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is photographed at Trump Tower on Wednesday. (CNBC via Twitter)

That’s one of the takeaways from a readout of the meeting posted to the president-elect’s website by his transition team.

The post summarizes topics the chief execs from Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Apple, and more discussed with Trump — and it appears they covered quite a bit of ground after the cameras went off.

A journalist captured the initial moments of the meeting (below) before Trump’s team put the kibosh on recording.

A report from Recode, citing a number of anonymous sources, covers issues that were brought up during the meeting. For the most part, the president-elect didn’t respond with specific or substantive plans to address them. He did, however, say “let’s fix that” when Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella brought up H-1B visas and challenges tech companies have bringing in skilled talent from other countries, according to Recode.

Below is a list of topics covered, according to the post on

  • Creating more jobs for American workers
  • Climinating barriers preventing American companies from doing business in other countries
  • America’s competitive trade dynamic and market access with China
  • Cutting taxes
  • Repatriation of American profits kept overseas by prohibitive tax rates
  • Improving our physical and digital infrastructures
  • Protecting our intellectual property rights
  • Improving America’s cybersecurity
  • Updating our government software systems
  • Technology in schools
  • The need for greater vocational education opportunities
  • Reducing bureaucracy
  • Introducing greater accountability in the government procurement process
  • The leaders in attendance also praised the ingenuity and energy of the American workforce, and President-elect Trump suggested reconvening the tech leaders again in the future, perhaps as frequently as every quarter.

See our full coverage of the meeting here, Jeff Bezos’ comments afterward here, and listen to GeekWire’s perspective in the podcast below.

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