On Wednesday, Secretary Penny Pritzker
traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina to participate in an armchair discussion
with Charlotte Chamber President and CEO Bob Morgan. She highlighted the
progress made in America’s economic recovery in 2014, and discussed President
Obama’s plans to build on that momentum with the policies discussed in the
State of the Union Address.
President Barack Obama gestures as he talks with Akira Cooper at the Community Children's Center, one of the nation's oldest Head Start providers, in Lawrence, Kan.
January 22, 2015.
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Guest blog post by Jane Callen, Economics and Statistics Administration.In his State of the Union address, President Obama said that “21st century businesses, including small businesses, need to sell more American products overseas. Today, our businesses export more than ever, and exporters tend to pay their workers higher wages…” Following on the President’s remarks, we thought it would be valuable to take a quick “data snapshot” of the most recent annual report on exporting companies published by the U.S. Census Bureau.Read More
In Richmond, California in 1943, approximately 35 nursery school units opened up as part of a city-wide child care program.
The country was mobilizing around World War II and increasing employment, particularly among women, had become a national priority. In the case of Richmond, the centers opened to help provide care for the children of women working in the nearby Kaiser shipyards.
And here’s how they were funded: Congress had passed the Defense Housing and Community Facilities and Services Act of 1940 -- popularly known as the Lanham Act.
Guest blog post by JoAnn Crary, CEcD, President of
Saginaw Future, Inc. and 2015 Chair of the Board of Directors of the
International Economic Development Council
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Yesterday, President Obama traveled to Boise State University in Idaho -- his first time in the Gem State. Here's why:
For six years, President Obama and the American people have been working hard to lay a new, stronger foundation for our economy -- one that's based on what works: middle-class economics. That means building an economy on the idea that this country does best when everyone gets their fair shot and can feel more secure in a world of constant change.
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"Thank you for taking the heat, mostly from folks who don't have to pay for insurance. It literally means life or death to some of us."
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Editors note: This blog is authored by John Williams, Director of Innovation for the US Small Business Administration's Office of Investment and Innovation.
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