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Follow Along: The Cabinet Visits Manufacturers Across the Country

Fri, 2014-10-03 11:36

Today is National Manufacturing Day, and more than 1,600 U.S. manufacturers are opening their factories up to members of the public. They have a great story to tell: Our manufacturing sector is as competitive as it's been in decades for new jobs and investment.
The President is traveling to Princeton, Indiana, today, where he'll tour Millennium Steel and discuss the importance of continuing to invest in American manufacturing -- and members of his Cabinet will be doing the same thing all across the country.

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BEA Stats Offer Interesting Nuggets about U.S. Factories in Recognition of Manufacturing Day

Fri, 2014-10-03 11:03

Today is Manufacturing Day and that’s the perfect time to
brush up on your factory factoids. Here are some data nuggets produced by the
Bureau of Economic Analysis that might surprise you:

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The Employment Situation in September

Fri, 2014-10-03 09:30

With today’s report, America’s businesses extended the longest streak of private-sector job gains on record. The data underscore that six years after the Great Recession—thanks to the hard work of the American people and in part to the policies the President has pursued—our economy has bounced back more strongly than most others around the world. But even as we take stock of the progress that has been made, too many Americans do not yet feel enough of the benefits.

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West Wing Week: 10/03/14 or, "If the Body is Strong"

Fri, 2014-10-03 00:07

This week, the President convened summits on global public health and on the BRAIN Initiative, hosted the Prime Ministers of India and Israel, welcomed the 2013 MLS Champion Sporting Kansas City to the White House, and traveled to Chicago to speak on the resurgence of the American economy.

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Gary Pollard, Jr.: "One American's Perspective"

Thu, 2014-10-02 18:55

Today, Gary Pollard, Jr. -- a network technician from Washington, D.C. -- sent the message below to the White House email list. Didn't get it? Join millions of Americans and sign up to receive messages from the White House.

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Resources to Help Manufacturers Understand Export Controls

Thu, 2014-10-02 17:48

October 3, on Manufacturing Day, American manufacturers will be celebrated for
the contributions they make toward U.S. job creation, innovation and a strong,
competitive U.S. economy.  With the recent
creation of more than 700,000 new manufacturing jobs, the increased growth rate
experienced by the U.S. manufacturing sector is almost twice the rate of growth
in the overall economy.  To accelerate
this growth even more, manufacturers may sell their products in international

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The Foundation for Growth and Prosperity Revisited

Thu, 2014-10-02 17:10

Today at Northwestern University, the President revisited the foundation for growth and prosperity that he unveiled more than five years ago, in April 2009, at Georgetown University. In that speech, he called for investing in new energy and technologies, expanding access to education for the country’s workers and children, launching health care reform, managing our nation’s finances, and putting in place financial reform and a stronger system of consumer protections.

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Secretary Pritzker and CEOs from the President’s Export Council Explore Market Opportunities with Turkish Business Leaders

Thu, 2014-10-02 17:05

After a productive stop in Poland, Secretary Pritzker traveled to Turkey with CEOs from the President’s Export Council (PEC) to explore opportunities for U.S. firms interested in the market and address outstanding challenges to expanding bilateral trade and investment.  While the United States and Turkey have sustained deep strategic and diplomatic ties for decades, both countries want to expand their economic and commercial relationship.

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"A New Foundation Is Laid": President Obama on America's 21st Century Economy

Thu, 2014-10-02 15:40

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The story of the last six years is the story of progress. In 2009, businesses were laying off 80,000 Americans a month. The unemployment rate sat at 10 percent. Manufacturing lagged behind while health care costs skyrocketed. And the deficit stood at nearly 10 percent of our economy.

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Oct. 3, Manufacturing is in the Neighborhood

Thu, 2014-10-02 15:17

Guest blog post by Mark Schmit
and Zara Brunner, National Institute
of Standards and Technology

The first Friday of the month might not normally stand out, but the first
Friday of October is a very big deal to us at the Hollings Manufacturing
Extension Partnership (NIST MEP) program. Every day we help small and mid-size
manufactures innovate and grow, but tomorrow we help them celebrate Manufacturing Day (MFG Day).

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