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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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Have This in Front of You When You Watch the President Today:

Thu, 2014-10-02 12:54

Today at 2:15 p.m. ET, President Obama will speak to entrepreneurs at Northwestern University about the future of America's 21st century economy.
Take a first look at what he'll be talking about. 
Our economy is stronger now than when the President took office during the Great Recession. Businesses are creating more jobs, our manufacturing sector is booming, and our nation is more energy independent than ever before.

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Watch and Engage: President Obama Speaks on the Future of America's 21st Century Economy

Thu, 2014-10-02 12:27

Don't miss President Obama speak at 2:15pm ET on a new foundation for our economy → http://t.co/IYD2qteVJu pic.twitter.com/Cf0YcPnzZl
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 2, 2014

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Why the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation?

Thu, 2014-10-02 11:20

Guest blog
post by Barb Ewing, Chief Operating Officer for the Youngstown Business
Incubator, and Scott Deutsch, Manager, Communications & Special Programs
for the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining

Youngstown
Business Incubator is home to the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation
Institute (“America Makes”), the pilot program for the President’s National
Network for Manufacturing Innovation.

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Enabling Business, Expanding Impact

Thu, 2014-10-02 00:00

Note: This blog is jointly authored by SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet and Jonathan Greenblatt.  It first appeared on ...

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President Obama Welcomes 2013 MLS Champs Sporting KC to the White House

Wed, 2014-10-01 20:00

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This afternoon, President Obama welcomed Major League Soccer team Sporting Kansas City to the White House in honor of the team's 2013 MLS Cup championship win.
In his remarks, the President noted the success that Kansas City sports teams are having as of late -- with the Royals advancing to the playoffs, as well as the Chiefs' blowout win over the New England Patriots this past Monday -- but gave credit to Sporting KC for being "the ones who got it all started."

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You Told Us: Here's What Raising the Wage Means to You

Wed, 2014-10-01 18:58

In this year's State of the Union, President Obama announced that he would be issuing an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to pay their workers a minimum wage of $10.10. Today, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez announced a final rule that implements the Executive Order -- and the rule will benefit almost 200,000 American workers.
"By raising the minimum wage for workers on federal contracts, we're rewarding a hard day's work with fair pay," Secretary Perez said.

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