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Chart of the Week: Businesses Are Ready to Hire More Americans Now Than at Any Point Since 2001

January 30, 2015

Six years after the financial crisis, America’s resurgence is real and beginning to touch more and more lives across the country. As the President said, “With a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, and booming energy production, we have risen from the recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth.”   
America’s businesses are already setting pen to paper, creating jobs in burgeoning industries at a breakneck pace. In fact, there are more open jobs today than at any point since 2001.

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The White House Honors the 2015 School Counselor of the Year

January 30, 2015

First Lady Michelle Obama and actor and singer Connie Britton, right, applaud as Counselor of the Year Cory Notestine, a school counselor at Alamosa High School in Alamosa, Colo., delivers remarks during the Counselor of the Year event in the East Room of the White House, Jan. 30, 2015.

(Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)

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A New Flood Standard for Federal Investments Will Help Communities Weather Climate Change, Extreme Storms

January 30, 2015

The view from aerial tour of Hurricane Sandy damage of New Jersey's barrier beaches, Nov. 18, 2012.

(Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert)

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More than 4.26 Million Records Released

January 30, 2015

In September 2009, the President announced that — for the first time in history — White House visitor records would be made available to the public on an ongoing basis. Today, the White House releases visitor records that were generated in October 2014. This release brings the total number of records made public by this White House to more than 4.26 million — all of which can be viewed in our Disclosures section.

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What Could Possibly Happen?

January 30, 2015

I have lived a lot of life, most of it on the go, and always an adventure. Challenging myself and pushing limits. From 25 to 35, I worked hard and lived with that sense of freedom, full of fun and exploration, believing every year would only get better and better. In that decade, I took some chances – moved to three different cities where I didn’t know anyone, and I took jobs I wasn’t sure about. I was always confident things would work out, or at least I could figure it out how to make it work.

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The Benefits of IMCP

January 30, 2015

Guest Blog by Sarah Lee, Principal Economic Development
Manager, Puget
Sound Regional CouncilWashington State brought
in $7 million in IMCP-aligned federal agency funds just months after receiving
one of the “manufacturing community” designations from the U.S. Department of
Commerce. That’s a pretty shining endorsement of the Investing
in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) program, right? But the truth is Washington
State began reaping the benefits of the program even before we submitted our

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EDA Tools: Supporting Investment in Local Communities

January 30, 2015

A community can’t attract investment if it doesn’t have a
clear sense of what it has to offer to a potential company or industry looking
to locate there. That’s why the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)
has tools to help communities identify assets in their regions that will help
to attract private investment: the National Excess Manufacturing Capacity
Catalogue (NEXCAP) and the U.S. Cluster Mapping website.

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West Wing Week: 1/30/15 or, “Namaste Obama”

January 30, 2015

This week, the President made history by being the first sitting President to make a second visit to India. He and the First Lady also traveled to Saudi Arabia to pay their respects to the late King. And back at home, the President convened a meeting with U.S. mayors and honored outgoing Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. That's January 23 to January 29 or, "Namaste Obama."

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Puerto Rico MBDA Business Center’s MED Week Event Helps Local Entrepreneurs, Businesses Expand Their Opportunities

January 30, 2015

Puerto
Rican businesses and entrepreneurs looking for opportunities that drive growth found
them during Puerto Rico’s MBDA Business Center’s Minority Enterprise
Development Week (MED Week) conference held on January 30th in San
Juan’s Condado Plaza Hotel.

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Behind the Budget: The Budget Methods Specialist

January 30, 2015

"Behind the Budget" is a series of posts featuring audio stories from staffers from across the Office of Management and Budget, discussing aspects of the budget process that most Americans don't get to see.

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