Obama to focus on manufacturing in NC speech

Posted by John Frank on January 14, 2014 

President Barack Obama will focus on the improving manufacturing sector in his speech at N.C. State University on Wednesday.

Previewing his remarks in Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, Obama said his administration is putting “all hands on deck” to accelerate the nation’s economic recovery.

“I’ll be traveling tomorrow down to North Carolina to talk about a manufacturing innovation hub that we initiated, talked about in our State of the Union last year,” Obama told his cabinet, according to remarks released by the White House. “It’s going to be moving forward. And there are a lot of folks down in North Carolina who are excited, because it’s a perfect example of the kind of public-private partnership that can really make a difference in growing our economy faster and creating the kinds of good-paying jobs that help people get ahead.”

The president said the “economy is improving, but it could be improving even faster.” As reported by Politico, Obama will also announced a new public-private partnership to “boost advanced manufacturing that attracts the kind of well-paying jobs that sustain a growing middle class.”

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