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President Obama Lays Out Export Initiative to Create Jobs

01/28/2010 - 11:25am

President Obama gave his State of the Union speech last night, laying out his plan to rescue, rebuild and restore America. An important element of the President's plan is to "double exports over the next five years, an increase that will support two million new jobs in America," including the launch of a National Export Initiative.

The potential for increased exports to support well-paying jobs here at home is significant enough to demand a smart, concerted effort that maximizes opportunities. That's why President Obama has directed agencies across his Administration to coordinate a jobs-oriented policy and promotion effort.

Watch a clip of the President's speech below, read the full transcript here, and learn more about the President's initiatives here.

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