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Saturday
Feb192011

Obama's Weekly Address: 'The Lesson on Display at Intel'

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- After his two-day swing to the West Coast where he dined with business leaders and toured Intel President Obama says that the nation needs to create the next Intel, the next Google and the next Microsoft.
 
“If we want to win the global competition for new jobs and industries, we’ve got to win the global competition to educate our people,” President Obama says in his weekly address. “We’ve got to have the best trained, best skilled workforce in the world.  That’s how we’ll ensure that the next Intel, the next Google, or the next Microsoft is created in America, and hires American workers. “
 
The message is one that the president not only carried with him to the West Coast but one he’s been hammering home since the State of the Union address at the end of January. Taped from inside Intel after a tour the president uses his weekly address to hold up Intel as an example of a company that competes even as global competition has intensified over the years.
 
“Companies like Intel are proving that we can compete -- that instead of just being a nation that buys what’s made overseas, we can make things in America and sell them around the globe,” Obama says, “  Winning this competition depends on the ingenuity and creativity of our private sector -- which was on display in my visit today.  But it’s also going to depend on what we do as a nation to make America the best place on earth to do business. “
 
Next week President Obama will travel to Cleveland, Ohio to hold a jobs forum with local businesses “to get ideas about what we can do to help their companies grow and create jobs.”

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