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Feb052011

Obama Continues Push for Innovation in His Weekly Address

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Continuing the message of “out-innovating” as first proposed in his State of the Union address, President Obama previews the message he will take to the Chamber of Commerce and to Marquette, Michigan this upcoming week with an emphasis on building infrastructure such as expanding internet access.
 
“We have to realize that in today’s global, competitive economy, the best jobs and newest industries will take root in the countries with the most skilled workers, the strongest commitment to research and technology, and the fastest ways to move people, goods, and information,” President Obama says in his weekly address. “To win the future, America needs to out-educate, out-innovate, and out-build the rest of the world. “
 
On Thursday President Obama will travel to Marquette, Michigan, which he described as a place where, “high-speed broadband is connecting a small town to the larger world.”
 
While there, the president will visit the community and school there to talk about growing broadband access with emphasis on how that benefits exporting goods to new markets around the country and the world.

In his State of the Union address, Obama called for expanding high-speed wireless Internet access to 98 percent of Americans within five years -- the president will speak about this when he visits Michigan and previews that message in his weekly address.

“Supporting businesses with this kind of 21st century infrastructure and cutting-edge innovation is our responsibility.  But businesses have a responsibility, too.  If we make America the best place to do business, businesses should make their mark in America.”
 
The president says he will bring this message too when he speaks in front of the Chamber of Commerce on Monday in Washington, D.C.
 
“Government and businesses have mutual responsibilities; and [that] if we fulfill these obligations together, it benefits us all.  Our workers will succeed.  Our nation will prosper.”

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