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Posted byon August 23, 2011 at 11:43 AM EDT
Jefferson Keel, the current President of the National Congress of American Indians and the Lt. Governor of the Chickasaw Nation, shares his experience participating in the White House Rural Economic Forum in Iowa.
Posted byon August 22, 2011 at 3:48 PM EDT
The Secretary of the Interior traveled to New England to highlight the economic power of outdoor recreation
Posted byon August 22, 2011 at 1:45 PM EDT
Small business owners who participated in the White House Rural Economic Forum in Peosta, Iowa share their personal experience of creating jobs in rural America.
Posted byon August 22, 2011 at 12:58 PM EDT
Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood visited the Illinois State Fair and led a roundtable with members of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, small business owners, farmers, rural organizations and government officials to hear their ideas about how DOT can continue expanding opportunities for them.
Posted byon August 20, 2011 at 5:30 AM EDT
From a farm in the Midwest, President Obama talks about the determination and integrity of the American people and calls on Congress to put aside their differences to grow the economy.
Posted byon August 19, 2011 at 3:51 PM EDT
This week most of the action took place far from the West Wing, as the President and many of his senior advisors met with Americans in rural towns and communities
Posted byon August 19, 2011 at 9:39 AM EDT
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaks about the Administration's commitments to innovation and small business development for the continued strength of small towns and rural areas.
Posted byon August 19, 2011 at 12:00 AM EDT
Here's what happened this week at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted byon August 18, 2011 at 6:32 PM EDT
As President Obama traveled through Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois holding town hall meetings, we heard from several state and local officials who attended the events on the impact of the President’s Rural Tour and what it meant to their communities.
Posted byon August 18, 2011 at 4:32 PM EDT
After three days of traveling through the Midwest and talking with farmers, small business owners and concerned citizens, the President says Congress must act quickly to put Americans back to work