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Posted byon November 5, 2014 at 6:09 PM EST
At the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership Summit in Washington, D.C., the Department of Commerce and 11 federal agencies with over $1.3 billion in economic development funding brought together more than 300 people from across the country to share best practices in building local competitiveness and to launch the second round of the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership competition.
Posted byon October 5, 2014 at 3:47 PM EST
President Obama gives remarks at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial dedication.
Posted byon October 3, 2014 at 7:25 PM EST
This week, President Obama talked about a new foundation for a 21st century economy and welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House; Vice President Biden and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez announced the fourth round of TAACCCT grants; and the economy saw its 55th straight month of private-sector job gains.
Posted byon October 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM EST
President Obama welcomes Sporting Kansas City to the White House in honor of the team's 2013 MLS Cup championship win.
Posted byon October 1, 2014 at 5:58 PM EST
Tens of thousands of people shared what raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 would mean to them personally, or to their communities. Read some of those stories on our interactive map here.
Posted byon September 18, 2014 at 2:20 PM EST
First Lady Michelle Obama highlights College Signing Day in her latest Upworthy post.
Posted byon September 15, 2014 at 4:18 PM EST
Phil Amtower is being honored as a Individual and Community Preparedness Champion of Change.
Posted byon September 8, 2014 at 12:37 PM EST
We’re excited to announce First Lady Michelle Obama is joining the site Upworthy as a guest curator. As part of her Reach Higher initiative, the First Lady will share videos and other content to inspire America's young people to take charge of their future.
More than 1,500 people participate in the White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Demo DayPosted byon August 4, 2014 at 2:17 PM EST
On Tuesday, more than 250 emergency managers, first responders, tech entrepreneurs, and local, state, and Federal officials came to the White House to participate in the Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Demo Day. The event was live-streamed to more than 1,250 people interested in leveraging tech and innovation to improve disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
Posted byon July 30, 2014 at 2:34 PM EST
President Obama travels to Kansas City, Missouri for a short one-day trip to have dinner with several people who had written him letters, and to give a speech on ensuring that the economy works for everyone.