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  • Weekly Wrap Up: "Fulfilling Our Obligations"

    Here’s a quick glimpse at what happened this week on

  • Weekly Address: Following the President’s Plan for a Strong Middle Class

    In this week’s address, President Obama calls for quick action on the proposals he made during the State of the Union to grow our economy and create jobs, including making America a magnet for manufacturing, strengthening our education system through high-quality preschool for every child, and raising the minimum wage.

  • Deputy Secretary Blank Travels to BMW in Spartanburg, SC to Highlight Revitalization of American Manufacturing

    Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank visits a manufacturing factory and highlights the President’s proposals for investing in manufacturing and creating jobs in America.

  • Watch: President Obama Answers Your Questions in a Google+ Hangout

    Watch the video of President Obama's hangout, live from the West Wing of the White House.

  • A Plan to Revitalize American Manufacturing

    President Obama was in Asheville, NC to talk about his committment to making America a magnet for jobs and manufacturing so we continue to build things the rest of the world buys.

  • Materials Innovation for the 21st Century

    This Administration has taken a proactive approach to improve our domestic materials capabilities. A significant milestone in this effort was President Obama’s 2011 launch of the ambitious Materials Genome Initiative—a collaboration between government, private-sector, and academic leaders to discover and deploy new cutting-edge materials faster and cheaper than ever before. This week, in another important milestone, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced a $120 million award over five years to establish a new Energy Innovation Hub—the Critical Materials Institute (CMI).

  • What You Need to Know About the Bipartisan Tax Agreement

    The deal passed by an overwhelming majority in the Senate keeps income taxes low for the middle class and ensures that America will continue to invest in education, clean energy, and manufacturing to strengthen our economy and the middle class.

  • Making Makers in Los Angeles

    Soon after taking office in 2009, in a speech at the National Academy of Sciences, President Obama called on the science, engineering, and technology communities to “encourage young people to create and build and invent – to be makers of things not just consumers of things.” Here’s what one leader in the maker community shared about her experience bringing kids and families into the growing community of American makers.

  • $25M in Research Awards to Advance Administration’s Materials Genome Initiative

    Last month, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than$25 million of funding for innovative materials-science research projects. The research awards are a significant milestone for the Administration’s Materials Genome Initiative (MGI)—a collaborative effort of public, private, and academic leaders to make the discovery, development, and deployment of cutting-edge materials faster and cheaper than ever before.

  • Administration Teams Up to Bring Jobs Back to America

    A new multi-agency competition will make three-year grants available to states, cities, nonprofits, colleges and economic development districts that develop plans to help attract companies that want to build in the U.S. but might need a few more resources.