For Immediate Release June 11, 2009
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
Senator Bill Nelson
Senator Jack Reed
Senator Debbie Stabenow
Senator Jon Tester
Senator Mark Udall
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack discusses the first-ever Rural Opportunity Investment Conference hosted by White House Rural Council. The conference brought together key people from the investment community, rural areas and government to make the business case for investing in rural America.
Today, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez is traveling to the BioTechnical Institute of Maryland in Baltimore, where he'll meet with Deric -- a graduate of the program who is now working as a manufacturing associate. Follow along here.
There are significant plans to develop infrastructure across Africa, and these plans represent enormous business opportunities for U.S. companies of all sizes. That's why we have invited key African decision-makers to meet with private-sector leaders in Chicago and Houston prior to the Summit.