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183,000 Manufacturing Jobs So Far

Summary: 
Following the strongest manufacturing job growth in more than a decade, the President will sign the Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010 becomes.

From the beginning, the Obama administration’s highest priority has been to rescue and rebuild the economy. Few areas were hit as hard as manufacturing – not just in this downturn, but going back years. Investing in 21st century manufacturing has been a cornerstone of the President’s plan to rebuild the economy stronger than before. And in the past seven months, we’ve seen the strongest manufacturing job growth in more than a decade -- adding 183,000 jobs so far this year.

The trends are promising and the President wants to keep that way. That’s why today, he is signing a bill into law that will make it cheaper and easier for American manufacturers and workers to do what they do best: build great products and sell them around the world. When the Manufacturing Enhancement Act of 2010 becomes a law today, it will create more jobs, help American companies compete, and strengthen manufacturing as a key driver of our recovery.

Watch the bill signing live at 2:50 PM EDT on WhiteHouse.govlive.

[Update: This live event has concluded. Check back later on the blog for the full video.]