U.S. Needs to Make and Sell Products that Say 'Made in America' Says Obama

Jan. 12, 2012
'I don't want the next generation of manufacturing jobs taking root in China or Germany. I want them taking root in Michigan,Ohio,Virginia and North Carolina,' President Obama said.

At his "Insourcing American Jobs" forum on Jan. 11 with business leaders, President Obama talked about his hope for the future.

"I don't want America to be a nation thats primarily known for financial speculation and racking up debt buying stuff from other nations. I want us to be known for making and selling products all over the world stamped with three proud words: "Made in America.

"I don't want the next generation of manufacturing jobs taking root in countries like China or Germany. I want them taking root in places like Michigan and Ohio and Virginia and North Carolina. And that's a race that America can win.

The President urged leaders to Ask yourselves what you can do to bring jobs back to the country that made our success possible."

And he pledged to "do everything in my power to help you do it. We're going to have to seize this moment."

On the White House Blog, the administrating pointed out that it has already begun supporting insourcing by offering incentives for the manufacturing industries of the future. The government points to the success of the Section 48C program which provided an incentive for investment in machinery and equipment to manufacture the latest advanced energy technologies, ensuring that these cutting-edge technologies are not only invented here, but they are manufactured here.

To view White House Fact Sheet support on Insourcing click here.

See Also
Viewpoint: OUT: Outsourcing. IN: Insourcing.

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Previously Adrienne was in corporate communications at a medical manufacturing company as well as a large regional bank. 

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