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."