An Overview of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

“When more than 85% of our potential customers live outside our borders, we can’t let countries like China write the rules of the global economy,” said President Obama in a statement to the press. “We should write those rules, opening new markets to American products while setting high standards for protecting workers and preserving our […]

2015 State of the Union: What You Need to Know

One of the most highly watched, critiqued, criticized, dissected, and analyzed television moments of the entire year is the president’s State of the Union address. This annual message from the president of the United States is meant to update the populace on current events, and actually stems from the U.S Constitution: “The President ‘shall from […]

Obama Proposes Two Free Years of Community College

After announcing new initiatives this year to strengthen manufacturing, it’s been clear that the United States is headed toward a trend of supporting goals to reduce the skills gap in 2015. Back in October, President Obama presented some goals to enhance American manufacturing, including enabling innovation and expanding the workforce. Most notably, he made it […]

President Obama Announces Two New Manufacturing Hubs

If there were one thing you could do to create to kickstart the ongoing education and construction of manufacturing–how it works or how helpful it is to society–what would you create? Where would you create it? For President Obama, the answer to that question is a series of manufacturing institutes. In 2013, President Obama announced […]

First Manufacturing Hub to Be Placed in North Carolina

A few days ago in Raleigh, NC, President Obama announced the government’s intentions to strengthen the United States manufacturing sector and stimulate advanced manufacturing. He visited North Carolina to promote technology-enhanced, 21st-century manufacturing jobs as the key to an economy that offers well-paying jobs to middle-class citizens. While in Raleigh, Obama announced a “new public-private […]