Showing posts with label President Launches 3 Day Economic Bus Tour. Show all posts
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Monday, August 15, 2011

President Launches 3-Day

Economic Bus Tour

From: The White House

This morning, President Obama will visit Cannon Falls, Minnesota to kick off his economic bus tour. The President is traveling around the Midwest to stress the vital role rural America plays in ensuring the growth of our economy, the affordability of our food, the independence of our energy supply, and the strength of our communities. Cannon Falls, Minnesota, 35 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, is the first stop in a three day tour across America’s heartland. President Obama will take questions from small business owners, rural organizations and local families during a town hall beginning at 1:05 pm EDT at Lower Hannah's Bend Park.

From: Althea Dixon


White House Correspondent

Farmers, small business owners, private sector leaders, rural organizations, and government officials will join the President in a Forum on August 16th at Northwest Iowa Community College in Peosta, Iowa to discuss ideas and initiatives that promote economic growth, and spur innovation in rural communities and small towns across the country.

The WH Rural Council Economic Growth Agricultural Innovation Jobs and Economic Security Team announced Friday that President Obama will kick-off his 3-day economic bus tour across the country with a forum in Iowa.

The primary purpose of this tour is to raise consciousness and awareness of the urgency of strengthening Rural America’s Economic Development. Listen and Learn Tours are being conducting around the nation by the White House Rural Council.

The President and White House Rural Council will lay-out the economic landscape rural Americans face today at the Forum based on the Councils report that focused on five critical areas: creating jobs and promoting economic growth, improving access to quality health care and education, fostering innovation, expanding outdoor opportunities, and supporting veterans and military families.

President Obama and his Administration are already implementing many of these programs in rural America to support economic growth.

Communities are being stimulated and growing since President Obama signed an Executive Order establishing the first White House Rural Council to focus on increasing rural access to capital, spur agricultural innovation, expand digital and physical infrastructure in rural areas, and create economic opportunities through conservation and outdoor recreation.


The President will conclude his bus tour Wednesday with two town hall events in his home state of Illinois.

CLICK HERE for complete Economic Bus Tour schedule

and to WATCH each Townhall Meeting LIVE!

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