Obama: More Exports = More Jobs

Jan 22, 2011 6:00am

ABC News' Tahman Bradley reports:  President Obama keeps his focus on exports and the economy in his weekly address, saying one of the most important things America can do to save and create jobs is to open up more markets to U.S. goods. 

“Leading the world in innovation. Opening new markets to American products. That’s how we’ll create jobs today. That’s how we’ll make America more competitive tomorrow. And that’s how we’ll win the future,” the president says.

President Obama encourages Americans not to fear competing in today’s global economy. 

“I know we can out-compete any other nation on Earth,” he says. “We just have to make sure we’re doing everything we can to unlock the productivity of American workers, unleash the ingenuity of American businesses, and harness the dynamism of America’s economy.”

On Friday, President Obama toured General Electric’s plant in Schenectady, N.Y., and announced a new presidential council on Jobs and Competitiveness.  Mr. Obama reflects on his tour and the announcement, his meeting with China’s President Hu Jintao, as well as his work to negotiate a new trade deal with South Korea that the White House says will support more than 70,000 jobs. 

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