The Presidential Planner: Obama Focuses On Rural Jobs In Iowa

Aug 16, 2011 8:15am

ABC News’ Mary Bruce (@marykbruce) reports:

President Obama will spend the second day of his Midwest economic bus tour in Peosta, Iowa., today focusing on rural jobs.

At a White House Rural Economic Forum, the president is expected to announce several new initiatives aimed at boosting economic growth and creating jobs. The new programs, which come at no additional cost to tax payers, will create a “pretty significant” number of jobs, although the White House declines to say how many. 

Overall, today’s forum “will bring together farmers, small business owners, private sector leaders, rural organizations, and government officials to discuss ideas and initiatives to promote economic growth, accelerate hiring, and spur innovation in rural communities and small towns across the nation,” according to the White House.

Next stop: the president’s home state of Illinois.

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