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Blog Post: Backing up Words with a Strategic Plan

Blog Post: Backing up Words with a Strategic Plan

On Wednesday, President Obama will give his 2010 State of the Union address, and much of this address will focus on jobs. As a precursor to his speech, the president recently visited Elyria, Ohio, a small town in the rustbelt that epitomizes the economic struggle that America faces today.

Taking a question from a townhall crowd, the president eloquently shared his thoughts on intellectual property (IP)—those “creations of the mind” that result in new movies, new cell phones, and any other type of new invention—and the role it will play in “prying open”export markets and providing jobs to millions of Americans. Read more…