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Obama praises Raleigh, NC State on weekly address

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President Barack Obama made his trip to Raleigh and to N.C. State University a key part of his weekly address, delivered Saturday from the White House.

"Hi, everybody," Obama opened in a video released by the White House. "This week, I visited a company in Raleigh, North Carolina, that helps make electric motors that save businesses money on energy costs and cut harmful carbon pollution. 

"And I stopped by N.C. State University, where engineers are set to develop the new technology that will make those motors even better.

"It's part of my push not only to make America home to more high-tech manufacturing – but to make America more attractive for the good jobs that a growing middle class requires."

Obama was in the Triangle Wednesday, and visited Vacon – which is actually out in the Research Triangle Park, and not in Raleigh – and then gave a speech at N.C. State.

His speech at N.C. State focused on a public-private partnership which will create a $140 million hub at N.C. State to foster the development of wide bandgap semiconductors.

Obama, in his speech Saturday, said American dependence on foreign energy is diminishing and health care costs "are growing at their slowest rate in 50 years – due in part to the Affordable Care Act."

"So we are primed to bring back more of the good jobs claimed by the recession, and lost to overseas competition in recent decades," Obama said. "But that requires a year of action.  And I want to work with Congress this year on proven ways to create jobs, like building infrastructure and fixing our broken immigration system.

"Where Congress isn't acting, I'll act on my own to put opportunity within reach for anyone who's willing to work for it. That's what I did in Raleigh by launching America's second ‘manufacturing innovation institute.'  It's a partnership between companies, colleges, and the federal government focused on making sure American businesses and American workers win the race for high-tech manufacturing and the jobs that come with it – jobs that can help people and communities willing to work hard punch their ticket into the middle class."

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