KEEN President & CEO James Curleigh Attends Insourcing Forum at Whitehouse

President Obama speaks at the Insourcing American Jobs forum (20120111)

Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson

Our President and CEO, James Curleigh, was given the opportunity to take part in the ‘Insourcing American Jobs’ Forum on January 11th at the Whitehouse.  James is pictured in the above photo (top row, right-hand side).

At “Insourcing American Jobs” forum, President Obama talked about his hope for the future:

I don’t want America to be a nation that’s primarily known for financial speculation and racking up debt buying stuff from other nations. I want us to be known for making and selling products all over the world stamped with three proud words:  “Made in America.”  And we can make that happen.

I don’t want the next generation of manufacturing jobs taking root in countries like China or Germany. I want them taking root in places like Michigan and Ohio and Virginia and North Carolina. And that’s a race that America can win.

You can learn more about KEEN’s efforts in a recent Portland Business Journal article ‘Manufacturing locally takes KEEN to the White House.’