Obama Administration to Launch Main Street Tour

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Last week, the Obama Administration announced plans for a "White House to Main Street" tour that will take the president to cities and towns across the country over the next few months to speak with workers and share ideas for the nation's continued economic recovery. President Obama sees the tour as an opportunity to "take the temperature on what Americans are experiencing during these challenging economic times," according to a White House press release.

The president will kick off his Main Street tour in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Friday, December 4. The day before the tour launches, President Obama and his economic team will host a forum on jobs and economic growth at the White House, where he hopes CEOs, small business owners, and financial experts will share their ideas for growing the economy and providing jobs for Americans.

"During these difficult economic times, we have a responsibility to consider all good ideas to encourage and accelerate job creation in this country," President Obama said in a statement. "At the forum ... I am looking forward to hearing from the private sector, from CEOs and small business owners, and from Americans struggling to make ends meet on how we can work together to create jobs and get this economy moving again."