PRESIDENT OBAMA: President says ‘the economy is getting stronger’ during speech at Rolls Royce

Posted at 11:56 AM, Mar 09, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-09 13:53:53-05

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – President Obama arrived at the Rolls-Royce plant in Prince George County, Virginia around 12:30 p.m. Friday.

During his speech he said the nation’s economy was getting stronger.

During one part of the speech the President talked about "insourcing."  He explained that's when companies from around the world bring jobs and investments back to the United States.

During the speech, President Obama introduced an idea for a National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. It would consist of 15 Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation around the country. They would serve as regional hubs of manufacturing that help make American manufacturers more competitive and encourage investment in the United States.

President Obama  landed at Richmond International Airport around 11:30 a.m. Friday morning. There he was greeted by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones, Virginia Congressman Bobby Scott and about three dozen well-wishers.

According to the White House, Gov. McDonnell gave President Obama a golf glove, printed with the slogan: "Virginia is for Lovers."

"He was very impressed that we knew he wore a left-handed glove," McDonnell told co-pooler Michael Scherer. "I told him we had done our opposition research."