Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank traveled to Cincinnati on Friday where she joined Mayor Mark Mallory for a visit to Graeter's Ice Cream.
At Graeter's, Blank discussed details of the American Jobs Act, which President Obama unveiled on Thursday in front of a joint session of Congress.
Blank highlighted the different ways that the American Jobs Act could make an immediate impact on accelerating job creation. She underlined the need for Congress to act quickly on the bipartisan measures in the Jobs Act.
Blank also underscored the steps the administration has already taken to help local businesses, like Graeter's, expand its operations and create jobs. Graeter's utilized the Recovery Act's Build America Bonds to help finance a facility expansion.
Additionally, Blank hosted a White House Business Council roundtable discussion with local business leaders to discuss the American Jobs Act in further detail, challenges facing America's business community, ways to improve U.S. economic competitiveness and the help that is available to businesses from agencies across the federal government.