Obama acknowledged his administration’s “rocky start” with the business community but laid out plans for collaboration.
Adkisson responded by stating that the President’s speech was an important gesture and toward the business community. He also emphasized that trade would be a pivotal party of the economic recovery.
Adkisson referenced areas where there has been the most tension in the business community but seemed optimistic about the President’s plans for investment in infrastructure, citing examples in Kentucky.
Ultimately, Adkisson said that the business community shared the same goal as the President: “for this recovery to be a jobs recovery.”
But will Obama’s policies match his rhetoric? Stay tuned.