(Reuters) – The United States is on track to double its exports within five years, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday, as he fills out a high-powered private sector council to help reach that goal.
"At a time when jobs are in short supply, building exports is an imperative. But this isn't just about where jobs are today. This is where American jobs will be tomorrow," Obama said in remarks prepared for delivery in a progress report on the ambitious export target he announced in January.
U.S. growth has returned after a severe recession but hopes for an enduring upturn -- and a lift to hiring that pulls back U.S. unemployment from levels near 10 percent -- will depend in large part on the strength of its sales abroad.
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