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President George W. Bush talks with assembly worker Deborah Davis after starting up a combine with a gold-plated ignition key at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, Ill., Monday, Jan. 14, 2002. "I'm confident in the American farmer," said the President, addressing about 1500 employees and supporters. "I know the American farmer is more efficient, and can raise more crop than anybody, anywhere in the world." White House photo by Eric Draper.

Working for America
The workers of America are the heart of the nation's economy. Hardworking men and women are the spokes of the wheel, which turn raw materials into products, ideas into services, and businesses into industries. Since he took office, President Bush has toured a variety of American businesses from factories to plants and small business to large corporations. The President recently talked about the economy with workers in Illinois, Missouri, and Louisiana. These businesses and their interdependence illustrate the importance of American trade and exports to the nation's economy.

President's Three-State Economy Tour
President Talks Trade in New Orleans
Remarks by the President in Working for America Event - Aurora, Missouri
Remarks by the President to the People of Missouri
President Discusses Economic Growth at John Deere Facility
President to Travel to Illinois, Missouri and Louisiana Next Week

Trade and Exports: An important part of the economy
Click these pictures for a simple illustration of our interdependent economy.

1.    American workers purchase equipment and supplies made by other workers to produce goods and services. 2.  American workers produce goods and services and distribute them to markets at home and abroad.
Drawing of Illinois and Missouri. Drawing of Louisiana.
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