The president pushed his "Blueprint for an America Built to Last" initiative, which was first laid out in his State of the Union address, aimed to promote insourcing and investments in educating workers.
Obama reiterated calls for companies to bring employees and investments back to the United States, as well as pay their fair share in taxes.
He is spoke from Master Lock, a manufacturer of padlocks and security products, where he toured the facilities earlier Wednesday.
—This event has concluded. President Obama took the stage at 1:52 p.m. ET.