Friday, May 17, 2013

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President Barack Obama left behind scandal-focused Washington on Friday to focus on the country’s slowly improving jobs picture.

Obama took a short helicopter trip about 40 miles north to Baltimore, which has had its share of tough times in the move from an industrial to service economy. But Maryland has experienced job growth this year as part of a nationwide economic recovery.

The White House said the trip would focus on three areas of needed investment to grow the middle class — jobs, skills and opportunity.

The president plans to highlight one of the manufacturing companies still thriving in the city by speaking at Ellicott Dredges. It makes equipment for excavation under water and on beachfronts around the world.