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At Work in Allentown

Watch the story of two local small businesses in Allentown, PA making their way in these difficult economic times.

On Friday, December 4th, President Obama will travel to Allentown, PA to spend some time out of Washington and take the temperature on what Americans are experiencing during these challenging economic times. We visited Allentown in advance to tell the stories of two local small businesses making their way in these difficult times. One, Egypt Star Bakery, is a Lehigh Valley institution, with a close-knit staff dedicated to serving one another and their community. They've weathered the recession by tightening their belts and making some personal sacrifices for the sake of the business. The other, Applied Separations Inc., is a small engineering firm that hires and trains people in green technologies, in some cases retraining workers who have been laid off from other industries. Watch the video that was shown today at the White House Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth to help keep everybody’s focus on what matters: