President Obama laid out a list of goals for his second term, some of which represented new policy ideas and some which were repackaged goals his administration had announced previously.
Here's a look at Obama's second-term goals, as outlined in his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention:
Create 1 million new manufacturing jobs by the end of 2016.
While this particular number is new, President Obama's plans have previously included ideas about creating a more favorable environment for companies to create manufacturing jobs in the U.S. In his "Blueprint for an America Built to Last," Obama included proposals to lower tax rates for "companies that manufacture and create jobs in the United States" and create a new tax credit that would support companies seeking to finance factories, equipment, or production in communities "that have been hardest hit by a company choosing to relocate or a military base shutting down." The Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected about 357,000 new manufacturing jobs over the next decade. Meanwhile, the Boston Consulting Group has forecast that 2 to 3 million new manufacturing jobs will be created by 2020.
Double exports by the end of 2014.