President Barack Obama gave his third State of the Union address last night. Flint Mayor Dayne Walling issued a statement shortly after the speech conclusion saying:

"President Obama outlined a clear vision to create jobs and build an economy built to last. A strong economy is a top priority for Flint's businesses, families, and students."

"It is good news for Flint and Michigan that American workers and manufacturing are at the core of the President's plan."

"President Obama's new proposals to reward companies that create jobs in communities affected by plant closings will help attract businesses to Flint and Michigan. This is the foundation we need for a strong community and country."