“There’s some serious business here,” President Barack Obama said to laughs and cheers from the crowd at the JaxPort cruise ship terminal Thursday. “Just walking and knowing what was going on down here and knowing what’s possible is a reminder of all the potential that we have in this country.”
Obama focused heavily on economics and business development at Thursday’s speech to about 1,000 people who were at the terminal by invitation only. While he laid down broad strokes for national economic plans, Obama took some time to take a tour of the cruise terminal facility.
“Those are some big cranes,” Obama said in a quip about the heavy industrial gear that lines the north shore of the St. Johns River to load and unload cargo at the port facility.