THE WHITE HOUSE – Today at 2:15 p.m. Eastern, President Obama will speak to entrepreneurs at Northwestern University about the future of America’s 21st century economy.

We wanted to share a first look at what he’ll be saying.

Our economy is stronger now than when the President took office during the Great Recession. Businesses are creating more jobs, our manufacturing sector is booming, and our nation is more energy independent than ever before.

But we’re not there yet, and to build an economy that works for every American — not just the privileged few — we must invest in key economic cornerstones that will create security and opportunity for America’s middle class.

Take a look at where we stand on these essential parts of our economic foundation — then have these charts on hand when tune in to the President’s speech at 2:15 p.m. ET to hear how we can continue this progress and ensure a future of growth and prosperity for every American.