I was one of two dozen financial journalists attending the White House’s first-ever Personal Finance Online Summit on Wednesday. Top Obama administration officials — including the President — gave their stump speeches on economic policies and job creation methods. (Read my article about financial tips from the president himself).
While there was admittedly plenty of politicking, a few business sectors stood out as clear winners based on White House policies and the overall direction of the American economy in the next few years. While no specific companies were named – in fact, some leaders in these industries may not even exist next year – it was clear these seven sectors are the ones that the Obama administration thinks will drive the economy forward:
Digital healthcare: Forget about your feelings over recent health care legislation or efforts to overturn the law. According to Aneesh Chopra, the administration’s chief technology officer, the real revolution in healthcare is going to happen due to new communication techniques that allow for secure sharing of digital medical records and remote doctor’s appointments. Chopra credits the “liberation of data” to creating a whole new industry regarding IT-focused medical services. Read