[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/03/11/art.obama0311.2.gi.jpg caption ="President Obama is set Thursday to announce new details of his free trade agenda."]Washington (CNN) - President Obama will announce Thursday new details of his free trade agenda that is intended to grow the economy, a White House official said.
In his State of the Union address in January, Obama set a goal of doubling exports over the next five years to support two million American jobs. The National Export Initiative, he said, would be a government-wide, presidential-level export promotion strategy aimed at championing U.S. workers and businesses by providing the necessary tools to keep the nation competitive and help create new jobs.
Obama is expected Thursday to lay out specific goals of the initiative, the official said.