Mayor Nutter today lauded President Obama's new job creation proposal, saying it would put help put residents back to work in Philadelphia and elsewhere.

Three specific areas outlined by Obama would each benefit the city, Nutter said. Those include new infrastructure spending, small business tax cuts and energy efficient rebates for homeowners. The latter, said the mayor, "saves people money and continues federal government goals, which we also share, with regards to energy efficiency."

Nutter also emphasized that any new jobs created by the "green economy" are valuable because they incorporate life skills training, and transferable skills.

Nutter was one of two U.S. mayors attending the president's speech this morning. The other was Richmond Mayor Dwight Jones.