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Message from President Bush to 2005 Baldrige Recipients

Congratulations to the 2005 recipients of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

America is a land of great opportunity because of the hard work, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit of our citizens. Since 1987, the Baldrige Award has recognized the achievements of American businesses, educational institutions, and health care organizations that put quality and people first. This year's recipients have demonstrated the principled leadership, strong character, and commitment to economic growth that are associated with this award's namesake, and each serves as a model for other organizations in its field.

I appreciate the honorees for their hard work and dedication to excellence. Your efforts help advance prosperity across our Nation and make America stronger.

Laura and I send our best wishes.

George W. Bush

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Released November 22, 2005, Updated November 27, 2017