Britain's best years are ahead, the Prime Minister told delegates at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), in the wake of the worst financial recesssion since World War II.
Cameron said together Britain can make the years ahead the most entrepreneurial and dynamic in our country's history.
He called on industry to commit to create, innovate, invest, grow and develop and break boundaries.
"I passionately believe our best years are ahead of us," the PM told CBI delegates.
His speech laid out the extent to which the coalition government is relying on the private sector to fill the economic void left by the massive cuts to the public sector announced in last week's Spending Review.
"The new jobs, the new products, the new ideas that will lift us will be born in the factories and offices you own," Cameron said.
The coalition government's £81bn in spending cuts, which will shape the course of the economy over the next four years, are the deepest since the early 1920s and follow the longest and deepest slump in output since WWII.
Osborne's plans rely on the economy becoming less dependent on consumer and public spending for growth, and higher investment and a better export performance.
However, skeptics of the government's plans have warned the private sector is unlikely to invest as much as the Chancellor hopes while consumer sentiment remains weak.
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