President Obama visits Indiana Friday to speak about economy

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (Oct. 3, 2014)– President Barack Obama is in Indiana Friday.

“The President will deliver remarks Thursday to Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management where he will deliver a forceful case for American strength and leadership at home,” a White House spokesperson said earlier this week. “The President will highlight the progress we’ve made building a new foundation for the American economy – recovering faster than almost any advanced nation – and underscore the steps we need to take to continue our progress and ensure that more middle-class families feel that progress in their own lives. The President will continue to discuss these urgent priorities in the days and weeks ahead. The President will travel to Millennium Steel in Princeton, Indiana on Friday as a part of Manufacturing Day to highlight this strategy.”

The President’s remarks at Millennium Steel will not be open to the public.

According to our media partners at the Indy Star, this is the sixth time Obama has visited Indiana since he became president in 2009, including his first presidential trip outside the D.C. area, to Elkhart in February 2009. The unemployment rate in Elkhart County then was 15.3 percent, the highest in the nation.