President Obama To Visit Charlotte On Wednesday

Apr 11, 2015

President Obama

The White House announced Saturday that President Barack Obama will return to Charlotte next week. Specific details are to come, but White House officials said Obama will travel to the Charlotte area on April 15 for an event on the economy.

The Charlotte visit appears to be a continuation of a tour to select cities to promote the administration's work on the economy. The visits come following a March jobs report that fell short of expectations. Employers added just 126,000 jobs in March, according to the Labor Department. That's the weakest showing in more than a year.

Obama also visited Louisville, Kentucky and Salt Lake City, Utah.

"We've got to be relentless in our work to grow the economy and create good jobs," Obama said April 3 from Hill Air Force Base in Salt Lake City. "Parts of the globe have seen their economies weaken. Europe has had a weaker economy; Asia has been slowing down. We have had the strongest economy, but we're impacted by what happens around the world. And that's why we have to redouble our efforts to make sure that we're competitive, to make sure that we're taking the steps that are needed for us to be successful."