President Barack Obama is coming back to Northern Indiana for a visit.
The White House said both the President and Vice President Joe Biden will be in Kokomo on Tuesday as part of their “White House to Main Street” tour.
Kokomo was selected because the Recovery Act and the Administration’s auto restructuring plan have helped the city rebound from plant closings and layoffs.
Unemployment has dropped by nearly eight percentage points since mid-2009 and a new hybrid vehicle component manufacturing plant has opened with the help of an $89 million Recovery Act grant.
President Obama’s last visit to Kokomo was in April 2008.
The President and Vice President will fly separately and each will land at Grissom Air Reserve Base in Peru.
This will mark President Obama’s fourth visit to Northern Indiana since he was inaugurated. In February 2009, the President spoke at Concord High School to push his economic stimulus plan; you can read about that visit by clicking here. In May 2009, he spoke at Notre Dame’s commencement ceremony; you can read his speech by clicking here. Finally, in August 2009, the President spoke in Wakarusa about grants to develop fuel-efficient and battery-related technologies; you can read that speech by clicking here.
Stay with NewsCenter 16 Tuesday for full coverage on the Presidential visit. We will have a crew in Kokomo.
Coverage begins on NewsCenter 16 at noon.