Obama brings economic recovery tour to NC
Posted June 5, 2013
Updated June 6, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — North Carolina is the last stop Thursday on President Barack Obama’s tour heralding the middle class as key to economic recovery.
The president will visit Mooresville Middle School, north of Charlotte, to make remarks and see what he calls the school’s cutting-edge curriculum that promotes digital learning.
The president is scheduled to speak at 3 p.m. Watch his speech live at WRAL.com.
The stop is part of Obama’s “Middle-Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour,” which launched last month with a visit to a school in Austin, Texas, followed by a stop at a business and school in Baltimore.
The tour focuses on improving the economy through initiatives that create middle class jobs. Schools with innovative programs serve as the backdrop.
“President Obama is not waiting for Congress to act, and he will continue pushing lawmakers on Capitol Hill to take action on our economic initiatives while doing everything he can to strengthen the economy and create jobs,” the White House said in its blog last month.
Obama will arrive at the Charlotte International Airport about 1:30 p.m. and is scheduled to depart from there at 4:15 p.m.
His last visit to the state was in February, when he spoke at a manufacturing facility in Asheville.