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Obama to discuss economy in Triangle visit

Posted May 25, 2011 3:53 p.m. EDT

— President Barack Obama will visit the Triangle on June 13 to discuss initiatives and policies to strengthen the economy, the White House announced Wednesday.

Details of the visit aren't yet complete, but Obama plans to meet with his Jobs and Competitiveness Council during the trip.

Chaired by General Electric Chairman and Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt, the competitiveness council was created this year to offer suggestions on how the government can foster growth, innovation and job creation.

Obama and the council will hear from various local leaders and will focus on education and workforce training and development, officials said.

The president last visited North Carolina in December, when he discussed worker training while at Forsyth Technical College in Winston-Salem.