President Obama to hold economic discussion in Richmond
President Barack Obama will visit a Richmond neighborhood on Wednesday to hold a discussion on the economy and their thoughts on how to jumpstart job creation in the United States. The President’s visit was announced two weeks ago, but the details are now just starting to emerge.
Mr. Obama will fly on Air Force One into Richmond at 3:15 Wednesday. At 4pm he will visit a neighborhood in Richmond, the exact location of which has not been disclosed.
NBC12 will have complete coverage of the President’s visit to Richmond. We will have more details as they become available.
The formal press release on the President’s visit from the White House can be found below.
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
September 27, 2010
NEW DETAILS: President Obama to Visit Richmond, VA
WASHINGTON- On Wednesday, September 29, President Obama will be in Richmond, Virginia, where he meet with a local family before hosting a discussion on the economy with families from the area.
Throughout the summer, President Obama has met with families to listen to their concerns and to discuss specific ways to jumpstart job creation and strengthen the middle class. He met with residents of Fairfax, Virginia, earlier this month and families in Columbus, Ohio, in August. As part of the upcoming trip, the President will also visit Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Des Moines, Iowa, for more conversations with middle-class families.
The arrival and departure of Air Force One in Richmond as well as the discussion on the economy will be open to pre-credentialed media. However, space for the discussion is limited. The meeting with the family before the discussion will be pooled press. The arrival and departure of Air Force One as well as the discussion on the economy are closed to the public.