Today, President Obama will try to continue the conversation about job creation by kicking off the “Main Street Tour” in Allentown, Pa.
Hours after the national unemployment rates from November are released, Obama will begin his tour that “takes him to towns across the country over the course of the next few months to speak directly with Americans during these challenging economic times,” the White House says.
The president will tour Allentown Metal Works and then hold a discussion on the economy at Lehigh Carbon Community College. Afterward, he will visit local citizens within the community to discuss job creation.
At Thursday's jobs summit, the president noted that it’s important to get the ideas on jobs on the local level, setting up his trip today.
“I want to continue this conversation outside of Washington, which is why I'll be meeting with some of the small business owners that you saw in the video in Allentown, Pa., [Friday], to get their ideas,” Obama said. “It's also why we've asked state and local officials and community organizations to hold their own jobs forums over the next week or so and to report back with the ideas and recommendations that result.”
President Obama will return to the White House in the evening.