POTUS to Visit Rocky Mount as Part of “Investing in America” Tour
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 9, 2023
PRESS CONTACT: Eileen Garcia, (786) 486-1302, [email protected]
POTUS TO VISIT ROCKY MOUNT AS PART OF “INVESTING IN AMERICA” TOUR
16 states have seen the single-largest private sector investments in their history on President Biden’s watch.
“President Biden’s economic agenda is delivering for all Americans by investing in communities that have historically been left out and left behind,” said Building Back Together spokesperson Eileen Garcia. “Under his leadership, unemployment is down, wages are up, and more North Carolinians are finding jobs than before the pandemic. Because of investments made by the Biden-Harris Administration, working people in North Carolina are back on the factory line with new, good-paying union jobs that don’t require college degrees.”
Today, the president will highlight historic investments in North Carolina to expand opportunities for working families.
- In March, President Biden visited Durham, NC to announce that Wolfspeed, a semiconductor manufacturer, was making a $5 billion investment to create 1,800 jobs in the city — a game changer for local families and businesses.
- Since President Biden took office, North Carolina has seen a boom of private investments – over $16 billion.
- This is in addition to $4.9 billion in federal funding for 253 infrastructure projects statewide.
- On the president’s watch, 412,500 jobs have been created in North Carolina, and the unemployment rate has dropped to 3.4% — down 2 points from January 2021.
Read more about the positive impact of the Biden-Harris agenda in North Carolina here.