President Obama to Make Stop in Apex

Sep 13, 2011

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Triangle tomorrow.   He’s drumming up support for his “American Jobs Act” plan.

President Obama will talk jobs and the economy at N-C State tomorrow afternoon.  He’ll also speak with the owners of a small business in nearby Apex.  The business is West-Star Precision.  It is a manufacturer of specialized machined components for the aerospace and medical industries.  Brenda Steen is executive director of the Apex Chamber of Commerce. She says the company is not a chamber member – but President Obama’s visit will benefit all.

Brenda Steen:  "At the end of the day people are going to be Googling Apex.  That’s the bottom line.  People in St. Louis are gonna go, Apex, North Carolina – why did he go there?  That’s good for everybody."

President Obama’s “American Jobs Act” includes payroll tax cuts for employers on the first $5-million dollars in wages.