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.