President Barack Obama plans to visit Louisville later this week to talk about the economy, according to this tweet sent out by Mayor Greg Fischer this morning:
Details are sparse at the moment — like the when and the where, and whether tickets will be made available — but we’ll let you know as we know more.
UPDATED 7:00 PM:
The White House announced Monday evening that President Obama will visit Indatus, a Louisville tech company, during his visit here on Thursday afternoon.
The company, which is located in the former Bridges and Smith paint production building at 118 E. Main St., is privately held and focuses on digital communications. It received $2 million in loan guarantees to locate there and had planned to spend $7 million renovating the building. The company said last year it expected to create 20 jobs.
Earlier this month, the White House cited Louisville’s efforts to train more programmers through Code Louisville, a Metro government initiative that seeks to make the city’s workforce more attractive to tech companies. The city is one of 21 nationally that are part of the Obama administration’s $100 million initiative to train a more technologically savvy workforce.