Obama to visit Elkhart next week

President Barack Obama speaks at the newly designated Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, formerly known as the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, on National Equal Pay Day, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in Washington. The museum says the house was erected more than 200 years ago. The National Woman's Party bought the house in 1929 and uses it as its headquarters, advocating for equality and full political representation for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

ELKHART, Ind. (WANE) – President Obama is expected to visit Elkhart June 1.

The White House confirmed the visit on its website.

Elkhart was the first city Obama visited as President in 2009. His return trip is expected to highlight the economic progress in the city over the last seven years.

“When I spoke to the people of Elkhart in February of 2009, I promised them that if we worked together, we could pull that community and this country out of the depths of recession — that we could not only recover, but put ourselves on a better, stronger course,” Obama said in an email posted on the White House website.

USA Today reports the president will visit Concord High School in Elkhart. A town hall meeting will be televised by PBS.

Obama’s last visit to Indiana was in 2015 when he visited Ivy Tech headquarters in Indianapolis. The Elkhart visit will be his eighth to Indiana.

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