President Obama to Visit Buffalo

September 27, 2013 Updated May 6, 2010 at 5:20 PM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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September 27, 2013 Updated May 6, 2010 at 5:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBW) -- President Barack Obama will travel to Buffalo on Thursday, May 13th for the next stop on the White House to Main Street Tour.

The President is expected to meet with workers, small business owners and local leaders to share ideas on how to grow the economy.

More details on the President's schedule are expected to be released shortly.

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) in a release to Eyewitness News commented on the upcoming visit, “This is an exciting opportunity for the President to get a first hand look at the unique strengths of Western New York and hear directly from the hardworking people living in this community.”

The office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand also issuing a release on the visit. That information follows:

AT GILLIBRAND’S URGING, PRESIDENT OBAMA TO VISIT WESTERN NEW YORK, SHOWING HIS STRONG COMMITMENT TO THE REGION

Gillibrand: Western New York Can Play A Leading Role In America’s Economic Recovery. “I’m proud President Obama is coming to Western New York. This shows his strong commitment to the region. It is something I advocated for because I believe Western New York can play a leading role in America’s economic recovery. When President Obama comes next week, he will meet families, workers, businesses and entire communities that stand ready to help lead America’s economic recovery. From a world-class manufacturing tradition to cutting edge businesses and universities, to people who know the true meaning of hard work, Western New York can help lead America’s economic recovery.”

The following release came into the Eyewitness Newsroom from Congresswoman Louise Slaughter:

Slaughter Welcomes President Obama to Western New York on Thursday to Talk Jobs

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) today said she is delighted to welcome her friend President Obama to Buffalo on Thursday, May 13.

“I can’t think of a better place for the President to talk about creating jobs than Western New York, and I’m looking forward to joining him,” said Slaughter. "When we talk about putting Americans back to work, Western New York is the place to have that discussion. We know the workforce of Western New York is unparalleled in their work ethic and we've got the expertise and resources to really grow."

“I’m sure he likes wings,” Slaughter added. “Who wouldn’t?”

Eyewitness News and wkbw.com will have the latest details on the visit as they become available.