President Talks Economy on Visit to Buffalo

September 27, 2013 Updated May 14, 2010 at 9:37 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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September 27, 2013 Updated May 14, 2010 at 9:37 AM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) -- President Obama arrived in Buffalo around 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

The President briefly met with families of the victims of flight 3407, and then made an unscheduled stop at Duffs on Dick Road in Cheektowaga for some chicken wings.

Thousands lined the streets outside of Industrial Support Inc., both in protest and in favor of the President's visit.

The President addressed the audience at Industrial Support for about twenty minutes, focusing mainly on the economy and small business.

Mr. Obama touted his administrations actions in passing the economic stimulus package, citing last month's job growth as a sign of the recovering economy.

The President then took questions from members of the audience on issues ranging from healthcare, mass transit and taxes.

Shortly after wrapping up at Industrial Support, the President and his motorcade headed off to the airport, wasting little time boarding Air Force One, and took off for a NYC fundraiser.

In total, the President spent just about 3 hours on the ground in Buffalo, making Thursday's visit a brief, but historic event.