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President Trump kicked off his West Coast trip this week by meeting with leaders from the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Committee.
“From the day I took office, I’ve done everything in my power to make sure that LA achieved the winning bid,” he told local organizers. “Now, for the third time in history, the city of Los Angeles—the ‘City of Angels’—will once again raise up the Olympic Torch and welcome the world’s greatest competitors to the Summer Games.”
The 2028 Games will boost much more than America’s gold medal tally: It’s expected to be a major economic lift across Southern California. The Summer Games will add an extra 112,000 jobs and $18 billion in growth to an already thriving economy.
Our workers are predicted to see $7 billion in new and bigger wages as a result, too.
President Trump’s West Coast swing continues today, as he meets with rural leaders in Bakersfield, California, to discuss the crucial issue of water accessibility.
For years, Californians have seen major agricultural projects stifled because of outdated regulations. President Trump, meanwhile, is fighting to eliminate the bureaucratic headaches that derail these kinds of infrastructure priorities.
Today, building on his previous efforts, the President is signing a memorandum to simplify the approval process and deliver water supplies across California’s Central Valley.
The President’s next stop will be Phoenix, Arizona. Residents of the Grand Canyon State are seeing firsthand what pro-growth, pro-worker policies mean for their local economy:
- Strong job increases: Arizona employment has gone up 8.7 percent since last December, far outpacing the national average. The state added 238,600 jobs.
- Blue-collar boom: Manufacturing employment alone grew 12 percent during the same period, adding 19,300 jobs.
- Soaring wages: Average hourly earnings increased 4.4 percent in just one year—and an astonishing 8.3 percent for manufacturing workers.