Last Stop on the Rural Tour: Alpha, Illinois
After a surprise stop at the Whiteside County Fair, President Obama is heading to the Country Corner Farm in Alpha, Illinois for his fourth town hall in three days. The President has been traveling through the Midwest discussing ideas on how the government can help promote economic growth, accelerate hiring and spur innovation in rural communities like Cannon Falls, MN, Decorah, IA and Atkinson, IL.
Tune in to the town hall live stream starting at 4:30 p.m. EDT on WhiteHouse.gov/live.
Alpha, IL, the final stop of the economic bus tour, is the type of community that the President's initiatives to create jobs in rural America are designed to benefit. Although President Obama's trip ends today, his Administration will continue to seek feedback directly from Americans in small towns across the country on how to strengthen the middle class and ensure everyone who wants work can find a job.
Last month, President Obama sat down with rural Americans from across the country at the White House to hear their ideas. Folks like Ruth Hambletwon from Woodlawn, IL and Eric Rund, a corn farmer who started a biomass energy company, shared their stories and what they have learned from their personal experience. You can keep up to date on how the Administration is working to advance business in rural communities with the White House Rural Council.
Fun Fact about Alpha, Illinois: The Country Corner Farm, where President Obama will take questions during the town hall, is home to a giant, 8-acre corn maze.