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President Biden to visit Cincinnati area Friday

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Carolyn Kaster
Then-presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.

President Joe Biden has plans to visit Cincinnati Friday, May 6, according to the White House.

The president will tour the global headquarters of United Performance Metals in Hamilton, Ohio, just north of Cincinnati. The company deals in specialty metals and alloys, utilizing processes like additive manufacturing.

Biden is using the stop to talk about his efforts to create manufacturing jobs and make more products in the U.S. He'll also call on Congress to support the Bipartisan Innovation Act, a mash up of separate House and Senate measures aimed at making the U.S. more competitive, especially in areas like semiconductor manufacturing.

Ohio made headlines earlier this year whenIntel announced it's investing more than $20 billion to build two such chip factories here.

Biden is scheduled to deliver his remarks at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Biden's last visit to Cincinnati was in July 2021 when he took part in a CNN town hall at Mount St. Joseph University.

Updated: May 5, 2022 at 4:20 PM EDT
This article has been updated to provide more details on Biden's visit.
Jennifer Merritt brings 20 years of "tra-digital" journalism experience to WVXU.