President Barack Obama to visit Louisville, local tech company Indatus
The White House made the announcement Monday morning and said the visit will focus on the economy. Late Monday afternoon, the White House said the President would visit local tech company Indatus.
Indatus is a Louisville-based tech company that deals with collection, storage and analytics of data.
"[It's] Great news obviously...anytime the President of the United States visits your city, it puts the international spotlight on us," Mayor Greg Fischer said. "We'll be talking about our changing economy and the way that we have responded very aggressively to the economic development clusters. The White House has been watching that and holds us out for a model for the country in that area."
"We'll be talking about our changing economy and the way that we have responded very aggressively to the economic development clusters the white house has been watching that and holds us out for a model for the country in that area," Fischer said.
Metro Council President David Tandy says those advancements have been made in the field of coding, and believes Obama will highlight the success Louisville has had placing people in jobs in that field.
"I think what you're going to hear from the president coming up on Thursday is really highlighting some of the advancements that we are making as a city," Tandy said. "Which is the language that is used to create all of the apps that you see on your phones and tablets that we use today."
Tandy says the city has done a great job with coding, but it also doesn't hurt having an inside man. Former Louisville Mayor and Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson is Director of Intergovernmental Affairs for the white house.
"Literally his office is above the Oval Office," Tandy said of Abramson. "Being there allows for a spotlight being shinned on the city of Louisville."