Washington (CNN) – President Obama will travel to Buffalo, New York, next Thursday to discuss the economy.
Obama has taken several trips in recent weeks as part of his "White House to Main Street" tour. Most recently he traveled to Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri during a multi-stop trip.
Buffalo suffers from one of the country's highest poverty rates with nearly 30% of its population living at or below the poverty line. The city has struggled in recent decades with the loss of industrial employers like steel and auto-related manufacturers, but has weathered the most recent recession a little better than the national average. The unemployment rate in Buffalo currently stands at 8.6 percent while the national average is 9.7 percent.