(CNN) - President Barack Obama heads to Seattle, Washington, Tuesday where he'll take part in a roundtable discussion with small business owners.
The White House says the discussion will center on "strengthening the economy and creating jobs." Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray also will take part in the roundtable.
The small business owners include an innkeeper, a baker and a pizza pie maker:
- Tiffany Turner and her husband, Brady, own the Inn at Discovery Coast in Long Beach
- Gillian Allen-White is a co-owner and the general manager of Grand Central Bakery's Seattle operations
- Joe Fugere is the founder of Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria in Seattle.
The businesses have all benefited from investments through the president's Recovery Act, which the White House says has pumped $1.1 billion into Seattle and the surrounding area.