Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama travels to Ohio Friday for the sixth time since taking office in a visit focused on the economy.
According to the White House, the president will "meet with workers and deliver remarks at the groundbreaking of a road project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act" in Columbus.
Columbus was the location of his first visit to Ohio as president. In March 2009, he attended a graduation ceremony for 25 police cadets who had been slated to lose their jobs until the city used stimulus money to fund their salaries for the year. The White House credited the economic stimulus plan for saving those jobs and used the trip to illustrate that the plan was working.
Since that first trip, Obama has also visited Shaker Heights, Cincinnati, Elyria, and Strongsville, Ohio.