This afternoon President Obama will be touring and speaking at Alcoa Davenport Works in Bettendorf, Iowa. The President is expected to continue to speak about the importance of manufacturing to our nation’s economy.

Politico reports on today’s event:

The all-important political state of Iowa will host President Obama on Tuesday as he goes to Bettendorf to tour a factory and talk about manufacturing and the economy. “Manufacturing serves as the backbone of communities across our country and the continued revitalization of the manufacturing sector is critical to America’s success as we compete in a 21st century global economy,” the White House noted in guidance to reporters.