Thursday, April 24, 2014

Obama Cabinet Members To Visit Memphis

Posted By on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 11:22 AM

U.S. DOt Secretary Anthony Foxx on a Tuesday stop for the bus tour that rolls into Memphis Friday.
  • U.S. DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx on a bus tour stop Tuesday.

Members of President Barack Obama’s cabinet will be in Memphis Friday for a tour to inspect federal investments made here through the Partnership for Sustainable Communities.

Donovan
  • Donovan
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will begin their tour at 10 a.m. Friday to see:

• the Harahan Bridge
• the Aerotropolis FedEx facility
• the Broad Avenue business corridor
• the Legends Park West affordable housing development

McCarthy
  • McCarthy

The three departments have invested more than $130 million in Memphis since Obama established the Partnership for Sustainable Communities in 2009. The program’s goal was to make investments in communities to improve housing, transportation, protect the environment, and build stronger regional economies.

The federal officials will be joined by Memphis Mayor A C. Wharton, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, and Delta Regional Authority Co-chair Chris Masingill.

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