President Obama To Speak In Jacksonville Today

President Barack Obama is expected to talk about the economy in a visit to Jacksonville that the White House says is a continuation of his plan for investing in the middle class.

The president will speak at the Jacksonville Port Authority, where he and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx will tour the TraPac Container Terminal, according to a White House official.

Outside the port, protesters are also planning to set up to voice opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline that if approved would carry oil from Canada to the United States.

The president is scheduled to arrive at Jacksonville International Airport then be at the port to speak about 2:35 p.m. The event is not open to the public.