First Lady Jill Biden to Spotlight “Bidenomics” Wins in Visit to 2024 Presidential Battleground States
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Today, First Lady Jill Biden will speak about how “Bidenomics” is helping middle-class Americans by delivering good-paying jobs and clean energy and energy efficient tax incentives. The First Lady will attend events in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Augusta, Georgia—two of five Investing in America workforce hubs in states expected to play a crucial role in the 2024 Presidential race.
This summer, the Biden Administration worked with state, local, and private sector partners to grow a diverse and skilled workforce to keep up with $690 billion in manufacturing, infrastructure, and clean energy investments. Thanks to this initiative and others in the Investing in America Agenda, 459,000 and 380,000 jobs have been created in Pennsylvania and Georgia respectively since President Biden took office. Since the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, over 12,800 jobs have been announced in Georgia, while clean energy companies are expanding in Pennsylvania.
The First Lady will be joined by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and acting Labor Secretary Julie Su in Pittsburgh and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona in Augusta to celebrate the progress of the workforce hubs.
Some examples of investments made in PA thanks to Bidenomics strategy:
- $1.5 billion in total private sector investments.
- $250 million in private investment for new solar engineering designs that will serve 33,000 Pennsylvania households annually.
- $1.1 billion in federal funding for infrastructure resilience and flood mitigation.
Some examples of clean energy investments in GA thanks to Bidenomics strategy:
- $13.34 billion in private sector clean energy investments.
- $134 million in federal funding to expand the EV charging station network.
- $84 million in federal funding for weatherization programs.
- $3.5 billion investment in weatherization to improve energy efficiency of homes and lower energy costs for impacted households by an average of $372 per year.