President Obama has lunch with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan in East Lansing

(WXYZ) - Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan had lunch with President Barack Obama during his visit to East Lansing Friday afternoon.

President Obama traveled to Michigan to sign the farm bill.

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Today, President Obama had lunch with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and was joined by White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett and Don Graves, Senior Adviser at the National Economic Council.

The President and Mayor Duggan discussed the situation in Detroit and the efforts we are making to work to break down barriers and direct existing resources to support local priorities that bring jobs, innovation and opportunity into the City.

They also discussed creating ladders of opportunity for residents of Detroit; pathways to help residents get quality healthcare, good paying jobs and to try new approaches to growing businesses and creating economic opportunity.

The President reiterated his administration's long-term commitment to partnering with the Mayor and local leaders to support the economic revitalization of Detroit, so that this iconic American city remains strong and vibrant.

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