President heading to Jacksonville to talk economy

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President Barack Obama arrives in Jacksonville on July 19, 2012.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - President Barack Obama will travel to Jacksonville on Thursday afternoon and will make a stop at the Jacksonville Port Authority.

There, the president will lay out his vision for rebuilding an economy that puts the middle class and those fighting to join it front and center, according to a White House news release.

"Since day one, the president has had one clear economic philosophy -- that the American economy works best when it grows from the middle-out, not the top down," the release reads.

The president's remarks will continue a series of speeches on the economy starting at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., and the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo.

"The president will talk about the progress we've made together, the challenges that remain, and the path forward," the release reads.

The arrival and departure of Air Force One in Jacksonville and remarks at JaxPort are open to pre-credentialed media, but closed to the public.

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