President Trump to Visit Charlotte Today | What You Need to Know


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Just days after being acquitted by the U.S. Senate in his impeachment trial, President Trump will be in Charlotte Friday to host a summit on revitalizing low-income communities. 

Trump will appear at the event with other White House officials at Central Piedmont Community College in Elizabeth. Officials say the purpose of the summit is to find ways to build up communities and neighborhoods.

His official White House schedule has him appearing at an event called the "North Carolina Opportunity Now" summit.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said drivers can expect traffic delays with Trump's visit to Central Piedmont Community College. Traffic between the airport and the central CPCC campus will be affected between 11:30am and 3:00pm.

Opportunity Now is the same name used by the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council in partnership with The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

"Opportunity Zones were created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to stimulate economic development and job creation, by incentivizing long-term investments in low-income neighborhoods," the council explains on its web site. 

There are more than 8,700 Opportunity Zones across the country, according to their website. Several of them are in north Charlotte, west Charlotte, and east Charlotte, according to a government-produced map.

Visit WCNC for more details.