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President Joe Biden's visit to Pueblo postponed due to national security meetings

Posted at 6:18 PM, Oct 15, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-16 08:17:22-04

PUEBLO — The White House has postponed President Joe Biden's planned visit to Pueblo due to national security meetings. He was expected to visit on Monday as part of his Investing in America tour to talk about the Inflation Reduction Act and investing in clean energy while creating more jobs in Pueblo.

Local officials were anticipating his tour of the CS WIND manufacturing plant. The South Korean-based wind tower manufacturer has more than doubled its workforce this year and plans to hire hundreds more to meet growing demand for their products.

The facility was built in 2009 by Danish wind producer Vestas. It was then purchased by CS WIND in 2021.

A White House fact sheet released on the anniversary of the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act cites estimates from the US Department of Energy that American wind production will triple by 2030 as a result of the tax credits and other renewable energy incentives contained in the law.

"We want to be the number one tower manufacturer, tower supplier of the world," said Chairman Gim Seong-Gon.

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