Below is a short profile on each of the communities the President will visit. These communities represent a broad range of communities that reflect the cultural and geographic diversity of the country. Each community allows the President to call attention to the need for access to capital in economically distressed areas, as well as identify the economic potential for investment in these under-served markets.
- Annville/Hazard, Kentucky: The President is traveling to Kentucky to call attention to the need for investment in Appalachia and new market opportunities in these rural areas.
- Clarksdale, Mississippi: The President is traveling to Clarksdale - a rural community in the Mississippi Delta - to focus on investment in the Delta and rural new markets.
- East St. Louis: East St. Louis is an empowerment zone community. The President is traveling to East St. Louis to call attention to the economic problems in former industrial centers and new market opportunities in urban enterprise zone communities.
- Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota President Clinton will travel to Pine Ridge to call attention to the lack of private sector investment in Native American communities. Pine Ridge is the first Enterprise Zone on a reservation.
- South Phoenix, AZ: South Phoenix is historically one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city. The President is traveling to South Phoenix - an Enterprise Community with a large Hispanic population - to call attention to the need for access to capital in Hispanic communities.
- Los Angeles/Anaheim, CA: The President is traveling to LA to call attention to the need to provide job training to disadvantaged youth, and the new market potential in tapping a new, productive workforce. The President will travel to Anaheim to encourage private sector workforce investments in disadvantaged youth.