This Friday will mark President Obama’s first visit to Baltimore since becoming the 44th President of the United States of America.

He will be in town to join the House Republican retreat at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Downtown Baltimore.

Paul West of The Baltimore Sun reports that the House Republicans chose Baltimore to host their retreat to raise awareness for our city and others like it. Baltimore is a working class community that currently has a 10.8% unemployment rate.

Make sure to plan for extra time if you are going to be around Pratt Street and the Inner Harbor in Downtown Baltimore this Friday, as there will be extra security, cars, and, I would imagine, traffic blockades.

Welcome back to Baltimore, President Obama, and welcome House Republicans! We hope you enjoy our city, and are able to raise awareness and work to fix the unemployment issues while at your retreat. Thank you for visiting!