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Micron deal bringing chip manufacturing back to US, Biden says

A mean in a suit and sunglasses walks down the stairs from an airplane.
Ronnie Parrillo
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President Joe Biden departs Air Force One after arriving in Syracuse, Oct. 27, 2022.

UPDATE 5:44 p.m.: Biden wraps speech touting major economic impact of Micron

UPDATE 4:34 p.m.: Micron deal to bring chip manufacturing back in the U.S., Biden says

"We’re down to producing only about 10 percent of the chips, despite leading the world in new designs. But because of the new law I signed and Chuck designed, we’re turning things around in big way," Biden said, referring to U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, who spearheaded the Chips and Science Act.

UPDATE: 4:29 p.m.: Syracuse visit is like "coming home," Biden says at OCC

As he kicked off his remarks at the SRC Arena at Onondaga Community College, Biden recalled how he met his first wife, who died in a car accident, and gestured to some of her family in the crowd.

"It's like coming home man, its like coming home," Biden said.

UPDATE: 3:33 p.m.: President Biden due to speak momentarily

UPDATE 3:03 p.m.: White House press corps arriving at OCC

The journalists that travel with the president have entered the SRC Arena and taken their seats, signaling the president is not far behind.

UPDATE 2:40 p.m.: Syracuse University chancellor, Micron reps warm up crowd before Biden

UPDATE 2:33 p.m.: President heading to OCC

UPDATE 2:24 p.m.: Touch down.

UPDATE: 1:55 p.m.: He's almost here.

Original story:

The 46th U.S. President, Joe Biden, is visiting Syracuse Thursday to give a speech at Onondaga Community College in support of Micron's recent decision to house its facility here in Central New York.

President Biden is due to arrive Thursday afternoon before venturing to Onondaga Community College's SRC Arena for his remarks.

Because of the president's visit, OCC has canceled classes at both its main and Liverpool campuses

This is a developing story. Continue to check back for updates on the president's Syracuse visit. Follow live at @WAERNews on Twitter or @WAER883 on Instagram.

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