Biden to speak in Detroit Thursday

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 9:30pm

Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show in January 2014.

Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Detroit at the North American International Auto Show in January 2014. Buy this photo
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Vice President Joe Biden will speak in Detroit Thursday, the White House announced Friday evening.

Biden, who is rumored to be considering a run for the Democratic presidential nomination, will speak about the economy, according to a White House press release.

Thursday’s event will mark the 16th time Biden has traveled to Michigan since taking office, and his fourth speech in Detroit over the past two years.

At July 2014’s Netroot Nations conference in the city — a gathering of progressive activists — Biden touched on multiple themes, including LGBTQ equality and support for the middle class.

He has also spoken several times in the city about the state and the nation’s economy, highlighting Detroit’s auto industry and the city’s emergence from bankruptcy.

“We’re not only back; we’re stronger,” Biden said in a 2014 speech at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show. “The American auto industry is back and Detroit’s going to come back. But America is back.”

Earlier this week, Dr. Jill Biden, Biden’s wife, spoke in Warren, along with President Barack Obama, to promote the president’s plan to offer two free years of community college to students.

Following his speech Thursday, Biden will travel to Ohio for a speech about the administration’s “It’s On Us” campaign, which seeks to prevent sexual assault on college campuses. No further details about Thursday’s event were available Friday evening from the Vice President’s Office.