January 11, 2018
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The Barack Obama presidential library will undoubtedly be one of the most famous attractions on the South Side of Chicago, and rightfully so. Officially called The Obama Presidential Center, the campus will include a vegetable garden, winding landscapes, a sledding hill and quiet spaces to read and reflect.
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From the very beginning, @BarackObama and I knew the Obama Presidential Center had to be on the South Side. It’s where we met and where our girls were born. It’s home. We've been designing the Center as a place that inspires young people and gives them the tools they need to find their voices, then go out and change the world. It will be a place to learn, connect, and have some fun. The South Side will finally have a sledding hill, a vegetable garden like the one we had at the White House, and other attractions for Chicagoans and visitors from around the world to enjoy. Follow the @ObamaFoundation for updates, and let us know what you think!
According to Fox News, the campus will provide,“5,000 new jobs during construction and 2,500 permanent jobs once it opens. It also claims that in its first 10 years, the center is expected to have a total economic impact of $3.1 billion.”
Learn more about the Obama Presidential Center here.