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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will visit Tennessee on Friday and two cities elsewhere this week to talk about education, jobs and manufacturing, according to a White House news release.

The president is making quick rounds immediately following his vacation in Hawaii and days after the majority Republican 114th Congress is set to convene.

Biden's wife, Jill Biden, will accompany the president and vice president.

The aim of Obama's presidential visit to Tennessee is "to discuss new initiatives he will propose to help more Americans go to college and get the skills they need to succeed, and highlight the administration's efforts to act on [its] own to create new, good-paying manufacturing jobs," according to the White House brief.

The White House did not say where in Tennessee the visit would take place.

On Wednesday, Obama will be in Detroit to tout the health of the American automotive industry. And on Thursday he will speak in Phoenix on the recovering housing market.

Before he comes to the Volunteer State, on Tuesday Obama will host a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pea Nieto at the White House.

That meeting will focus on economic, security, social and cultural issues, according to the White House.

Obama also will meet with the National Governors Association Executive Committee at the White House that day.

The president's last visit to Tennessee was in December, when he spoke in Nashville to discuss immigration policy.

Before that, he visited Chattanooga and other parts of the state in July 2013. He toured Chattanooga's 1 million-square-foot Amazon distribution center and supported efforts to increase middle-class job growth.

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