5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Friday, March 29
7:59 AM, Mar 29, 2013
TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Friday, March 29.
(1) President Obama in Miami
President Obama will be in South Florida on Friday.
Mr. Obama will travel to PortMiami where he will tour a tunnel project. While at the port, the President is scheduled to talk about ways to create jobs and strengthen the economy by investing in infrastructure projects.
The trip comes the same day the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity releases the Florida's unemployment numbers for February.
Last week the FDEO announced the state's unemployment fell to 7.8 percent in January, it's lowest level in more than four years.
The President is scheduled to make his economic address at the port at approximately 2:00 p.m.
(2) IKEA umbrella giveaway
IKEA Tampa wants to prepare you for April showers. On Friday the store will be giving away umbrellas at two locations in Tampa.
The giveaway is part of IKEA's national Random Acts of Life Improvement campaign which is aimed to delight people with tokens of appreciation to improve their everyday lives.
According to the Tampa store's official Twitter account, @IKEA_Tampa , the umbrellas will be given away at 10:00 a.m. in Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa and at 10:30 a.m. at Lowry Park Zoo.