His relationship with jobs czar Immelt seems to have cooled over the past year (we think Pittsfielders might have some sharp comments about GE's jobs-creating abilities) but the president will once again tap the Capital District to talk about economic opportunities.
The president will travel to the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's Albany NanoTech Complex at the State University of New York. The complex is a research, development, prototyping, and educational facility that provides strategic support through outreach, technology acceleration, business incubation, pilot prototyping, and test-based integration support for onsite corporate partners, including IBM, Intel, GlobalFoundries, Applied Materials, as well as other next generation nanotechnology research activities.
The White House had planned on the president visiting the massive GlobalFoundries, a $4 billion semiconductor manufacturer north of the capital in Malta, N.Y. The tour was canceled for "logistical reasons" but representatives from GlobalFoundries will join the president at CNSE.
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