Thursday, April 24, 2014 07:51am
North Adams, MA now: 36 °   
Send news, tips, press releases and questions to info@iBerkshires.com
The Berkshires online guide to events, news and Berkshire County community information.
SIGN IN | REGISTER NOW   

 
TOP STORIES AROUND THE COUNTY

President Making Third Trip to Region

Staff Reports
iBerkshires
07:53PM / Friday, May 04, 2012
Print | Email
Important
2
Interesting
1
Funny
1
Awesome
2
Infuriating
1
Ridiculous
3
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — President Barack Obama will be back in the New York Capital District on Tuesday, this time to visit a technology campus with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

This is the third trip in as many years for the president to the region, each time highlighting on jobs and economics.

In 2009, he was at Hudson Community College with Dr. Jill Biden to exhort education and innovation to solve the nation's economic woes. He was last in the region in January 2011, when he appeared in Schenectady next to GE's Jeffrey Immelt, whom he tapped to head an advisory council charged with creating jobs.

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.
 

Tags: economy,   jobs,   obama,   

0Comments



View All
Softball: MG vs Drury
4-22-14 Cat Record allowed just two hits and an unearned...
Touch A Truck
Child Care of the Berkshires held its annual Touch A Truck...
Lacrosse: Hoosac vs. Taconic
Baseball: Pittsfield vs Lee
Chad Shade went 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Sam Fick...
Clarksburg Egg Scramble 2014
The annual Easter egg hunt, sponsored by the VFW, was held...
Pittsfield Egg Scramble 2014
The annual Egg Scramble at Morningside Community School saw...
Track: Monument @Hoosac...
Monument Mountain bested Hoosac Valley on its home turf...
Girls and Boys Tennis: PHS vs...
4-17-14 Girls and Boys tennis match between PHS vs Mt....
Softball: Lee vs Hoosac
4-14-14 Kassandra Kazimierczak went 2-for-4 with a double...
Baseball: MG vs Hoosac
4-11-14 Dan Flynn's suicide squeeze with the bases loaded...
Softball: MG vs McCann
4-11-14 Mount Greylock and McCann Tech played an atypical...
Sullivan School CPR Class
Seventh-graders at Sullivan School in North Adams learned...
Lacrosse: Mounties vs. Hoosac
Mounties overwhelmed Hoosac Valley on Wednesday 14-1....
North Adams Furnace St. Fire
Firefighters contained a top floor apartment blaze on...
Berkshire Chamber Career Fair...
More than 50 employers connected with job seekers at...
Lacrosse: MG vs St. Joe
Mount Greylock boys lacrosse team won 17-4 St. Joseph at...
Softball: MG vs Drury
4-22-14 Cat Record allowed just two hits and an unearned...
Touch A Truck
Child Care of the Berkshires held its annual Touch A Truck...
Lacrosse: Hoosac vs. Taconic
Baseball: Pittsfield vs Lee
Chad Shade went 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Sam Fick...
Clarksburg Egg Scramble 2014
The annual Easter egg hunt, sponsored by the VFW, was held...
| Home | A & E | Business | Community News | Dining | Real Estate | Schools | Sports & Outdoors | Berkshires Weather | Weddings |
Advertise | Recommend This Page | Help Contact Us | Privacy Policy| User Agreement
iBerkshires.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2012 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved