Change of plan: the White House says Barack Obama will be visiting the Albany area next Tuesday, but it will be at UAlbany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering -- not GlobalFoundries as earlier indicated.
From the White House press release:
On Tuesday, May 8, the President will travel to the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's (CNSE) Albany NanoTech Complex at the State University of New York in Albany, New York for an event on the economy. CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex is a fully-integrated 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. Due to logistical reasons, the President's event will no longer be held at GlobalFoundries in Malta, New York but representatives from GlobalFoundries will join the President at CNSE. Governor Cuomo will also join the President at Tuesday's event.
Even though the specific venue is changing, the setting will still project the same message: Hey, look, there's sophisticated manufacturing in the United States.
And, logistically, Albany Nanotech is a lot closer to ALB than GloFo. (It really is the most efficient option for getting complicated machinery in front of the POTUS so he can feign interest in it.)
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