President Obama visits Capital Region
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ALBANY, N.Y. — A little rain didn't put a damper on the Capital Region as President Obama made his third visit to the area on Tuesday.
Obama visited UAlbany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering where he toured the facility and made a speech on the economy.
The president chose the high-tech facility to showcase the need for new technology, which he says will create jobs and also help the U.S. remain competitive.
Obama said the nano college and the community represent the future of our economy. He said the most advanced manufacturing in America is being done right in our own backyard, made evident by the cutting-edge businesses from all over the world deciding to build and hire in the capital region. The president said the Capital Region is the blueprint for how well this model can work to create jobs.
The president acknowledged we can't always make cheaper products like our foreign companies, but here in America we can make them better.
Obama also had a "Congress To-Do List" which called for rewarding American jobs, not outsourcing, refining for responsible homeowners, tax credits for small business jobs, clean energy manufacturing, and veteran jobs corps.