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Schenectady businesses see potential economic boost in Obama visit

President Barack Obama offers a toast as he hosts China's President Hu Jintao at a state dinner Wednesday.
President Barack Obama offers a toast as he hosts China's President Hu Jintao at a state dinner Wednesday.
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Friday’s scheduled visit to the General Electric campus in Schenectady by President Barack Obama can’t come soon enough for the local business community and area politicians, who view this trip as a chance to generate real excitement about the region’s economy. Chuck Steiner, president of the Chamber of Schenectady County, said the president’s visit is the best kind of public relations campaign for Schenectady businesses and suggested that the resulting publicity surrounding the event could ...


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echeller
January 20, 2011
11:02 a.m.

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"Friday’s scheduled visit to Schenectady by President Barack Obama can’t come soon enough for the local business community and area politicians, who view this trip as a chance to generate real excitement about the region’s economy."

Wishful thinking. How will this visit do that folks? He is simply flying in, driving out Rt 7, going only to GE, speaking for a bit, then making tracks as fast as he can, the same way he came in. This will do nothing for Schenectady or the region. Has anyone noticed any boom to the economoy since his visit to HVCC? Come on--I know there's not much to talk about in the Capital Region, but let's not create stories where there are none.

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