Obama visit moved to Albany Nanotech
CAPITAL REGION President Barack Obama will be heading to the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's Albany NanoTech Complex on Tuesday, instead of GlobalFoundries' Fab 8 in Malta, according to a travel document from the White House.
The event will be an official visit to talk about the economy.
Obama's visit couldn't be at Fab 8 for logistical reasons, although officials from GlobalFoundries will join the trip to Albany. Earlier today, a spokeswoman from GlobalFoundries had said Obama would be heading to Fab 8.
The White House had this to say about Albany's NanoTech complex: "[It] 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."
This is Obama's third trip to the Capital Region since taking office, with a trip in 2009 to Hudson Valley Community College in Troy and a tour of the General Electric facility in Schenectady last year.
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