President Obama to visit East Bay on May 26 to Promote Green Jobs

President to Visit Solar Panel Plant in Fremont Next Week

WASHINGTON – Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA) today welcomed President Obama to the East Bay, upon news that the President will be visiting the Solyndra solar panel manufacturing plant next Wednesday, May 26. This announcement comes one day after news that Tesla Motors has bought the New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) plant in Fremont to build electric cars.

"President Obama recognizes that the East Bay is a major center for green manufacturing jobs in the country," said Rep. Stark. "I welcome the President to the East Bay to see firsthand how Recovery Act investments have created green jobs. Our skilled workers and innovative companies, like Solyndra and now Tesla Motors, will keep the region's green economy growing."

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