Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Obama hang out in Albany
President Barack Obama visited Albany Tuesday, where he met with Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo as they toured a high-tech research center at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at the University of Albany. They chatted up students and employees who showed off 450-millimeter wafers they said would be the future of chip making.
"Some of the most advanced manufacturing work in the world takes place in upstate New York," Obama said later in his formal remarks. "This school and this community represent the future of our economy ... I want what is happening in Albany to be happening around the country."
This was Obama's third visit to the region. A year ago, he toured a General Electric turbine facility while promoting domestic manufacturing.
"The president has been coming to Albany so often the rest of the state is going to get jealous," Cuomo said. Cuomo hearkened back to the 2008 stock market meltdown just before Obama was elected and said the Democrat's "leadership has brought this nation through the storm."