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I U Chanc el l or : ' I t ' s a
Good Day' For Kok omo
Josh Wikel, InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report
Pr esi dent Bar ac k Obama and Vi c e Pr esi dent
J oe Bi den w i l l be i n Kok omo t oday t out i ng t he
i mpac t of st i mul us dol l ar s on t he c ommuni t y.
I ndi ana Uni ver si t y Kok omo Chanc el l or Mi c hael
Har r i s says he sees si mi l ar i t i es bet w een
Kok omo and Gr and Rapi ds, Mi c hi gan, w hi c h
has seen a r esur genc e t hr ough t he l i f e
sc i enc es sec t or , educ at i on and mai nt ai ni ng a
manuf ac t ur i ng base.

Source: Inside INdiana Business
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Chrysler bring back thousands of jobs, transition Delphi into new markets and boost the
city's downtown infrastructure.
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Or gi nal l y post ed November 19, 2010
New s Rel ease
WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Tuesday, November 23, President Obama and Vice
President Biden will travel to Kokomo, Indiana, as part of their White House to Main
Street tour.
In recent years, Kokomo has been hard-hit by devastating plant closing and layoffs, but
with the help of the Recovery Act and the Administration’s auto restructuring plan,
Kokomo is on the rebound today and unemployment has dropped by nearly 8
percentage points since mid-2009. A new hybrid vehicle component manufacturing
plant has opened with the help of an $89 million Recovery Act grant; newly restructured
Chrysler Group has invested $343 million to retool and modernize its Kokomo
transmission plant, which has helped to retain more than 1,000 workers this year and
Administration investments have helped to support a downtown revitalization that led to
the opening of a dozen new businesses in the area.
While in Kokomo, the President and the Vice President will visit the Chrysler Groups
Indiana Transmission Plant II where they will take a tour, greet plant workers, and give
brief remarks. While in Kokomo, the President and the Vice President will make local
stops.
President Obama last visited Kokomo in April 2008 where he discussed the importance
of investing in infrastructure, manufacturing and clean energy to bring good jobs to
places like Kokomo.
Source: The White House


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