The Lakeshore Advantage http://michiganradio.org en Holland hopes to become leader in advanced battery manufacturing http://michiganradio.org/post/holland-hopes-become-leader-advanced-battery-manufacturing <p><a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/michigan/news.mediaplayer?STATION_NAME=michigan&amp;MEDIA_ID=981426&amp;MEDIA_EXTENSION=mp3&amp;MODULE=news">LISTEN HERE</a></p><p>Thursday President Obama heads to Holland, Michigan. Mr. Obama will tour a new plant that will make lithium-ion batteries for electric and hybrid cars.</p><p>Michigan&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.michigansmartcoast.com/">newly-branded &ldquo;smart coast&rdquo; </a>welcomes Obama for the second time in 13 months. Last summer he came to the ground breaking of a different battery plant.</p><p>http://vimeo.com/26420140&quot;&gt;</p><p>Randy Thelan is president of the non-profit, economic development group in the region, <a href="http://www.lakeshoreadvantage.com/">The Lakeshore Advantage.</a></p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;We are the advanced energy storage capital of all of North America and we see this as a great opportunity going forward.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p>Advanced energy storage is a fancy phrase for long-lasting lithium-ion batteries. Thu, 11 Aug 2011 00:58:19 +0000 Lindsey Smith 3698 at http://michiganradio.org Holland hopes to become leader in advanced battery manufacturing