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.
Michigan’s newly-branded “smart coast” welcomes Obama for the second time in 13 months. Last summer he came to the ground breaking of a different battery plant.
Randy Thelan is president of the non-profit, economic development group in the region, The Lakeshore Advantage.
“We are the advanced energy storage capital of all of North America and we see this as a great opportunity going forward.”
Advanced energy storage is a fancy phrase for long-lasting lithium-ion batteries.