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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – President Barack Obama will be in Jacksonville on Friday to visit a business made possible by his economic stimulus package that passed during his first weeks in office.
The president will tour Saft, a lithium-ion battery plant funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The legislation passed despite overwhelming Republican opposition.
Saft won a $95.5 million grant through the stimulus and matched that amount to build the plant.
Last month, Obama visited Detroit to tout the auto industry recovery. Obama economic adviser Jeff Zients says the president will use the Jacksonville trip to “talk about the tough choices he faced early in his first term to right America’s course.”
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