But will move Obama fueled operation to Hattiesburg, Mississippi due to:
1. "lower wages"
2. "a more trainable workforce"
Stion to Build Thin-Film Solar Plant in Mississippi
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By SustainableBusiness.com at SustainableBusiness.com
Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:55am EST
Thin-film solar company Stion announced it will build a new production facility in Mississippi as part of an incentive agreement with the state that includes a $75 million loan and other tax and training incentives.
The project, which will be the first thin-film solar panel factory in Mississippi, is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs and $500 million of investment over the next six years.
The first phase of the project includes a 100 megawatts (MW) production line planned for Hattiesburg, Miss., which will entail more than $100 million of investment and 200 direct solar jobs in 2011 and 2012.
Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Stion is producing thin-film solar panels using monolithically integrated circuits. Stion's panels have a form factor of 65 cm x 165 cm and are designed for use in all major market segments, including commercial/government, residential, utility and off-grid.
In June 2010, Stion closed a $70M Series D financing to help scale production which included a partnership with Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE: TSM), the world's largest semiconductor foundry. Taiwan Semiconductor now owns a 21% stake in Stion.
Inida's Moser Baer is another high profile investor in the company.
"Our expansion in Hattiesburg is an integral part of our capital-efficient scale-up plan," said Chet Farris, Stion's President and CEO. "The cost and time-to-market advantage of building here will provide a significant competitive advantage."
Stion was founded in 2006 and is backed by leading venture capital investors, including Khosla Ventures, VentureTech Alliance, Lightspeed Venture Partners, General Catalyst Partners, and Braemar Energy Ventures.
Campaign chairman Bill Daley to Al Gore during the Florida recount: Making the case for surrender
This passage from Jeffrey Toobin's book about the 2000 recount, in which Daley served as campaign chairman, probably illustrates how Daley will be advising the president better than anything else could:
Even though the automatic recount had cut Bush's lead dramatically in the previous three days, Christopher and Daley offered little hope that the margin could be eliminated completely. "Look you got screwed," said Daley, "but people get screwed every day. They don't have a remedy. Black people get screwed all the time. They don't have a remedy. Sometimes there's no remedy. There's nothing you can do about it...
Lieberman did not share the advisers' reluctance to push forward on all fronts. This became a recurring theme of the post-election period. The Connecticut senator always sounded like a warrior --- in private settings. (Much to the frustration of the Hawks on Gore's team he sounded much different before the cameras.)
Gore too railed against the prophesies of hopelessness he was hearing from Daley. He drew a series of concentric circles on the butcher paper to illustrate what he saw as his responsibilities.Inside the smallest circles were Gore and Lieberman; their closest supporters were in the next circle, then Democrats generally, finally the country as a whole. Gore said his actions had to serve all those groups not just those closest to him. An immediate surrender would be a violation of his obligations to all those who supported him, he said ---- all the people in the circles...
In the end Gore thought they shouldn't make "any momentous decisions." But it was clear that Daley and Christopher felt any victory for Gore was impossible even though more people had gone to the polls there intending to vote for the Vice President than for Bush. Gore and Lieberman couldn't wage the battle alone, of course, and their two principle deputies were telling them, in effect, to give up.
This Saturday had begun with Bush and Gore locked in a closer contest than earlier in the week.Indeed, the Vice President had made gains over the past three days. But the day ended with James Baker leading the attack --- and Bill Daley and Warren Christopher making the case for surrender.
We may no longer recognize our country at the end of two more years of surrender to the far right.
So, Bill Daley the ultimate fixer, player, source, connection who rahm emanuel was a protege of, was a controlling director at JPMorgan Chase...now under Obama we see a revolving door between gov't and Wall street, then to the private sector.
On a rainy night in tennessee, in november as Al Gore's campaign was getting ready to concede defeat, Bill Daley got word of the changing FL vote count. Al Gore turns around goes back to the hotel and does not concede thus beginning the Supreme Court fight.
(Bill Daley supported the 1988 campaign of Joe Biden. He spawned David Axelrod out of that effort, a Chicago political advisor since 1984. Daley, a clinton commerce secretary and aid to al gore: very close to the Clintons, thus did not get a job with obama in the first 2 years due to this.)
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