Obama to Tour Factory in Ohio Friday

President-elect Barack Obama will tour a factory in eastern Ohio on Friday to promote his $775 billion economic stimulus proposal, Obama's transition office announced today.

Obama will tour the Cardinal Fastener & Specialty Company in New Bedford, Ohio, which manufactures parts used in wind turbines. The president-elect will hold a meeting with workers on the factory floor after touring the plant, the transition office said.

Obama will discuss how his stimulus proposal could help the plant's workers. His transition office said he aims to create nearly 500,000 U.S. jobs by including clean-energy investments in the stimulus package.

It is uncertain exactly how much money Obama's stimulus will devote to alternative energy. The initial plan included $10 billion in tax breaks for alternative energy development, Democratic lawmakers said, according to the LA Times. One senior Democratic senator told the Times that figure has since more than doubled.

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