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News About the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

WHAS ABC-11 (Kentucky) - Federal funding bringing jobs to General Electric and to Louisville

G.E.'s Appliance Park in Louisville is being touted as a success story by Vice President Joe Biden.  Biden named it one of the 100 Recovery Act projects that are changing America.

G.E. is investing $600 million in Louisville and you can expect to see the jobs in the city over the next few years.  The funds will expand manufacturing of energy efficient home appliances at the Louisville Appliance Park facility.

With those funds, G.E. will bring the production of one of its lines back from China, as well as plan to add 800 new jobs through 2013G.E. said more than 135 new employees have been hired so far in what's being called in-sourcing production. [9/17/10]

The Denver Daily News (Colorado) - Stimulus projects ‘changing America'?

A report released Friday points to the seven Colorado projects as part of 100 stimulus projects highlighted by the White House as being “some of the most innovative and effective Recovery Act projects nationwide.”

\xc4\x84 $400 million for the Abound Solar Manufacturing, LLC facility in Longmont to manufacture thin-film solar panels. Expected to create 2,000 temporary jobs and 1,500 permanent jobs

\xc4\x84 $45 million for UQM Technologies in Frederick to build a new electric vehicle propulsion plant. Expected to add 230 jobs by next year, growing its workforce from 70 to 300;

\xc4\x84 $28 million contribution to the $500 million redevelopment of Denver Union Station. Expected to create 7,000 jobs during construction and add $3 billion in new economic activity to Colorado over the next 20 years, according to the governor's office…

Democratic Gov. Bill Ritter on Friday praised the $814 billion economic stimulus signed in Denver last year for an anticipated injection of at least $7.3 billion into the state by the time the dollars run out, and for creating, saving or “indirectly producing” 50,000 jobs in Colorado. [9/20/10]

The Anniston Star (Alabama) - Money for economic recovery goes to local private, public sectors

[DISTRICT MENTIONED: R-Mike Rogers (AL-3): Voted NO on Recovery Act]

The government's stimulus spending website, www.recovery.gov, shows more than $3.2 billion has been allocated in Alabama for contracts, grants and loans. The money has reportedly created more than 9,000 jobs.

Though the stimulus money appears to be helping just one local company this year, it is significantly benefiting the schools in the Calhoun County and Anniston systems.

Anniston's schools received $1.3 million in 2009 and are set to receive another $1.3 million by the end of this year.

Anniston School Superintendent Joan Frazier said the money has been used to create jobs.

We've infused federal dollars … used stimulus money to add jobs we didn't have before,” she said. [9/19/10]

The Telegraph (Illinois) - Quinn helps launch high speed rail in Alton

Local, state and federal officials on Friday celebrated the launch of a $1.1 billion high-speed rail project in Illinois, the first in the nation.

Some 900 jobs will be created initially, with that number eventually reaching 6,000. Overall, directly and indirectly created jobs will total 24,000, officials said.

U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Illinois, had this advice for anyone doubting the job creation of President Barack Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009:

'Come to Alton and see what's happening nine months after Illinois got the grant,' he said. 'There are now 900 more, good-paying jobs in Illinois. My question for skeptics is, ‘What would you do?'' to create 900 jobs. [9/17/10]

Dorchester Reporter (Massachusetts) - Mattapan hails its new health center, anchor for Square

[DISTRICT MENTIONED: Mike Capuano (MA-8)]

Governor Deval Patrick, Mayor Tom Menino and city and state lawmakers joined scores of Mattapan residents in the groundbreaking of the Mattapan Community Health Center's (MCHC) state-of-the-art facility last Friday.

A sizable chunk of $11.5 million in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds was provided to cover the cost of the new center.

The new facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2011. The new center will also create some 90 new permanent jobs, not to mention the 100 temporary jobs during construction. [9/17/10]

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