Thursday, March 24, 2011

UC Berkeley's national lab in Oakland? Could be

Oakland is pulling out all the stops in its quest to land a new Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory campus by offering options enough to satisfy any picky buyer. Oakland's package, which includes a five-page letter from Oakland Mayor and UC Berkeley graduate Jean Quan, among others, touts the city's weather, amenities, proximity to public transit, diversity, green energy movement and well-educated workforce as selling points.
Oakland City Council President Larry Reid in his letter left no doubt that he is "keenly aware" that a new campus in Oakland would bring prestige, professional jobs and an economic catalyst to Oakland. More>