On March 8, 2011, Governor John Kasich delivered his first State of the State address to Ohioans. (For a copy of the speech transcript, click here.) During his address, Governor Kasich referenced the importance of FirstSolar in Toledo, noting that the company is "one of the most rapidly rising companies on the New York Stock Exchange." In addition, Governor Kasich noted the potential for advanced energy development at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton.