A monthly newsletter from Solano Economic Development Corporation finds good job news for the local economy.

In the past month, four companies have announced plans to relocate and/or expand their operations in the county, Solano EDC noted. They will bring some 200 jobs to the area.

"In light of all the bad news from the state and national scenes, this is tremendous news for Solano County and shows the strength that will undoubtedly come when the economy finally begins its long awaited rebound," the EDC newsletter noted.

Companies that have announced plans include:

* Coda Automotive will complete assembly of its new Coda EV, all electric sedan, in Benicia, bringing about 50 jobs to the community. The firm expects to complete assembly and ship some 10,000 to 14,000 vehicles in the coming year.

* Altec announced it will expand its green vehicle operation in Dixon, increasing the job force to 200 employees there.

* Blu Homes will begin mass producing pre-built homes at Vallejo's Mare Island, employing 90 when it opens, with more expected as the production increases.

* enXco recently celebrated Shiloh III -- a $300 million expansion of its windmill farm operation between Rio Vista and Fairfield. The new project features 50 2.05 megawatt turbines and will generate more than 100 megawatts of power.