For the second year in a row, President Barack Obama in his State of the Union address mentioned Youngstown’s $70 million advanced manufacturing hub as an example of how the United States can “beat other countries in the race for the next wave of high-tech manufacturing jobs.”
“My admin- istration has launched two hubs for high-tech manufacturing in Raleigh, N.C., and Youngstown, Ohio, where we’ve connected businesses to research universities that can help America lead the world in advanced technologies,” Obama said in Tuesday’s address to the nation.
Obama said that the federal government would “launch six more [advanced manufacturing hubs] this year. Bipartisan bills in both houses could double the number of these hubs and the jobs they create. So get those bills to my desk. Put more Americans back to work.”
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