Obama announces new Midwest manufacturing hubs

"I don't want the next big job-creating discovery to come from Germany or China or Japan. I want it to be made here in America."
Associated Press
Feb 25, 2014

President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced the creation of two Pentagon-led institutes to boost advanced high-tech manufacturing, with the eventual goal of creating jobs that have been lost to global competition.

As part of his year-old promise to expand public-private manufacturing partnerships across the country, Obama announced a new center in his hometown of Chicago, concentrating on high-tech digital manufacturing and design. The other new hub will be located in Canton, Mich., outside Detroit, and specialize in light metal manufacturing.

"If we want to attract more good manufacturing jobs to America, we've got to make sure we're on the cutting edge of new manufacturing techniques and technologies," Obama said from the White House.

Obama announced during his State of the Union address last year he would spend $200 million to create the manufacturing hubs that bring together companies and universities for research and development of products. Obama said Tuesday  he could envision the creation of a sheet a metal as thin as paper and strong as steel that would be in demand by the military and private sector.

Obama made the announcement from a dais in the East Room that also held a supporting frame for a fighter jet, a helicopter engine, a robotic arm used by the Navy for underwater explosive disposal and a 3D printer. Obama joked that it seemed like he was standing among all that "cool stuff" to announce the creation of Iron Man.

"This has been a secret project we've been working on for a while," he said with a chuckle. "Not really ... "

The administration previously had a manufacturing hub pilot program in Youngstown, Ohio, and Obama announced the creation of another Energy Department-led hub in Raleigh, N.C., last month. He encouraged Congress to approve funding for even more to keep up with global competition.

"I'm really excited about these four hubs. The only problem is Germany has 60 of them," Obama said.

"I don't want the next big job-creating discovery to come from Germany or China or Japan. I want it to be made here in America," Obama said.

Obama said even without Congress, his administration would create four additional hubs this year, through a competition by the Department of Energy.

Comments

Contango

Re: "he 'hasn't created any jobs.'"

Try to keep up to date would ya?

The Fed Resv. has essentially taken credit for any job creation and improvement in the economy - easy money (ZIRP) & QE.

Peninsula Pundit

Again, why do you quote an organization that you completely discredit in every other post you make?
Change your handle to 'Janus'.
I'm sure you can figure it out.
Well, maybe I'm not so sure anymore.
Have you recently handed your handle to a 16 year old?
Perhaps a change in BP medication?
Notice I kindly specified BP, as opposed to any psychotropics some might unkindly ascribe to your posts.
Just keepin' it real.......

Contango

Re: "Change your handle to 'Janus'."

I 'sincerely' regret that it distresses you that I don't view the world in socio-political monochrome like you.

Note the phrase: "taken credit,"

phroggy

Yes, Obummer single handedly created jobs. This is similar to Gore creating the internet. They're both legends in their own minds.

SamAdams

Phroggy, in just a few words, you said it all. ALL. Congratulations. Now all I have left is to wish you were wrong, LOL!

Contango

Re: "manufacturing hubs"

Pres. Obama continues to play "small ball."

What happened to that "Jobs Council" he used to crow about?

KnuckleDragger

Two Pentagon-led institutes to boost advanced high-tech manufacturing." Now we know where the money being cut from troops and military retirees is going, to again payoff the manufacturing unions.

capcap

-------> Get's Foodstamps--->Free Healthcare----> Take home pay is ---> $95 a week net pay, To pay rent,car Insurance,utility's. Life suck's to be me!!!!

SamAdams

Oh, please. If you qualify for foodstamps, and if your take home pay is really as described, you ALSO qualify for housing and utilities assistance. I'll give you credit for working since too many don't or won't; but crying about it clearly hasn't changed your quality of living much. Maybe you should do something else instead.

KURTje

Remember your plight cap. You know; though some haven't got dealt a situation like you have. If it happens to them they'll talk different.

Really are you ...

Ok so if I were to go to the hub down in Raleigh, NC, how do I get it back up here in North Central Ohio? It won't take long to put the pieces together

BabyMomma

Lies, lies. All damnable lies.

sorryhog

Some more of his B.S.

2cents

Been busy but I did find the article I had read. this is the link.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/fr...

starryeyes83

Um, how many people are going to actually pass the drug test for these jobs?

It is a requirement, isn't it?

mikeylikesit

even if you come up with the next big job creating discovery, according to the prez, you didn't discover that..

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