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President Obama announces regional manufacturing jobs

U.S. President Barack Obama gestures while addressing his first news conference since his reelection, at the White House in Washington Novem
U.S. President Barack Obama gestures while addressing his first news conference since his reelection, at the White House in Washington Novem

DETROIT (WKZO) -- President Obama says that a Detroit-area based consortium of 60 companies, nonprofits and universities and a Chicago based consortium of 73 companies, nonprofits and universities are partnering with the federal government to launch two new manufacturing innovation hubs.  The new American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute will be located in Canton and is expected to create thousands of new jobs in the region over the next five years.  The Canton operation will focus on creating lightweight metals to market for use in cars, trucks, airplanes and other commercial, personal and military vehicles.

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