Impact of Manufacturing Hubs Unclear

Feb 26, 2014

Two Colorado universities may benefit from the creation of two new Pentagon-led manufacturing institutes that President Barack Obama announced Tuesday.

As part of his year-old promise to expand public-private manufacturing partnerships across the country, Obama announced a new center for high-tech digital manufacturing and design in Chicago and another near Detroit that will focus on light-metal manufacturing.

The two innovation hubs will be funded by $140 million in U.S. Department of Defense dollars with at least another $140 million from the private sector, Bloomberg reported.

It is unclear how much of that money will trickle down to the University of Colorado at Boulder for its research with the Chicago institute and to Colorado School of Mines for its research with Detroit.

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