According Washington (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will announce two new manufacturing institutes aimed at attracting and nurturing businesses that will hire workers for highly paid jobs in the United States, a White House official said on Saturday.
One institute, to be located in Detroit, will focus on lightweight and modern metals. The other, in Chicago, will concentrate on digital manufacturing and design technologies, the official said.
The Department of Defense will lead the effort with $140 million in government money. The president is due to make the announcement Tuesday, the official said.