YOUNGSTOWN - White House officials are announcing a $30 million investment to form a manufacturing hub in Ohio aimed at boosting technology in a three-state region.
President Barack Obama's administration is at M-7 technologies on Ohio Works Boulevard to announce details of a partnership between dozens of companies, universities and nonprofit organizations in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Its main hub would be at the Youngstown Business Incubator and is scheduled to launch by September.
The Associated Press is reporting the consortium would develop additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, which will affect a range of industries including defense, aerospace and automotive. The partnering entities will add another $40 million to the pilot program, which beat out proposals from other regions in the country.
The Obama administration says the consortium is part of a plan announced in March to launch future manufacturing hubs around the country.