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Whitmer, Other Officials Tout Addition of Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Troy

Whitmer, Other Officials Tout Addition of Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Troy

MACKINAC ISLAND — The World Economic Forum's decision to locate its first U.S. center for advanced manufacturing in Troy was hailed Wednesday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and other top officials who said the research hub will create additional economic opportunity for Michigan.

"It will increase the gravitational pull for jobs and for talent and for investment," the governor said during a celebratory news conference at the Detroit Regional Chamber's Mackinac Policy Conference.

The Michigan Strategic Fund board last week committed $3 million to support the facility, which will work to revolutionize traditional manufacturing. Oakland County is kicking in $3 million, too.

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