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DOE funding to speed up nuclear R&D, lab-to-market transition

By Jessica McMathis / November 9, 2014

The Department of Energy is accelerating clean-energy technologies, flagging $13 million to advance nuclear energy R&D and launching a pilot program to speed up the lab-to-market process.

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Administration designates a dozen manufacturing communities to strengthen competitive edge, supply chains

By Jessica McMathis / June 8, 2014

As part of an effort to not only strengthen the U.S. manufacturing sector, but also spur job creation, President Obama recently designated 12 communities as Manufacturing Communities—the country’s first—backed by federal agencies and funds.

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Midwest lands new innovation hubs built to boost advanced manufacturing

By Jessica McMathis / February 27, 2014

Manufacturing production is up, and US manufacturers are adding jobs (some 622,000 since early 2010)—but a $280-million investment in two new innovation institutes cements a renewed commitment to advanced manufacturing in the States.

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