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Reed Manufacturing Bill Gets White House Recognition

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Washington, DC, February 25, 2014 | comments

Rep. Tom Reed and his manufacturing bill were praised today at the White House as the President announced two new manufacturing hubs, the kind created under Reed’s Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act (RAMI). The President reiterated his support for Reed’s bill and his hope that it will become law.

“The more awareness we can raise and conversations we can have to educate on the bill, the better,” Reed said of today’s recognition. “We continue the work to position the 23rd district best to be home to one of these hubs but that work can only come to fruition once this bill is signed into law. RAMI opens the doors for regions much like our own to have a real stake in the game and see serious investment. I want to see that investment happen here in our backyard.”

Reed’s bill has been getting considerable attention lately with an inclusion in the President’s State of the Union address and is gaining support in both the House and Senate.

Earlier this week Reed met with manufacturers, community college representatives, county chambers and workforce development personnel for a discussion on how to best position the Southern Tier-Finger Lakes region for its own manufacturing hub.

The President’s mention of Rep. Reed and RAMI can be found here


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