Last week the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released the Advanced Manufacturing Report (PDF), which examines the role that manufacturing will have in our recovering economy. This week, President Obama continued the manufacturing conversation during a speech at Alcoa Davenport Works in Bettendorf, Iowa.

During his speech the president announced that Alcoa is joining the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP).

“I announced last week a new partnership between our top engineering schools, our most innovative manufacturers, and the federal government to get American products from the drawing board to the factory floor to the marketplace as quickly as possible.  And today, I’m proud to announce that Alcoa is joining that partnership.  The idea is to create jobs now, and to make sure America stays on the cutting edge of manufacturing for years to come.” Source: White House

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