Youngstown named in President’s State of the Union address

February 15, 2013 by  

The city of Youngstown was honored and excited to have its name mentioned in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 12.

The President sited the Ohio city as a model for growth and development of new technology, referring to the advanced manufacturing hub that was introduced to the city last year.
In his speech to the nation, Obama said:

“Last year, we created our first manufacturing innovation institute in Youngstown, Ohio.

“A once-shuttered warehouse is now a state-of-the art lab where new workers are mastering the 3D printing that has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything. There’s no reason this can’t happen in other towns.”

Last year, a $30m grant was approved by the U.S. Department of Defense toward the construction of the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institution, which is fully focused upon increasing the production of additive manufacturing by way of development and research. Another $40m was collected from over 60 public and private entities throughout Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining has estimated that more than 7,000 new jobs will be created in the region over a period of time as a result of the new manufacturing hub.

Advancements within the city towards economic growth and development not only mean good things for new businesses, but are likely to bring in extra work for existing businesses, such as local printing companies. As businesses moving into Youngstown work to make a name for themselves in the area, print companies will be needed in a variety of ways, such as for business card printing and catalog printing services.