President Obama announces innovation hub at NC State

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- President Barack Obama arrived in North Carolina on Wednesday to promote technology-enhanced, 21st-Century manufacturing jobs as the key to an economy that offers well-paying employment for middle-class workers.

During his visit, Obama will announce “a new public-private effort to boost advanced manufacturing that attracts the kind of well-paying jobs that sustain a growing middle class,” in a speech at North Carolina State University Wednesday afternoon.

Obama revealed a consortium of 18 business and six universities, led by North Carolina State University, has been chosen to lead a manufacturing innovation institute to develop next-generation power electronics. One of those businesses includes RF Micro of Greensboro.

"I'm a big advocate of manufacturing initiatives," said Gov. Pat McCrory at Wednesday's event. "I'll be allocating budget money; my budget director has already put that in the plan, to help support this partnership between NC State, the Federal government, state government and the private sector.”


    • Mark

      Hey Joe, were you trying to say something? What do you think the President did to warrant impeachment? We already spend more on defense than the next 10 nations combined, how much is enough? If you learn to talk or at least type, please get back with some answers. Thank you.

      • JC (@z1creep)

        Hey Mark. Take you pick.

        I will have the most transparent administration.
        I have Shovel ready jobs.
        The IRS is not targeting anyone.
        It was about a movie.
        If I had a son.
        I will put an end to the type of politics that “breeds division, conflict and cynicism”.
        You didn’t build that.
        I will restore trust in Government.
        The cops acted stupidly.
        I am not after your guns.
        The Public Will Have 5 Days To Look At Every Bill That Lands On My Desk
        It’s not my red line it is the worlds red line.
        Whistle blowers will be protected.
        “We got back Every Dime we Used to Rescue the Banks, with interest.
        I will close Gitmo.
        I am not spying on American citizens.
        ObamaCare will be good for America.
        You can keep your family doctor.
        Premiums will be lowered by $2500.
        You can keep your current healthcare plan
        I Barrack Hussain Obama pledge to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.
        57 states
        Your taxes will not go up unless you make more than 250K a year.
        I will cut the deficit in half in 3 1/2 years or this will be a one term proposition.
        The recession is over.
        We will get to the bottom of this.

      • Stephen Way

        Yes, we spend a significant amount on defense. That is to protect even the people like you, who have uninformed opinions, without knowledge. Thank a Veteran Mark. Thank a Veteran or Military member, because they protect your dumb a$$ every day.

  • Silence DoGood

    An explanation of how one in poverty can save themselves out, or anyone really for that matter. Any feedback would be much appreciated. Good luck.

  • Steve (@StephenWC)

    He and the libtards are are desperately trying to change sentiment in NC before the next elections. NC State is ALREADY creating jobs without his meddling. And oh, even Kay Hagan doesn’t want to be seen with him any longer. Both of their anti-American records are coming home to roost soon.

    • JT

      Oh, you mean the same Governor Weaselface that has declared war on the poor and was so unpopular as Mayor of Charlotte that he couldn’t even carry Mecklenburg county, a HEAVILY Republican district? Yeah, that’s real thought in action there…

  • The One

    The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president.

  • JC (@z1creep)

    15 Reasons Why Barack Obama Is the Greatest President In American History!

    1) He’s sending weapons to Libya to help repair America’s strained relationship with Al-Qaeda.

    2) Parents all across the country can now point to Barack Obama’s performance when they’re explaining to their children why they shouldn’t use drugs.

    3) He won the Nobel Peace Prize. Hello!

    4) Thanks to, “New Coke” no longer has to bear the shame of being the worst product roll-out in American history.

    5) Because of Obama, 91 million people without jobs now have plenty of time to spend with their family.

    6) He extended childhood all the way up to 26 by allowing “children” to stay on their parents insurance until then.

    7) He’s kept goofy Uncle Joe Biden from becoming President for five long years.

    8) No President in American history has done more to further gun sales than Barack Obama.

    9) Without Barack Obama, none of us would have ever heard the name Sandra Fluke and what a tragedy that would be!

    10) He has already broken Bill Clinton’s record for the most lies told in one presidency with three years left to go in office.

    11) When the SEALS asked for permission to kill Bin Laden, he didn’t insist that they merely give Osama a good talking to instead.

    12) He has worked tirelessly to know the American people better through invasive TSA searches, reading their emails, and listening in on their phone calls.

    13) He’s living proof that even a pothead who thinks there are 57 states can still live the American dream.

    14) Because of Obama’s economic policies, more Americans than ever have gotten to experience the sweet, sweet joy of funemployment!

    15) Obama’s policies are so bad that even real racists have stopped
    hating him for being black and hate him for his failed policies.

  • JT

    And the comments here are yet more proof that A. You can’t can’t come up with ONE impeachable offense, just personal reasons you don’t like the man, and 2. You didn’t hear not ONE WORD of what he said. You shut down before he even uttered the first syllable. I love conservatives–they’re such a simple people, and it is fun to watch them feed off of their emotions and totally forsake logic and reason. It’s a throw-back to a much, much simpler time–the Dark Ages.

  • frank sinner

    Grants and funding provided by the taxpayer,to MAYBE create a job paying above minimum wage to college graduates that owe the taxpayer over a TRILLION dollars in loan debt,if no jobs then they can muche of the parents till they die!!

    • JT

      Uh, Frank, your beloved Governor Weaselface backs this–blame him for misappropriation of funds. But that would make sense, and we know how averse you are to logic–and spelling. The word is “mooch,” brainiac.

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