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Metro Milwaukee among U.S. cities to get federal help boosting manufacturing

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Metro Milwaukee is one of a dozen places in the U.S. that will soon get federal help in attracting global manufacturers.  

The Obama White House Wednesday announced the first 12 communities in a new partnership aimed at boosting the nation's manufacturing.  

Factories are Wisconsin's Number One job source -- and they took quite a hit during the Great Recession.  

The Obama initiative began last fall. It uses federal resources to help support local plans to improve their economies. The goal is for the communities to create long-term strategies to compete for manufacturing jobs.  

Obama's home area of Chicago is also among the first places in the new program -- along with the Detroit region and metros from southern California to Georgia.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)