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Old 02-13-2013, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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President Obama calls for 15 innovation hubs nationwide for advanced hi-tech industries including 3D printing. Could Greensboro be a top contender for one of the 3D printing hubs? There could be a good chance and here is why. The purpose of these hubs is to jump start the economies of areas hit hard by job going over seas. Greensboro certainly qualifies there. The once thriving textile industry in Greensboro is near death. North Carolina is also high on Obama's radar. Such a hub would be a perfect fit for Gateway University Research Park. There is a correlation between 3D printing and nanotechnology and having nanotech research facilities in the same park with a hi-tech 3D printing hub would make a lot of sense. Gateway University Research Park quickly developed a reputation for nanotechnology with its new joint nanotech school. It's one of two schools nationwide where you can get both doctorate degrees in nanoscience and nanoengineering. There is a realistic chance Greensboro could be home to one of these advanced hi-tech manufacturing hubs. Keep your finger crossed because this could be the very thing that could take Gateway University Research Park to another whole level if something like this were to happen.

Obama Name-Checks 3-D Printing, Calls For 15 "Innovation Hubs" | Co.Design: business + innovation + design

http://saportareport.com/leadership/...d-3d-printing/

http://www.gatewayurp.com/

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Old 02-13-2013, 08:27 PM
 
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This is all well & good for those in that field but what about those who aren't? This is what I don't like about government "stimulating" jobs.
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Old 02-13-2013, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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I think its all about clustering. One industry attracts another and then another. We have to get the ball rolling for our city because right now, most of these high paying jobs are heading to Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham. I don't think government should be in the business of creating job but I do think the government has a role in helping the private sector create jobs. Government has been stimulating the economy for decades with programs, money and infrastructure ect. Where would we be today without interstate highways, funded by our federal government?

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