Obama Keeping Manufacturing Focus In Virginia

Barack Obama manufacturing focus Virginia
Barack Obama manufacturing focus Virginia

By Ken Thomas

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Praising manufacturing jobs, President Barack Obama was outlining ways of pairing factory output with university research in a bid to bring jobs back to the U.S. and help companies innovate.

Obama was traveling Friday to a manufacturing plant run by aircraft engine maker Rolls-Royce in Prince George, Va., outlining a new proposal to create a series of regional institutes to help manufacturers spur new products and jobs.