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Jon Talton

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May 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Puget Sound designated federal ‘manufacturing community’

Whatever a “manufacturing community” is, the Puget Sound region is one of a dozen such announced this week by the Obama administration. The goal is to “revolutionize the way federal agencies leverage economic development funds,” but looking at the details it is clear that this is small ball. It’s not purely symbolic, but neither is…


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