Federal grant will fund UI manufacturing lab

Published 02/25 2014 06:43PM

Updated 02/25 2014 06:45PM

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The University of Illinois is getting a new addition. A non-profit group called UI Labs has been awarded a $70 million federal grant. It will help launch the Digital Lab for Manufacturing.

It will be the first-of-its-kind and based in Chicago. It will help create new manufacturing technology and provide specialized job training across the state. Illinois beat out California and Alabama for the funding.

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