Obama Manufacturing Initiative (Mostly) Skips NY State

WXXI Innovation Trail reporter Zack Seward explains the disappointment behind much of upstate NY missing out on President Obama's $500 million plan for manufacturing partnerships with a handful of top businesses and universities.

Zack reports that of the 6 universities and 11 companies selected to participate in the president's Advanced Manufacturing Partnership, only one is headquartered in New York state.

The Innovation Trail is a collaboration between five upstate New York public media outlets, led by WXXI, along with WNED, WRVO, WSKG and WMHT. The initiative is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Find out more at the Innovation Trail website.