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Greer's BMW plant is setting for manufacturing's revitalization message

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank tours plant

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Friday, February 15, 2013

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank toured the X3 assembly line at the BMW Manufacturing Co. plant in Greer.

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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank toured the X3 assembly line at the BMW Manufacturing Co. plant in Greer.



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U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank's visit to Greer was to help promote the administration's agenda on increasing manufacturing in the U.S.

Jim Fair

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank's visit to Greer was to help promote the administration's agenda on increasing manufacturing in the U.S.



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"We want to grow more of these strong, 21st century, American manufacturing hubs," said U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank, referencing BMW Manufacturing Co. in Greer. 

U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank visited BMW Manufacturing Co. in Greer today and said the Upstate has become a model for reinvigorating manufacturing, driving innovation, and boosting global competitiveness.

Blank toured the X3 assembly line and delivered prepared remarks, leading the charge for the federal government’s role in spearheading increased manufacturing in the U.S. and its resulting jobs. She referenced growing a skilled workforce via education through technical colleges similar to those in Greenville, Spartanburg and Anderson counties.

Blank’s trip comes on the heels of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday and his visit to Asheville Wednesday, to a nearby Canadian engine parts factory, promoting the resurgence of American manufacturing.

The text of Blank’s remarks are here.

 

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