Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel moved Wednesday to secure Chicago’s place as a hub for advanced manufacturing and a magnet for “the next great entrepreneur.”
The “final piece of the manufacturing puzzle,” as the mayor put it, is called mHUB. At mHUB, housed in a 63,000-square-foot facility, nascent manufacturers will get the soup-to-nuts support they need to flesh out, engineer and develop their ideas into products, pitch venture capitalists, produce prototypes and bring their products to market. They’ll have access to consultants, a 3D-printing lab, a metal shop and electronics labs.
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