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New partnership with university aims to crank up Utah's manufacturing sector

By The Salt Lake Tribune

Dec 07, 2016

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After months of preparation, the University of Utah's College of Engineering launched a new expertise-sharing center Tuesday to assist the state's more than 3,000 manufacturing companies boost their productivity and expand jobs.

With 125,000-plus Utahns employed in the sector — 9.1 percent of the state's workforce — the U.'s new Manufacturing Extension Partnership, or MEP, has dramatic potential for improving the state's economy, officials said.

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