Innovation partnership recognized

The collaboration between Conover and the Manufacturing Solutions Center (MSC) is being recognized by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Secretary of Commerce John Bryson used Conover Station and the MSC as his cornerstone example last week when talking about economic growth, job creation, and exports at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bryson and other members of the Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) learned more about what’s going on in Conover when city officials, MSC Director Dan St. Louis and Catawba Valley Community College President Garrett Hinshaw visited Washington earlier this month.

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