As reported by manufacturing.net, Chicago is putting $1.25 million city money into manufacturing training! See it here.
The money will come from tax-increment financing funds returned to the city by United Airlines. The funds will support the Austin Innovation Park, Austin Polytechnical Career Program, Austin Manufacturing Training Center, outreach to elementary school students around advanced manufacturing education and careers, and a new bridge program to prepare African-American males for advanced manufacturing training
Austin Polytechnical Academy is a college and career prep high school that focuses on manufacturing and engineering.
You can see a 13 minute video of Mayor Rahm Emanuel making the announcement.