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Textile manufacturing is a major part of Massachusetts history. Now, with a major investment announced Friday, it may also be a big part of the state's future.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visits MIT Friday to outline a new national effort at the school to revolutionize fabric and textile manufacturing. The $317 million initiative will be housed at MIT, where researchers, designers and builders will create textiles for the future.
Katie Stebbins, the state's assistant secretary for technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, joined WBUR's Morning Edition to talk about what the institute means for the future of Massachusetts.
This segment aired on April 1, 2016.