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Secretary Chu to Highlight Administration Support for U.S. Auto Industry in Detroit Economic Club Speech

January 6, 2012 - 4:08pm

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Washington D.C. - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will travel to Detroit, Mich., next week to highlight the Obama Administration’s support for the American automobile industry and the role investing in innovation will play in keeping U.S. workers and companies competitive.  Last year, after seven straight years of decline, American auto manufacturers rebounded thanks in part to support from the Administration. 

All next week, the Department of Energy will be highlighting its investment in the American auto industry.  On Tuesday, January 10, Secretary Chu will tour the North American International Auto Show before giving a major address at a Detroit Economic Club breakfast on Wednesday, January 11. 

Also on Wednesday, Secretary Chu will join Congressman Hansen Clarke for a tour of robotics, chemistry and physics classrooms and labs at Detroit’s Cass Technical High School, where they will meet with students involved in STEM education programs at Cass Tech, Detroit’s Davis Aerospace High School and the Detroit International Academy.

Tuesday, January 10

WHAT:       Energy Secretary Steven Chu to tour the North American International Auto Show

WHEN:       Tuesday, January 10, 2012

                     9:30 AM EST

WHERE:     Cobo Center, Detroit, Mich.

Wednesday, January 11

WHAT:       Energy Secretary Steven Chu to address the Detroit Economic Club

WHEN:       Wednesday, January 11, 2012

                     8:50 AM EST

WHERE:     Michigan Hall, Cobo Center, Detroit, Mich.

 * For media credentials, contact Matt Friedman at 248-626-0006 or mfriedman@tannerfriedman.com

Wednesday, January 11

WHAT:       Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Detroit Congressman Hansen Clarke to tour robotics, chemistry and physics classrooms and labs at Detroit’s Cass Technical High School, and meet with students involved in STEM education programs who attend Cass Tech, Detroit’s Davis Aerospace High School and the Detroit International Academy

WHEN:       Wednesday, January 11, 2012

                     11:00 AM EST

WHERE:     Cass Technical High School, 2501 Second Avenue, Detroit, Mich.

 * For more information, contact Steven Wasko from Detroit Public Schools at steven.wasko@detroitk12.org

News Media Contact: (202) 586-4940

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