VALLEY PARK — The top White House official in charge of helping cities recover from auto plant closures has announced federal spending to help retrain auto workers.
Ed Montgomery is executive director of the White House Council on Auto Communities and Workers.
He was in Valley Park on Friday to announce $25 million in federal spending to retrain and place auto workers in health care and other high-growth industries.
The St. Louis area won't get all the money. It will be shared among communities hardest-hit by restructuring in the auto industry.
Montgomery and Sen. Claire McCaskill spoke at a forum Friday with auto workers and community members in Valley Park.