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The future American workforce will have a lot of jobs to fill, particularly in infrastructure - Brookings
Do you ever wonder what the future workforce will look like? What types of new jobs will emerge? What new tools and technologies will be available? Will workers be ready?
this-week-407  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  jobs  infrastructure  technology 
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Does Amazon create jobs? Well, it hired 75,000 robots in 2017. - Quartz
Amazon’s headcount is growing by 40% year-over-year. It was the eighth-largest private employer in the US at the end of 2016, and it’s poised to climb those ranks quickly. The online retailer also announced plans to build a second US headquarters that will employ 50,000 employees.

But Amazon’s growth comes at a cost. It has a well-earned reputation for overwhelming competitors. Even though Amazon represents a small portion of the overall retail industry, it dominates the industry’s sales growth.

We wondered: Does Amazon create more jobs than it destroys?

It depends—on whether you are a robot
Around-the-web  this-week-407  amazon  automation  jobs  skilled-labor  workforce-development  logistics  warehousing 
4 days ago by areadevelopment
What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages: Jobs lost, jobs gained | McKinsey & Company
In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030.
jobs  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-407 
4 days ago by areadevelopment
The Complex Interplay of Cities, Corporations and Climate - Brookings
Pittsburgh shows the power of networks, where both strategic planning and project governance are steered by coalitions of public, private, and civic entities, with an outsize role for private philanthropy.
Metros  public-private-partnerships  green-economy  Around-the-web  urban-planning  this-week-407 
4 days ago by areadevelopment
The future American workforce will have a lot of jobs to fill, particularly in infrastructure - Brookings
Every couple years, economists at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) make their best educated guess by estimating what will be the fastest- and slowest-growing jobs nationally. Their latest release looks at how employment will change across hundreds of different occupations from 2016 to 2026; for instance, they project more home health aides will service the country’s aging population, more software developers will define the country’s increasingly digital economy, and more manufacturing workers will continue to disappear.
demographics  economic-indicator-reports  labor  jobs  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
4 days ago by areadevelopment
Developing Successful Strategic Partnerships With Universities - MIT Sloan Management Review
For many companies, universities have become essential innovation partners. However, companies often struggle to establish and run university partnerships effectively.
university-economic-development  research&development  basic-research  public-private-partnerships  Around-the-web  this-week-406-top 
4 days ago by areadevelopment
How Labor Trends Will Impact Your 2018 Workforce Planning - Manufacturing Business Technology
Talent shortages for roles such as electricians, machinists, welders, PLC technicians, mechanics, construction tradespersons, and engineers will persist for the foreseeable future. While this lack of skilled talent is one of the biggest challenges manufacturers face today, there are ways to get a jump on filling these difficult roles
skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
4 days ago by areadevelopment
Foxconn: Potential suppliers are showing interest that outpaces the information they're getting - Green Bay Press-Gazette
Much like it takes a village to raise a child, business leaders are saying it will take the state of Wisconsin to build and supply Foxconn Technology Group’s Racine complex.

Alan Yeung, Foxconn’s director of U.S. strategic initiatives, said the search for companies to fill an estimated $1.4 billion demand for materials and services annually will include a meeting for potential companies in Green Bay in early 2018.
foxconn  Around-the-web  this-week-406-top  wisconsin  parts-suppliers  supply-chain 
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Mid-Market Manufacturer Finds New Opportunities to Reshore Parts - Chief Executive
Mitchell supplies parts and wreath rings to companies throughout North America and Europe, and is a preferred parts supplier to furniture, window and computer manufacturers. Mitchell CEO Tim Zimmerman said recently that the company was able to reshore a handle sub-assembly product back to the U.S. last year, offering both increased production and significant cost savings to the client.
case-studies  Around-the-web  this-week-406  cost-of-doing-business  wisconsin  parts-suppliers  global-supply-chain  business-globalization  u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing 
4 days ago by areadevelopment
The New Water Wars Reshaping America - OZY
Increasingly across the nation, water concerns are bubbling up, affecting millions in their wake. The political ramifications of water were amplified during the North Dakota Access pipeline protests of last year, in which protesters coined the phrase “Water is life.”
water-availability  infrastructure  Around-the-web  green-economy  climate-change  risk-management  this-week-406 
4 days ago by areadevelopment
Five Lessons from the Frontlines of Industry 4.0 - BCG.com
• Use Industry 4.0 to accelerate operational improvements.  
• Integrate new and existing capabilities and technologies.
• Manage information architecture as a critical enabler.
• Thoughtfully design the transformation roadmap.
• Approach Industry 4.0 as a change management project.
Around-the-web  industry4.0  this-week-406 
4 days ago by areadevelopment
Three Things CEOs Should Do Now to Prepare for the New NAFTA - BCG.com
As the three countries move through their last two rounds of 2017 talks in Mexico City and Washington, DC, the differences in negotiating positions remain wide.
NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  mexico  canada  government-policy  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
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CRE Opinion: What Autonomous Vehicles Could Look Like in Uptown - D Magazine
The biggest market consideration in this bustling mini-metropolis was how to repurpose the vacant parking garages when autonomous vehicles become imbedded in our daily lives.
this-week-406  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  autonomous-vehicle  cities  metross  technology  high-tech  tech 
4 days ago by areadevelopment
Gray President & CEO Shares Perspective on Tax Reform with CNBC - Gray Construction
“The U.S. is seen throughout the world as a great place for manufacturing," said Stephen Gray. "We have incredible competitive advantages, and I think the tax reform package will actually help us."
u.s.-manufacturing  taxes-incentives  corporate-tax-reform  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
4 days ago by areadevelopment
From Bezos to Walton, Big Investors Back Fund for ‘Flyover’ Start-Ups - The New York Times
The idea — far grander than the money itself, which is only $150 million to start, pocket money for most of the investors — was to assemble a dream team and create a network effect for entrepreneurs in the middle of the country to align with the biggest names in business.
capital-access  small-business  midwest  regional-reports  startup  venturecapital  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
The Best Places to Work in Manufacturing 2017 – SmartAsset.com
Smaller metro areas dominated this list. The average population across our top 10 is about 300,000. But if you discount Greenville, North Carolina and Ogden-Clearfield, Utah that figure drops in half to 150,000. The largest metro area in our top 25 is Louisville-Jefferson, Kentucky-Indiana, which has 1.2 million residents.
u.s.-manufacturing  Metros  ranking  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
A Tale of Two Recoveries a Decade Since the Recession - GOVERNING
The largest metro areas and those with highly educated workforces have rebounded well, but many other regions have struggled to recover job losses.
this-week-406  Around-the-web  Matt  education  Metros  cities  jobs  workforce  skilled-labor  economic-development  site-selection 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
US Capital Confidence Barometer - EY
Virtually all of the US companies represented in our 17th semiannual Capital Confidence Barometer said they engage in regular portfolio reviews – nearly half do so annually – indicating that companies are employing every tool at their disposal, from divestment to cross-sector partnerships, to stay competitive in these relentlessly disruptive markets. Moreover, for the largest companies, M&A remains front and center: three-fourths of companies with revenue of US$5 billion or more are planning deals.
m&a  capital-access  economic-indicator-reports  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  economic-analysis  this-week-406 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
Denver's first driverless shuttle gets public debut as it preps for a 2018 launch - The Denver Post
The autonomous shuttle is part of partnership between RTD, CDOT and Panasonic to help solve the region’s “last mile” commuting issues.
this-week-406  Around-the-web  Matt  denver  colorado  mountain-states  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  cities  autonomous-vehicles  technology 
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