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Automotive Minute: BMW repeats as largest U.S. automotive exporter - Atlanta Business Chronicle
Utilizing ports across the southern United States, BMW Manufacturing exported 272,346 BMW X models from their Spartanburg, South Carolina plant. BMW Manufacturing reports that nearly 87 percent of those were exported through the Port of Charleston with a U.S. Department of Commerce estimated export value of approximately $8.76 billion. Those numbers represent 16 percent of the total U.S. market share.
global-supply-chain  port-of-charleston  freight-logistics  automotive-industry  south-carolina  BMW  this-week-413  Around-the-web 
3 days ago by areadevelopment
Clifton brothers get chance of a lifetime to outfit U.S. Olympic team -
Contracted by Ralph Lauren to make two sets of heated jackets to be worn by the Team USA at the opening and closing ceremonies, the fledgling Clifton textile manufacturer recognized the tremendous opportunity they'd been handed.
textiles-clothing-industries  new-jersey  small-manufacturing  backshoring  Around-the-web  industry-reports  this-week-412 
3 days ago by areadevelopment
Impacts of New Tax Law Still Fuzzy - CFO
More than two-thirds (71%) of participants said they believe that companies located in high-tax states face the risk of talented employees leaving to seek employment in states where the tax burden is lighter. The list of highest-taxed states includes several that are teeming with corporate headquarters, such as California, New Jersey, and New York.
executive-surveys  corporate-tax-reform  Around-the-web  this-week-413 
3 days ago by areadevelopment
How Arizona Is Leading the Autonomous Vehicle Revolution - HBR
Self-driving vehicles, once a science fiction technology, are rapidly becoming a reality that promises to transform our lives – making it safer and more efficient to move people and goods, while reinventing our thinking about transportation.
this-week-413  Around-the-web  Matt  arizona  southwest  autonomous-vehicles  tech  high-tech  technology  innovation  public-private-partnerships 
3 days ago by areadevelopment
Boom and Gloom: An Economic Warning for California - The New York Times
The United States is on track to achieve the second-longest economic expansion in its history. Unemployment is at a 17-year low. And California’s state budget has a multibillion-dollar surplus.
this-week-413  Around-the-web  Matt  california  pacific-states  economy  economic-development 
3 days ago by areadevelopment
Tesla Wants to Be the World's Best Manufacturer - Motley Fool
Despite its initial challenges in becoming a high-volume automaker, Musk said in the most recent earnings call that he thinks Tesla is "swiftly exiting" hell. Furthermore, it's still betting it will be the world's best automotive manufacturer.
this-week-413  Around-the-web  Matt  tesla  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  automotive-industry  electric-car 
3 days ago by areadevelopment
SyncFab to Create Manufacturing Jobs Through Blockchain -
The hope is to reduce pollution and the use of resourcing by manufacturing locally. To build parts in America rather than across the ocean, which reduces the need for ships that burn fossil fuels.

To this end, SyncFab is working with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Initiative and the cities of San Leandro and San Francisco. A long-term goal at SyncFab is to encourage work from home, startup entrepreneurship, and small businesses.
internet-of-things  industry4.0  small-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  reshoring  parts-suppliers  machine-shops  Around-the-web  this-week-413 
3 days ago by areadevelopment
The Industry 4.0 manufacturing revolution - Deloitte Insights
Today, a fourth industrial revolution is transforming economies, jobs, and even society itself. Under the broad title Industry 4.0, many physical and digital technologies are combining through analytics, artificial intelligence, cognitive technologies, and the Internet of Things (IoT) to create digital enterprises that are both interconnected and capable of more informed decision-making. Digital enterprises can communicate, analyze, and use data to drive intelligent action in the physical world. In short, this revolution is embedding smart, connected technology not only within organizations, but also our daily lives. 

So how prepared are organizations and leaders to embrace this revolution?
industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-413  executive-surveys  executive-leadership 
3 days ago by areadevelopment
Infrastructure Spending Should Focus On Exports: JLL’s Kemmsies - Bloomberg
Walter Kemmsies, Economist and Chief Strategist of JLL’s Ports, Airports and Global Infrastructure Group, on the plausibility of the Trump infrastructure and financing proposal, and investment opportunities and risks.
this-week-413  Around-the-web  Matt  infrastructure  logistics  supply-chain  government-policy  economic-development 
3 days ago by areadevelopment
Publicly Funded National Labs Important to U.S. Innovation - AAF
Arguments for cutting the Lab’s innovation budget often ignore the role the Labs play in matters of national security (particularly with relation to nuclear weapons). Further, the energy innovation mission of the Labs is intended to leverage the national security expertise and technology the Labs possess to create technology that can be delivered to the private sector.
industry-organizations  think-tanks  government-policy  competitiveness  innovation  basic-research  research&development  defense-sector  energy  national-labs  Around-the-web  this-week-413 
4 days ago by areadevelopment
Amazon HQ2: A Reset Button for Site Selection - CCIM Institute
Amazon's HQ2 site selection process is more than just a point along a timeline charting its evolution as one of the world's most transformative companies. It is a reset button that will likely have implications far beyond Amazon.
this-week-413  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  HQ2  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives  quality-of-life  jobs  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
4 days ago by areadevelopment
New GCS Report Sheds Light on Amazon HQ2 Top 20 - NKF Global Corporate Services
Aside from population, the top 20 markets vary widely in terms of many other key demographic, economic, and quality of life indicators that typically guide a headquarters site selection. The economic and demographic diversity of these locations provides Amazon with ample opportunity to test different market types and profile the economic geography of a large swath of the United States in its search for the optimal location for HQ2.
this-week-413  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  HQ2  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
4 days ago by areadevelopment
San Jose OK's prices for Google deal on government parcels - Mercury New
TThe San Jose City Council Tuesday night unanimously approved a pricing agreement to sell an array of government-owned properties to Google that would be key pieces of the tech titan’s proposed transit-oriented community of offices and other amenities in downtown San Jose.
this-week-314  Around-the-web  Matt  san-jose  california  pacific-states  tech  high-tech  technology  Google 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
`Made in the U.S.A.' Turbines Cloud U.S. Offshore Wind - IndustryWeek
States in the Northeast are betting they can create their own windmill industry however, it will be costly but perhaps necessary as Trump pushes for more factory jobs and picks fights with those making parts abroad.
this-week-413  Around-the-web  Matt  energy  renewable-energy  wind-energy  made-in-america  manufacturing 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
How startups are changing their approach to distributed teams as big tech looks outside the Valley - VentureBeat
When ClassPass was looking to open a third office outside of its New York and San Francisco locations, it decided on Missoula, Montana — a location that doesn’t usually top the lists of the best cities for tech startups.
this-week-413  Around-the-web  Matt  tech  high-tech  technology  entrepreneurship  startup  tech-forum  economic-development  silicon-valley  montana  mountain-states 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
Could Amazon's future business delivery service hurt FedEx Corp. and UPS Inc.? - Memphis Business Journal
The bottom line: Whenever Amazon enters a new sector, fear follows — a valid reaction to a company that has earned its reputation as a disruptor.
this-week-413  Around-the-web  Matt  logistics  supply-chain  amazon 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
The Direct-to-Consumer Model of Montreal's Lufa Farms - CityLab
A rooftop-farming venture in Montreal has found success with a model that’s part CSA, part Amazon Prime.
this-week-413  Around-the-web  Matt  urban-planning 
6 days ago by areadevelopment
Big incentive package grew bigger over time - Winston-Salem Journal
Over several weeks, North Carolina's proposed package of incentives grew from $600 million to more than $1.5 billion in cash, training and savings on taxes — almost the total cost of the factory.
this-week-412  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  toyota  mazda  automotive-industry  manufacturing  location-USA  FDI  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  workforce  north-carolina  south-atlantic  alabama  south 
7 days ago by areadevelopment

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