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Getting the Most Out of Your Economic Development Partners - Area Development
In order for economic developers to help with your location decision, they need to know as much as possible about your company’s requirements.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing 
6 hours ago by areadevelopment
Tech job growth is shifting from cities to metro regions and the suburban periphery - City Journal
If one looks at data, not press releases, a more nuanced picture emerges, with much of the fastest growth—including in tech—shifting dramatically not to the elite, dense urban centers but to more sprawling regions and the suburban periphery.
this-week-447  Around-the-web  Matt  site-selection  tech  high-tech  technology  economic-development  jobs  cities  Metros  suburbs 
yesterday by areadevelopment
The secret to success for manufacturers and distributors? Follow the tracks - Railway Age
When a manufacturing or distribution company selects a new location for a facility, which factors are most important? Should the manufacturer listen to the recommendations of HR representatives and utility consultants or the construction controllers and local economic development officials? Opinions are infinite, but meaningful insights can be few and far between.
this-week-447  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection  rail 
yesterday by areadevelopment
Manufacturing is cool again and it needs skilled workers - Detroit Free Press
For the past several decades, the number of professionals entering manufacturing had decreased as many talented, young professionals have sought work in Silicon Valley and other tech regions. This is no longer the case.
this-week-447  Around-the-web  Matt  skilled-labor  labor  skills-gap  manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  jobs  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  economic-development 
4 days ago by areadevelopment
Microsoft Pledges $500 Million for Affordable Housing in Seattle Area - The New York Times
The Seattle area, home to both Microsoft and Amazon, is a potent symbol of the affordable housing crisis that has followed the explosive growth of tech hubs.
this-week-447  Around-the-web  Matt  quality-of-life  housing  economic-development  microsoft  amazon  high-tech  technology 
4 days ago by areadevelopment
Baton Rouge’s Water Campus Attracts Researchers from Around the World - Area Development
It is hoped that for firms with an interest in the water sector, the Water Campus will be a magnet for innovation and private-sector investment.
area-development-features  Matt  louisiana  south  baton-rouge  water-availability  economic-development  site-selection  innovation  jobs 
6 days ago by areadevelopment
The Changing Face of Distribution - Cushman & Wakefield
Transportation represents roughly 50% of total logistics costs. Motorway congestion, increasing regulations for CO2 emissions, congestion, labour shortages are already contributing to higher costs and inefficiencies.
this-week-446-top  Around-the-web  Matt  logistics  supply-chain  distribution  infrastructure  economic-development  site-selection 
8 days ago by areadevelopment
Amazon chose two locations for its new headquarters. Now, we go explore them. - The Washington Post
Before mid-November, Long Island City and Crystal City were never on the same page, much less uttered in the same sentence. Though both destinations are on the East Coast (New York and Virginia, respectively) and within shouting distance of a major metropolitan center, they had little else in common.
this-week-446  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  corporate-headquarters  virginia  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  taxes-incentives  quality-of-life 
8 days ago by areadevelopment
Things Money Can’t Buy: Love, and Economic Development - DC Fiscal Policy Institute
Money can’t buy you love, of course. It can’t buy economic development, either. The latest proof is Blackboard, the tech company that is leaving DC only four years after getting a big tax subsidy from the city and declaring themselves “firmly entrenched in DC.”
Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  Washington-DC  this-week-447 
13 days ago by areadevelopment
What’s Prompting HQ Relocations? - Area Development
Companies are relocating their headquarters for myriad reasons, including to lower costs, access skilled talent, improve accessibility, and burnish their corporate image.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  headquarters 
13 days ago by areadevelopment
Seattle City Council Members Visit NYC to Warn on Amazon HQ2 - Bloomberg
Two politicians from Amazon.com Inc.’s hometown traveled across the country to New York to deliver a cautionary message about the company’s expansion in the city.
this-week-446  Around-the-web  Matt  seattle  pacific-states  Washington  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  HQ2  amazon  headquarters  economic-development 
14 days ago by areadevelopment
Understanding the Social Impacts of Corporate Investment - Chief Executive Group
The idea that a company’s mission can transcend profit is becoming more mainstream. More businesses are realizing that by reorienting around a purpose-driven culture, they can attract and energize employees, delight and retain customers and achieve better business outcomes for shareholders.
Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  quality-of-life  this-week-447 
14 days ago by areadevelopment
Infrastructure Investment: Shifting the Focus from Cost to Opportunity - Area Development
The cost of upgrading and maintaining U.S. infrastructure is an investment that will pay off for industry and the nation as a whole, resulting in job creation and increased GDP.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  infrastructure  supply-chain  logistics  jobs 
14 days ago by areadevelopment
Kentucky’s Winning Formula for the Food and Beverage Industry - Area Development
The logistics/distribution advantages to be found in Kentucky, as well as its strength in agriculture, have made it a premier location for new and expanding companies in the food and beverage industry.
area-development-features  Matt  kentucky  south  logistics  distribution  supply-chain  food-industry  food-processing  beverage-industry  economic-development  site-selection  agribusiness  agriculture 
18 days ago by areadevelopment
Led by Cult Bourbons, Distillers Dream of a ‘Napa-fication’ of Kentucky - The New York Times
For Kentucky, the bourbon industry’s rapid change in fortune — and its transformative effects on the state economy — is something many still find overwhelming.
this-week-446  Around-the-web  Matt  kentucky  south  beverage-industry  bourbon  jobs  economic-development 
18 days ago by areadevelopment
Growth Opportunities for Food Processors in Vineland, NJ - Area Development
The City of Vineland’s pro-business approach and critical resources for food processors continue to attract new companies looking to expand their Northeast presence.
area-development-features  Matt  new-jersey  mid-atlantic  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection  food-industry  food-processing 
19 days ago by areadevelopment
Workforce Automation: Scary Threat or Major Opportunity? - Area Development
Despite dire predictions that robots and automation will displace workers, studies predict automation and robotics will actually create more — but different — jobs than they displace.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  robotics  manufacturing  site-selection  economic-development  advanced-industries  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-technology  jobs  skilled-labor 
19 days ago by areadevelopment
How Location Strategy Can Fuel Drug Discovery - Area Development
Life sciences companies are seeking locations where they can attract top talent and identify flexible facilities, which is directly affecting their real estate decisions.
area-development-features  Matt  bioscience  life-sciences  biotech  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing 
26 days ago by areadevelopment

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