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Tariff Fears Caused a U.S. Import Surge. Now Warehouses Are Full -
While the crammed warehouse reflects short-term strategies adopted by U.S. importers, the ports’ shipping logs reflect what may turn out to be more important long-run effects of Trump’s crackdown.
this-week-458  Around-the-web  trade  trade-agreements  trade-policy  government-policy  exports  imports  warehouse-facility  warehousing  economic-development  tariffs  california  pacific-states 
10 days ago by areadevelopment
Manufacturers Move Supply Chains Out of China - WSJ
Tariff costs prompt executives to shift production to other countries; ‘Once you move, you don’t go back’
business-globalization  china  trade-policy  government-policy  tariffs  global-supply-chain  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-458 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
U.S. Wind Farms Have Trouble Connecting to Cities - Bloomberg
After including U.S. tax subsidies, the cost of building wind capacity is often lower than the marginal cost of generating electricity with existing coal-powered plants. Thus wind energy now offers great opportunities for lowering carbon-dioxide emissions.

But a surprisingly difficult challenge remains: how to move the wind energy from the places where it is produced — often remote areas — to the population centers where it is needed.
energy-costs  sustainable-development  wind-energy  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-458 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
The new company towns - strategy+business
Cash handouts and high-speed Internet are attracting people to unlikely places now that remote working is on the rise.
this-week-458  Around-the-web  workforce-mobility  workforce-migration  workforce-development  government-policy  tulsa  bend-oregon 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
U.S. Companies' Message to Trump: Don't Expand China Tariffs - AP
Hundreds of businesses, trade groups and individuals have written to complain that the additional import taxes would drive up prices for consumers, squeeze profits and leave U.S. companies at a competitive disadvantage to foreign rivals that aren't subject to higher taxes on the vital components they buy from China.
tariffs  trade-agreements  business-globalization  government-policy  Around-the-web  china  this-week-456 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Practical Considerations for Expanding into the U.S. - Area Development
Global economic and geopolitical uncertainty is affecting the day-to-day capital investment decisions of companies in virtually every industry and region of the world.
location-USA  area-development-features  Matt  FDI  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
An Amazon Show Has Pulled Out of Georgia Over Heartbeat Bill - Time
Morano is one of the first directors to publicly pull a project out of Georgia after the state passed a law that critics say will make almost all abortions illegal.
Around-the-web  Matt  Georgia  south-atlantic  government-policy  film-industry  media 
12 weeks ago by areadevelopment
How Many Local Governments Is Too Many? - GOVERNING
It’s not uncommon for one metropolitan area to be home to dozens of local governments. In lots of those places, mayors and other local officials often lament the difficulties of having to coordinate with so many cities, towns and counties.
this-week-454  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  government-policy 
may 2019 by areadevelopment
Why Trump upended the US-China trade talks - CNNPolitics
President Donald Trump emerged from a briefing at the end of last week convinced China was stalling after months of forward progress in trade negotiations.
Around-the-web  Matt  china  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  tariffs  imports  exports 
may 2019 by areadevelopment
Wisconsin Governor Wants to Renegotiate Foxconn Contract - US News
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers wants to renegotiate the state's nearly $3 billion contract with Foxconn Technology Group, saying it's "unrealistic" to think the company will employ 13,000 people as originally promised.
government-policy  taxes-incentives  economic-development-news  wisconsin  foxconn  Around-the-web  this-week-453 
april 2019 by areadevelopment
Twice as many companies paying zero taxes under Trump tax plan - NBC
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act lowered the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. In its first year, the number of companies paying no taxes went from 30 to 60.
this-week-453  government-policy  taxes-incentives 
april 2019 by areadevelopment
State, Local Governments Work to Steer Opportunity Zones Investment - Novogradac & Company LLP
One crucial way for states to encourage use of the OZ incentive is to conform state tax law to the federal Internal Revenue Code–offering a deferral and reduction in state tax on capital gains that are invested in qualified opportunity funds (QOFs).  

Most states have done so...
taxes-incentives  opportunity-zones  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-453 
april 2019 by areadevelopment
Transatlantic business: Germany and USA need to remain attractive locations - Roland Berger
Germany and the USA are strong trading partners. If this is to remain the case, both countries need to start working more closely to create the basis for continued future growth.
trade-policy  government-policy  fdi-USA  FDI  germany  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-452 
april 2019 by areadevelopment
How America Can Still Win The Battle For 5G - by Arthur Herman
The news of the last month has not been good for America’s prospects for leading the future of telecommunications.
china  business-globalization  huawei  ICT  5G-networks  infrastructure  competitiveness  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-452 
april 2019 by areadevelopment
One Trump Victory: Companies Rethink China - The New York Times
The trade war is nearing a possible truce, but global companies are nevertheless moving to reduce their dependence on Chinese factories to make the world’s goods.
china  trade-agreements  trade-policy  business-globalization  backshoring  global-supply-chain  government-policy  this-week-452  Around-the-web 
april 2019 by areadevelopment
Want Big Changes in Rural Policy? Start Working Now - The Aspen Institute
Now that the 2018 farm bill is the law of the land, the US Department of Agriculture has turned its attention to implementation and program delivery. Between now and when the farm bill is up for re-authorization again in 2023, it’s up to the civic, philanthropic and private sectors to develop a smarter, modern policy framework that aligns with 21st Century rural realities.
rural-economic-development  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-452-top 
april 2019 by areadevelopment
U.S. Auto Industry Will Be Victim of Tech Cold War With China - Bloomberg
U.S. moves to restrict technology exports to China will thoroughly disrupt the auto industry and almost certainly fail.
trade-policy  government-policy  china  automotive-industry  free-trade-agreements  Around-the-web  this-week-451  detroit  industry-reports 
april 2019 by areadevelopment
33rd Annual Survey of Corporate Executives Commentary: The Role of Public Policymakers and the Private Market in Location Projects - Area Development
Public policymakers and the private market help to address the cost of doing business at a particular site with an attractive tax policy and affordable energy costs, in addition to providing a qualified labor pool.
area-development-features  Matt  site-selection  economic-development  surveys  government-policy 
march 2019 by areadevelopment

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