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3 Takeaways From Amazon's About-Face On NYC HQ2 - Law360
Amazon’s sudden cancellation of its planned $2.5 billion second headquarters in New York City highlights that economic development incentives are often still a tough sell to local residents.
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yesterday by areadevelopment
Google Unveils $13 Billion in New Data Center Construction for 2019 - Data Center Frontier
Google will build new data centers in Texas, Ohio, Nevada and Nebraska as part of a major expansion of its Internet infrastructure in 2019,
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  data-centers  site-selection  economic-development  Google  tech  high-tech  technology  cloud-solutions 
2 days ago by areadevelopment
Building a City in the Cloud - Forbes
Online businesses and virtual jobs may be able to revive even the most fragile of economies. With the threat of a recession on the horizon, that’s a beautiful thought.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  jobs  economic-development  automation  tech  high-tech  technology 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
Amazon Threat to Back Out of NYC Shakes Up Real Estate Brokers - Bloomberg
Without a boost from Amazon, the number of condominium sales in Long Island City will probably slow, said Patrick W. Smith, a Stribling & Associates broker. Since Amazon announced its plans, homebuyers had signed 132 contracts in the neighborhood as of Feb. 3, his data show, up from 40 signed in the same period a year earlier.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  HQ2  amazon  high-tech  technology  tech  jobs  queens  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin’ Govs part 5: Tax incentives, clean energy, help for higher ed strike note in governors' addresses - SSTI
More than half of the governors have now delivered their state of the state addresses, and TBED initiatives continue to play a prominent role in their plans. Higher ed’s affordability and/or role in the workforce are concerns in Montana, South Carolina, Utah and Vermont. Maryland is looking at clean energy and higher education. Utah is also grappling with burgeoning growth while Vermont considers measures to increase its workforce.
government-policy  high-tech  technology-based-economic-development  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-448 
8 days ago by areadevelopment
Tech Is Splitting the U.S. Work Force in Two - The New York Times
A small group of well-educated professionals enjoys rising wages, while most workers toil in low-wage jobs with few chances to advance.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  tech  technology  high-tech  workforce  skilled-labor  skills-gap  wealth-gap 
11 days ago by areadevelopment
One Way to Finance Tech Startups Outside of Superstar Cities - HBR
In smaller cities and middle-income regions across the globe, even the best ideas and most promising new businesses can die on the vine for lack of access to markets and capital. Those regions need new forms of innovation financing to prosper in an age of globalized commerce.
innovation-hubs  capital-access  startup  high-tech  Around-the-web  this-week-448 
15 days ago by areadevelopment
Why tech investors are eyeing food companies - CNBC
Thousands of gadgets and gizmos were unveiled at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, but the product taking top marks wasn't made of silicon or running on electricity.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  food-processing  tech  high-tech  technology 
18 days ago by areadevelopment
Automation and Artificial Intelligence: How machines are affecting people and places - Brookings
At first, technologists issued dystopian alarms about the power of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to destroy jobs. Then came a correction, with a wave of reassurances. Now, the discourse appears to be arriving at a more complicated understanding, suggesting that automation will bring neither apocalypse nor utopia, but instead both benefits and stress alike.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  advanced-industries  advanced-technology  technology  high-tech  robotics  automation  AI 
22 days 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 
26 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 
29 days ago by areadevelopment
Google to Lease Office Space in a Los Angeles Mall - WSJ
Search giant to move into space at Westside Pavilion, which will be redeveloped into 584,000 square-foot office campus.
this-week-446  Around-the-web  Matt  Google  tech  technology  high-tech  real-estate  corporate-real-estate  retail  office 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Warehouses Test a New Breed of AI Robots - WSJ
XPO Logistics, Rakuten are among companies rolling out automation to boost productivity, increasing human-machine collaboration
this-week-446  Around-the-web  Matt  AI  logistics  warehouse-facility  warehousing  advanced-technology  tech  high-tech  technology  robotics  workforce  jobs 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Denmark plans 'Silicon Valley' on 9 artificial islands off Copenhagen - World Economic Forum
The Danish government wants to embark on a huge land-reclamation project that will see the creation of nine new islands, 10km south of Copenhagen.
Around-the-web  Matt  denmark  tech  high-tech  silicon-valley  business-globalization  this-week-447 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
The Technology 202: Technology companies turn to apprenticeships in tight labor market - The Washington Post
Seventeen companies, including IBM, Ford, Canon, Sprint, Postmates and Bosch, have committed to expand apprenticeships to thousands of workers across 20 states to help fill a shortage of trained tech talent.
apprenticeships  workforce-training  skills-gap  workforce-development  high-tech  Around-the-web  this-week-446 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
This Graduate School Helped Make New York Appealing to Amazon - The New York Times
So far, 534 of the school’s graduates — of whom, more than 60 percent remain in the city — have been hired by Google, Bloomberg, Microsoft and other technology companies.
amazon  Around-the-web  Matt  HQ2  education  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  tech  high-tech  technology 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
How Tech Market Makers Build Value - strategy+business
The fact is, a large R&D budget doesn’t always translate into big investments in innovation and new markets. In many organizations, most R&D is aimed at adding incremental features to existing products or portfolios. The funds for creating new markets, often shunted into a special projects category, are typically far too small to move the needle. Market makers set their R&D priorities differently.
research&development  research-commercialization  applied-research  basic-research  Around-the-web  high-tech  this-week-446 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment

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