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Startup Nation: The Top Tech Startup In Every US State - CB Insights
The tech boom has diffused beyond the traditional hotbeds in California, New York, and Massachusetts, across the the entire United States. Other states are home to well-funded and well-known startups, including Jet (New Jersey), LivingSocial (DC), and sports e-commerce company Fanatics (Florida). The less well-known include Minnesota-based Code42 Software, which has raised $137.5M in equity funding to date.
this-week-339  Around-the-web  Matt  startup  entrepreneurship  high-tech 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Old Buildings Are U.S. Cities’ Biggest Sustainability Challenge - HBR
In the United States, buildings consume 41 percent of the nation’s total energy use, through lighting, heating, air conditioning, elevators, and the thousands of items plugged into their sockets. In large urban centers such as Chicago and New York, the figure surpasses 70%. As the world seeks to forge a path to a clean energy future, the simple fact is that we need to reduce the energy used by cities and their buildings.
sustainable-development  asset-management  facility-planning  green-buildings  adaptive-re-use  Around-the-web  this-week-339 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Strengthening Indiana Economic Development - Inside INdiana Business
When you read about a new corporate expansion project in an Indiana community or successful job initiative, do you ever wonder how that really came about? To get to the point where a grand public announcement about new jobs and new investment is even possible, dedicated economic development professionals - whom you rarely hear about - will likely have played a critical role in facilitating these opportunities.
economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-339  indiana 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Breaking Down The Tesla Effect - KUNR Reno - NPR
Since Tesla announced its gigafactory in Northern Nevada, many businesses have followed suit, including Switch and a major retailer headed for downtown Reno. Some are going as far as calling this trend the Tesla Effect. Our reporter Rocio Hernandez breaks down what that means.
tesla  Reno  Nevada  site-selection  Around-the-web  this-week-339 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
VW CEO: Europe, Not Silicon Valley Should Lead in Auto Tech - Fortune
Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller pushed European companies and policymakers this week to mobilize and supplant Silicon Valley as the leader in electric vehicles and autonomous tech.
volkswagen  innovation-hubs  advanced-manufacturing  automotive-industry  autonomous-technology  europe  industry-clusters  this-week-339  Around-the-web 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
The H-2B temporary foreign worker program: For labor shortages or cheap, temporary labor? - Economic Policy Institute
While Congress debates whether to expand existing temporary foreign worker programs and whether to create a larger new program, it should note the lack of credible evidence that there are labor shortages in lesser-skilled jobs.
h-2b-visa  skilled-labor  workforce-development  government-policy  opinion  Around-the-web  this-week-339 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
U.S. Industrial Snapshot - Cushman & Wakefield
In the first-quarter edition of Global Economic Outlook, our far-flung economists examine the global economic environment and offer their thoughts on the current situation and the likely future path.
industrial-real-estate  commercial-real-estate-reports  Around-the-web  economic-analysis  this-week-339 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Global Economic Outlook, Q1 2016 - Deloitte University Press
In the first-quarter edition of Global Economic Outlook, our far-flung economists examine the global economic environment and offer their thoughts on the current situation and the likely future path.
economic-analysis  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-339 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Johnson Controls, Tyco Merge in Inversion - HQ Moves for Tax Purposes - IndustryWeek
The merger will result in $150 million in annual tax savings as Johnson, based in Wisconsin, will shift for tax purposes to Ireland, where Tyco is based and where tax rates are lower.
tax-shelters  inversion  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-339  corporate-tax-reform  corporate-headquarters 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Energy Industry Anticipates a Rocky 2016 - BDO 2016 Energy Outlook
The U.S. oil and gas industry experienced extraordinary stress throughout 2015 as oil prices fell by nearly 70 percent from their June 2014 levels. But according to BDO’s 2016 Energy Outlook Survey, energy CFOs are expecting still more difficult times ahead.
industry-reports  economic-forecast  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  energy  this-week-339 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
How Schott manufacturers cool - Business Insider
Schott Bros. NYC is more than just a jacket-making company. It's a legacy — one that's been manufacturing jackets worn by some of the coolest people of the last century. The company, which was started in 1913 by Irving Schott on New York City's Lower East Side, invented the motorcycle jacket in 1928, and it's been hand-sewing the jackets in the same way ever since.
shop-floor  Around-the-web  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-339  textiles-clothing-industries 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
2016 Outlook: A Year of Growth - PNC's Corporate & Institutional Banking group
We think 2016 will actually show growth very similar to 2015. Some of the positives include consumer spending aided by higher income and wages and low gas prices, housing and other types of construction spending.
And we think state and local and even the federal government that recently passed a budget will add a little bit of economic stimulus.
capital-access  economic-indicator-reports  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-339 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Tax policy in a time of change: Setting priorities in an election year - PwC Industrial Insights Blog
In our PwC 2016 Tax Policy Outlook, we offer a preview of the key tax policy issues facing the Obama Administration and Congress in advance of the November 8 elections, including tax reform, global tax controversy, IRS challenges, new regulatory projects, and other tax policy matters of importance to today’s business leaders.
taxes-incentives  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-339 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Tesla CEO says electric cars will 'suffer' from plunging oil prices - Las Vegas Review-Journal
The drop in the cost of fuel has already filtered through into the U.S. auto market, where sales of gas-guzzling pickups and SUVs rose last year. Oil has continued its steep descent this year, sinking last week to its lowest level in more than 12 years.
this-week-339  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  gas  oil  tesla  elon-musk  energy  Nevada  mountain-states 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Sorting Out the Confusion on Reshoring - IndustryWeek
In December, two conflicting reports were released, one by A.T. Kearney and one by the Boston Consulting Group. The A. T. Kearney report states that reshoring may be “over before it began”, and the Boston Consulting Group report states that it is increasing. Why the difference in opinion and who is right?
reshoring  this-week-339  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
The Bloomberg Innovation Index - Bloomberg Business
Billionaire venture capitalist Jim Breyer is heading to the Swiss Alps this year with an upbeat message. "This is a magical time," says Breyer, founder and CEO of Breyer Capital and a partner at Accel Partners. "Innovation is happening in centers of excellence around the world faster than ever before.
this-week-339  Around-the-web  Matt  innovation  manufacturing  center-of-excellence 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
5 interesting elements of the GE incentive deal - Smart Incentives
When General Electric announced last week that it would move its headquarters to Boston, the accompanying $145 million incentive package received a lot of attention. Now that more details are being released, it turns out the agreement is much more interesting than the total dollar value or cost per job calculations.
this-week-339  Around-the-web  Matt  Boston  Massachusetts  new-england  GE  general-electric  connecticut  headquarters  taxes-incentives  jobs  relocaion 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
This Time, Cheaper Oil Does Little for the U.S. Economy - The New York Times
Lower oil prices historically were a cause for celebration in the developed world, including the United States. The effect was akin to a tax cut for consumers who could fill their gas tanks for less money.
this-week-339  Around-the-web  Matt  oil  energy  economy 
january 2016 by areadevelopment

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