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As Google Maps Renames Neighborhoods, Residents Fume - The New York Times
For decades, the district south of downtown and alongside San Francisco Bay here was known as either Rincon Hill, South Beach or South of Market. This spring, it was suddenly rebranded on Google Maps to a name few had heard: the East Cut
this-week-342  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  Google  urban-planning  tech  high-tech  technology 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Kidney Beans Piled to the Rafters: Tariffs Are Biting in Farm Country - WSJ
After the U.S. placed tariffs on European steel and aluminum in June, Europe hit back with a tax that, among other things, made American kidney beans 25% more expensive in Europe.
this-week-342  Around-the-web  Matt  agribusiness  agriculture  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  exports  imports  farming 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
No Longer Just Startups: Fortune 500 Companies Are Taking Co-Working Leases - Bisnow
Co-working spaces are thriving (WeWork's valuation just hit $15B) off freelancers and startups—and now big businesses are getting involved. Recent WeWork tenants include General Electric, KPMG, Merck and British publication the Guardian. And these companies aren't exactly startups—their average age is 155 years, Bloomberg reports.
this-week-342  Around-the-web  Matt  workplace  workplace-trends  GE 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
US OK's first factory in Cuba since revolution - US News
The Obama administration has approved the first U.S. factory in Cuba in more than half a century, allowing a pair of former software engineers to build a plant assembling as many as 1,000 small tractors a year
Around-the-web  Matt  this-week-342  cuba 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Building manufacturing communities for the long haul - Brookings Institution
Extending the notable bipartisan support for federal action on advanced manufacturing, five U.S. senators and six representatives introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to make the Manufacturing Communities program permanent.
government-policy  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-development-news  regional-economic-development  rural-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-342 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
10 transformational bets for the freight and trucking industry - PwC Industrial Insights
Winston Churchill famously said, “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” The trucking and freight industry has warmed up to this advice over the last few years, and 2016 shouldn’t be different.
transportation-industry  freight-logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-342 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing’s Economic Impact: So Much Bigger Than We Think - MAPI
Government estimates of manufacturing's impact are misrepresentative for multiple reasons. The MAPI Foundation finds that manufacturing’s total impact on the economy is 32% of GDP.
The full value stream of manufactured goods for final demand equals $6.7 trillion
this-week-342  Around-the-web  economic-analysis  u.s.-manufacturing  industry-organizations 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Inside the 'Industries of the Future' - MSNBC
Author Alec Ross joins Morning Joe to discuss his new book 'The Industries of the Future.'
this-week-342  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  jobs  skilled-labor  advanced-industries 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Ex-Im Bank still hobbled, says top exec - The Seattle Times
Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg was in Seattle to underscore how the bank’s help to big exporters such as Boeing is crimped by political opponents who haven’t allowed the agency to fill its roster of board members.
ex-im-bank  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-342  global-supply-chain  capital-access 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Boeing’s S. Carolina site delivers 100th Dreamliner - The Seattle Times
In North Charleston, Boeing South Carolina prepares to ramp up production at a site that is both supplier and rival to Boeing’s Puget Sound facilities.
Aerospace  regional-reports  industry-clusters  supply-chain  industry-reports  Boeing  south-carolina  Washington  Around-the-web  this-week-342 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Volvo plant giving Swedish auto suppliers hopes of breaking into U.S. market - Post and Courier
Volvo’s decision to open its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Berkeley County is likely to lure other businesses from the Swedish automaker’s home country.

Nearly two dozen of Sweden’s automotive parts suppliers — part of a large trade association called FKG — visited South Carolina last week to meet with executives at Volvo and other manufacturers as part of a “Go Global” campaign to expand the burgeoning Swedish car parts industry to other countries.
automotive-industry  supply-chain  volvo  south-carolina  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  this-week-342 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
RI Gov Backs $51M Plan to Jumpstart State’s Innovation Economy - SSTI
Last week, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo proposed more than $51 million in investments focused on reinvigorating the state’s economy through innovative industries with the release of her fiscal year 2017 budget request. The governor’s Make It in RI jobs plan incorporates many of the recommendations from a strategic plan developed by the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, Battelle Technology Partnership Practice (now TEConomy Partners, LLC) and Monitor Deloitte. One of the key investments is a $20 million brick-and-mortar innovation district where entrepreneurs, businesspeople and academics can interact.
economic-development-news  regional-reports  rhode-island  Around-the-web  this-week-342  innovation-hubs 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
What Canada needs for a prosperous innovation economy - The Globe and Mail
So far, so good. Pundits have lined up to explain how we need to strengthen intellectual property rights, enlarge the pool of risk financing, expand accelerators and incubators and push for better collaboration with industry and between universities.

Here’s the problem: These approaches completely miss the key difference between a national innovation policy and economic growth policy. This is a problem because Canada urgently needs proper innovation policy in order to maintain its prosperity.
university-economic-development  innovation  government-policy  economic-analysis  public-private-partnerships  Around-the-web  this-week-342  canada  international-location-reports 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Proposed Norton drug plant signals more pharmaceutical manufacturing in Massachusetts - The Sun Chronicle
Travis McCready, CEO of Massachusetts Life Science Center, said the state has long been home for firms to research and develop medicines and other biotechnology products. The construction of a manufacturing plant in Norton for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals signals the state can also be a place for all phases of the industry.
industry-clusters  biotech  industry-reports  Massachusetts  regional-reports  novartis  Around-the-web  this-week-342 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Workers are the Biggest Asset in the Evolving Manufacturing Industry - Fortune
The instruction manual for a typical CNC mill – the modern equivalent of a lathe that chisels parts from hunks of metal – is 200 pages long. The machine requires one to two years of training to operate, and those qualified to run it earn wages comparable to teachers or many others with bachelor’s degrees. Manufacturing has changed.
this-week-342  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  workforce  labor 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Why the US needs a new, tech-driven growth strategy - CSMonitor.com
The most important measure of long-term economic growth is the rate at which we increase productivity, because that is what drives long-term wage growth. Yet by this metric, the prospects for resurgent growth in the US economy are bleak. In fact, the average annual growth rate in labor productivity since the Great Recession has been half the rate that the country achieved in the first two-and-a-half decades after World War II, when the US was the dominant technology-based economy. Not surprisingly, wage growth in recent years has been close to nonexistent.
government-policy  competitiveness  u.s.-manufacturing  high-tech-manufacturing  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-342 
february 2016 by areadevelopment

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