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5 Lessons Seattle Can Teach Other Cities About Amazon - The New York Times
For Seattle, Amazon has become far more than a big employer and taxpayer. It reshaped how the city sees itself and, in turn, is seen by the world. It created a vast, gleaming new campus in a once derelict corner of the city, but also raised deep concerns about housing costs, traffic congestion and potential over-dependence on one corporation.
amazon  Metros  urban-revitalization  corporate-headquarters  economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Bid to Revive U.S. Solar Factories Faces Familiar Job-Killer - Bloomberg
A bankrupt Georgia company is pushing to revive U.S. solar manufacturing with a trade case that’s headed for the president’s desk. The simmering dispute from Suniva Inc. stands a good chance of leading to import tariffs, but don’t expect that to bring the jobs back.
solar  energy  green-economy  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  business-globalization  china  automation  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Mercedes-Benz Vans chief: North Charleston plant already adding U.S. jobs, with or without new NAFTA -
While the debate continues over whether stricter trade rules are needed to boost U.S. jobs, the head of the Mercedes-Benz Vans plant in North Charleston says his company is already helping to fulfill President Donald Trump's campaign promise to put more Americans to work.
south-carolina  automotive-industry  mercedes-benz  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  NAFTA  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
U.S. Census Report Highlights Small Manufacturers Big Role in the U.S. Economy. - NAM
But there is another face to U.S. manufacturing. Small employer manufacturers (those with fewer than 50 employees) shine in many sectors. For example, 92 percent of the cement and concrete product manufacturing establishments in the U.S. have fewer than 50 employees. These small establishments employ 89,058 people, or over half of all employees in this industry.
demographics  jobs  small-manufacturing  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Bid to revive U.S. solar factories runs into familiar job-killer - MSN
A bankrupt Georgia company is pushing to revive U.S. solar manufacturing with a trade case that’s headed for the president’s desk. The simmering dispute from Suniva Inc. stands a good chance of leading to import tariffs, but don’t expect that to bring the jobs back.
this-week-404  Around-the-web  Matt  energy  renewable-energy  solar  Georgia  south-atlantic 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Where Could Amazon Build a Second Headquarters? - WSJ
Civic leaders and property developers across the U.S. are describing their cities in flowery terms, hoping to become home to Amazon’s second headquarters. The tech giant last month announced it had received 238 proposals from cities and regions across North America to host the project.
this-week-404  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  ecommerce 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Made in the USA: Dead or Alive? - BoF
In North Carolina, once a booming textiles and apparel hub, there are signs of struggle — and life.
industry-clusters  industry-reports  textiles-clothing-industries  north-carolina  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Opinion: Pfizer offers innovative, highly-skilled jobs, site leader says -
I believe there has never been a more exciting time to start or grow a career in manufacturing, especially in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The U.S. biopharmaceutical industry alone is responsible for 4.5 million jobs, with more professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics than any other industry in America. Bob Betzig is the site leader at Pfizer's Global Supply plant in Portage, Michigan.
biotech  pharmaceuticals  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  facilities-management  Michigan  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
When It Comes to Trade Whirlpool Tries To Have Its Cake And Eat It Too - Forbes
Samsung is building a washing machine factory in Newberry County, South Carolina. The plant is nearing completion, 250 workers have already been hired, sometime in 2018 the plant will have 500 workers producing washers and possibly other appliances, and eventually nearly 1000 workers will be employed there. LG is just beginning work on a plant in Clarkesville, Tennessee, so soon both major importers will be manufacturing some of their washing machines in the U.S., creating jobs for several thousand Americans.

If Whirlpool's foreign competitors are already in the process of moving some of their manufacturing footprint to the U.S., why is a trade action needed?
business-globalization  appliances-industry  whirlpool  south-carolina  free-trade-agreements  Tennessee  fdi-USA  electronics-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Tax reform implications for manufacturers - Industrial insights - PwC
Both bills propose a permanent cut to the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20%. The Ways and Means bill wants that cut right away – as does the White House. But the Senate wants to delay it by a year. This would lower the cost of their bill by more than $100 billion and give them more revenue to use for other changes. Despite the debate over timing, both agree the cut should be permanent. That, combined with the transition to a territorial system of taxation with a 100% deduction for foreign dividend income, is very welcome.
taxes-incentives  corporate-tax-reform  corporate-tax  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
W.Va., China Energy sign $83 billion shale gas, chemical manufacturing agreement - Journal News
The West Virginia Department of Commerce today announced China Energy Investment Corp. Limited’s plan to invest $83.7 billion in shale gas development and chemical manufacturing projects in West Virginia.
this-week-404  Around-the-web  Matt  energy  shale-gas  natural-gas  chemicals-industry  china  FDI  location-USA  west-virginia  south-atlantic 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
U.S. Manufacturing Picks Up Pace While Waiting for Donald Trump’s Policy Promises - WSJ
Makers of everything from bulldozers to food products are on an upswing as production, spending and sentiment improve.
this-week-404  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  factories  trump  government-policy 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Top Opportunities for Skilled Trades Personnel - IndustryWeek
It’s no secret that finding and retaining talent is one of those constant concerns that keep manufacturing executives up at night. Hiring skilled tradespeople is particularly difficult since these occupations are much in demand but not that plentiful in number, especially in certain geographies.
this-week-404  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  skilled-labor  workforce  jobs 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
America’s ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Really Just Beginning - Bloomberg
The so-called retail apocalypse has become so ingrained in the U.S. that it now has the distinction of its own Wikipedia entry.
this-week-404  Around-the-web  Matt  retail  ecommerce  amazon 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Bill Gates firm buys Arizona land for $80 million to create 'smart city' - Fox News
A real estate investment firm owned by Bill Gates recently bought a giant plot of land in Arizona for $80 million to be developed into a “smart city.”
this-week-404  Around-the-web  Matt  tech  high-tech  technology  microsoft  arizona  southwest 
november 2017 by areadevelopment

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