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Disarray Plagues U.S. Companies’ Efforts to Win Tariff Exemptions - The New York Times
In the two months since the Trump administration’s steel and aluminum tariffs went into effect, the Commerce Department has been deluged with more than 8,200 exemption requests from companies that import foreign metals
this-week-424  Around-the-web  tariffs  business-globalization  steel-industry  aluminum-industry  government-policy  sfp-insider-5-18-2018 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Can this new privately funded train reshape transit in Florida? - Fast Company
Most transit in America is run by the government. In car-swamped south Florida, Brightline is trying a different model, with its high-speed trains that will eventually connect Miami, Orlando, and Fort Lauderdale.
this-week-424  Around-the-web  Matt  Florida  south-atlantic  transportation  transportation-industry 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
To succeed, older industrial cities must overcome their stark color lines - Brookings
Perhaps nowhere is the persistence of those disparities as evident as in America’s older industrial communities (OICs), many of which have begun to stabilize and grow again. Absent concerted efforts to close those disparities, their precarious renewal may be short-lived.
this-week-424  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  industrial-sector  industrial-real-estate  urban-revitalization  economic-development 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
How to Make Economic Development More Inclusive - Kellogg Insight
Two finance experts discuss the need to tailor strategies to specific underserved communities.
economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-424 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Booming cities' unintended consequences: Homelessness and congestion - McKinsey & Company
Commercial vehicles and online deliveries make city traffic worse and carry significant economic costs that demand creative solutions.
urban-planning  urban-revitalization  infrastructure  this-week-424  Around-the-web 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Why Tax Reform Changes Nothing — and Everything - strategy+business
With so much cash on company balance sheets, U.S. companies face competitive pressure to use the tax windfall strategically.
capital-access  corporate-tax-reform  mergers&acquisitions  TCJA  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-424  sfp-insider-5-18-2018 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Add Supply Chain Expertise to the C-Suite - CFO
The supply chain affects more than 37% of a company's operating expenditures. But responsibility for it shouldn't fall on the CFO's shoulders.
supply-chain  business-organization  CFO  Around-the-web  this-week-424 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Siemens Launches Online Additive Manufacturing Network - Modern Machine Shop
Siemens recently launched an early version of its Additive Manufacturing Network, an online platform for collaboration between manufacturing industry partners.
additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  industry-consortium  Around-the-web  siemens  this-week-424 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon Gets Physical With Real-World Consumers - NREI
It turns out that people want to browse, shop, pick up or return in person, and Amazon is changing to meet those demands.
logistics-center  e-commmerce  retail-industry  amazon  Around-the-web  this-week-424 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
The Internet Connection Speed of Every State in America - StateTech
While the average internet speed across the country has grown exponentially in the last few years, coming in at around 18.7 megabits per second according to “Akamai’s State of the Internet: Q1 2017 Report,” there are still large disparities between what many states have come to expect from their connectivity.
infrastructure  broadband  ICT  state-rankings  Around-the-web  this-week-424  sfp-insider-6-8-2018 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
In Age of Amazon, You Could Invest in Tech—or in Warehouses - Bloomberg
Industrial real estate is crushing offices, malls, apartments. REITs holding big, new, ‘last mile’ properties have the edge.
logistics  warehouse-facility  industrial-real-estate  market-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-424 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Manufacturers and tax reform: Seize the opportunities - Industrial Insights - PwC
The new tax bill is a game changer for manufacturers. For years, they have focused on cost containment to maintain profitability. But with lower tax rates, easier access to foreign cash, and favorable expensing provisions for buyers, manufacturers can think more about how to grow their business and prepare for the future.
u.s.-manufacturing  corporate-tax-reform  Around-the-web  economic-analysis  this-week-424  sfp-insider-5-18-2018  insider-12-17-2018 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
CB Insights State of Innovation Report
CB Insights surveyed 677 strategy leaders to discover how top companies: Organize their people and processes to fuel innovation; Create and sustain a culture of innovation; Manage and measure 
innovation to ensure success.
innovation  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-424 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
PACIFIC: Walmart moves on Amazon - CNNMoney
The Global e-Commerce War: Walmart has just agreed to spend $16 billion for a 77% stake in India's Flipkart e-commerce company, pitting itself against Amazon in the fight for India's 1.3 billion-person economy.
this-week-424  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  walmart  ecommerce  e-commmerce  retail  india  business-globalization  international-location-reports 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Revitalizing Space Exploration Would Boost U.S. Manufacturing - Forbes
The symbiotic relationship between government basic research and private sector technology development depends on a steady stream of new funding, for which private firms only infrequently have the resources.
Around-the-web  this-week-424  applied-research  basic-research  public-private-partnerships  Aerospace  nasa 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
These Uber Air ‘Skyport’ concepts look straight out of Star Wars - The Verge
If Uber is to get its “flying taxi” service off the ground, it will need dozens of launchpads and landing sites on rooftops around cities as a supportive infrastructure.
this-week-424  Around-the-web  Matt  uber  high-tech  technology  tech  innovation  Aerospace  aviation 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
U.S. drone program taps Apple, passes over Amazon, China's DJI - Reuters
Among the winners were microchip maker Intel Corp, plane maker Airbus SE, ride services company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], delivery company FedEx Corp and software maker Microsoft Corp.

The contest drew 149 bids from locales looking to host flights at night, flights over people and other drone operations that U.S. rules prohibit. The applicants listed companies they would partner with in the experiments, and the winners may have a head start at the billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs the young industry expects to create.
uav-aerospace  Aerospace  industry-reports  public-private-partnerships  research&development  applied-research  Around-the-web  research-commercialization  this-week-424 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
When All Else Fails, Tax Incentives Probably Will, Too - The New York Times
In the face of persistent stagnation across a broad swath of the country, economists are reconsidering their longstanding objection to place-based policies, directed at improving the conditions of a local economy.
this-week-424  Around-the-web  Matt  foxconn  wisconsin  midwest  new-jersey  mid-atlantic  amazon  HQ2  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
5 Lessons From the Amazon HQ2 Frenzy - GOVERNING
Most places were never going to land the company’s next headquarters. But there are still some key takeaways for them.
amazon  HQ2  this-week-424  Around-the-web  Matt  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  tech  high-tech  technology  e-commmerce  ecommerce  taxes-incentives 
may 2018 by areadevelopment

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