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Machining Demand Surges With Boom in U.S. Manufacturing - Thomasnet
This trend correlates with a booming resurgence in U.S. manufacturing, which added 24,000 jobs in April alone according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, these strong employment numbers somewhat mask a significant challenge for the precision machining industry – that challenge being the shortage of skilled workers in the trade. In fact, the Bureau predicts that there will be a need for an additional 29,000 new machinists by 2024.
economic-indicator-reports  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  u.s.-manufacturing  machining  Around-the-web  this-week-425 
27 days ago by areadevelopment
State Corporate Income Tax: E-Commerce Study 2018 - Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting
Multistate companies increasingly sell purely electronic products and services to customers all over the country but have a physical footprint limited to one or two states. In fall 2017, Thomson Reuters sent a survey to state taxing agencies asking how these “pure e-commerce transactions” affect nexus and apportionment for state corporate income tax purposes. Thomson Reuters experts Rebecca Newton-Clarke and Emily Porter have analyzed these survey results and created a detailed study based on their findings. Read on for a look at the results.
taxes-incentives  corporate-tax  e-commmerce  sales-tax  Around-the-web  executive-surveys  this-week-425 
27 days ago by areadevelopment
Minnesota Manufacturers Face Potential Labor Shortage - US News
An annual manufacturing survey by a Minnesota industry organization shows the sector may face labor shortages.
regional-reports  midwest  minnesota  u.s.-manufacturing  labor  labor-shortages  skilled-labor  skills-gap  Around-the-web  this-week-425 
27 days ago by areadevelopment
U.S. Lawmakers Urge Trump to Stay at Nafta Table - Bloomberg
The plea came a day after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer warned the three nations are “nowhere near close to a deal” to update the region’s 24-year-old free-trade pact and negotiators missed a top legislator’s deadline for progress.
government-policy  NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  canada  mexico  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-425 
27 days ago by areadevelopment
What Impact Will the Robot Revolution Have on the Fashion Industry? - Fashionista
While it's generally accepted that automation and digitalization will increase supply chain productivity and greatly improve the fashion industry's sustainability performance, the panel was less united on where these innovations will leave workers.
textiles-clothing-industries  automation  Around-the-web  this-week-425 
27 days ago by areadevelopment
Booming Savannah Port Sees Trade Tensions as Just a Hiccup - The New York Times
At the nation’s fourth-busiest gateway, local confidence over its potential outweighs any anxiety over the threat of tariffs.
port-of-savannah  Georgia  Around-the-web  this-week-425  logistics  global-supply-chain 
29 days ago by areadevelopment
Trade uncertainty may be sapping business investment, says Atlanta Fed's Bostic - CNBC
Uncertainty over President Donald Trump's trade policies is the "most obvious risk" facing the U.S. economy and may be prompting businesses to hold back on investment, Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic said.
economic-analysis  economic-indicator-reports  government-policy  tarriffs  free-trade-agreements  this-week-425  sfp-insider-5-18-2018  Around-the-web 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Tennessee Promise paying off - SSTI
New data analyzing the first cohort of Tennessee Promise students reveals a higher graduation rate and increased number of students earning a college credential when compared to the previous year’s non-Promise cohort. The program was proposed by Gov. Bill Haslam and approved in 2014, a part of the state Drive to 55 initiative, intended to increase the number of Tennesseans with a college degree or credential to 55 percent of the population by 2025. The Promise program was the
Tennessee  workforce-training  workforce-development  community-college  technical-schools  education  labor  Around-the-web  this-week-425  sfp-insider-6-13-2018 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Capital Spending Boom Is No Great Boost to Capital Markets - WSJ
U.S. companies are ramping up spending on their businesses at the fastest pace in years, a long-awaited development after years of tepid growth.
Around-the-web  this-week-425  capital-access  corporate-tax-reform  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  sfp-insider-5-18-2018 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Los Angeles Real Estate News: Class B space is new ‘A’ space in tight Los Angeles-Long Beach warehousing market - JOC
With industrial vacancy rates in Los Angeles-Long Beach close to 1 percent for the past two years, and rents increasing by 12 percent a year, e-commerce fulfillment, light assembly, and specialty retail importers in Southern California are paying record prices for Class B and C properties.
industrial-real-estate  market-reports  ports  logistics  california  Around-the-web  this-week-425 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Tax Compromise Gives Amazon’s Latest Seattle Office New Life - WIRED
Amazon hasn't yet decided whether to use space it leased in another Seattle building or sublease it, as it had threatened to do. Meanwhile, the company is still planning a second headquarters somewhere outside of Seattle.
Around-the-web  this-week-425  taxes-incentives  seattle  corporate-headquarters  amazon 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Facebook headquarters construction permits now exceed $1B - Construction Dive
In order to gain 20-year development rights and a waiver​ to height limitations at the site, Facebook agreed to pay the city several million dollars to fund city services and road and infrastructure improvements. As part of the package, the company will pay $430,000 in rent subsidies for “community-serving” professionals like teachers and law enforcement personnel, a $6.3 million affordable housing fee and a $300,000 annual payment to the city for 20 years, among other measures.
corporate-headquarters  facebook  california  san-francisco  Around-the-web  permitting  construction  this-week-425 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Cities Now Use Taxes to Fight Blight. Is It Working? - GOVERNING
Land use experts question whether vacant property taxes are the right way to spur development.
this-week-425  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  real-estate 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Seattle Scales Back Tax in Face of Amazon’s Revolt, but Tensions Linger - The New York Times
After intense lobbying by local businesses and a bold threat by Amazon to curtail development in its hometown, the Seattle City Council on Monday approved a smaller and more limited tax on big companies than originally envisioned.

The new tax — dubbed the “Amazon Tax” by locals — will fund affordable housing and homeless services in a city whose economic boom, driven in no small part by Amazon, has priced many residents out of the area and forced some onto the streets.
this-week-425  Around-the-web  amazon  seattle  taxes-incentives  urban-planning  government-policy  Metros  corporate-headquarters 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment

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