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Bayer to cut 200 jobs at U.S. logistics center as it alters course for pharma - FiercePharma
Add a Bayer Healthcare logistics center in Indiana to U.S. operations that will get whacked as part of a major restructuring that will hive off its animal health unit and shed about 12,000 jobs.

The German company this week told about 195 employees at the center in Mishawaka that the operation will be closed over the next 18 months. 
industry-reports  biotech  bayer  indiana  logistics-center  plant-closures  Around-the-web  this-week-448 
27 days ago by areadevelopment
Amazon Real Estate Head Holly Sullivan Has No Regrets About The HQ2 Search - Bisnow
Amazon changed the rules of economic development when it announced a 50,000-job HQ2 sweepstakes in 2017. While most searches for large facilities happen behind closed doors, the Seattle tech giant kicked off an unprecedented, high-stakes, public battle for its next corporate home.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  jobs  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Incubators: A Route To Economic Development - Forbes
Startups, at different levels, always have an impact on the community they inhabit. Entrepreneurship helps to develop a country's economy and works as a social equalizer.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  entrepreneurship  startup 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
E-Commerce & Logistics Firms Dominate Largest Warehouse Deals in 2018 - CBRE
E-commerce and logistics companies accounted for 61% of the 100 largest warehouse deals (leases and sales) by square footage in 2018, totaling 100.3 million sq. ft. and ranging in size from 742,000 to 2.3 million sq. ft. The e-commerce industry’s share of these top deals (41) includes more retailers that are implementing omnichannel strategies.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  retail-industry  industrial-real-estate  warehouse-facility  warehousing  distribution-centers  supply-chain  logistics  fulfillment-center  this-week-448-new 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Amazon’s New York ‘disaster’ reminds leaders to address gentrification - The Washington Post
Amazon’s sudden abandonment of its touted New York City project sends a message to companies and elected officials nationwide that it’s not enough to promise to create jobs to win public support for new investments in cities already facing growth pains, analysts said.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  amazon  HQ2  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  jobs 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Kentucky wants more secrecy for economic development incentives - Lexington Herald Leader
A bill pending in the Kentucky House would punch new holes in the state’s Open Records Act, making it harder to follow public incentives offered to companies by the Economic Development Cabinet.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  kentucky  south  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  jobs 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Amazon's new Virginia data center is getting a bunch of tax breaks - Business Insider
While Amazon has bailed on its plans for an HQ2 office in New York, things seem to be chugging along for Virginia, the other state where the online retailer has promised a massive expansion.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  virgina  south-atlantic  amazon  data-centers  tech  high-tech  technology 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Ron DeSantis to Trump: Put Space Force headquarters in Florida - Tampa Bay Times
If President Donald Trump goes through with an idea to create a new space-focused branch of the military, Gov. Ron DeSantis said it should be in Florida.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  Florida  south-atlantic  economic-development  site-selection  Aerospace  headquarters 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
What Amazon’s HQ2 Pullout Means for Housing in Queens - CityLab
The arrival of the tech company’s new headquarters was set to shake up the borough’s real estate market, driving up rents and spurring displacement. Now what?
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  new-york-city  new-york  mid-atlantic  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  jobs  housing 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
After Amazon's HQ2 hunt, some states target corporate tax breaks - CBS News
Amazon's announcement last week that it would abandon a planned New York City headquarters after a drawn-out bidding process has vindicated community activists who criticize the types of tax-cut deals the retail giant secured.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  HQ2  amazon  headquarters  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  high-tech  tech  technology 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Aspen Economic Strategy Group Presents Policies to Increase Work, Wages, and Skills - The Aspen Institute
The volume is organized according to three policy goals: (1) upskilling America’s workforce, (2) increasing prime-age labor force participation, and (3) expanding private-sector wage growth among low- and middle-income workers.
industry-organizations  skills-gap  workforce-development  education  workforce-training  Around-the-web  this-week-448  government-policy  this-week-448-new 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Siemens Foundation: STEM Middle-Skill Initiative
he Siemens Foundation has launched a workforce development program to help close the opportunity gap for young adults in STEM middle-skill careers. Leveraging the experience and expertise of Siemens as an industry leader and pioneer in workforce development, the Foundation identified this crucial area as a place where we can have an important impact on America’s workforce.
siemens  workforce-development  STEM-workforce  workforce-training  Around-the-web  this-week-448  this-week-448-new 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Automation is Reshaping Work Across America. A New Report Explores the Impact – and How Communities Might Respond - Walmart
America at Work: A National Mosaic and Roadmap for Tomorrow examines resiliency, or the capacity to respond to change — in this case, automation. The report examines more than 3,000 counties in the United States with the goal of helping communities plan for their individual situations and develop responses that will position them to survive and thrive in a changing economy.
automation  walmart  Around-the-web  this-week-448  this-week-448-new 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
HQ Adieu: Amazon Will Take Its Business Everywhere Else - BUILDER Online
What builders can learn from the one of the world's most famous instances of something ending before it began.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  economic-development  site-selection  construction  real-estate 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
3 Takeaways From Amazon's About-Face On NYC HQ2 - Law360
Amazon’s sudden cancellation of its planned $2.5 billion second headquarters in New York City highlights that economic development incentives are often still a tough sell to local residents.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  jobs  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  tech  high-tech  technology 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Leaving Long Island City? What Losing Amazon HQ2 Would Mean For NYC's Future - Forbes
Amazon’s New York City-based HQ2 is getting some pushback — and it appears the megalith retailer is actually reconsidering its decision to put down roots in the Big Apple. There have even been reports that Amazon might pull out of its previously announced Long Island City location.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  new-york  mid-atlantic  new-york-city  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
In Need of Workers, the Midwest Recruits From Puerto Rico - WSJ
Companies recruit on the island, which is losing population, to find people to work in Ohio, Iowa and Nebraska.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  puerto-rico  jobs  workforce  labor  midwest  this-week-448-new 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment

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