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 
3 days ago
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 
3 days ago
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 
3 days ago
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 
3 days ago
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 
3 days ago
Amazon Cancels HQ2 Plans in New York City - WSJ
Amazon will move forward with plans in Virginia and Nashville and will hire at other tech hubs.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  HQ2  headquarters  taxes-incentives  jobs  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  site-selection  economic-development 
4 days ago
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 
4 days ago
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 
4 days ago
Europe Is Emerging as the Real Weak Link for Global Economy - Bloomberg
For all the palpitations that the trade war between the U.S. and China will knock out their economies, it is Europe that increasingly looks like the biggest threat to global growth.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  europe  manufacturing  business-globalization 
4 days ago
Google Unveils $13 Billion in New Data Center Construction for 2019 - Data Center Frontier
Google will build new data centers in Texas, Ohio, Nevada and Nebraska as part of a major expansion of its Internet infrastructure in 2019,
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  data-centers  site-selection  economic-development  Google  tech  high-tech  technology  cloud-solutions 
4 days ago
Virginia’s Economy Weathers the Storm in Its Statehouse - The New York Times
As politicians across the country demand a change in Virginia’s embattled leadership, business leaders are largely sticking to the sidelines.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  virginia  south-atlantic  government-policy  economic-development 
5 days ago
This Thriving City—and Many Others—Could Soon Be Disrupted by Robots - WSJ
Automation might not mean lower employment overall, but it can still take away jobs as it notches gains in productivity
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  jobs  robotics  workforce  labor 
6 days ago
3 New Hints Emerge On Final Opportunity Zone Rules - Forbes
Investors, community advocates and residents across America who have been anxiously awaiting economic revitalization through the Opportunity Zone program have reason to be more optimistic.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  opportunity-zones  taxes-incentives  economic-development 
7 days ago
Don't Expect Mayors to End the Tax-Incentive Arms Race - CityLab
U.S. mayors are split on whether business incentives are good politics, but most believe—despite evidence to the contrary—that they’re good policy.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  taxes-incentives  site-selection  amazon  HQ2 
7 days ago
‘Flesh and blood robots for Amazon’: They raid clearance aisles and resell it all online for a profit - The Washington Post
The retail giant hasn’t shied away from promoting its small businesses: In 2018, the number of small and medium-size businesses that passed $1 million in sales in Amazon stores worldwide grew by 20 percent. Third-party sales are growing at a faster rate than first-party sales online, the company said last month.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  e-commmerce  ecommerce  small-business  retail  retail-industry 
7 days ago
Building a City in the Cloud - Forbes
Online businesses and virtual jobs may be able to revive even the most fragile of economies. With the threat of a recession on the horizon, that’s a beautiful thought.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  jobs  economic-development  automation  tech  high-tech  technology 
7 days ago
How to get the 5 generations in the workforce to work together - Fast Company
How to get your boomers and your gen-Zers (and everyone in between) on the same page, despite very different styles.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  workplace  workplace-trends  workforce  millennials  gen-z 
7 days ago
Infographic: Visualizing the World's Busiest Ports - Visual Capitalist
An estimated 90% of world trade is facilitated by maritime shipping, and as trade volumes continue to increase, the world’s busiest ports continue to grow larger and more efficient to meet demand.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  ports  infrastructure  logistics  supply-chain 
7 days ago
Mazda-Toyota skipped N.C., but state still has $1.6 billion up for grabs - Automotive News
In late 2017, North Carolina economic development officials jumped into the competition for a new Mazda-Toyota assembly plant in a big way.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  automotive-industry  alabama  south 
7 days ago
Amazon Threat to Back Out of NYC Shakes Up Real Estate Brokers - Bloomberg
Without a boost from Amazon, the number of condominium sales in Long Island City will probably slow, said Patrick W. Smith, a Stribling & Associates broker. Since Amazon announced its plans, homebuyers had signed 132 contracts in the neighborhood as of Feb. 3, his data show, up from 40 signed in the same period a year earlier.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  HQ2  amazon  high-tech  technology  tech  jobs  queens  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives 
7 days ago
New Investors Boost Construction, Competition in Data Center Sector - Data Center Frontier
The rapid growth of cloud computing has attracted new types of investors in the data center industry, who are eager to capitalize on the sector’s success. These new investors are creating new companies to compete for cloud business, and investing in data center construction in leading markets.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  data-centers  construction  real-estate 
10 days ago
U.S. Steel wins tax breaks from one of America's poorest cities
United States Steel Corporation founded Gary, Indiana in 1906 - naming it after co-founder Elbert Henry Gary - and the city's fortunes have been closely tied to the company ever since.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  steel-industry  trade  trade-agreements 
10 days ago
The Super Bowl Cost Atlanta $46M. Was It Worth It? - Bisnow
“For us, it was a complete and total win," Georgia Department of Economic Development Chief Operating Officer Bert Brantley said. "We could not have scripted it any better in terms of having the chance to show off Atlanta to the world, but also to the folks who were here in town.”
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  Atlanta  Georgia  south-atlantic  economic-development 
10 days ago
Tech Talkin’ Govs part 5: Tax incentives, clean energy, help for higher ed strike note in governors' addresses - SSTI
More than half of the governors have now delivered their state of the state addresses, and TBED initiatives continue to play a prominent role in their plans. Higher ed’s affordability and/or role in the workforce are concerns in Montana, South Carolina, Utah and Vermont. Maryland is looking at clean energy and higher education. Utah is also grappling with burgeoning growth while Vermont considers measures to increase its workforce.
government-policy  high-tech  technology-based-economic-development  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-448 
10 days ago
Beyond Beer, Bread and Bicycles: The Industrial Return To the City - Newgeography.com
On the West Coast, expect to see these urban industrial companies locate in Vancouver BC's South False Creek and Strathcona neighborhoods, Seattle's Georgetown and SoDo, Portland's Central East Side, and south and east of LA's Arts District. That industry has already gone between downtown LA and LAX, with SpaceX locating on Rocket Rd. in the industrial suburb of Hawthorne.
urban-planning  urban-revitalization  urban-industrialization  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-448  suburbs 
10 days ago
Where Millennials and Seniors Have Moved Since the Recession - Route Fifty
As for where young adults are migrating, Houston; Denver; Dallas; Seattle; Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Portland, Oregon all saw net migration gains exceeding 7,000 people.
demographics  workforce-migration  diaspora  charlotte  Austin  seattle  portland-oregon  Around-the-web  leading-locations  Metros  this-week-448 
10 days ago
Why Bringing High-Tech Manufacturing Back To The U.S. Is So Difficult - Forbes
In 1993, I was in my second year of business school at the MIT Sloan School of Management and I distinctly remember a spirited discussion about a BusinessWeek cover article titled “The Virtual Corporation.
Around-the-web  this-week-448  backshoring  outsourcing  global-supply-chain  localized-supply-chain  skilled-labor  advanced-manufacturing 
10 days ago
The Messy Technological Roots Of The U.S. Trade War With China - Iowa Public Radio
Intellectual property thefts that were once considered petty are a mounting cost for the U.S. economy — at least $225 billion and at most $600 billion annually, according to a National Bureau of Asian Research report — and China is one the biggest offenders.
china  government-policy  u.s.-manufacturing  tech-transfer  intellectual-property-theft  Around-the-web  this-week-448  trade-policy 
10 days ago
Don't Expect Mayors to End the Tax-Incentive Arms Race - CityLab
U.S. mayors are split on whether business incentives are good politics, but most believe—despite evidence to the contrary—that they’re good policy.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  amazon  HQ2  cities 
10 days ago
Trade War with China May Hurt U.S. Warehouse Sector - National Real Estate Investor
Thousands of manufacturing jobs in Western U.S. depend on components and raw materials imported from Asia.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  warehouse-facility  warehousing  china  trade  trade-agreements  asia 
11 days ago
Economists boost Q4 growth closer to 3% as trade war hits imports - CNBC
Economists boosted their forecasts for U.S. fourth quarter growth Wednesday, after a surprise narrowing of the trade gap in November due to a drop in imports.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  imports  exports  trade  trade-agreements  economy 
11 days ago
Inside Wisconsin’s Disastrous $4.5 Billion Deal With Foxconn - Bloomberg
A huge tax break was supposed to create a manufacturing paradise, but interviews with 49 people familiar with the project depict a chaotic operation unlikely to ever employ 13,000 workers.
foxconn  wisconsin  government-policy  economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-448  china  business-globalization  taxes-incentives 
11 days ago
2018 Q4 Global CFO Signals - Deloitte US
In the seven surveys reporting in this quarterly round-up, we gain insight into the concerns facing may CFOs as they headed into the new year.
CFO  executive-surveys  economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-448 
11 days ago
GM transition portends conflict ahead - The Detroit News
General Motors Co.’s plan to idle, and try to close, five North American plants this year is hurtling toward a titanic battle to determine the direction of the auto industry as this town knows it.
this-week-449  Around-the-web  Matt  detroit  midwest  Michigan  automotive-industry  manufacturing  jobs  economic-development 
11 days ago
Next big cities for innovation, entrepreneurs: AOL co-founder Steve Case - Fox Business
AOL co-founder and former CEO Opens a New Window. Steve Case said the free enterprise cluster is highly concentrated on the West Coast and should be leveraged across the United States.
innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  this-week-448  economic-analysis  government-policy 
11 days ago
Kentucky bourbon: How spirits industries impact the economy - Courier-Journal
In the past decade, Kentucky's distilling industry has added more than 10,000 new jobs, opened more than 40 new distilleries and increased its annual economic output by more than $3 billion — making it the nation's top player in alcohol production and employment, according to a new economic report.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  kentucky  south  beverage-industry  bourbon  jobs  economic-development  rural-economic-development  rural-economy 
11 days ago
Where Europe Would Be Hurt Most by a No-Deal Brexit - The New York Times
How vulnerable each region is to economic disruptions from Brexit: Parts of Germany are especially vulnerable. Sicily could skate by.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  brexit  trade  trade-agreements  united-kingdom  europe  business-globalization 
11 days ago
‘This One Here Is Gonna Kick My Butt’—Farm Belt Bankruptcies Are Soaring - WSJ
Trade disputes over agriculture add pain to low commodity prices that have been grinding down American farmers for years
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  agribusiness  agriculture  economic-development 
11 days ago
Millennials, Gen Z and the Coming Youth Boom Economy - Morgan Stanley
As Gen Z joins Gen Y in the workforce, the two cohorts could deliver a sizable jolt to U.S. GDP, consumption, wages, and housing—and put the U.S. well ahead of its G10 peers.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  gen-z  millennials  workforce  labor 
12 days ago
Amazon could replace dead Rolling Acres shopping mall: report - Business Insider
Amazon is reportedly taking over the site of a once thriving mall in Akron, Ohio, that was abandoned after falling victim to the retail apocalypse.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  ohio  midwest  amazon  e-commmerce  ecommerce  warehouse-facility  fulfillment-center  retail  retail-industry  jobs 
12 days ago
Trump, in State of the Union, pushes for a 'great rebuilding of America's crumbling infrastructure' - CNBC
President Donald Trump, in his second State of the Union address, called for a bipartisan infrastructure push on Tuesday night.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  infrastructure 
12 days ago
Union membership in the US continues to decline - Quartz
In 2018, just 10.5% of American workers were members of unions, according to recently released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s is the lowest rate of membership since the bureau began collecting statistics in the early 1980s.
demographics  organized-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-448 
13 days ago
U-Haul Names Top 50 Growth States For 2018
Texas registered as the U-Haul No. 1 Growth State in America for the third consecutive year, according to U-Haul® data analyzing U.S. migration trends for 2018.

U-Haul Growth States are calculated by the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering a state versus leaving that state during a calendar year. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 2 million one-way U-Haul truck sharing transactions that occur annually.
logistics  ranking  state-rankings  Around-the-web  this-week-448  diaspora  workforce-migration 
13 days ago
​4 Trends Shaping Industry 4.0 in 2019 - BDO
While on the surface, the forces shaping 2019 present a mixed bag for manufacturers eager to start or ramp up their Industry 4.0 plans. The reality is that the reduced corporate tax rate, strong economic fundamentals and high demand for their products means that manufacturers are well positioned to make long term investments in Industry 4.0 strategies and technologies.
economic-forecast  asset-management  industry4.0  global-supply-chain  block-chain  trade-agreements  china  government-policy  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-448 
13 days ago
The Next Wave? 3 Opportunity Zones Getting Most Attention, But 30 Bubble Communities May Be Next - Bisnow
The opportunity zones established by 2017’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act were hyped as a method of directing investment into low-income areas. An initial wariness from investors has given way to outright enthusiasm, at least for possible investments in a handful of already-healthy real estate markets that overlap with designated zones.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  opportunity-zones  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection 
13 days ago
The Comeback Kid: Textiles Are Returning Stateside - Area Development
Rising wage and energy costs overseas and American consumers’ demand for ethical and sustainable sourcing of products are among the factors driving the reshoring of the textile industry to the U.S.
area-development-features  Matt  textiles-clothing-industries  manufacturing  reshoring  economic-development  site-selection  jobs 
13 days ago
Tech Is Splitting the U.S. Work Force in Two - The New York Times
A small group of well-educated professionals enjoys rising wages, while most workers toil in low-wage jobs with few chances to advance.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  tech  technology  high-tech  workforce  skilled-labor  skills-gap  wealth-gap 
13 days ago
GM plant closings will hit parts suppliers far and wide - MSN
The sting from a major restructuring at General Motors and its planned closings of five North American factories in the coming months is putting thousands of jobs at auto parts suppliers at stake, as well.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  GM  General-Motors  automotive-industry  jobs  supply-chain  manufacturing 
14 days ago
Trading Places: Retail Properties Converted to Industrial Use - CBRE
Shifting consumer shopping preferences for e-commerce and in-store omnichannel platforms have caused developers and users to convert some vacant retail properties to industrial/logistics space. There are 24 retail-to-industrial projects that have commenced since 2016, turning 7.9 million sq. ft. of retail space into 10.9 million sq. ft. of new industrial space either by converting the existing retail structure or replacing it with new industrial construction on-site.
warehouse-facility  logistics  supply-chain  e-commmerce  Around-the-web  this-week-448 
14 days ago
HP sees 3D printing potential in transforming APAC manufacturing - ZDNet
3D printing can reduce labour costs since there are no parts to assemble and has the potential to "smarten" up logistics in markets such as Singapore and China, but it will require businesses to rethink the entire manufacturing process--from design to when products are delivered to customers.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-industries  3D-printing  labor-costs 
14 days ago
Recession fears seem overblown according to January's 'scorching' jobs and manufacturing data - CNBC
January's super strong jobs report and a solid manufacturing survey on Friday showed that recession worries may be overblown and slowdown fears are not impacting corporate hiring or dampening manufacturers' sentiment.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  jobs  economic-analysis  economy 
14 days ago
Milken Institute Releases Index of Best-Performing Cities
Top-20 includes Provo, Raleigh, Dallas, San Francisco, Nashville, Atlanta; Six cities in Florida and four in California rank in top-tier; Milken Institute analysis demonstrates impact of policy making on jobs, wages, technology development, and other measures.
leading-locations  Metros  ranking  Around-the-web  this-week-448 
16 days ago
Tech Talkin’ Govs part 4: Opportunity Zones, workforce development, tech hubs, and more in governors plans to build economies - SSTI
Governors are reaching into their toolkits to build tech-based economies, utilizing Opportunity Zones, tax credits, broadband infrastructure and workforce development initiatives among other things. This week, as we continue to review their state of the state addresses for TBED news, we see some governors still trying to reshape their states’ struggling economies while others are building on past successes and proposing new initiatives.
government-policy  technology-based-economic-development  opportunity-zones  workforce-development  innovation-hubs 
16 days ago
One Way to Finance Tech Startups Outside of Superstar Cities - HBR
In smaller cities and middle-income regions across the globe, even the best ideas and most promising new businesses can die on the vine for lack of access to markets and capital. Those regions need new forms of innovation financing to prosper in an age of globalized commerce.
innovation-hubs  capital-access  startup  high-tech  Around-the-web  this-week-448 
16 days ago
It Starts with Labor: The Importance of Labor Analysis in Automotive Site Selection - Colliers International
The automotive industry has been growing steadily since the automotive industry crisis of 2008-2010, and the worldwide outlook is one of continued growth.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  site-selection  economic-development  workforce  labor 
17 days ago
Amazon, Walmart Reel as India Curbs Plunge Market Into Chaos - Bloomberg
Amazon.com Inc. and Walmart Inc.’s grand plans for India were thrown into chaos on Friday after the country implemented new e-commerce regulations, which could cut their growth in the market by as much as half this year.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  india  business-globalization  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  amazon  walmart 
17 days ago
How to Build a Multigenerational City in Austin, Texas - CityLab
The lives of the young and the old rarely cross in many American cities. After I moved to Austin, I used a volunteer opportunity as a way to change that.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  Austin  texas  southwest  cities  demographics  quality-of-life  urban-planning  urban-revitalization 
17 days ago
In Focus: Taking Advantage of the Remote Working Trend - Area Development
With the majority of employees worldwide spending at least a portion of their time working remotely, facility mangers need to alter their workspaces.
area-development-features  Matt  workplace  workplace-design  workplace-trends  collabarative-workspace  facility-planning 
18 days ago
Tesla's Challenge: Leaving Behind The Lap Of Luxury - NPR
Tesla is finally making a profit. For the first time, the California-based electric carmaker has posted two quarterly profits in a row.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  tesla  automotive-industry  manufacturing  electric-car  electric-vehicle 
18 days ago
First Person: Creating a Pipeline for Site Selection - Area Development
When it comes to site selection, constant monitoring of market trends will allow a company to balance its space with the total costs to occupy the space
area-development-features  Matt  first-person  economic-development  site-selection  real-estate  industrial-real-estate 
19 days ago
Foxconn May Scale Back $10 Billion U.S. Plant, Reuters Says - Bloomberg
Foxconn Technology Group is considering scaling back or even abandoning plans to make cutting-edge displays from a $10 billion plant it’s building in the U.S., Reuters reported.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives  wisconsin  midwest  workforce  foxconn  electronics-industry  FDI  location-USA 
19 days ago
Exclusive Research: The New Retail - National Real Estate Investor
The continued proliferation of e-commerce and the demand for rapid delivery is one factor bulwarking industrial real estate’s continued boom.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  retail-industry  industrial-real-estate  real-estate  economic-development  site-selection 
20 days ago
How to Maximize Economic Development Incentives - CFO
Such incentives are often available to acquiring companies or merged entities, but getting the most out of them requires close attention.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection 
20 days ago
Why tech investors are eyeing food companies - CNBC
Thousands of gadgets and gizmos were unveiled at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, but the product taking top marks wasn't made of silicon or running on electricity.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  food-processing  tech  high-tech  technology 
20 days ago
Mid-Sized Urban Markets Compare Well with Mega-Cities - Area Development
With their economic vitality and lower cost of doing business compared to their mega-city counterparts, growing mid-sized urban markets are succeeding in retaining and attracting high-wage jobs.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  Metros  cities  urban-revitalization 
20 days ago
A Tiny Screw Shows Why iPhones Won’t Be ‘Assembled in U.S.A.’ - The New York Times
Despite a trade war between the United States and China and past admonishments from President Trump “to start building their damn computers and things in this country,” Apple is unlikely to bring its manufacturing closer to home.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  exports  imports  trade  trade-agreements  supply-chain  logistics  made-in-america 
20 days ago
Trade war: Firms look to new factories as tariffs bite - BBC News
The world's largest maker of industrial computers, Taiwan's Advantech, plans to boost US production to combat the hit from the trade war.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  tariffs  exports  imports  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  manufacturing  supply-chain  logistics 
20 days ago
Did Trump’s tax cuts boost hiring? Most companies say no - PBS
The vast majority of American businesses haven’t boosted hiring or investment as a result of the Republican tax law, according to a survey by the National Association for Business Economics.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  economy  government-policy  jobs  workforce  taxes-incentives 
20 days ago
Updated employment multipliers for the U.S. economy - Economic Policy Institute
When it comes to the ripple effects that spread to the rest of the labor market, one lost dollar of economic output or one lost job is not the same as another.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  manufacturing 
20 days ago
China's slowing economy hits companies beyond Caterpillar and Nvidia - CNBC
Disappointing results from construction machinery giant Caterpillar and a pessimistic revenue forecast from chipmaker Nvidia point to a broader impact to the global business community from China's economic slowdown, analysts said on Tuesday.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  china  trade  trade-agreements  exports  imports 
20 days ago
IRS: Welcome Back, Opportunity Zones Need Your Attention - Forbes
14,000 unpaid IRS workers decided not to show up to work last week, due to the prolonged government shutdown, according to the Washington Post. Now that the government has reopened temporarily, the IRS’s timely focus on Opportunity Zones will be critical if the program is to become the boon for investors and low-income communities that many have anticipated.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  opportunity-zones  real-estate  economic-development  site-selection  rural-economy  rural-economic-development 
21 days ago
Time for Chicago to return to its industrial roots? - Crain's Chicago Business
Nill Daley pitches a plan to create 100,000 factory jobs here over the next decade, dangling $1 billion in incentives and a commitment to success. Does the mayoral hopeful's plan add up?
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  chicago  illinois  midwest  manufacturing  taxes-incentives  jobs 
21 days ago
Exploring the Manufacturing Skills Gap: Menace or Myth? - ThomasNet
The manufacturing industry has played a crucial role in shaping the United States’ identity. Since its earliest days as a nation, America has distinguished itself through innovative manufacturing, building the economy on the foundation of craftsmanship and industry.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce  workforce-development  advanced-manufacturing  economic-development 
24 days ago
The Fastest-Growing States for the Food Manufacturing Cluster - Emsi
The food processing and manufacturing cluster as defined by Harvard’s U.S. Cluster Mapping Project comprises familiar industries like soft drink manufacturing (81,000 jobs nationwide) and breweries (71,000 jobs) as well as niche industries like creamery butter manufacturing (just 2,800 jobs).
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  food-industry  food-processing  jobs  economic-development  site-selection 
24 days ago
Germany Nearly Catches Korea as Innovation Champ; U.S. Rebounds - Bloomberg
The U.S. rose three spots to eighth, after falling out of the top 10 for the first time last year. Faster product cycles and intensifying competition are changing the ways managers have to work, according to Pfizer Inc.’s presentation at a recent conference on health care
ranking  innovation  Around-the-web  this-week-448 
24 days ago
Map: The Countries Receiving the Most Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) - Visual Capitalist
For many of the world’s companies, the best investment opportunities aren’t always located within their own domestic borders.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  FDI  economic-development  site-selection 
24 days ago
Missouri bill targets border war with Kansas in KC metro - The Kansas City Star
It’s an economic border war that’s raged for years in the Kansas City metro. And to its critics, it’s long past time for a truce.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  missouri  Kansas  midwest  plains-states  plains  economic-development  site-selection 
24 days ago
Automation and Artificial Intelligence: How machines are affecting people and places - Brookings
At first, technologists issued dystopian alarms about the power of automation and artificial intelligence (AI) to destroy jobs. Then came a correction, with a wave of reassurances. Now, the discourse appears to be arriving at a more complicated understanding, suggesting that automation will bring neither apocalypse nor utopia, but instead both benefits and stress alike.
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What Tractor Supply Company can teach other retailers - CNN
The most recent Department of Agriculture census from 2012 counted about 800,000 American farms run by people who had a primary occupation other than farming. These recreational farms made up 38% of all farms in the United States at the time.
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