Rails increasingly in sweet spot as trucking capacity crisis hits peak season - Logistics Management
Railroads are capitalizing on the acute shortage of drivers in the trucking industry as capacity constraints limit truckers’ ability to compete on some long-haul deferred bulk freight.
rail-logitsics  freight-logistics  trucking  supply-chain  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
4 hours ago
Hope Is Not a Plan: The Myth of American Manufacturing - IndustryWeek
America needs manufacturing. But before we can upend its decline, we must acknowledge the posturing and false mystique around it and begin the real work of changing.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing 
8 hours ago
In Focus: Examining Commerce’s Misguided Auto Imports Investigation - Area Development
With international auto companies responsible for more than three quarters of U.S. auto manufacturing job growth from 2010 to 2015, an examination of foreign imports as a threat to national security may just backfire.
area-development-features  Matt  automotive-industry  manufacturing 
8 hours ago
Orlando among cities named to top American boomtowns list - Orlando Business Journal
A new ranking of top American boomtowns by MagnifyMoney puts Orlando 14th, along with two other Florida cities in the top 25.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  economic-development 
11 hours ago
Parts Shortages Crimp U.S. Factories - WSJ
As suppliers struggle to meet demand, Caterpillar fights to fill orders and Oshkosh idles crane output
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  supply-chain 
yesterday
Fuel Economy Freeze Will Leave U.S. Auto Industry in the Dust - Detroit Free Press
The car as Americans have known it since the days of Henry Ford is about to be transformed. That is the consensus of industry leaders. Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne predicts that “carmakers have less than a decade to reinvent themselves.”
automotive-industry  industry-reports  government-policy  green-economy  autonomous-vehicles  electric-vehicle  energy-efficiency  energy-costs  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
yesterday
Across the U.S., the Spaceport Race Is On - WSJ
Local and state officials vie for business from the likes of SpaceX and other commercial space companies
industry-reports  Aerospace  economic-development-news  industry-clusters  spaceports  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
yesterday
Ericsson to Start U.S. Production as 5G Spending Speeds Up - Bloomberg
Sweden’s Ericsson AB will start U.S. manufacturing this year, a production shift that gets the wireless network supplier closer to customers and also may mitigate the impacts of President Donald Trump’s global trade disputes.
fdi-USA  electronics-industry  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
yesterday
How brand new science will manage the fourth industrial revolution - ZDNet
It's about artificial intelligence, data, and things like quantum computing and nanotechnology. Australian National University's 3A Institute is creating a new discipline to manage this revolution and its impact on humanity.
AI  industry4.0  nanotechnology  Around-the-web  this-week-433  advanced-manufacturing 
yesterday
Recognizing infrastructure’s role as a local economic anchor - Brookings
Investing in infrastructure is foundational to these efforts. Not only does infrastructure serve as a platform to support industries and broader regional growth, but it can also be a driver of more equitable and enduring growth for individuals.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  infrastructure  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  supply-chain  logistics 
yesterday
Logistics Providers: Large US warehouse rent rise fails to blunt demand - JOC
Rents for warehouse space increased 7.2 percent in the second quarter compared with 2017, but that did not put a damper on demand by importers, exporters, logistics providers, and e-commerce fulfillment retailers, with absorption rising 4.9 percent, according to Cushman & Wakefield’s second-quarter industrial report.
industrial-real-estate  warehousing  logistics-center  e-commmerce  Around-the-web  this-week-432 
4 days ago
‘We Are at the Limit’: Trump’s Tariffs Turn Small Businesses Upside Down - WSJ
They lack the wiggle room to absorb cost increases or shift production, and many are re-evaluating plans and strategies.
small-business  small-manufacturing  tariffs  trade-agreements  Around-the-web  this-week-432 
4 days ago
For most Americans, real wages have barely budged for decades - Pew Research Center
Despite the strong labor market, wage growth has lagged economists’ expectations. In fact, despite some ups and downs over the past several decades, today’s real average wage (that is, the wage after accounting for inflation) has about the same purchasing power it did 40 years ago. And what wage gains there have been have mostly flowed to the highest-paid tier of workers.
Around-the-web  this-week-433  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  labor-costs 
4 days ago
Will Robots Take Over CRE? - Cushman & Wakefield Blog
Broader adoption of technology within commercial real estate often lags behind other industries. Real estate and infrastructure assets are expensive and built more for longevity and a predefined lifecycle than flexibility. To embrace change, players in CRE markets must first be convinced that the technology will be widely deployed and long lasting. But there is no doubt that long-lasting and widespread change is on the horizon with several technologies.
CRE  autonomous-vehicles  electric-vehicle  blockchain  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
4 days ago
Measuring the Potential Impact of Amazon HQ2 on DC and Other Candidate Sites — CARTO
We don’t yet know where it will end up, but Amazon HQ2 is going to vastly change the physical, societal, and economic landscape of the chosen site. For the candidate cities, Amazon itself, and other local economic interests, the impact of HQ2 will be significant.
this-week-432  Around-the-web  Matt  headquarters  HQ2  site-selection  economic-development  amazon  jobs  data  e-commmerce  ecommerce  high-tech  tech  technology 
5 days ago
Workers Hardest Hit by Recession Are Joining in Recovery - The New York Times
The least educated American workers, who took the hardest hit in the Great Recession, were also among the slowest to harvest the gains of the recovery. Now they are a striking symbol of a strong economy.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  recession  economy  manufacturing 
5 days ago
Ford is deploying exoskeletons in 15 of its factories around the world - MIT Technology Review
The automaker is testing whether productivity gains among workers who wear the strength-boosting suits make the technology cost-effective.
shop-floor  industry4.0  Around-the-web  automotive-industry  this-week-432 
6 days ago
America's Power Grids Are Not Ready For Summer Heatwaves - BDO
Los Angeles has had blackouts and soaring electricity prices. Electricity prices across the nation have jumped to as much as double for late summer. The Secretary of Energy is calling for subsidies to make otherwise noneconomic coal and nuclear power plants available to the grid. The taxpayers of New York have stepped up with a $500 million bailout of two nuclear power plants. Electricity markets are supposed to be competitive and “de-regulated” to provide “choice” and lower prices to consumers, but now we have the characteristics of monopoly markets: reduced service and higher prices.
utilities  energy-costs  energy-availability  infrastructure  Around-the-web  this-week-432 
7 days ago
For sustainable development, put foreign direct investments on the G20 agenda - Eco-Business
US President Donald Trump’s trade wars have eclipsed the importance of foreign direct investments and its role in promoting sustainable development around the world. To achieve the SDGs, the world must free up flows of foreign investment.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  FDI  government-policy  trade  trade-agreements  NAFTA  location-USA  trump 
8 days ago
U.S., Mexico Pursue Nafta Auto Deal as Canada Sits on Sidelines - WSJ
Accord on auto sector could lead to a broader deal to revamp trade pact for all three of its members
NAFTA  automotive-industry  government-policy  free-trade-agreements  mexico  canada  this-week-432  Around-the-web 
11 days ago
Manufacturers Increase Efforts to Woo Workers to Rural Areas - The New York Times
Shortages may seem counterintuitive, given the widespread fear that automation, robotics and offshoring have all reduced employment in manufacturing. While jobs in absolute numbers have declined from a decade ago, the sustained economic recovery, a lack of skilled workers and the retirement of many baby boomers have led to open positions. Even though the gyrating tariff environment is causing anxiety across industries, manufacturers are still hiring.
baby-boomers  workforce-aging  workforce-development  skilled-labor  skills-gap  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-432-top 
11 days ago
Emails reveal plans, intense 'war room' effort to lure Amazon's HQ2 - Indianapolis Business Journal
As Indianapolis economic development officials worked behind closed doors to develop a pitch to attract Amazon’s HQ2 to locate here, they used a “war room” at a downtown creative agency.
this-week-432  Around-the-web  Matt  indiana  indianapolis  midwest  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives  tech  high-tech  technology  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
11 days ago
Why AI Will Shift Decision-Making From the C-Suite to the Frontline - HBR
Hardly a day goes by without the announcement of an incredible new frontier in Artificial Intelligence (AI). From fintech to edtech, what was once fantastically improbable is now a commercial reality. There is no question that big data and AI will bring about important advances in the realm of management, especially as it relates to being able to make better-informed decisions.
this-week-432-top  Around-the-web  Matt  tech  high-tech  technology  corporate-real-estate  site-selection  AI 
11 days ago
As Google Maps Renames Neighborhoods, Residents Fume - The New York Times
For decades, the district south of downtown and alongside San Francisco Bay here was known as either Rincon Hill, South Beach or South of Market. This spring, it was suddenly rebranded on Google Maps to a name few had heard: the East Cut
this-week-342  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  Google  urban-planning  tech  high-tech  technology 
11 days ago
Kidney Beans Piled to the Rafters: Tariffs Are Biting in Farm Country - WSJ
After the U.S. placed tariffs on European steel and aluminum in June, Europe hit back with a tax that, among other things, made American kidney beans 25% more expensive in Europe.
this-week-342  Around-the-web  Matt  agribusiness  agriculture  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  exports  imports  farming 
11 days ago
Portacool CEO Ben Wulf On Manufacturing In The U.S.A. - Chief Executive
Ben Wulf, CEO of portable evaporative cooler manufacturer Portacool, has managed his company through a period of impressive growth since taking over as chief executive in 2014.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing 
11 days ago
In Focus: The Pitfalls of Being in the Running for Amazon HQ2 - Area Development
Only one city can win the project, leaving the losers to explain why they were so heavily invested in trying to land the HQ2, which may ultimately come with its own set of challenges.
amazon  HQ2  headquarters  economic-development  site-selection  e-commmerce  ecommerce  area-development-features 
11 days ago
American Firms are Offshoring Innovation. Here’s How to Reverse the Trend. - Alliance for American Manufacturing
The world’s leading manufacturing nations spend far larger proportions of their national R&D budgets on bringing good ideas to market. South Korea, for example, spends 30 percent of its R&D budget on industrial production and technology R&D, and Germany spends 12 percent. The US spends just 0.5 percent. 
u.s.-manufacturing  research&development  research-commercialization  basic-research  industry-organizations  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-432 
11 days ago
Industrial IoT: How Connected Things Are Changing Manufacturing - WIRED
While the IIoT is already boosting efficiency, productivity, and safety, the future of the IIoT could disrupt enterprise business models, too. Schmid believes that in the near future we could see the proliferation of high-value equipment—ranging from manufacturing robots to aircraft engines—being leased instead of being sold outright.
internet-of-things  industry4.0  shop-floor  facility-planning  Around-the-web  this-week-432 
11 days ago
What if Amazon just opened a lot of smaller headquarters? - Fast Company
Amazon’s planned 50,000-person second headquarters will bring an entire spectrum of costly unintended (and predictable) consequences. There are other options.
this-week-432  Around-the-web  HQ2  amazon  urban-planning  economic-development-news  taxes-incentives  corporate-headquarters 
11 days ago
Here's How America Uses Its Land - Bloomberg
There are many statistical measures that show how productive the U.S. is. Its economy is the largest in the world and grew at a rate of 4.1 percent last quarter, its fastest pace since 2014. The unemployment rate is near the lowest mark in a half century.

What can be harder to decipher is how Americans use their land to create wealth. The 48 contiguous states alone are a 1.9 billion-acre jigsaw puzzle of cities, farms, forests and pastures that Americans use to feed themselves, power their economy and extract value for business and pleasure.
this-week-432  Around-the-web  economic-analysis  economic-indicator-reports  demographics  maps  land-use 
12 days ago
Modular Construction Projects Cut Costs and Timelines - Area Development
Early commitment from buyers and all stakeholders is imperative to a successful modular construction project, which can deliver on cost savings and shorten timeliness.
area-development-features  Matt  construction  facilities-management  facility-expansion  facility-planning  site-selection 
12 days ago
Even Alphabet is having trouble reinventing smart cities - MIT Technology Review
An ambitious smart-city project spearheaded by Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs has run into local resistance, causing delays.
Around-the-web  this-week-433  smart-cities  Google  urban-planning  toronto  canada 
12 days ago
Industrial manufacturers: Take the leap and create strategies for IoT investment - Industrial Insights - PwC
Industrial manufacturers cannot only rely on traditional machinery for revenue streams anymore. They realize that customers are increasingly seeking improved efficiency and production transparency from connected technologies and digitization – but getting there is the challenge.
internet-of-things  industry4.0  3D-printing  research&development  research-commercialization  this-week-432-top  Around-the-web 
12 days ago
The Rise of the Last-Mile Exchange - strategy+business
Keeping up with the growing volume of e-commerce will require delivery companies to disrupt their long-standing business model.
e-commmerce  logistics  supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-432 
12 days ago
DARPA has an ambitious $1.5 billion plan to reinvent electronics - MIT Technology Review
last year, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which funds a range of blue-sky research efforts relevant to the US military, launched a $1.5 billion, five-year program known as the Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) to support work on advances in chip technology. The agency has just unveiled the first set of research teams selected to explore unproven but potentially powerful approaches that could revolutionize US chip development and manufacturing.
defense-sector  research&development  basic-research  semi-conductor  electronics-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-432 
15 days ago
Manufacturing Convergence and the Industrial Internet of Things - Gray Consruction
Manufacturing has always been a process — raw material at one end, finished product at the other. But more and more, manufacturing is the site where many processes are converging: computer-aided design (CAD), process simulation, the actual machining processes plus machine tool monitoring and adjusting, plant and shipping logistics and much more, all made possible over the Internet, specifically the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
internet-of-things  industry4.0  shop-floor  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-432 
19 days ago
Designing a Future for the Untethered Workforce - strategy+business
Governments and businesses that are not yet responding are missing enormous opportunities and putting themselves at risk of falling behind.
Around-the-web  this-week-432  workforce-mobility  workforce-development 
19 days ago
Rethinking cluster initiatives - Brookings
Regional economies grow and decline based on their ability to specialize in high-value industries and then evolve those specializations over time.
Around-the-web  industry-clusters  Metros  this-week-433 
20 days ago
Scoring Tech Talent in North America 2018 - CBRE
Nearly 6 million highly skilled workers across the U.S. and Canada comprise the tech talent that is leading global innovation by developing the software and devices we depend on and managing the data and systems that ensure functionality of our tech ecosystems.
Around-the-web  skilled-labor  tech  technology  high-tech  innovation  this-week-431-top  market-reports 
21 days ago
3D Printing: A Game-Changer for the Automotive Manufacturing Industry - Area Development
Automotive 3D printing has been experiencing phenomenal growth and is affecting the industry’s design, development, manufacturing, and distribution processes.
area-development-features  Matt  automotive-industry  manufacturing  3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing 
21 days ago
Chick-fil-A takes on Blue Apron with meal kit test - CNBC
As the competition among meal kit companies such as Blue Apron and Hello Fresh heats up online and expands sales into supermarkets, Chick-fil-A is offering customers yet another alternative.
this-week-341  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
21 days ago
Industrial Boomtowns Rise In Unlikely Places As Labor Shortages Shift Site Selection - Bisnow
Automation can fill the labor gap — robots are increasingly playing a role in distribution centers, and the shift to self-driving cars could be a major factor in pushing logistics activity to rural areas — but that puts further strain on the required skill set for human laborers, and some fear one day automation could go too far and replace jobs in these tiny towns.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  skilled-labor  skills-gap  distribution-facility  distribution-centers 
22 days ago
Industry 4.0, logistics and distribution, and talent - Deloitte Insights
Preparing the logistics and distribution workforce for Industry 4.0 and the connected supply network
workforce-development  industry4.0  Around-the-web  logistics  supply-chain  this-week-431-top 
22 days ago
Did Canada Gain 100,000 Jobs Or Lose 28,000? Employment Data Is All Over The Map - HuffPost
Nobody really knows what's going on in Canada's job market right now. That's a problem for policymakers.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  canada  location-canada  jobs 
22 days ago
Contreras: Five million U.S. jobs can be attributed to trade with Mexico - Rio Grande Guardian
Nearly nine million U.S. jobs depend on trade with Canada. Five million U.S. jobs can be attributed to trade with Mexico.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  mexico  trade  trade-agreements  jobs  economic-development  exports  tariffs 
25 days ago
For Manufacturers, a Complex Mix Can Determine Location - The New York Times
Bob Hess, a vice chairman of Newmark Knight Frank, the global real estate company, explained that labor costs were no longer significantly lower in rural parts of the country.

The change is most often the result of a need to hire workers with higher skills than in the past or to entice them to commute longer distances or even relocate.
small-manufacturing  cost-of-doing-business  labor-costs  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-431-top 
25 days ago
The Fastest-Growing Suburbs in the United States - realtor.com®
Americans are falling in love with the ’burbs again. The longstanding romance cooled a bit after the 2008 financial crisis, but as cash makes its way back into personal savings accounts, folks are again indulging their instinctual urge to grab their own piece of the national dream—front and back yard included, thank you very much.
this-week-341  Around-the-web  Matt  suburbs  demographics  jobs 
26 days ago
Logistics Real Estate: Largely Isolated from Recent Trade Action - Prologis
Our research on logistics real estate has recently focused on the importance of consumption, including e-commerce, how location strategy has become a critical differentiator, and the reduced importance of trade as an industry driver.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  logistics  supply-chain  e-commmerce  ecommerce  trade  trade-agreements 
26 days ago
GE Additive Launches Manufacturing Partner Network - ENGINEERING.com
GE Additive has announced the launch of its Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN), which aims to create an open, competitive marketplace that will accelerate both supply and demand for additive manufacturing (AM).
GE  additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  pittsburgh  innovation-centers  Around-the-web  this-week-431 
26 days ago
Fintechs Spreading Across the Globe - Deloitte US
Fintechs are gaining traction in terms of headquarters locations and investments in a vast array of cities around the globe. How do financial services firms stay on top of this rapidly shifting landscape?
fintech  Around-the-web  this-week-431  corporate-headquarters  industry-clusters 
26 days ago
Tariffs Imperil a Hometown Business in South Carolina: BMW - The New York Times
The automaker became the No. 1 exporter of American-made cars, transforming Spartanburg. Now it is weighing the impact of an escalation of the trade fight.
south-carolina  tariffs  business-globalization  BMW  trade-agreements  Around-the-web  this-week-431 
26 days ago
Textile Industry Shattered by China Trade Embraces Trump Crusade - Bloomberg
While there’s no shortage of doom and gloom coming from corporate America about President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, there is at least one U.S. industry cheering him on: textiles.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  textiles-clothing-industries  NAFTA  china  manufacturing  supply-chain  logistics  trade  imports  exports 
27 days ago
Old-line Chicago food companies fight to attract talent - Crain's Chicago Business
After years in which the consumer packaged-goods world's existential crisis prompted cost-cutting, layoffs and a talent exodus, legacy companies like Tyson and Conagra are trying to lure top-level corporate talent to guide their newfound commitment to innovation.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  food-processing  workforce  skilled-labor  jobs  innovation 
27 days ago
Texas Today: Where Businesses Succeed - Area Development
The state of Texas continues to gain accolades for its pro-business environment, which is sustained by its skilled workforce, low taxes, favorable regulatory environment, and deal-closing funds among other attributes.
area-development-features  Matt  texas  southwest  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  workforce  taxes-incentives 
29 days ago
Reshoring in Reverse Again - US Reshoring Index - A.T. Kearney
US manufacturers are not exactly coming back in droves. In fact, the 2018 Reshoring Index shows that imports from traditional offshoring countries are at a record high.
STUDIES  backshoring  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-431 
29 days ago
Opinion: Contrary to popular wisdom, automation is not a job killer in U.S. manufacturing - The Washington Post
I’ve explained why I don’t think the tariffs will help, but I also reject the pervasive argument that automation is just too powerful a job-killing force such that there’s no point in trying to help our factory sector. In fact, according to an important new paper by economist Susan N. Houseman, the argument that “labor-displacing technology,” i.e., robots/AI/etc., has killed factory employment is not supported by the data.
tariffs  trade-agreements  government-policy  automation  advanced-manufacturing  jobs  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-431 
29 days ago
Joseph Abboud Growth Has Doubled Its US Manufacturing Workforce - Bloomberg
Joseph Abboud, designer and Chief Creative Director of Men’s Wearhouse, on growth, manufacturing in the U.S., and how tariffs could impact the apparel industry.
u.s.-manufacturing  tariffs  trade-agreements  textiles-clothing-industries  this-week-431  Around-the-web 
29 days ago
Which Locations Are Drawing FinTech Companies? - Area Development
Irrespective of their size, the strongest markets for financial technology companies have a workforce that aligns to best serve all distinctive skill set and cost requirements.
area-development-features  Matt  site-selection  economic-development  tech  high-tech  technology  financial-industry  financial-services  fintech  innovation 
4 weeks ago
Global manufacturing scorecard: How the US compares to 18 other nations - Brookings
Manufacturing is enjoying a resurgence in the United States. After years of falling output and a diminishing percentage of the labor force, the last few years have seen renewed growth. According to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the catalysts for this revival include factors such as the strengthening economy, workforce quality, tax policies, the regulatory environment, and transportation and energy costs.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  globalization 
4 weeks ago
Why Blockchain is Poised to Transform Manufacturing's Supply Chains - Association of Equipment Manufacturers
Could blockchain technology be a viable solution to some of the supply chain challenges manufacturers face today?
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  supply-chain  logistics  blockchain 
4 weeks ago
Why is 2018 the year of the robot? - Industrial Insights - PwC
Robots – and automation in general – have been riding a steep maturity curve in the last several years. Adoption rates are up. They’re getting smarter, doing more, and becoming more affordable. The “factory of the future” has become an established buzzword, and the rise of the robots is now conventional wisdom.
u.s.-manufacturing  automation  robotics  advanced-manufacturing  industry4.0  shop-floor 
4 weeks ago
Shopping trends: These 11 retailers may not survive 2018 - USA Today
Some retailers survived the downturn by closing stores and expanding their e-commerce presence, but others weren’t as lucky. Let’s examine eleven retailers which could struggle to remain relevant this year.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  retail  e-commmerce  ecommerce  amazon  commercial-real-estate 
4 weeks ago
New SCOTUS Ruling on Internet Sales Taxation - Cushman & Wakefield
Amazon’s real estate strategy was about making the value offering of eCommerce convenience and speed. Amazon was among the first eCommerce players to voluntarily pay local taxes and to actually lend support to the Main Street Fairness Act and later Marketplace Fairness Act when they were before Congress. Today it collects in every state with a sales tax. And the reality is– the marketplace has followed.
Around-the-web  this-week-431  e-commmerce  sales-tax  government-policy 
4 weeks ago
As Trade Tensions Grow, ‘Reshoring’ of U.S. Supply Chains Sputters - WSJ
Report says imports of manufactured goods have been growing faster than U.S. output for years despite push to bring back American production
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  trade  trade-agreements  trump  exports  government-policy  reshoring  FDI  location-USA  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  supply-chain  logistics  sfp-insider-7-25-2018 
4 weeks ago
BMW Unveils Plan to Boost Production in China - Bloomberg
BMW AG is increasing manufacturing capacity in China in a move that will help the automaker lower its reliance on imports from a U.S. factory just as trade tensions between the two countries intensify.
trade-agreements  free-trade-agreements  business-globalization  tariffs  Around-the-web  this-week-430 
5 weeks ago
Buried Treasure in U.S. Tax Reform: Three Site Selection Strategies to Maximize the Benefits of the New Federal Rate Reduction - Duff & Phelps
The United States has always been one of the leading destinations for foreign direct investment. Our stable political climate, abundant natural resources, large workforce and trusted U.S. currency have historically been attractive for companies that are looking to establish or expand their presence in local and global economies.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives  FDI  location-USA  sfp-insider-7-25-2018 
5 weeks ago
2018 Leading Metro Locations: Pacific and Mountain Metros Dominate the List - Area Development
The 2018 Leading Metro Locations reflect the nation’s overall economic growth as the country enjoys the second-longest economic expansion on record, with many small and mid-size metros exhibiting economic strength.
area-development-features  Matt  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  Metros  cities  leading-locations 
5 weeks ago
Cities need to stop selling out to big tech companies. There's a better way - The Guardian
Fostering local hi-tech success doesn’t have to mean offering huge subsidies to companies like Apple and Amazon. Here are some alternative strategies.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  economic-development  site-selection  tech  high-tech  technology  taxes-incentives 
5 weeks ago
The Case for Ignoring HQ2 - CityLab
City leaders will find that cultivating relationships with small homegrown companies is smarter—and cheaper—than trying to lure in an outside behemoth.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  startup  innovation  tech  technology  high-tech  amazon  HQ2 
5 weeks ago
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