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Understanding the skills gap in the manufacturing industry - Deloitte Insights
Faced with continuing economic expansion and retirement of baby boomers, the US manufacturing industry is looking at a potential shortage of 2.4 million workers in the next decade. How can manufacturers address this expected skills gap?
skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-443-top  insider-12-6-2018 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
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 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
More evidence that technology and increased worker productivity, not trade, were behind US factory job losses - AEI
This paper challenges two widely held views: first that trade performance has been the primary reason for the declining share of manufacturing employment in the United States and other industrial economies, and second that recent productivity growth in manufacturing has actually been quite rapid but is not accurately measured.
u.s.-manufacturing  STUDIES  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  productivity  advanced-manufacturing  industry4.0  this-week-409  industry-organizations 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
U.S. law firm real estate trends - JLL
Our 2017 Law Firm Perspective examines three main themes impacting law firm real estate conditions both in the U.S. and across the world. We take a deeper dive into how these will set the stage for an overall positive outlook for firms in the months ahead.
office-market  market-reports  commercial-real-estate  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-400 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Is the '9-5' Job Done? U.S. Workers Look to New Ways of Working - ManpowerGroup
New Research from ManpowerGroup Sheds Light on What People Want and the Rise of NextGen Work
- Ninety-four percent of workers are open to NextGen Work
- NextGen work is a choice (81 percent) not a last resort (19 percent)
- It's not just for Millennials - cash, control and skills development are priorities for all
- Meaningful work and employer appreciation are valued more by Boomers than any other generation
workforce-development  workplace-trends  humanresources  skilled-labor  workforce-training  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-398 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Is America's digital leadership on the wane? - San Francisco Chronicle
Our most recent report, “Digital Planet 2017: How Competitiveness and Trust in Digital Economies Vary Across the World,” confirms that the U.S. is on the brink of losing its long-held global advantage in digital innovation.
opinion  STUDIES  innovation  competitiveness  business-globalization  high-tech  Around-the-web 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Glass Half Full: The 2017 Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index - A.T. Kearney
The United States tops the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index for the fifth year in a row. This streak ties with the longest prior run that the United States had at the top of the Index (ending in 2001), and likely reflects the enduring attractiveness of the US market in terms of sheer size and a relatively open regulatory environment for foreign investment. Investors may also be motivated by protectionist rhetoric, as FDI would give them a local footprint in the world’s largest economy. In addition, investors have a very bullish outlook for the North American economy—with the United States and Canada the two domestic economies about which investors are most optimistic this year compared with last year. It is thus no surprise that Canada rounds out the top five in this year’s Index.
fdi-USA  location-USA  international-location-reports  business-globalization  Around-the-web  STUDIES  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
State Corporate Income Tax Rates and Brackets for 2017 - Tax Foundation
Forty-four states levy a corporate income tax. Rates range from 3 percent in North Carolina to 12 percent in Iowa. Six states — Alaska, Connecticut, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia — levy top marginal corporate income tax rates of 9 percent or higher. Seven states — Arizona, North Carolina, North Dakota, Colorado, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Utah — have top rates at or below 5 percent.
STUDIES  corporate-tax  taxes-incentives  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-379 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing USA third-party program evaluation report - Deloitte US
Manufacturing USA, the industry-led, interagency program charged with revitalizing American manufacturing competitiveness, engaged Deloitte to conduct a third-party assessment and validation of its program and collective impact across its national institutes and membership.
government-policy  STUDIES  public-private-partnerships  manufacturing-USA  Around-the-web  this-week-374-top 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Harnessing automation for a future that works - McKinsey & Company
Automation is happening, and it will bring substantial benefits to businesses and economies worldwide, but it won’t arrive overnight. A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds realizing automation’s full potential requires people and technology to work hand in hand.
manufacturing-automation  innovation  competitiveness  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
The Coming Revolution of American Manufacturing - Manhattan Institute
It has become common wisdom that we are in a “new normal” of low growth in an economy destined to deindustrialize and become increasingly dominated by low-paying service-sector jobs. This outlook is mistaken. The U.S. is on the precipice of an industrial transformation as deep and impactful as the one that took hold in the early 20th century. Productivity growth is poised for a leap, thanks to the efforts of scientists, engineers, and innovators over the past decade. 
u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  industry4.0  STUDIES  industry-organizations  manufacturing-as-a-service  internet-of-things  this-week-373  Around-the-web 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Skills gap for US manufacturing workers mostly a myth, paper says - ScienceDaily
Despite the outcry from employers over the dearth of job-ready workers, three-quarters of US manufacturing plants show no sign of hiring difficulties for job vacancies, says new research.
Around-the-web  this-week-362-top  STUDIES  STEM-workforce  skills-gap  skilled-labor 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Global Location Trends: 2016 Annual Report - IBM-Plant Location International
This tenth edition of IBM’s Global Location Trends report outlines the latest trends in corporate location selection and how today’s global dynamics influence where companies locate, expand their businesses and create jobs around the world.
Key beneficiaries of increased global investment include both mature and emerging economies. The United States continues to be the number-one destination country for foreign investment, notwithstanding a decrease of 5 percent in jobs created.
business-globalization  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-360  fdi-USA 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
America’s advanced industries: New trends - Brookings Institution
Leaders in cities, metropolitan areas, and states across the country continue to seek ways to reenergize the American economy in a way that works better for more people. To support those efforts, this report provides an update on the changing momentum and geography of America’s advanced industries sector—a group of 50 R&D- and STEM (science-technology-engineering-mathematics)-worker intensive industries the vitality of which will be essential for supporting any broadly shared prosperity in U.S. regions.
industry-clusters  innovation-hubs  advanced-industries  economic-analysis  STEM-workforce  research&development  Around-the-web  STUDIES  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
How to win the global manufacturing race - StarTribune.com
How can Minnesota continue to be competitive in manufacturing? The 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index provides a road map that will help create jobs and a vibrant economy. Here’s a top-five list of manufacturing competitiveness drivers...
minnesota  STUDIES  competitiveness  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-359 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Continued Growth of E-Commerce Yields Outsized Growth for Inland Ports - CBRE
In the report, CBRE identifies the main inland ports in the U.S. based on their connection to major seaports, their transportation infrastructure and their close proximity to major population centers. Those are: Southern California’s Inland Empire; Phoenix; Dallas/Ft. Worth; Kansas City; Houston; St. Louis; Chicago; Memphis, Tenn.; Columbus, Ohio; Atlanta; Greenville, S.C.; and East and Central Pennsylvania
supply-chain  inland-ports  logistics  industrial-real-estate  warehousing  distribution-centers  Around-the-web  this-week-359  STUDIES 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Navigating through uncertainty… Industrial manufacturers hunker down in slower growth environment - PwC Industrial Insights Blog
Economic sentiment remained largely status quo in our second quarter Manufacturing Barometer survey, as industrial manufacturers continued to adjust to a more difficult macro-economic climate globally. A heightened sense of caution has led to a generally conservative approach to hiring, capital spending, and geographic expansion as management teams monitor business activity and seek to preserve liquidity.
STUDIES  economic-indicator-reports  economic-analysis  executive-surveys  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-357 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Small Business Tax Index 2016: Best to Worst State Tax Systems for Entrepreneurship and Small Business - SBE Council
Among the states, some are situated well from a competitive tax standpoint, with others moving in the right direction. Consider that compared to last year’s report, 11 states have improved their tax climates by reducing their personal or corporate income tax rates, or eliminating their death tax.
taxes-incentives  corporate-tax  STUDIES  cost-of-doing-business  small-business  Around-the-web  this-week-356  state-rankings 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Automation Investment in U.S. Manufacturing: An Empirical Picture - MAPI
Amid all of the recent public dialogue about new manufacturing technologies and manufacturing automation investment in particular, there are little or no data offering a coherent picture of the automation investment dynamic. In this second of three MAPI Foundation papers on manufacturing productivity performance, I seek to remedy the data deficit by presenting the results of a national survey of U.S. manufacturers on their automation activity. I offer revealing stratifications of the results by company size and industry.
manufacturing-automation  productivity  Around-the-web  STUDIES  this-week-355 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Innovation That Matters - 2016 - 1776
We are at the dawn of an extraordinary technological revolution and it is transforming every part of the U.S. economy. Innovation That Matters examines and ranks 25 cities’ readiness to capitalize on the inevitable shift to a digital economy.
innovation-hubs  startup  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-352  STUDIES  ranking  leading-locations 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
5 principles for remaking economic development to generate growth, prosperity, and inclusion - Brookings Institution
“Embracing a broader vision of economic development is an economic and fiscal imperative,” Amy Liu writes in her new report, “Remaking Economic Development: The markets and civics of continuous growth and prosperity.” Liu, vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, continues that “Our nation’s economic competitiveness and social cohesion remain threatened.”
economic-development-news  STUDIES  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-347  business-climate  government-policy 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
When Factories Shut Down, Why Don't Workers Move? - Mother Jones
What's been the impact of Chinese manufacturing on US employment? A recent paper by David Autor, David Dorn, and Gordon Hanson adds it up like this:
business-globalization  china  u.s.-manufacturing  workforce-migration  economic-analysis  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-346 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Of Robots and Men: Impacts of robotization on the contract logistics industry - Roland Berger
In his study "Des robots et des hommes", "Of Robots and Men: Impacts of robotization on the contract logistics industry", Roland Berger analyzed the human and economic impact of robotization in logistics industry and examines the best ways to manage the transition and strengthen the French competitiveness in this field
logistics  robotics  automation  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-341-top 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
A Renewables Revolution Is Toppling the Dominance of Fossil Fuels in U.S. Power - Bloomberg Business
Solar, wind power accounted for 68 percent of new capacity.
Natural gas on pace to overtake coal as biggest power source.
green-economy  clean-energy  economic-analysis  energy  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-341 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
U.S. Reshoring: Over Before It Began? - A.T. Kearney
In 2015, the A.T. Kearney U.S. Reshoring Index shows that, for the fourth consecutive year, reshoring of manufacturing activities to the United States has once again failed to keep up with offshoring. This time the index has dropped to –115, down from –30 in 2014, and it represents the largest year-over-year decrease in the past 10 years.
Around-the-web  this-week-335  reshoring  u.s.-manufacturing  STUDIES  business-globalization 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Main Street Entrepreneurship Reports - Kauffman.org
Small business activity is on the rise 38 of the top 40 largest metropolitan areas. The top five metropolitan areas for small business activity as measured by the Index were New York, Boston, Providence, San Francisco and Portland. Small business activity is on the rise in 49 of the 50 U.S. states. Among the 25 largest states, the five states with the highest activity were Minnesota, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey.
small-business  ranking  STUDIES  Metros  state-rankings  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-333 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Understanding the US Innovation Ecosystem: Advanced Technologies Initiative Study - Deloitte US
Nations have long striven to advance to the next technology frontier and raise their economic well-being. In today’s highly dynamic environment, advanced technologies have become even more essential in improving economic competitiveness and national prosperity. The manufacturing industry, propelled by advanced technologies and innovation, plays a key role in enhancing economic prosperity through increased productivity, higher GDP output, and creates higher-income jobs
industry-organizations  advanced-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  competitiveness  innovation  Around-the-web  STUDIES  this-week-331 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Renewing America Progress Report on U.S. Innovation - Council on Foreign Relations
In fact, the overwhelming evidence suggests that the US still has an advantage in supporting high-growth industries and scientific breakthroughs. In our new Renewing America Progress Report and Scorecard, “Keeping the Edge: U.S. Innovation,” we argue that the United States continues to outperform other countries in technological innovation, which drives rising living standards in advanced economies.
STUDIES  industry-organizations  business-globalization  competitiveness  innovation  Around-the-web  this-week-329 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Footprint 2020: Expansion vs. Optimization - MAPI
Over the last 20 years, the growing global economy has allowed manufacturers to enter new markets to serve an increasingly global customer base while also shortening supply chains and reducing cost structures. As the business environment changes, a country that once promised low-cost manufacturing might now boast high-tech R&D centers.
STUDIES  industry-organizations  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-328  business-globalization  international-location-reports 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Enterprising States: States Innovate - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
American innovation is flourishing across the country thanks to thoughtful governors who work with the business community to create a strong business climate in their states. The Enterprising States study is about championing the successes of these governors. There is no limit to what innovative entrepreneurs can achieve in a strong business climate founded on sound policy. To highlight the most innovative and effective policies across the nation, this year’s edition of the study -- Enterprising States: States Innovate -- analyzes the 50 states through six lenses, ranking the top 10 in six distinct categories. Explore this study to find out which states excel...
business-climate  state-rankings  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-327 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
How to create a workplace that’s fit for the future - Moving from wellness to wellbeing - JLL
With data and informed decision-making, you can direct the workplace experience to foster both mindfulness and physical wellness to create overall wellbeing, helping your organization to be fit for today—and tomorrow.
STUDIES  workplace-trends  Around-the-web  this-week-327 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Footprint of the Future: Chasing Technology and Talent - MAPI: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
Over the last 20 years, the growing global economy has allowed manufacturers to enter new markets to serve an increasingly global customer base while also shortening supply chains and reducing cost structures. As the business environment changes, a country that once promised low-cost manufacturing might now boast high-tech R&D centers.
MAPI collaborated with Deloitte to understand the factors that drive manufacturing investments today and how they will shift by 2020.
business-globalization  skilled-labor  business-climate  STUDIES  manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-326 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Innovation That Matters - 1776
What will it take for our nation’s cities to drive more startup activity that can transform the industries that matter most to society? In this study, we provide new perspective on this question through an in-depth look at entrepreneurial communities in eight U.S. cities. The purpose of our research is to provide a framework that city leaders can utilize to foster new innovations that improve the lives of local citizens.
startup  entrepreneurship  Metros  innovation-hubs  STUDIES  capital-access  venturecapital  Around-the-web  this-week-326 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
The Challenge of Shared Prosperity - U.S. Competitiveness - Harvard Business School
In the 2015 survey on U.S. competitiveness, HBS alumni weigh in on the current state and future trajectory of U.S. competitiveness as well as the structural strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. business environment. In addition, alumni delve deeper into two aspects of competitiveness: the health of entrepreneurship in the U.S. and business leaders’ views on shared prosperity.
competitiveness  small-business  business-climate  economic-forecast  executive-surveys  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-326  sfp-insider-123 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
The World's Most Innovative Universities - Reuters
euters set out to find and rank the world's top 100 innovative universities empirically, building a methodology that employs 10 different metrics. The criteria focused on academic papers, which indicate basic research performed at a university, and patent filings, which point to an institution's interest in protecting and commercializing its discoveries.
innovation  STUDIES  ranking  university-economic-development  research-commercialization  research&development  Around-the-web  this-week-323 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Global Location Trends: 2015 Annual Report - IBM Institute for Business Value
For companies that want to sustain a competitive advantage, optimizing the global operating model and footprint of activities in response to rapidly changing markets, technologies and operating conditions is more important than ever.
In our latest Global Location Trends report we analyze how these changes are reflected in corporate location selection and where companies locate and expand their businesses.
internet-of-things  STUDIES  advanced-manufacturing  business-globalization  site-selection  industrial-real-estate  Around-the-web  this-week-322 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
2015 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card - Ball State Center for Business and Economic Research
The 2015 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card shows how
each state ranks among its peers in several areas of the
economy that underlie the success of manufacturing and
logistics.
These specific measures include the health of the
manufacturing and logistics industries, the state of human
capital, the cost of worker benefits, diversification of the
industries, state-level productivity and innovation, expected
fiscal liability, the state tax climate, and global reach.
STUDIES  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-321  economic-indicator-reports-analysis 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Innovation in economic development: new incentives for the 21st century - The Next Silicon Valley
A recent paper issued by Economic Development Research Partners (EDRP), the ‘think tank component of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), explores how developers need to innovate to grow community wealth by creating an encouraging environment for private business development.
STUDIES  Around-the-web  taxes-incentives  industry-organizations  economic-development-news  this-week-321 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Location Matters 2015 - KPMG - Tax Foundation
An individual firm considering expansion frequently calculates its tax bill in various states, but these calculations are not often released publicly and are usually confined to a small number of states.
To fill the void left by these studies, the Tax Foundation collaborated with U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG LLP to develop and publish a landmark, apples-to-apples comparison of corporate tax costs in the 50 states.
corporate-tax  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-320 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
The Importance of Business & Economic Incentives in Attracting Foreign Direct Investment - JLL
Do incentives really matter in the attraction of foreign direct investment? Some argue that the cost to the government to provide incentives to the private sector does not result in equally tangible results for citizens, while others argue that the job creation resulting from foreign direct investment merits pro-active government involvement in attracting and – in some circumstances – incentivizing such investments.
STUDIES  jll  Around-the-web  this-week-317  taxes-incentives  fdi-USA 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
C-suite Demands More Productivity: How Will Corporate Real Estate Deliver? - JLL
Skyrocketing C-suite demands for productivity are creating a “pressure cooker” of expectations for corporate real estate (CRE) teams worldwide, reveals a new JLL global survey. Although the CRE function is rapidly maturing, its transformation from tactical manager to trusted advisor is far from complete.
CRE  corporate-real-estate  STUDIES  this-week-313  Around-the-web  executive-surveys  sfp-insider-123 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
26th Annual “State of Logistics Report”: Best Year for Supply Chain and Logistics since Great Recession - Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
Tightening capacity fueled by growing demand spells the end to historically low logistics costs, according to the latest State of Logistics report out of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals.
logistics  supply-chain  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-311  warehousing  industrial-real-estate 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Reshoring Initiative Data Report: Reshoring and FDI Boost US Manufacturing in 2014 - Reshoring Initiative
The combined reshoring and related FDI trends continued strong in 2014, up about 20% from record levels in 2013.
fdi-USA  STUDIES  reshoring  Around-the-web  this-week-307 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Study shows state research universities compare well on innovation, but lag in commercializing technology - MiBiz
Michigan’s big three research universities again compare favorably overall to their national peers in terms of innovation, although more progress needs to occur in getting those ideas from the lab to the marketplace.
Michigan  university-economic-development  research&development  research-commercialization  STUDIES  this-week-307  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Infrastructure Week: Siemens Study Links Intelligent Infrastructure Investment to Economic Development and Job Creation - Business Wire
Study specifically evaluates broader economic impact totaling hundreds of millions of dollars in business sales and several thousand jobs through public transportation and energy efficiency building upgrades in two U.S. cities – Louisville and Salt Lake City
infrastructure  economic-development-news  STUDIES  economic-analysis  louisville  salt-lake-city  Metros  transportation  energy-efficiency  green-economy  green-facilities  this-week-305  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
The Future of Solar Energy - MIT Energy Initiative
Comprehensive MIT report highlights enormous potential and discusses technology and policy pathways towards affordable solar energy for the long-term future
solar  energy  energy-costs  sustainable-development  green-economy  green-facilities  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-304 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
MIT Committee: Decline in Basic Research Investment Threatens U.S. Innovation - SSTI
Although the benefits of basic research are often misunderstood due to their lack of immediate payoff, a new report by the MIT Committee to Evaluate the Innovation Deficit finds that this research is of the utmost importance in sustaining U.S. economic competitiveness.
studies  research-commercialization  research&development  this-week-303  around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
U.S. Airport Outlook 2015: Air cargo is a necessity for some, and an option for most - JLL
Some companies, desperate to replenish their inventories, utilized air freight to bypass recent congestion issues at West Coast seaports, and this inflated air cargo volumes in 2014.
studies  industry-reports  commercial-real-estate  freight-logistics  logistics  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  airports  this-week-303  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
State Corporate Income Tax Rates and Brackets for 2015 - Tax Foundation
Levied in 44 states, corporate income taxes account for a relatively small share of state revenue—5.2 percent of state tax collections and just over 2 percent of all state revenue, including federal transfers. Top rates range from a low of 4.53 percent in North Dakota to a high of 12 percent in Iowa.
corporate-tax  taxes-incentives  government-policy  studies  this-week-302  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
The future of manufacturing in California - JLL
​Recent legislation and technological evolution have sparked a renaissance within the manufacturing sector in California. It’s now ranked first in the United States for manufacturing jobs, numbers of firms and gross output—accounting for 11.4 percent of the total U.S. output in 2013.
studies  regional-reports  california  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-300  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Job-creation incentives work best where unemployment is high - W.E. Upjohn Institute
What are the real effects on employment from government incentives intended to boost job growth? New research from Upjohn’s Tim Bartik shows it depends on the starting point: the local unemployment rate.
studies  economic-development-news  taxes-incentives  this-week-299  around-the-web  unemployment-statistics 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Smart Building Technology Spending Forecast to Grow to $17.4 Billion in 2019 - IDC Energy Insights
An increasing number of case studies are emerging to demonstrate the business case and benefits associated with developing smart buildings.
smart-buildings  green-facilities  sustainable-development  this-week-299  around-the-web  studies  facility-planning 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Four Indicators to Assess Local Ecosystem Vibrancy - Kauffman.org
With the rise of entrepreneurial ecosystems – elements within a community that support firm formation and growth – how can local leaders measure success?
this-week-298  around-the-web  small-business  startup  innovation-hubs  startup-ecosystems  studies  industry-organizations 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Reforming Regulation to Drive International Competitiveness - The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
Poor regulation is especially damaging when applied to industries that face international competition. Unlike firms in other industries, these companies are more likely to move their production to jurisdictions where the cost of regulation is lower. Failing that, they may find themselves losing global market share to less burdened rivals in other nations. In either case, the U.S. economy suffers.
industry-organizations  studies  trade-agreements  business-globalization  competitiveness  manufacturing-regulations  government-policy  this-week-297  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Making Skills Everyone's Business - U.S. Department of Education
This report presents a vision for making adult skill development—upskilling—more prevalent, efficient, effective, and convenient. This vision rests on an understanding that foundation skills—the combination of literacy, numeracy, and English language as well as employability skills required for participation in modern workplaces and contemporary life—are a shared responsibility of, and value and benefit to the entire community.
workforce-development  workforce-training  STEM-workforce  skills-gap  government-policy  studies  tshi-week-295  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Skills and innovation strategies to strengthen manufacturing: Lessons from Germany - Brookings Institution
Faced with stagnating wages for most Americans, business, civic, and political leaders across the United States are rediscovering manufacturing as a source of good jobs and lasting economic growth. In an era of unrivaled global competition, however, revitalizing the U.S. manufacturing sector will require a renewed commitment to public-private-civic partnerships that deliver on the key driver of industrial competitiveness: a highly trained workforce that can use technology to translate basic and applied research and development (R&D) to large-scale commercial innovations.
u.s.-manufacturing  germany  skilled-labor  workforce-development  innovation  competitiveness  this-week-294  around-the-web  studies 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
US manufacturing faces a two-million-worker shortage by 2025 - Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute
Nine in 10 Americans surveyed believe manufacturing essential to US economy, while only one in three parents would encourage their children to pursue a career in manufacturing.
studies  u.s.-manufacturing  skills-gap  STEM-workforce  workforce-development  this-week-294  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
The Skills Gap: America's Young Workers Are Lagging Behind - The Atlantic
New findings suggest that U.S. millennials are far less competent than their peers in Europe and Asia.
skills-gap  skilled-labor  education  STEM-workforce  studies  this-week-293  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
America's Skills Challenge: Millennials and the Future - ETS.org
Millennials may be on track to be our most educated generation ever, but they consistently score below many of their international peers in literacy, numeracy, and problem solving. The results of this report help shed light on the growing inequality of opportunity in the U.S. and the impact this has on both skills acquisition and outcomes for both current and future generations.
workforce-development  education  skills-gap  competitiveness  studies  this-week-293  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
2015 Industrials Trends - strategy&
Companies in the industrial sector continue to do well, but they must use their cash to boost digitization efforts and expansion strategies.
manufacturing  studies  this-week-292  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Kauffman-Funded Research Measures How Taxes Affect Investment Incentives for Startups and Innovative Firms - Kauffman.org
The research examines how several tax incentives try to encourage investment in research and development and by small businesses. However, those advantages are weakened, and sometimes eliminated, for two main reasons: first, because businesses that invest in new ideas rely more on higher-taxed equity than do firms that focus on tangible investment; and, second, because startups are often limited in their ability to use tax deductions and credits. These limits can more than offset the benefit from tax incentives.
small-business  taxes-incentives  government-policy  studies  research&development  r&d-tax-credit  this-week-292  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
America's Advanced Industries: What They Are, Where They Are, and Why They Matter - Brookings Institution
The need for economic renewal in the United States remains urgent. Years of disappointing job growth and stagnant incomes for the majority of workers have left the nation shaken and frustrated. At the same time, astonishing new technologies—ranging from advanced robotics and “3-D printing” to the “digitization of everything”—are provoking genuine excitement even as they make it hard to see where things are going. Hence this paper: At a critical moment, this report asserts the special importance to America’s future of what the paper calls America’s “advanced industries” sector.
studies  u.s.-manufacturing  competitiveness  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-291  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
U.S. Corporate Taxation: Prime for Reform - Tax Foundation
If there is one point of common agreement among the Democratic and Republican parties, it is the need to reform the corporate income tax code. Congressional Republicans have recommended reducing the federal corporate tax rate from 35 to 25 percent while President Obama has recommended a 28 percent rate. Both would look at removing a number of tax preferences. The lack of U.S. corporate tax competitiveness, which is documented below, imposes three serious harms on the U.S. economy.
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february 2015 by areadevelopment
U.S. students improving in math and science, but still lag internationally - Pew Research Center
cientists and the general public have markedly different views on any number of topics, from evolution to climate change to genetically modified foods. But one thing both groups agree on is that science and math education in the U.S. leaves much to be desired.
STEM-workforce  education  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  studies  this-week-291  competitiveness 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
U.S. Venture Capital Investment Spanned 160 Cities in 2014 - NVCA
12 Metro Areas See Influx of Venture Capital Investment for First Time in Past Five Years - Companies located in Bryan-College Station, Texas; Bismarck, North Dakota; Terre Haute, Indiana; South Bend, Indiana; Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana; Bellingham, Washington; Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol, Tennessee-Virginia; Lafayette, Louisiana; Newburgh, New York-Pennsylvania; Greenville, North Carolina; Springfield, Massachusetts; Janesville-Beloit, Wisconsin brought venture capital investment to those metro areas for the first time in the past five years.
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january 2015 by areadevelopment
The Manufacturing Footprint and the Importance of U.S. Manufacturing Jobs - Economic Policy Institute
While U.S. manufacturing has been hit hard by nearly two decades of policy failures that have damaged its international competitiveness, it remains a vital part of the U.S. economy.
u.s.-manufacturing  workforce-development  labor  employment-statistics  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  studies  around-the-web  industry-organizations  web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Economic Sentiment Rises among U.S. Industrial Manufacturers, According to PwC’s Q4 Manufacturing Barometer
Aiming to fill the skill gap, majority of respondents plan to hire new workers Concerns regarding legislative/regulatory pressures drop
pwc  studies  executive-surveys  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-forecast  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2015 - Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
According to the New York-based think tank, which has been naming the world’s most Intelligent Community of the Year since it named Singapore in 1999, Canada and Taiwan continue to reach the group’s Top7 regularly. The list also includes two American communities (Columbus and Arlington County), which were on the list in 2014 as well. Following are profiles of the accomplishments for each 2015 Top7 Intelligent Community, as established using the Intelligent Community Forum’s Community Indicators of success:
studies  ranking  smart-cities  ICT  economic-development-news  metros  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
The Myth of America’s Manufacturing Renaissance: The Real State of U.S. Manufacturing - The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
To listen to most pundits and commentators, U.S. manufacturing has turned a corner and is roaring back after the precipitous decline during the 2000s. Long gone are the dismal days when manufacturing jobs and output were lost due to foreign competition. Higher foreign labor costs, cheap oil and gas here at home and automation are combining to make America the new global manufacturing hub: at least according the now dominant narrative. Indeed, the term “manufacturing renaissance” is used to describe this new state of affairs. However, as a new ITIF report shows, the data do not support such a rosy scenario.
industry-organizations  u.s.-manufacturing  studies  backshoring  this-week-288  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
2014 Best-Performing Cities - Milken Institute
In the 2014 index, technology and shale energy remain the two overarching factors driving the performance of top metros. However, these cities also possess a variety of other positive traits that help explain their success. Several metros with dense urban areas, for example, have the innovation advantage: They are able to offset high costs, an unfavorable tax structure, and a burdensome regulatory environment thanks to the clustering of talent and technology in an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
leading-locations  studies  rankings  metros  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-288  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
The Nerds Office Perspective - Winter 2014
The NERDS—Nashville, East Bay, Raleigh-Durham, Denver, and Salt Lake City are gaining momentum as people and corporations look to tap into that next hotspot. Find out how these markets are performing as economies and office markets, and why they're so appealing.
innovation-hubs  metros  nashville  silicon-valley  raleigh-durham  denver  salt-lake-city  office-market  studies  commercial-real-estate  this-week-288  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
2014 A.T. Kearney Reshoring Index: Down 20 Basis Points Year-over-Year From 2013. Uncovers What Manufacturers Are Actually Doing - A.T. Kearney
The top three reshoring industries, as measured by the number of cases in A.T. Kearney’s database, are electrical equipment, appliance and component manufacturing, with 15 percent of the cases; transportation equipment manufacturing, with 15 percent; and apparel manufacturing, which previously had not been expected ever to come back, with 12 percent.
studies  reshoring  offshoring  backshoring  business-globalization  u.s.-manufacturing  apparel  electronics-industry  this-week-287  around-the-web 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
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