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Utah Poised to Be the Best U.S. State to Live In - Gallup
Utah easily leads the nation in terms of its performance across 13 forward-looking metrics that might determine which states will be the best places to live in the future. Minnesota, Colorado, Nebraska, and North Dakota round out the top five.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  quality-of-life  ranking 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
The decline of US manufacturing jobs and living standards - BBC News
For decades America's vibrant manufacturing sector provided poorly educated workers a bridge to the middle class. But today's plants need highly skilled workers who know their way around ultra-high tech machinery.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  skilled-labor  u.s.-manufacturing  automotive-industry 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Boston's Talent War: Startups Gaining Edge Over Big Companies? - Xconomy
A fair number of experienced tech execs from established, bigger companies have joined startups that are looking to grow quickly (usually ones with some money). They have joined as employees, not founders.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  Boston  high-tech  workforce-development  skilled-labor 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Midwest cities get smart about economic development - Crosscut.com
For cities, economic development is not a zero-sum game. Chicago, Milwaukee and Gary, Ind. are joining forces to drive growth.
economic-development-news  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  chicago  mid-west  regional-reports  megaregions 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Steelcase CEO on How Office Layout Impacts Corporate Culture - Forbes
As CEO Jim Hackett explained to me in a recent interview, workspace design historically mirrored the organizational chart, with people jockeying to be as close as possible to the seat of all power – the CEO. But now that the information revolution has made information the new seat of power, there is much more flexibility in workspace design.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  interior-architecture  This-Week-177  facility-planning  office-design  workplace-design 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
The Manufacturing American Innovation Act: A New Way of Thinking in Corporate Tax Policy - Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz
As tax reform discussions heat up, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) are calling on Congress to advance tax policies that incentivize innovation and promote new domestic manufacturing, introducing the Manufacturing American Innovation Act. The bipartisan legislation would reduce business taxes by more than half, to a 10 percent rate, for companies that manufacture patented products in the United States.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  taxes-incentives  government-policy  onshoring  backshoring  patent-law-reform  u.s.-manufacturing  innovation 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
12 Things to Consider When Deciding Where to Start Up - TNW
Thanks to the Internet, you can choose to start up anywhere in the world that you want to. However, just like selecting a home for your family or a school district for your kids, there are a few important factors to consider when picking a place to start a business. Note: these things should still be top of mind if you’re entertaining the idea of location independence altogether!
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  site-selection  startup  small-business 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Will technology resurrect U.S. manufacturing? EE Times
If recent moves by a few companies lead to a resurgence of manufacturing in the U.S., it won't necessarily be patriotism -- or even rising Chinese labor costs -- that drives the trend. The main factor will be innovative U.S. technology.
electronics-industry  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  advanced-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Top 50 Cities for Global Trade - Global Trade Magazine
The Top 50 Cities for Global Trade is really two rankings in one. The overall ranking lists the 50 largest metropolitan areas by export volume. Lest that seem a tad stiff, we offer a second set of superlative rankings selected by the editors at Global Trade. These appear in the same order of their export contributions, but have a special call-out for their designated superlative.
Matt  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  metros  ranking  business-globalization 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
From Apple to Zappos, What a Headquarters Design Reveals About a Company's Culture - Forbes
Today, any CEO worth his or her salt knows that a company’s headquarters can be a powerful tool by which to attract and retain talent.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  workplace-design  corporate-headquarters  headquarters 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Google Doubles Down on Sea-Cooled Data Center- Wired.com
Google is just one of many web giants erecting their own data centers across the world, including Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft. Rather than serve up their web services from leased data center space, they can save money and power by designing and operating dedicated facilities wherever they’re needed..
google  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  data-centers 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
U.S. Biotech Clusters Are Losing Their Anchor Tenants, and It Hurts - Xconomy
Every industry needs its anchors, the companies that everyone looks up to as models of success. Think Apple, GE, Boeing. Biotech is no different, as it has been defined by trailblazers like Genentech, Genzyme, and more.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  biotech  industry-clusters 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
The Integration of Real Estate, IT and HR - Workspace Design Magazine
There is a convergence of issues developing that will lead to a highly flexible and collaborative workplace experience. Successfully achieving this involves a unique process that integrates IT, real estate, and HR teams.
ICT  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  office-design  workforce-development  commercial-real-estate  IT 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Opportunity: How America can regain global leadership in manufacturing - Deloitte
Today there are new pathways to manufacturing opportunity in America that are both available and achievable. And public policy has a major role to play in supporting these directions.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  government-policy  u.s.-manufacturing 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
General Motors Focuses on Team Thinking When Recruiting Workers - Workforce
Until now, in recent decades, General Motors has peopled its new factories mostly from banks of laid-off workers and employee transfers from other locations. GM is now forecasting enough manufacturing expansion to require large-scale employee recruitment.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  gm  workforce-development  skilled-labor 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Google’s Quirky New London HQ - Co.Design: business + innovation + design
Google has opened their third London office, and it’s filled with frumpy British tropes redone with modernist zazz.
headquarters  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  office-design  interior-architecture  facility-planning 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Should the U.S. Seek More Tech Manufacturing? - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com
Since many states were able to get Japanese car companies to build here, and Brazil was able to attract plants for iPhones and other products, could the United States get, or keep, more high-tech manufacturing? Google is trying.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  backshoring  tech-transfer  electronics-industry  manufacturing 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Walmart hits solar milestone in San Diego with 100th rooftop array - UTSanDiego.com
Walmart unveiled its 100th California rooftop solar array Monday at a store on College Avenue in San Diego. The retail giant is putting its outsized geographic footprint to work as a staging ground for clean energy. Its long-term goal: become 100 percent supplied by renewable energy.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  solar  sustainable-development  facility-planning 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Global Property Sustainability Perspective — US: Greener Logistics Patterns - Jones Lang LaSalle
Due to increasing demand for speed to market at minimum cost-- particularly in retail and most especially for the booming e-commerce segment—shipping procedures are changing at major U.S. seaports and inland logistics hubs.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  logistics  supply-chain  sustainable-development 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Is off-shoring really coming to the end of the line? - Loadstar
While politicians focus on the employment issue, the reality is that companies will evaluate on-shoring on a cost and risk basis.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  onshoring  backshoring  offshoring  supply-chain 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Wind Industry Wins Senate Panel’s Support for a Tax Break - NYTimes.com
On Thursday, the wind industry convinced a key Senate committee that green can be good politics in red states as well as blue ones. The Senate Finance Committee voted to renew a tax credit for wind power that is set to expire at the end of this year, with several Republicans joining Democrats to support extending the credit for one more year at a cost of $3.3 billion.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  green-economy  wind  taxes-incentives  government-policy 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
U.S. Industrial Manufacturers Remain Largely Optimistic Amid Weakening Sentiment toward World Economy, According to PwC's Q2 2012 Manufacturing Barometer
Operational Spending Forecasts Remain Healthy; R&D; Plans Trend Down. Legislative/Regulatory Pressures Cited as Biggest Barrier to Growth. Gross Margins Tightening and Pricing Power Moderating
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  economic-indicator-reports  studies  manufacturing 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Wide Differences Found in Large Buildings’ Power Use - NYTimes.com
The first comprehensive study of energy use by New York City’s largest buildings shows some to be power hogs, using up to five times as much electricity, natural gas, heating oil and steam as others of comparable size or purpose. And there is ample room for improvement.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  sustainable-development  facility-planning 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
"The Benefits of Chinese FDI" by Laura Tyson - Project Syndicate
In a rare act of bipartisanship, the United States Congress recently passed legislation to encourage more inward foreign direct investment. Democrats and Republicans agree that FDI, or “insourcing,” is important to US jobs and competitiveness. They are right.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  china  fdi-USA 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Over 2,300 Ala. firms get special electric rates - Businessweek
More than 2,300 Alabama businesses are using special electric rates that a state regulatory board approved last year to encourage an economic recovery.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  economic-development-news  taxes-incentives  energy 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Strengthening the Link Between Industry and University Research: Part 2 - Forbes
How do you get two different cultures – universities and private enterprise – to work together and collaborate to develop industries and create jobs?
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  public-private-partnerships  university-economic-development  tech-transfer 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Amazon cutting good deals on sales tax with states - DailyHerald.com
On April 27, that changed for Texas. The company and Comptroller Susan Combs announced that Amazon would start collecting sales taxes from customers in the state this month and invest $200 million to create 2,500 local jobs in four years. In ending the levy dispute for an undisclosed amount, Texas joined five other states that receive such remittances
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  distribution  supply-chain  e-commmerce  high-tech 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Proposed SBIR changes worry CT small biz - HartfordBusiness.com
Proposed changes to a $2 billion federal program designed to bolster research and development at U.S. small businesses could land a significant portion of the funding in the hands of large and foreign-owned companies.
connecticut  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  government-policy  taxes-incentives  small-business  research 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
State Launches Pure Michigan Venture Fund - Xconomy
Last month, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced it was accepting applications for the newly created Pure Michigan Venture Fund (PMVF).
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  venturecapital  small-business  state-vc-funds  economic-development-news 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
New Survey Finds Labor Productivity is the Number One Factor for Global Competitiveness in Manufacturing - MarketWatch
A new global survey commissioned by Kronos Incorporated and conducted by IDC Manufacturing Insights revealed that labor productivity ranked the highest among all 11 countries surveyed as the most important factor for achieving manufacturing success. Factors such as modern infrastructure, government support, and foreign direct investment ranked in varying degrees after labor productivity.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  labor  manufacturing 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
4 steps needed now to remedy innovation deficit: US commerce secretary - SmartPlanet
Acting U.S. Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank sounded the alarm at the lagging innovation seen within the United States, citing evidence that R&D; spending and initiatives have sunk to the lowest levels in decades.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  government-policy  innovation 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
The Stepping Stone to Global Competitiveness - A Smarter Planet Blog
by Stanley S. Litow, IBM’s Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Responsibility and President of the IBM International Foundation
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  competitiveness  sustainable-development 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
America's Coolest Cities - Forbes
We attempted to quantify 'coolness' for the 65 largest Metropolitan Statistical Areas and Metropolitan Divisions (areas that include cities and their surrounding suburbs as defined by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget) based on seven data points we weighted evenly.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  creative-class  quality-of-life  ranking  metros 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
California's 'Silicon Beach' Draws Tech Start-Ups - VOA
The number of start-up technology firms in the area has exploded, with a large majority of them based along a five-kilometer stretch between the beach neighborhoods of Santa Monica and Venice - an area some in the industry call “Silicon Beach.”
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  regional-reports  california  high-tech  industry-clusters  los-angeles  silicon-beach 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
Jacksonville Builds Its Case As Southeast Hub - Journal of Commerce
The 3-year-old TraPac terminal and improving chances of another put the Florida port back on its strategic track
panama-canal  pana  logistics  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  Port-of-Jacksonville 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
Innovation Clusters of the Rust Belt - Rust Wire
With the recently celebrated opening of the nation’s first satellite office of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Detroit, I thought it might be fun to explore which metropolitan regions in the Rust Best are hotspots for new innovation as measured by the number of patents issued. The data provided is cumulative for the five year period of 2006 through 2010.
rust-belt  regional-reports  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  innovation-hubs  patent-law-reform 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
Economic Development From Geographic Mobility - Burgh Diaspora
Within the Rust Belt, there is a great divergence. Urban Milwaukee took a look at the brain drain issue for that metro.
mid-west  rust-belt  regional-reports  demographics  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  brain-drain  skilled-labor  high-tech  diaspora 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
A tale of two (port) cities: Savannah and Charleston - savannahnow.com
Separated by little more than 100 miles of coastline, the ports of Savannah and Charleston combined moved more than 4.2 million 20-foot-containers in 2011, with the potential to grow exponentially when an expanded Panama Canal opens in late 2014.
logistics  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  port-of-savannah  port-of-charleston  regional-reports 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
A Tax Break's Cost, Benefits Are Weighed - WSJ.com
A New Jersey tax credit gives companies an average of more than $167,000 for every job they create or save from leaving, a program that has become the state's fastest-growing business subsidy, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.
new-jersey  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  economic-development-news  government-policy  taxes-incentives 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
Maine’s massive Internet project crucial to job creation - BDN Maine
Building this infrastructure — using public money administered by private companies – creates the high-speed Internet’s backbone. The technology will attract businesses and serve 110,000 households, 600 schools, 38 government buildings and scores of libraries and other institutions in rural western, eastern and northern Maine.
infrastructure  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  broadband  ICT  maine  regional-reports 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
Goodyear Commits to Hiring 1,000 U.S. Military Veterans - Workforce
Goodyear said it will hire the veterans over the next three years through its partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Hiring Our Heroes program.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  workforce-development  labor 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
The Rise of The 1099 Economy: More Americans Are Becoming Their Own Bosses - Newgeography.com
While the economy has been miserable for small business, and many larger ones as well, the ranks of the self-employed have been growing.
demographics  twitterfeed  around-the-web  startup  small-business  This-Week-177 
july 2012 by areadevelopment

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