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Q4 2012 Startup Confidence Index - Kauffman Foundation
While a majority of startup business owners do not believe the economy will grow in the next 12 months, 83 percent are nonetheless confident that their own profits will, according to the fourth-quarter Kauffman/LegalZoom Startup Confidence Index.
studies  around-the-web  This-Week-189  startup 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
These Are the Cities That Can Show Us How to Create Jobs - The Atlantic Cities
A recent analysis of competitiveness and job growth across U.S. metros conducted by Economic Modeling Specialists could not be more timely. It provides a detailed assessment of the metros that have generated the most robust job growth based on "unique regional factors rather than national trends.
around-the-web  This-Week-189  demographics  metros  ranking 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Why Insourcing Is Appealing To Businesses In 2012 - Investopedia
While President Obama's re-election to the White House may not have pleased everyone, it at least draws a line under one of the most keenly contested campaigns of all time. It also allows the United States government to focus on more pressing issues, such as avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff and inspiring more rapid economic growth.
around-the-web  This-Week-189  insourcing 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Foxconn May Be Setting Up U.S. Manufacturing Base - Fast Company
Reports from Asia are suggesting that Foxconn is looking to establish a manufacturing plant in the U.S. Digitimes suggests that the firm, which makes devices for Apple, Microsoft, Dell and HP, is scouting L.A. and Detroit for potential sites.
china  around-the-web  This-Week-189  electronics-industry  u.s.-manufacturing 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Americans Value Manufacturing But See Problems Ahead - News
Most Americans consider the U.S. manufacturing sector as one of the strongest contributors to economic health and stability, but many believe the nation’s policymakers and educational institutions are failing to provide the proper support needed to keep the industry growing.
around-the-web  This-Week-189  u.s.-manufacturing  manufacturing 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Military Is San Antonios Major Business - San Antonio Express-News
The military is San Antonio's top economic engine, producing an impact of $27.7 billion last year, a study released Thursday said. That's more than double its $13.3 billion impact in 2006.
metros  regional-reports  economic-development  military  san-antonio  This-Week-189  around-the-web  matt 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Research and Development Spending Returns to Pre-Recession Levels, Finds Booz & Company Global Innovation 1000 Study - Innovation Management
Year after year, our Global Innovation 1000 study has demonstrated that it is not how much companies spend on research and development that determines success — what really matters is how those funds are invested in talent, process, and tools.
studies  around-the-web  This-Week-189  research&development 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
How Upstate New York Could Build Strong Startup Communities - Innovation Trail
So what will it take for cities in upstate New York to get on the startup map? Entrepreneur-turned-venture capitalist Brad Feld has some ideas.
entrepreneurship  startup  new-york  around-the-web  This-Week-189  matt 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Jobless Recoveries And The Disappearance of Routine Occupations - Economists View
f the past 30 years is any guide, we should expect future recessions to continue to spur job polarization. Jobless recoveries may be the new norm.
jobs  recession  labor  workforce  around-the-web  This-Week-189  matt 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Bradley Arant's Leath talks Alabama economic development - Birmingham Business Journal
Leath is a veteran economic development attorney who has worked with several major companies, including advising Volkswagen Group of America on site selection for its U.S. manufacturing headquarters.
around-the-web  This-Week-189  economic-development-news  alabama  regional-reports 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Tony Hsieh and the power of human ecosystems -
Hsieh is in the midst of moving Zappos from its suburban headquarters, in Henderson, Nevada, to a location about 15 miles northwest - the old City Hall in downtown Las Vegas, one of the most depressed cities in America. Hsieh and some partners are investing $350 million in what they have modestly called Downtown Project, with the goal of transforming Las Vegas “into the most community-focused large city in the world."
around-the-web  This-Week-189  metros  las-vegas  regional-reports  high-tech 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Outside the Amtrak Window, a Picture of the U.S. Economy -
For a true picture of the United States economy, ride the train from New York to Washington and take a good, hard look out the window.
Washington-DC  maryland  new-jersey  new-york  around-the-web  This-Week-189  regional-reports 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Barometer: Business outlook report October 2012 - PwC
Manufacturing Barometer is a quarterly survey of US-based executives in large, multinational industrial manufacturing businesses. The survey captures participants assessments of the direction of the US and world economies and their companys performance and expectations in such areas as revenue growth, margins, inventory, and costs. Other sections explore plans for investment, mergers and acquisitions, and hiring, as well as potential barriers to growth and much more.
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november 2012 by areadevelopment

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