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Reshoring 101: Rebuilding U.S. Manufacturing With Right Sizing -
The story of how the United States lost its place in manufacturing dominance and why jobs were shipped offshore is highly relevant for business executives, government leaders and anyone interested in understanding their true impact on the country and what it will take to reestablish America’s prominence as a manufacturing leader.
around-the-web  This-Week-191  manufacturing  backshoring  onshoring 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
To Get America Growing Again, We Have to Look to Our Most Productive Metro Areas - The Atlantic Cities
Productivity at the national level has stalled since the Great Recession and even before. A very different picture emerges when we consider the United States not just as a single national economy but as a collection of city and metro economies. Some have dramatic productivity growth, while others are stagnating.
around-the-web  This-Week-191  metros  demographics 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
The Door for Immigration Reform is Open. But How Wide? - Brookings Institution
The 2012 elections illustrated how the emergence of a new American mainstream played an important role in re-electing President Obama, potentially opening the door for debate, compromise, and action on immigration reform. This past Wednesday, President Obama expressed confidence that immigration reform is possible early in the beginning of his second term. Despite a divided Congress, it is in the interest of both sides of the aisle to fix America’s immigration system.
around-the-web  This-Week-191  startup-visa  hb-1-visa  immigration-reform  immigration 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Smarter Cities Can Mean Better Business - A Smarter Planet Blog
Innovative projects to build Smarter Cities can drive economic growth and even help make local companies more profitable. That’s what is happening in the city of Lyon, France, which is undertaking a massive transportation project to improve mobility in the region and build a more sustainable transportation network.
around-the-web  This-Week-191  metros  sustainable-development  transportation  infrastructure  urban-planning 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
American manufacturing is coming back. Manufacturing jobs aren’t. - The Washington Post
The discussion of American manufacturing is often a muddled one, steeped in nostalgia for a bygone era and accompanied by a certain misty-eyed conviction that it is a sector in ceaseless decline.
around-the-web  This-Week-191  backshoring  advanced-manufacturing  3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Forefront Excerpt: Ace in the Allegheny – Next American City
While Pittsburgh has been shrinking for the last 60 years, the number of Pittsburghers between the ages of 18 and 24 grew more than 17 percent between 2000 and 2010. Moreover, some 70 percent of the people who are actively moving to the Pittsburgh region are under 35 years old.
around-the-web  This-Week-191  economic-development-news  creative-industries  creative-class  metros  pittsburgh 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Fighting Oil Addiction, Gasoline Price Vulnerability - NRDC
Oil dependence affects all states, but some states' drivers are hit harder economically than others. Drivers in every state in 2011 spent a higher percentage of their income on gasoline than they did in 2010, and drivers in the most vulnerable states spent more than twice as large a percentage of their income on gasoline as drivers in the least vulnerable states.
This-Week-191  around-the-web  ranking  energy 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
87 U.S. major metros have more jobs than a year ago - The Business Journals
Eighty-seven major metropolitan areas have more private-sector jobs now than a year ago, according to an analysis of the latest data for all 102 markets with more than 500,000 residents.
around-the-web  This-Week-191  jobs  metros  demographics 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
80% of Mexico's states and metropolitan areas are at a developing and growing stage - PwC
-According to the publication "Mexico's States of Opportunity 2012" prepared by PwC Mexico, in collaboration with the National Autonomous University, 80% of Mexico's states and metropolitan areas are in the middle stage of development and growth. In this stage, the states are implementing the basic elements for change related to economic, infrastructure, social, technological and urban development aspects, among others.
around-the-web  This-Week-191  mexico  international-location-reports 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Talent tensions ahead: A CEO briefing - McKinsey Quarterly
Looming imbalances in global labor pools could make it harder for some companies to find enough skilled workers and for some less-skilled workers to find jobs.
around-the-web  This-Week-191  labor  skilled-labor  executive-leadership 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Why Washington has it wrong about small business -
For starters, policy makers should ask a simple question: What is a small business, anyway?
around-the-web  This-Week-191  small-business  government-policy 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
State and Metro Collaboration Critical to Increasing Middle-Skill Manufacturing Jobs in U.S. Cities - Living Cities
Despite the great recession, U.S. cities are uniquely positioned to be drivers of national prosperity and individual economic opportunity. Unfortunately, many systems at both the state and city level that could move the economy forward are fragmented and ineffective.
economic-development  manufacturing  incentives  labor  workforce-development  matt  around-the-web  This-Week-191 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Edgerton Students Learn Local Trades, Get Paid Doing It - GazetteXtra
Componex, a small Edgerton company that manufactures precision aluminum rollers for printing, laminating and product packaging, chose Counter and Kruckenberg from a pool of five Edgerton High School students who applied eight weeks ago for a new, paid internship and apprenticeship program at the plant.
education  manufacturing  This-Week-191  around-the-web  wisconsin  matt 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Global Manufacturing Competitiveness 2013 Index - Deloitte
Over the next five years, 20th-century manufacturing stalwarts like the United States, Germany and Japan will be challenged to maintain their competitive edge to emerging nations such as China, India and Brazil, according to the 2013 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index report from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s (DTTL) Global Manufacturing Industry group and the U.S. Council on Competitiveness.
around-the-web  This-Week-191  studies  business-globalization  manufacturing 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Businesses Concentrate Their Research and Development in a Small Number of Geographic Areas in the United States - US National Science Foundation (NSF)
Businesses perform a large share of their research and development in a small number of geographic areas, two of the largest being the San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland combined statistical area (CSA) and the New York-Newark-Bridgeport CSA, according to data from the Business R&D; and Innovation Survey (BRDIS).
metros  around-the-web  This-Week-191  ranking  research 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
New N.C. governor ups competition for job development - The Greenville News
For the moment, South Carolina is basking in the glow of some major economic development victories, and its unemployment rate is half a percentage point lower than its northern neighbor, according to the latest data. But people involved with industrial recruitment in both states are wondering how much longer that will continue now that North Carolina has elected a governor who used to be an economic development executive for Duke Energy Corp.
around-the-web  This-Week-191  taxes-incentives  government-policy  south-carolina  north-carolina  economic-development-news 
november 2012 by areadevelopment

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