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Midwest Closes a Cost Gap - WSJ.com
The Midwest has largely closed the cost gap in competing for companies with the South, traditionally the nation's cheapest region in which to do business.
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may 2012 by areadevelopment
Global CEO Study: Command & Control Meets Collaboration - IBM
A new IBM study of more than 1,700 Chief Executive Officers from 64 countries and 18 industries worldwide reveals that CEOs are changing the nature of work by adding a powerful dose of openness, transparency and employee empowerment to the command-and-control ethos that has characterized the modern corporation for more than a century.
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may 2012 by areadevelopment
Corporate Relocation Survey 2012 - Atlas Van Lines
Expectations for the U.S. real estate market are similar across firms of all sizes: more than half expect stability compared to 2011, and about a third or more expect improvement. Even though expectations for improvement in real estate remain muted compared to expectations for individual company performance and the U.S. economy, the trend is for expected stability or betterment, rather than worsening conditions, compared to the dire predictions noted in 2008-2009.
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may 2012 by areadevelopment
Cheaper, faster: Manufacturing designed for small businesses - Manufacturing Weekly
We might be getting a glimpse of the future of manufacturing at a small plant slated to start up this summer in New York City. What’s different? For one, there’s no hefty up-front investment.
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may 2012 by areadevelopment
Cloud-Based Services Are Transforming Building Energy Management - Pike Research
Technologies that make buildings smarter and more energy efficient continue to evolve at a rapid pace, with new entrants and solutions announced every week. Many of the new products and services center on the big data that buildings produce in real time. Buildings have been producing volumes of information for many years, but today, according to a new white paper from Pike Research, many companies are starting to leverage the cloud as the basis for rich software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings.
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may 2012 by areadevelopment
U.S. manufacturing makes a comeback - The Washington Post
Amid continuing mixed signals about the economy, one notable bright spot is the revival of U.S. manufacturing.
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may 2012 by areadevelopment
North American Competitiveness - EconoMonitor
But given these encouraging headwinds, the specialists all felt the United States, Canada, and Mexico were not making the most of their opportunity, and that the trade reorientation that is occurring (for instance, the billions of dollars invested in Mexico by big name auto makers) is not because of, but rather in spite of, today’s policies.
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may 2012 by areadevelopment
Growth of Commercial Real Estate Investments Worldwide - KPMG
The quarterly Issues Monitor report shares knowledge on topical issues in the Building, Construction & Real Estate industry. This issue covers the growth of commercial real estate investment worldwide.
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may 2012 by areadevelopment
Top 5 manufacturing hot spots — and the hot salaries people earn - ManufacturingWeekly.com
While the rising economic tide is lifting manufacturing in many regions of the U.S., there are a few spots where it’s higher and more lucrative than others, with wages above the national average and even above the local average for all jobs.
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may 2012 by areadevelopment
Amazon noses into industrial supply chain - FT.com
The US’s biggest industrial suppliers – who provide manufacturers such as General Electric, General Motors, Boeing and Caterpillar with everything from toilet paper to complex electronic components – seem remarkably unruffled by the debut last month of Amazon Supply, a website with more than 500,000 products aimed at grabbing a share of the $160bn market for US industrial supplies.
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may 2012 by areadevelopment
What's Good for GM Is Good for the Economy - Businessweek
The auto resurgence—from assembly lines and dealerships to steelmakers, freight lines, and loan providers—signals the U.S. is headed for solid growth, says Joseph Carson, director of global economic research at AllianceBernstein in New York.
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may 2012 by areadevelopment
Workers Lacking Skills Hinder More Factory Gains - Bloomberg
The inability to locate employees with the right abilities is holding back manufacturing, the industry that led the U.S. out of the worst recession since the 1930s, just as the economy shows signs of cooling.
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may 2012 by areadevelopment
Lawmakers Want High-Tech Foreigners to Stay in the U.S. - Mashable
Top American universities attract some of the planet’s brightest minds to pursue graduate degrees in the U.S. But thousands of those best and brightest head for the exits almost immediately after they complete their academic programs.
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may 2012 by areadevelopment
Optimism about US Economy Bounces Back for Private Companies Solid Revenue Growth Expected by Nearly All - pwc
Confidence about the US economy's 12-month outlook rose sharply this past quarter among executives surveyed for PwC US’s Private Company Trendsetter Barometer. Sixty percent of Trendsetter executives voiced optimism (up 21 points from the prior quarter), with just 8% expressing pessimism; the remaining 32% were uncertain.
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may 2012 by areadevelopment
Best States To Start Your Business In - Investopedia
If you're thinking about starting a business, you may have heard that some states are better locations for your company than others. Let's examine some of the factors behind these rankings and whether the state really matters.
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may 2012 by areadevelopment

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