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Apple Computers Used to Be Built in the U.S. It Was a Mess. - The New York Times
After Apple announced a large new campus in Austin, Tex. — creating as many as 15,000 jobs, none of them expected to be manufacturing — it’s worth looking at the company’s flirtation with advanced manufacturing in Silicon Valley in the 1980s.
u.s.-manufacturing  electronics-industry  apple  silicon-valley  california  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-445 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
Tech Billionaires’ Obligation to the Cities Around Them - The Atlantic
California voters are being asked to tax big corporations to solve local problems. But is that the companies’ responsibility?
this-week-441  Around-the-web  Matt  california  pacific-states  taxes-incentives  tech  high-tech  technology  community-development  quality-of-life 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
2018 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: California, Florida, Illinois and New York Awarded Silver Shovels - States with Populations over 12 Million - Area Development
Area Development’s annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards recognize states for their achievements in attracting high-value investment projects that will create a significant number of new jobs in their communities.
area-development-features  Matt  shovel-awards  california  pacific-states  Florida  south-atlantic  illinois  midwest  new-york  mid-atlantic  manufacturing  jobs  economic-development  site-selection 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
California Must Be Doing Something Right in Trump’s America - Bloomberg
Just about every policy Donald Trump imposes to make his America great is opposed by the world's fifth-largest economy. That would be California, which is growing faster and outperforming the U.S. in job growth, manufacturing, personal income, corporate profits and the total return of its bonds.
california  economic-analysis  government-policy  regional-reports  this-week-426  Around-the-web  leading-locations  sfp-insider-7-13-2018 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Los Angeles Real Estate News: Class B space is new ‘A’ space in tight Los Angeles-Long Beach warehousing market - JOC
With industrial vacancy rates in Los Angeles-Long Beach close to 1 percent for the past two years, and rents increasing by 12 percent a year, e-commerce fulfillment, light assembly, and specialty retail importers in Southern California are paying record prices for Class B and C properties.
industrial-real-estate  market-reports  ports  logistics  california  Around-the-web  this-week-425 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Facebook headquarters construction permits now exceed $1B - Construction Dive
In order to gain 20-year development rights and a waiver​ to height limitations at the site, Facebook agreed to pay the city several million dollars to fund city services and road and infrastructure improvements. As part of the package, the company will pay $430,000 in rent subsidies for “community-serving” professionals like teachers and law enforcement personnel, a $6.3 million affordable housing fee and a $300,000 annual payment to the city for 20 years, among other measures.
corporate-headquarters  facebook  california  san-francisco  Around-the-web  permitting  construction  this-week-425 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Silicon Valley Powered American Tech Dominance—Now It Has a Challenger - WSJ
An exclusive WSJ analysis shows how venture-capital investment from Asia is skyrocketing, threatening to shift power over innovation
this-week-420  Around-the-web  Matt  china  silicon-valley  california  pacific-states  innovation  tech  technology  high-tech 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Trump's war on immigration causing Silicon Valley brain drain - CNBC
Trump, through a number of executive orders and memos from various U.S. agencies has started narrowing visa requirements.
this-week-420  Around-the-web  Matt  immigration  government-policy  california  pacific-states  silicon-valley  tech  high-tech  technology  entrepreneurship  innovation 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Connecting Public Transit to Great Manufacturing Jobs
By alternately pressuring and working with transportation authorities in Los Angeles, New York, and other cities, Jobs to Move America has gotten foreign manufacturers to create more than 2,500 direct factory jobs in the United States—and several thousand more indirect jobs. Jobs to Move America played a pivotal role in getting Chinese rail and bus companies to build factories in California, Illinois, and Massachusetts. It has also gotten a Japanese company to build a light-rail factory in California, and a French company to add 500 jobs in upstate New York.
organized-labor  u.s.-manufacturing  transportation-industry  industry-organizations  los-angeles  california  Massachusetts  new-york 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Silicon Valley Is Over, Says Silicon Valley - The New York Times
In recent months, a growing number of tech leaders have been flirting with the idea of leaving Silicon Valley. Some cite the exorbitant cost of living in San Francisco and its suburbs, where even a million-dollar salary can feel middle class.
this-week-415  Around-the-web  Matt  silicon-valley  san-francisco  california  pacific-states  tech  high-tech  technology 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Boom and Gloom: An Economic Warning for California - The New York Times
The United States is on track to achieve the second-longest economic expansion in its history. Unemployment is at a 17-year low. And California’s state budget has a multibillion-dollar surplus.
this-week-413  Around-the-web  Matt  california  pacific-states  economy  economic-development 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
San Jose OK's prices for Google deal on government parcels - Mercury New
TThe San Jose City Council Tuesday night unanimously approved a pricing agreement to sell an array of government-owned properties to Google that would be key pieces of the tech titan’s proposed transit-oriented community of offices and other amenities in downtown San Jose.
this-week-314  Around-the-web  Matt  san-jose  california  pacific-states  tech  high-tech  technology  Google 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Building a Bioscience Cluster in East Los Angeles - Urban Land Magazine
East Los Angeles is shaping up to be one of the unlikely centers of southern California’s emerging bioscience industry. Bioscience has long had a presence in Los Angeles, given its collection of leading medical centers and universities.
industry-clusters  biotech  los-angeles  california  regional-reports  pacific-states  Around-the-web  this-week-398 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Can California Survive a Tech Bust? - Newgeography.com
Historically, California’s great strength was the diversity of its economy, stretching from high-tech and aerospace to finance, entertainment, energy, basic manufacturing and homebuilding. Yet, during the most recent boom, the growth of high-wage job growth largely took place in one region — the Bay Area — while other sectors generally stagnated or shrank.
california  economic-analysis  silicon-valley  regional-reports  regional-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-391 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
California plans for collecting taxes on spaceflight - San Francisco Chronicle
The earthly convention of paying taxes may soon extend into outer space, if California regulators have anything to say about it.
this-week-365  Around-the-web  Matt  Aerospace  taxes-incentives  california  pacific-states 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Lockheed will move 650 missile jobs away from Sunnyvale - LA Times
Lockheed Martin will move 650 jobs in the legendary Trident missile program from Sunnyvale, Calif., to other states, the defense contractor said Thursday.
california  defense-sector  Aerospace  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week--378 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Elon Musk accuses the UAW of paying an employee to unionize Tesla - The Verge
As California’s largest manufacturing employer and a company that has created thousands of quality jobs here in the Bay Area, this is not the first time we have been the target of a professional union organizing effort such as this.
Around-the-web  Matt  tesla  jobs  labor  workplace  manufacturing  elon-musk  california  pacific-states  electric-vehicle  tech 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
German Automakers Step Up to Silicon Valley Challenge - The New York Times
Autonomous driving, electric cars and ride-hailing apps from Silicon Valley, like Uber, are reshaping transportation. Young people no longer feel as compelled as previous generations to own cars. And Wall Street shows scant respect for automakers and their global manufacturing prowess: The market value of Google, which is building a driverless car, is more than double that of BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen combined.
this-week-376  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  ride-sharing  autonomous-vehicles  silicon-valley  california  pacific-states  high-tech  tech  technology  volkswagen  germany  business-globalization 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Regional Report: Varied Sectors Riding the High-Tech Wave in the Pacific States - Area Development
State economies in the Pacific region are as varied as the rugged Pacific coastline. For example, Oregon and Washington have some of the fastest-growing economies in the country, expanding at 3.9 percent GSP for the first quarter of 2016. California, with its huge economy (if California was an independent country, it would be the seventh-largest economy in the world) grew at a respectable 2 percent.
regional-reports  area-development-features  Matt  high-tech  tech  technology  pacific-states  Washington  oregon  california  alaska  Hawaii 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Here are the Most Innovative States in America in 2016 - Bloomberg
Massachusetts stole a second straight victory in Bloomberg’s ranking of the most innovative U.S. states, a testament to how much the economy’s wheels are greased by investment in higher education and research.

California again scored just behind Massachusetts, which gained ground by churning out more science and engineering graduates and producing jobs in those industries even though it had less technology company density than in 2015, according to the data compiled by Bloomberg.
Massachusetts  california  innovation-hubs  ranking  state-rankings  innovation  Around-the-web  this-week-373-top  this-week-408 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Only 43 Percent of California’s Rural Residents Have Broadband Internet Access - PacificStandard
Investing in broadband infrastructure for California’s farmers could potentially bring significant benefits to the the nation’s consumers and the state’s economy.
infrastructure  california  rural-economic-development  broadband  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
California Tells Uber to Stop Rides in Self-Driving Cars - ABC News
Hours after Uber began picking up San Francisco passengers in self-driving cars Wednesday, California regulators warned the ride-hailing company to stop immediately and get a special state permit — or face legal action.
Around-the-web  Matt  san-francisco  california  pacific-states  innovation  high-tech  tech  technology  uber  automotive-industry  autonomous-vehicles 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Warehousing, logistics demand rising on US-Mexico border - JOC
At major border crossing points, industrial developers are eyeing logistics projects, including warehousing and distribution centers, as cross-border trade between the two countries continues to grow, despite the uncertain future of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
NAFTA  mexico  texas  new-mexico  arizona  california  warehousing  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-372  business-globalization 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Quartus Engineering Relocates To Larger Quarters In San Diego, California - Area Development
Quartus Engineering Incorporated, an engineering and manufacturing firm supporting aerospace, defense, and optical industries, moved its corporate headquarters, offices and manufacturing space to a new facility at 9689 Towne Centre Drive in San Diego, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  SAN-DIEGO  california  pacific-states  manufacturing  Aerospace  defense  headquarters  corporate-headquarters 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
BAE Systems Expands San Diego, California, Shipyard Facility - Area Development
A leading provider of ship repair, maintenance, modernization, conversion, and overhaul services for the Navy and others, BAE Systems received a new 950-foot-long, 55,000-lifting-ton floating dry dock at its shipyard in San Diego, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  marine-industry  pacific-states  ports  intermodal  logistics  SAN-DIEGO 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Site selector expects Boise and Idaho to land more big companies - Idaho Statesman
California continues to be a basket case. A number of projects will leave California over next three to four years. The decentralization trend is real. Boise could be doing more to be at the forefront of that discussion.
this-week-371  Around-the-web  Matt  Idaho  mountain-states  boise  economic-development  site-selection  california 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
California Today: The Rise of a Design Capital - The New York Times
Overseas, California as a brand is now a crucial selling point for product makers when it comes to technology, automobiles and architecture.
california  regional-reports  apple  automotive-industry  silicon-valley  Around-the-web  this-week-370 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Germany-based DRÄXLMAIER Group Opens Livermore, California, Manufacturing Hub - Area Development
Germany-based DRÄXLMAIER Group will invest $24 million to set up its first manufacturing plant on the U.S. West Coast in Livermore, California. The facility will further its expansion in the Golden State’s growing electric vehicle industry.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  pacific-states  manufacturing  FDI  germany  location-USA  automotive-industry  electric-vehicle  high-tech 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Are America's Small Towns Really Struggling? - The Atlantic
Atlantic national correspondent James Fallows and contributing writer Deborah Fallows travelled to Pennsylvania, California, and Kansas to understand what transformations were happening in various industries. “These perceived weaknesses are actually our strength,” says one young resident of Erie, Pennsylvania.
rural-economic-development  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  Pennsylvania  california  Kansas  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Carnival Cruise Line Expands Long Beach, California, Terminal Complex - Area Development
Carnival Cruise Line signed an agreement with landlord Urban Commons to expand its terminal facility to accommodate larger ships in the future and enhance its terminal operations in the City of Long Beach, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  pacific-states  hospitality-industry  ports  intermodal 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Meggitt Polymers & Composites Expands To Larger Quarters In San Diego, California - Area Development
Meggitt Polymers & Composites, a business unit of Meggitt PLC, signed a lease to relocate to a single 120,000 sq ft facility on Top Gun Street, less than a quarter mile away from its current location at Heater Court in the Sorrento Valley/Mira Mesa area of San Diego, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  SAN-DIEGO  california  pacific-states  Aerospace 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Littelfuse Opens Silicon Valley Technology Center In Fremont, California - Area Development
A leader in circuit protection with growing global platforms in power control and sensing, Littelfuse, Inc. opened its Silicon Valley Technology Center in Fremont, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  pacific-states  silicon-valley  tech  high-tech  technology  electronics-industry 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Five States Account for Half of U.S. Business R&D in 2013 - US National Science Foundation
Five states—California, Massachusetts, Michigan, Texas, and Washington—accounted for half of the research and development paid for and performed by companies in the United States in 2013, according to estimates from the 2013 Business R&D and Innovation Survey (BRDIS) from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics.
research&development  Michigan  texas  california  Massachusetts  Washington  Around-the-web  this-week-366 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
A Transformative Project of Scale in California - Area Development
Despite its many challenges, California — which ranks as the world’s sixth-largest economy — and its often overlooked Central Valley offer many opportunities for manufacturing and distribution investment.
area-development-features  Matt  california  pacific-states  central-valley  manufacturing  distribution 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Fusion Worldwide Plans Hub In San Jose, California - Area Development
Fusion Worldwide, a leading global electronic components distributor, is expanding its facilities with the opening of an operations center at 111 N. Market Street near San Pedro Square in San Jose, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  california  pacific-states  electronics-industry  san-jose 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
MilDef Expands, Acquires Product Line In El Monte, California - Area Development
MilDef, a leading provider of highly customizable rugged mobile computers, network switches, special electronics and rugged displays for the military, acquired the rugged product lines of American Reliance in El Monte, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  pacific-states  electronics-industry 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Douglas Emmett Expands Holdings-Acquires $139.5 Million Office Property In Santa Monica, California - Area Development
Douglas Emmett, Inc., a real estate investment trust, announced acquisition of a 129,000 square foot Class "A" office property for $139.5 million at 233 Wilshire Boulevard in Santa Monica, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  pacific-states  real-estate  corporate-real-estate  office  office-market  CRE 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
UST Global Relocates Headquarters To Aliso Viego, California - Area Development
UST Global, a leading digital solutions and technology company, relocated to a state-of-the art, customer focused global headquarters at 5 Polaris Way in Aliso Viejo, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  pacific-states  digital-media  technology  tech  high-tech-manufacturing  headquarters  global-headquarters 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
2016 Top States for Doing Business: Georgia Back in Top Spot Again - Area Development
What’s it take to be recognized as a top state for doing business? On one hand, it’s a complicated question to answer, because there are a lot of factors that go into that kind of a reputation. On the other hand, you can get a pretty good idea of what it takes by checking out the attributes of some of the states that top the list.
area-development-features  Matt  jobs  manufacturing  top-states-for-business  Georgia  south-atlantic  south-carolina  texas  southwest  tennesee  south  louisiana  alabama  Florida  indiana  midwest  north-carolina  mississippi  ohio  Nevada  mountain-states  california  pacific-states  kentucky  arizona  arkansas  oklahoma  Michigan  new-york  mid-atlantic  south-dakota  plains  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  workforce  workforce-development  skilled-labor  government-policy 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Overton Moore Properties Starts Construction On Simi Valley, Calif. Industrial Project - Area Development
Overton Moore Properties started construction on its industrial development referred to as The Point @ Simi Valley, California, Business Center, the company's latest, Class-A industrial project in the area.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  pacific-states  industrial-real-estate  construction  real-estate 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
QVC, Inc Opens West Coast Distribution Hub In Ontario, California - Area Development
QVC, Inc., the world's leading video and e-commerce retailer, opened its first West Coast distribution center in Ontario, California. The 1 million square foot facility is expected to bring approximately 500 new jobs to Ontario by 2018 and an additional 500 jobs by 2020.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  pacific-states  ecommerce  distribution-facility  jobs  LEED 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
California's Inland Empire reels after losing hundreds of blue-collar jobs - LA Times
The Inland Empire, one of California’s poorest regions, has enjoyed a micro-boom in manufacturing employment, which has increased 15% since 2010. The region, which includes Riverside and San Bernardino counties, also has been buoyed in recent years by retail giant Amazon, which has leased massive warehouses that require packagers and truckers to transport those packages.
inland-empire  california  regional-reports  economic-recovery  furniture-industry  wisconsin  north-carolina  Around-the-web  this-week-363 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Motiv Power Systems Opens Headquarters In Foster City, California - Area Development
Motiv Power Systems, leading manufacturer of electric truck and bus powertrains, opened its new headquarters at 330 Hatch Drive in Foster City, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  pacific-states  headquarters 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
China-Based WuXi AppTec Opens Clinical Operations Center In San Diego, California - Area Development
China-based WuXi AppTec, a leading open-access R&D capability and technology platform company serving the global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, reported its small-molecule process development and manufacturing subsidiary, Shanghai SynTheAll Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., is opening a clinical operations center in San Diego, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  location-USA  FDI  china  tech  technology  high-tech  SAN-DIEGO  california  manufacturing  pharmaceuticals  bioscience 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Tejon Ranch Co.-Majestic Realty Expand Industrial Complex In California’s San Joaquin Valley - Area Development
Tejon Ranch Co. entered into an agreement with Majestic Realty Co., a privately-held industrial developer, to form a Limited Liability Company, TRC-MRC 2, which will purchase, own and manage a fully-leased 651,909-square-foot industrial building on the west side of the Company's Tejon Ranch Commerce Center in California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  pacific-states  industrial-real-estate  real-estate 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Edmunds.com Opens New Headquarters in Santa Monica, California - Area Development
Edmunds.com, the leading car information and shopping network, opened its brand new 143,000-square-foot headquarters at the Colorado Center in Santa Monica, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  headquarters  california  pacific-states  tech  technology  high-tech  automotive-industry 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Goodman Birtcher Plans Eastvale, California, Operations Center - Area Development
Goodman Group, one of the world’s largest industrial property groups, reported its wholly owned North American subsidiary, Goodman Birtcher, secured a long-term lease with Volkswagen Group of America for 57,250 square feet at its Goodman Commerce Center in Eastvale, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  pacifc  operations-center  industrial-real-estate  automotive-industry  volkswagen 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Crown Bioscience Opens Center Of Excellence In San Diego, California - Area Development
Crown Bioscience, a wholly owned subsidiary of Crown Bioscience International and a global drug discovery and development services company, expanded its facility in San Diego, California. The expansion will create CrownBio's U.S. Center of Excellence for Oncology. The COE will support increasing demand for oncology research studies.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  pacific-states  SAN-DIEGO  bioscience 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Indigo Therapeutics To Open Concentrated Cannabis Manufacturing Plant In Richmond, California - Area Development
Indigo Therapeutics, a research, development and manufacturing leader of cannabis-based therapies and products, will produce concentrated cannabis at a state-of-the-art CO2 extraction and refining laboratory in Richmond, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  manufacturing  marijuana  cannabis  agribusiness  california  pacific-states 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Using Virtual Reality to Create a New Corporate Headquarters - The New York Times
In the heart of Silicon Valley, you can slip on a virtual reality headset and fly through a photo-realistic three-dimensional building that will soon be the new corporate home for the chip maker Nvidia.
this-week-358  Around-the-web  Matt  corporate-headquarters  headquarters  high-tech  tech  technology  silicon-valley  california  pacific-states 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Gig work isn’t changing job landscape, SF economist finds - SFGate
Uber, Lyft, Postmates and other digital platforms aren’t transforming the workforce as much as we might think.
this-week-356  Around-the-web  Matt  california  san-francisco  pacific-states  jobs  workforce  tech  high-tech  technology 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Canon To Relocate Professional Technology And Support Center To Burbank, California - Area Development
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will relocate its Hollywood Professional Technology and Support Center from Hollywood to Burbank, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  electronics-industry  high-tech  technology  tech  support-center  technology-center  california  pacific-states 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Italy-Based Powersports Battery Manufacturer Opens Woodland Hills, California, Corporate Headquarters - Area Development
Unibat, the Italy-based leading powersports battery manufacturer in Europe, opened its United States corporate headquarters in Woodland Hills, California. The company will also open a distribution hub in Humble, Texas.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  pacific-states  texas  southwest  FDI  location-USA  italy  distribution-facility 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Kite Pharma Opens Production Facility In El Segundo, California - Area Development
Kite Pharma, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing engineered autologous T-cell therapy products for the treatment of cancer, opened its new commercial 43,500-square-foot manufacturing facility in El Segundo, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  pacific-states  bioscience  biotech  life-sciences  manufacturing 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
New images of Facebook's Frank Gehry-designed Menlo Park campus expansion - Silicon Valley Business Journal
As it prepares for a second ground-up construction project in Menlo Park, Facebook is hewing to its real estate recipe for success, while making some notable tweaks along the way.
Around-the-web  Matt  construction  facility-expansion  facilities-management  facility-planning  facebook  tech  high-tech  technology  pacific-states  california  silicon-valley 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Leading Locations for 2016: A Closer Look at the Top MSAs - Area Development
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco ranks first overall, followed in the remaining top-10 spots by Napa, Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Columbus (IN), San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Bend-Richmond, Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Reno, and Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine.
economic-development  jobs  site-selection  manufacturing  leading-locations  Metros  area-development-online  Matt  california  pacific-states  Michigan  midwest  indiana  oregon  Nevada  mountain-states 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Leading Locations for 2016: San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco Ranks First Among MSAs - Area Development
What are the hottest American places for new and expanding businesses? That’s a complicated question to answer, because even if you’re aiming for an objective ruling, there are countless metrics that can point you to locations all over the map.
leading-locations  california  pacific-states  Metros  Matt  site-selection  economic-development  manufacturing  jobs  san-francisco 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
2016 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: California, Ohio, Tennessee, South Carolina, Nevada and Utah Awarded Gold Shovel - Area Development
California’s unemployment rate has fallen 1.2 percentage points over the past year to about 5.4 percent, driven largely by strong growth in the state’s technology and professional services sectors.
shovel-awards  economic-development  manufacturing  jobs  site-selection  california  pacific-states  ohio  midwest  tennesee  south  south-carolina  south-atlantic  Nevada  utah  mountain-states  area-development-features 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Georgia-Pacific Expands Corrugated Packaging Business In Santa Fe Springs, California - Area Development
Georgia-Pacific, a leader in customer-focused packaging solutions, expanded its corrugated packaging business with the acquisition of Reliable Container. The acquisition includes converting plants in Tijuana, Mexico and Santa Fe Springs, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  pacific-states  georgia-pacific  packaging  packaging-industry  mexico  tijuana 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Tesla’s Bay Area real estate empire keeps growing - San Francisco Chronicle
Without attracting much notice, Tesla Motors has become one of Silicon Valley’s biggest property holders, its collection of facilities not far behind the sprawling campuses of Apple and Google.
Around-the-web  Matt  tesla  automotive-industry  elon-musk  high-tech  tech  technology  silicon-valley  california  pacific-states  apple  Google  real-estate  manufacturing  this-week-355 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Hayward Corp. Opens New Manufacturing Plant In Santa Maria, California - Area Development
Hayward Corp. opened a roof truss manufacturing facility at the back of its current lumber location at 800 West Betteravia Road in Santa Maria, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  pacific-states  manufacturing 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Cerebain Biotech Relocates Headquarters To Costa Mesa, California - Area Development
Cerebain Biotech, a medical device manufacturer, is relocating its corporate headquarters from Dallas, Texas to the heart of Orange County in Costa Mesa, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  medical-device  medical  headquarters  corporate-headquarters  pacific-states  dallas  texas  southwest  bioscience 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Arbitech Signs Lease For Irvine, California, Headquarter & Distribution Center - Area Development
A leading independent distributor of servers, storage, virtualization, networking and mobile solutions, Arbitech signed a lease for a new headquarters and distribution facility at 64 Fairbanks in Irvine, California.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  california  headquarters  pacific-states  distribution-facility  mobile-technology 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Photos of Apple's $2 billion data command center in Mesa, Arizona - Business Insider
While Apple gets a lot of attention for its $5 billion campus currently under construction in Cupertino, California, it's not the only billion-dollar real estate project the tech giant is working on.
this-week-352  Around-the-web  Matt  high-tech  apple  tech  technology  california  pacific-states  data-centers  arizona  mesa  southwest 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
The future of aerospace in Southern California - PwC Industrial Insights
The aerospace industry is currently undergoing a technological transformation. This is especially evident in Southern California, where demand for new, emerging technologies – like autonomy, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, cybersecurity, robotics, advanced communications and analytics – is causing the boundaries between traditional aerospace and defense (A&D) and commercial technology companies to blur.
Aerospace  industry-reports  regional-reports  california  defense-sector  Around-the-web  this-week-351 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
In Cramped and Costly Bay Area, Cries to Build, Baby, Build - The New York Times
An activist who calls her group BARF is pushing for more housing,
pitting cranky homeowners and the political establishment against
newcomers who want the region to make room for them, too.
this-week-350  Around-the-web  Matt  california  pacific-states  san-francisco  urban-planning 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Clarion Corporation of America Expands Silicon Valley, California, Operations Center - Area Development
Clarion Corporation of America, a leader in consumer, commercial and marine mobile electronics, is moving to a new larger facility in Silicon Valley’s Sunnyvale, California. The facility will be complete with an indoor automotive electronics installation and testing bay.
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april 2016 by areadevelopment
China-Based Novogene To Establish Genomics Sequencing Center In Sacramento, California - Area Development
Novogene, a China-based leading provider of genomic services and solutions with cutting edge NGS and bioinformatics expertise, established its first U.S. genomics sequencing center on the University of California, Davis campus in Sacramento, California.
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april 2016 by areadevelopment
Bristol-Myers Squibb Expands Redwood City, California, Operations Hub - Area Development
Bristol-Myers Squibb signed a new lease to expand its operations center at the Woodside Technology Park life science campus in Redwood City, California.
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april 2016 by areadevelopment
Silicon Valley Innovation Leads in Nation’s Manufacturing - FutureStructure
To be sure, manufacturing has shed a massive amount of jobs over the last two decades. But the manufacturing jobs that remain in California pay much better than they did years ago, according to a report released Tuesday by the Bay Area Council's Economic Institute.
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april 2016 by areadevelopment
Andy Grove’s Warning to Silicon Valley - The New York Times
Mr. Grove acknowledged that it was cheaper and thus more profitable for companies to hire workers and build factories in Asia than in the United States. But in his view, those lower Asian costs masked the high price of offshoring as measured by lost jobs and lost expertise.
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april 2016 by areadevelopment
Massive Robots Keep Docks Shipshape - WSJ
With global trade expected to grow steadily in the coming years, ports around the world are being automated. Yet the United States lags behind. In Los Angeles and Long Beach, the nation's two largest ports, only two of the 13 marine terminals are automating.
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march 2016 by areadevelopment
Silicon Valley Looks to Artificial Intelligence for the Next Big Thing - The New York Times
As the oracles of Silicon Valley debate whether the latest tech boom is sliding toward bust, there is already talk about what will drive the industry’s next growth spurt.
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march 2016 by areadevelopment
AMPAC Fine Chemicals Plans Expansions In California And Texas - Area Development
AMPAC Fine Chemicals, a company with demonstrated capabilities in process development, scale-up, and cGMP-compliant commercial production of active pharmaceutical ingredients and registered intermediates for pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers, plans an ongoing facilities expansion both in Rancho Cordova, California and La Porte, Texas.
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march 2016 by areadevelopment
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