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Where Millennials and Seniors Have Moved Since the Recession - Route Fifty
As for where young adults are migrating, Houston; Denver; Dallas; Seattle; Austin, Texas; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Portland, Oregon all saw net migration gains exceeding 7,000 people.
demographics  workforce-migration  diaspora  charlotte  Austin  seattle  portland-oregon  Around-the-web  leading-locations  Metros  this-week-448 
7 days ago by areadevelopment
Union membership in the US continues to decline - Quartz
In 2018, just 10.5% of American workers were members of unions, according to recently released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s is the lowest rate of membership since the bureau began collecting statistics in the early 1980s.
demographics  organized-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-448 
10 days ago by areadevelopment
How to Build a Multigenerational City in Austin, Texas - CityLab
The lives of the young and the old rarely cross in many American cities. After I moved to Austin, I used a volunteer opportunity as a way to change that.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  Austin  texas  southwest  cities  demographics  quality-of-life  urban-planning  urban-revitalization 
14 days ago by areadevelopment
The Mystery of Pittsburgh: How Some Shrinking Cities Are Thriving in the New Economy - The Pew Charitable Trusts
Fewer people are living in Pittsburgh — 95,000 fewer than in 2000. But the remaining residents are growing wealthier even as the Steel City shrinks: Income per capita is up 24 percent during the same period.
Metros  pittsburgh  demographics  economic-indicator-reports  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-445 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
The economy is booming, but Americans still aren't moving - Axios
Economic opportunity isn't enough to get people moving anymore. And less mobility could mean the wealthy areas of the U.S. continue to accumulate wealth, while the poorer areas will remain poor because people are less likely to move for better jobs and companies are less likely to move for cheaper labor.
demographics  workforce-migration  workforce-mobility  millennials  Around-the-web  this-week-446 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
2018 Talent Attraction Scorecard: The Top Communities Attracting and Developing Talent - Emsi
Workforce issues are the highest recurring pain point for businesses in a period of sub-4% unemployment. When it comes to talent, everyone is pulling from the same pool, and competition is increasing.

In the third annual Talent Attraction Scorecard, we explore how well small and large counties are attracting and developing skilled workers. Counties are ranked using Emsi’s Talent Attraction Index, which is based on drawing new residents, growing jobs and skilled workers, attracting young talent, and increasing educational attainment.
labor  workforce-development  economic-development  workforce-migration  demographics  Around-the-web  this-week-440-top  insider-12-6-2018  insider-12-20-2018 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
How Your School Affects Where You Live - Emsi
Where do graduates move after college? Ivy League grads move to the big cities. Community college grads stay close to home. But what about everyone else?
diaspora  workforce-mobility  labor  demographics  Around-the-web  this-week-440 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
State of the Heartland: Factbook 2018 - Brookings
The State of the Heartland: Factbook 2018 benchmarks the performance of the 19-state American “Heartland” on 26 socioeconomic measures and is intended to help Heartland leaders and citizens better comprehend the region’s current trajectory at a time of rapid economic and social change.
midwest  plains-states  regional-reports  state-rankings  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  demographics  Around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-439  south 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Individuals in Science and Engineering Occupations as a Percentage of All Occupations - National Science Foundation
Policymakers and scholars consistently emphasize innovation based on S&E research and development as a vehicle for economic growth and competitiveness. In the increasingly interconnected 21st-century world, workers with S&E expertise are integral to a nation’s innovative capacity because of their high skill level, their creative ideas, and their ability not only to advance basic scientific knowledge but also to transform advances in fundamental knowledge into tangible and useful products and services.
STEM-workforce  demographics  maps  labor  workforce-data  Around-the-web  this-week-439 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Introducing Regional Underemployment - Chmura
The unemployment rate in the United States is at historically low levels, coming in at 3.9% for July 2018, with many observers suggesting the nation is now at full employment. Despite the low unemployment rate, some questions remain about the state of the workforce. For example, one question is “how is the employment being utilized?” Or to put it another way, just because people have jobs right now, does that mean they have good jobs? One way to measure employment utilization is to look at the underemployment rate.
labor  underemployment  demographics  Around-the-web  economic-analysis  regional-reports  skills-gap  this-week-435  insider-9-10-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Here's How America Uses Its Land - Bloomberg
There are many statistical measures that show how productive the U.S. is. Its economy is the largest in the world and grew at a rate of 4.1 percent last quarter, its fastest pace since 2014. The unemployment rate is near the lowest mark in a half century.

What can be harder to decipher is how Americans use their land to create wealth. The 48 contiguous states alone are a 1.9 billion-acre jigsaw puzzle of cities, farms, forests and pastures that Americans use to feed themselves, power their economy and extract value for business and pleasure.
this-week-432  Around-the-web  economic-analysis  economic-indicator-reports  demographics  maps  land-use 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
The Fastest-Growing Suburbs in the United States - realtor.com®
Americans are falling in love with the ’burbs again. The longstanding romance cooled a bit after the 2008 financial crisis, but as cash makes its way back into personal savings accounts, folks are again indulging their instinctual urge to grab their own piece of the national dream—front and back yard included, thank you very much.
this-week-341  Around-the-web  Matt  suburbs  demographics  jobs 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Where Graduates Move After College - WSJ
Which cities have the most drawing power among college grads? Small metros lose out to big ones in gaining graduates, but some buck the trend. Our database of 445 schools shows where the alumni of each one wind up.
diaspora  workforce-migration  demographics  Metros  leading-locations  Around-the-web  this-week-426-top  sfp-insider-6-13-2018  sfp-insider-7-13-2018 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
The Midwest Is Booming—Just Not Where You Think - Newgeography.com
The Midwest is booming, but not where you might think. Kansas City, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Columbus, Grand Rapids, and Des Moines are the fastest-growing cities in the Midwest—lapping bigger hubs like Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and even Chicago that are still suffering from stagnant economies and slow or even negative population growth.
regional-reports  midwest  leading-locations  Metros  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  demographics  Around-the-web  this-week-423  sfp-insider-7-13-2018 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
The Fastest Cities for Job Growth in 2017 - Newgeography.com
The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released their final 2017 metro area job numbers. It was a pretty good year for job growth in a lot of major metros. Here’s how they fared, ranked by percentage job growth. Job totals are in thousands.
demographics  Metros  jobs  economic-indicator-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-418 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
US population disperses to suburbs, exurbs, rural areas, and “middle of the country” metros - Brookings
Newly released census data for the first seven years of this decade signal a resumption of the population dispersal that was put “on hold” for a good part of the post-Great Recession period. The Census Bureau’s annual county and metropolitan area estimates through 2017 reveal a revival of suburbanization and movement to rural areas along with Snow Belt-to-Sun Belt population shifts. In addition, the data show a new dispersal to large- and moderate-sized metro areas in the middle of the country—especially in the Northeast and Midwest. If these shifts continue, they could call into question the sharp clustering of the nation’s population—in large metropolitan areas and their cities—that characterized the first half of the 2010s.
demographics  Metros  suburbs  rural-economy  Around-the-web  this-week-418-top  workforce-availability 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Millennial growth and “footprints” are greatest in the South and West - Brookings
Drawing from my report, “The millennial generation: A demographic bridge to America’s diverse future,” the maps below depict the range of millennial growth and presence across the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas over the first half of this decade.
demographics  millennials  diaspora  leading-locations  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-416  sfp-insider-7-13-2018 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Online giants must accept responsibility for impacts on the physical world - The Avenue - Brookings
While we’re engaging in a new assessment of technology’s transformative impacts, no one should leave aside tech’s most physically enormous influence: its big role in reshaping the nation’s urban geography.
economic-geography  regional-reports  industry-clusters  innovation-hubs  Metros  demographics  workforce-migration  Around-the-web  this-week-409-top 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Where Did Americans Move in 2017? - Tax Foundation
States compete with each other in a variety of ways. Competing to attract and retain new residents is just one example.

United Van Lines tracks its customers’ state-to-state migration and releases the data yearly. By comparing the number of inbound moves to the number of outbound moves, United Van Lines data gives us early insights into annual interstate migration, available much sooner than government data sources.
Around-the-web  this-week-409  workforce-migration  demographics 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
The future American workforce will have a lot of jobs to fill, particularly in infrastructure - Brookings
Every couple years, economists at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) make their best educated guess by estimating what will be the fastest- and slowest-growing jobs nationally. Their latest release looks at how employment will change across hundreds of different occupations from 2016 to 2026; for instance, they project more home health aides will service the country’s aging population, more software developers will define the country’s increasingly digital economy, and more manufacturing workers will continue to disappear.
demographics  economic-indicator-reports  labor  jobs  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
The Urban Revival Is an Urban Myth, and the Suburbs Are Surging - Newgeography.com
he past decade has seen a gusher of books arguing for and detailing the supposed ascendency of dense urban cores, like the inimitable Edward Glaeser’s influential Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier, and about the ‘burbs as the slums of the future, abandoned by businesses and young people, like Leigh Gallagher’s The Death of Suburbia: Where the American Dream Is Moving.

But as we show in Infinite Suburbia, the new book we co-edited, the vast majority of American economic and demographic growth continues to take place there.
suburbs  demographics  workforce-migration  millennials  Around-the-web  this-week-406  tech-forum 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
How the workforce changed since the Great Recession began - Pew Research Center
Here are five ways in which the U.S. workforce has changed since the onset of the Great Recession. (It’s worth noting that, in many cases, the slump intensified or accelerated longer-term trends that already were underway. Also, in order to highlight changes, in most cases we compare the most recent available economic data points with those in December 2007, when the economy started its big slowdown.)
workforce-development  economic-recovery  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  demographics  skills-gap  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
U.S. Census Report Highlights Small Manufacturers Big Role in the U.S. Economy. - NAM
But there is another face to U.S. manufacturing. Small employer manufacturers (those with fewer than 50 employees) shine in many sectors. For example, 92 percent of the cement and concrete product manufacturing establishments in the U.S. have fewer than 50 employees. These small establishments employ 89,058 people, or over half of all employees in this industry.
demographics  jobs  small-manufacturing  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Millennials to Small Cities: Ready or Not, Here We Come - Stateline - The Pew Charitable Trusts
As the economy improves and millennials move around the country in search of jobs, some are finding themselves far from the youth culture they learned to expect from city life in other parts of the country. But the tradeoff can be a less burdensome cost of living, a more tightknit community, and a chance to make new towns their own.
Around-the-web  this-week-403  demographics  millennials  Metros  workforce-migration  tech-forum 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Where the STEM Jobs Are (and Where They Aren’t) - The New York Times
Much of the public enthusiasm for STEM education rests on the assumption that these fields are rich in job opportunity. Some are, some aren’t.
skilled-labor  STEM-workforce  workforce-development  demographics  Around-the-web  this-week-402 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Hiring Workers for Manufacturing Jobs Isn’t All That Hard – Mother Jones
What this tells us is that it has gotten a little harder to find people in the manufacturing sector over the past couple of years, and companies have had to work a little harder to fill their positions. But only a little.
demographics  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  jobs  skills-gap  workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Where Manufacturing Is Thriving In The U.S. - Newgeography.com
Nine of this year’s top 10 regions for manufacturing job growth are in red states, led by top-ranked Louisville-Jefferson County, which straddles the border between Kentucky and Indiana. Since 2011, manufacturing employment in the metropolitan area has expanded 30.2% to a total of 83,300 jobs, led by a resurgent auto industry that accounts for 27,000 jobs in the area. Due to a slowdown in auto sales, the job count may be peaking, but the hub of the Bluegrass State has had a pretty good ride. 
leading-locations  Around-the-web  this-week-390  Metros  demographics  u.s.-manufacturing 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
The Communities Winning the War for Skilled Talent - Emsi
The top two large counties (pop. 100K and above) in this year’s scorecard are new. Maricopa County (Phoenix) supplanted Travis County (Austin) as No. 1 after ranking sixth last year. And Clark County (Las Vegas) rose to No. 2 from No. 8, thanks to attracting the most net new migrants from 2014-2015—over 9,000, a few hundred more than Maricopa County.
workforce-migration  skilled-labor  demographics  leading-locations  Around-the-web  Metros  this-week-389-top 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
Move Over, San Francisco: Dallas Tops Our List Of The Best Cities For Jobs 2017 - Newgeography.com
Dallas is called the Big D for a reason. Bigger, better, best: that’s the Dallas mindset. From the gigantic Cowboys stadium in Arlington to the burgeoning northern suburbs to the posh arts district downtown, Dallasites are reinventing their metropolis almost daily. The proposed urban park along the Trinity River, my Dallas friends remind me, will be 11 times bigger than New York’s Central Park.

Here’s something else for them to boast about: the Dallas-Plano-Irving metropolitan area ranks first this year on our list of the Best Cities For Jobs.
Metros  jobs  demographics  leading-locations  economic-indicator-reports  ranking  Around-the-web  this-week-387 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
How Technology Will Overcome Demographics - Area Development
As robotics continue to evolve in both agility and intelligence, the day may come when site selectors can take labor availability out of the location equation.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  demographics  workforce  jobs  robotics  labor  skilled-labor  technology  tech  high-tech 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
10+ tools to explore publicly available data - SSTI
Though the federal government has long been the largest provider of publicly available data, the mechanisms to explore it have been unwieldy. Now more than ever, users have options for interactive resources to explore government data and help inform decision making around economic development.
Around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports  demographics  site-selection-tools  maps  this-week-384 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
The Cities Creating the Most Tech Jobs in 2017 - Newgeography.com
A growing tech industry is often considered the ultimate sign of a healthy local economy. By that measure, the Bay Area still stands at the top of the heap in the United States, but our survey of the metropolitan areas with the strongest tech job growth turns up some surprising places not usually thought of as tech meccas.
STEM-workforce  Around-the-web  this-week-381  Metros  leading-locations  economic-indicator-reports  demographics 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Why Americans Aren't Moving - CityLab
The Census reports that a record-low share of Americans are moving. A recent paper suggests government policies might be curbing mobility.
workforce-migration  demographics  Metros  leading-locations  Around-the-web  this-week-376 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
An Economic Mystery: Why Are Men Leaving The Workforce? - NPR
In a recent report, President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers said 83 percent of men in the prime working ages of 25-54 who were not in the labor force had not worked in the previous year. So, essentially, 10 million men are missing from the workforce.
economic-indicator-reports  demographics  workforce-development  unemployment-statistics  Around-the-web  this-week-370 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Decline In U.S. Manufacturing Hits African-Americans Hardest - NPR
Scott Paul and Gerald Taylor of the Alliance for American Manufacturing discuss a report on how manufacturing decline in the U.S. has left many African-American communities spiraling toward poverty.
u.s.-manufacturing  urban-revitalization  Metros  demographics  offshoring  Around-the-web  this-week-370 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
The Cities Where Your Salary Will Stretch The Furthest 2016 - Newgeography.com
When Americans consider a move to another part of the country, they sometimes are forced to make a tough choice: should they go to a city with the best job opportunities, or a less economically vital area that offers a better standard of living, particularly more affordable housing? However,  there are still plenty of metropolitan areas in the U.S. where you can get the best of both worlds.
cost-of-doing-business  quality-of-life  Around-the-web  this-week-369  demographics  Metros 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Skilled Talent: It's at Your Fingertips. As Organizations Report the Highest Talent Shortage Since 2007, Employers Look to Develop Their Own Workforces to Fill In-Demand Roles - ManPower Group
Forty percent of employers globally report difficulties filling jobs due to lack of available talent. More employers than ever are filling talent gaps by training and developing their own people - this number has more than doubled since 2015, from one in five to over half
demographics  labor  jobs  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-367 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Solutions Speak - Our analysis of the creative economy in US Metros - Garner Economics
Arts and Design sectors are gaining importance in regional economies
In this brief we examine recent employment growth and concentration data in 381 U.S. metropolitan areas related to the four key sectors that comprise much of the country's creative economy.
economic-indicator-reports-analysis  demographics  Metros  leading-locations  Around-the-web  this-week-362 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
The Talent Attraction Scorecard - Emsi
That’s the question we set out to answer with the Talent Attraction Scorecard. Our index uses five metrics to rank how every county has done drawing new residents, growing their skilled and overall workforces, and grabbing a greater share of skilled workers than other regions.

As a complement to this analysis, we separately ranked counties based on how they are attracting young talent by looking at the growth in college enrollment and millennial population per capita.

Lastly, we used cost-of-living-adjusted earnings to help explain why talent is (or is not) moving to these counties.
leading-locations  demographics  skilled-labor  workforce-migration  ranking  Around-the-web  this-week-361  this-week-362 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Millennials Bring New Life to Some Rust Belt Cities - STATELINE - The Pew Charitable Trusts
BALTIMORE — Educated millennials are transforming some neighborhoods in several Rust Belt cities like this one, where old flour and textile mills are being converted to apartments and faded industrial districts have become thriving enclaves with colorful street life.
demographics  baltimore  Metros  urban-revitalization  rust-belt  Around-the-web  this-week-359  adaptive-re-use  sfp-insider-5-24-2018 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Comparing economies: How is economic size measured? - Deloitte University Press
How do we compare economies? GDP is generally measured in a country’s own currency, but for comparing economies, one must convert to a common measure. The choice of conversion factor can make a huge difference in our understanding of relative size.
demographics  economic-analysis  economic-indicator-reports  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  Around-the-web  Metros  this-week-359 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
The Importance of Manufacturing in Tech Metros - Emsi
Austin, Texas, is a tech-driven metro. There’s no getting around that fact. Of the major tech markets in the US, only San Jose has a higher share of tech jobs than Austin. But as our friend Brian Kelsey showed in new research, manufacturing is also a huge player in the central Texas economy.

Really, though, it’s tech-driven manufacturing that’s leading the way in Austin … and in other prominent tech economies.
demographics  economic-analysis  advanced-industries  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-technology  Austin  silicon-valley  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  this-week-358 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Where the Working-Age Population Is Declining and Why It Matters - GOVERNING
Some counties are losing people in their prime working years, creating potential challenges for local governments.
demographics  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-357 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
By The Numbers: The U.S. Has 12 Million Manufacturing Workers; China Has Ten Times That Number -- 114 Million
While the number of manufacturing workers in the United States fell by 2,952,000 from 2002 through 2013, the number of manufacturing workers in China surged by an incredible 27,696,736, according to data compiled from China by The Conference Board.
china  labor  demographics  manufacturing  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-357 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Women in the U.S. Workforce - The Globalist
The U.S. labor force participation rate for women as of mid-2015 was higher than only six of the 34 advanced economies of the OECD.
women-in-manufacturing  cf-women  labor  demographics  Around-the-web  this-week-356 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Many Northeast, Midwest States Face Shrinking Workforce - Stateline - The Pew Charitable Trusts
In many parts of the Northeast and Midwest, population growth is slowing at an unprecedented rate as people are getting older, women are having fewer children, and more people are moving out than in — and that signals big economic trouble ahead.
demographics  Around-the-web  this-week-354  diaspora  workforce  workforce-migration  regional-reports  new-england  mid-atlantic  midwest 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
A New Map for America - The New York Times
Advanced economies in Western Europe and Asia are reorienting themselves around robust urban clusters of advanced industry. Unfortunately, American policy making remains wedded to an antiquated political structure of 50 distinct states.
advanced-industries  economic-geography  demographics  Around-the-web  this-week-349 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
The States With Declining Populations - GOVERNING
Most states are gaining residents, but a few have lost population in recent years. None are seeing major losses, but it looks as if some states' populations will continue to stagnate or slowly decline in the years to come.

The latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates indicate that the nation’s overall population grew by about 2.5 million over the 12-month period ending last July.
demographics  Around-the-web  this-week-338 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Small City Economic Dynamism - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Small cities are like nerve centers connecting the regional economy. They are the hearts of their respective counties and metropolitan areas as well as hubs of employment, retail, health care, and education for people living in surrounding rural areas. Many small cities are growing and attracting new investments, but unemployment, poverty, vacant buildings, and economic distress are pronounced in some small metros.

We've compiled a dataset and created the Small City Economic Dynamism Index to help policymakers and practitioners gain more nuanced perspectives. The index ranks 244 small U.S. cities across 14 indicators of economic dynamism in four categories: demographics, economics, human capital, and infrastructure.
leading-locations  Metros  demographics  economic-indicator-reports  maps  Around-the-web  this-week-333 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
When We Make a Move, It's Less Likely to be Nearby - Stateline - The Pew Charitable Trusts
Fewer people moved to new residences within the county in which they lived in 2014 than in 2005. However, more people moved longer distances and from abroad. Thirty-one states saw declines in the number of people moving within county boundaries, while 43 states registered more people moving across county boundaries and from other states. Thirty-seven states saw more people moving in from abroad. Hover over states for details.
demographics  leading-locations  workforce-migration  workforce-mobility  diaspora  Around-the-web  this-week-331 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Entrepreneurship: The Future of Cities - Gallup
Demographic trends show that by 2050, a majority of the world's population will be concentrated in cities. This emerging trend means city leaders are going to have to start creating new strategies for their economic ecosystems -- and fast.
demographics  Metros  urban-planning  entrepreneurship  small-business  Around-the-web  this-week-329 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Puzzling Trends in the U.S. Labor Market - The Globalist
While there is raging dispute over the numbers game, many experts nevertheless acknowledge that funny things are happening in the U.S. labor force.

For example, in a down economy, one puzzling fact for economists has been that, although the percentage of unemployed Americans has declined, the official rate of employed Americans has also been declining, to the point where the employment rate is at its lowest level since 1983.
labor  demographics  economic-indicator-reports  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  Around-the-web 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
The Cities Americans Are Thronging To And Fleeing - Newgeography.com
Bright lights and culture may attract some, but people generally move to places with greater economic opportunity and a reasonable cost of living, particularly affordable housing.
workforce-migration  workforce-mobility  demographics  Metros  ranking  leading-locations  Around-the-web  this-week-325 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Celebrating Manufacturing Day with Statistics - Director's Blog - U.S. Census Bureau
A major source of statistics on our nation’s manufacturing is the Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM), which provides sample estimates of statistics for manufacturing establishments with one or more paid employees.  Earlier this year, we released statistics from the 2013 ASM for 364 manufacturing industries.  We also released less detailed industry statistics by state in the 2013 ASM.
demographics  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-indicator-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-324 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
How Commuting Costs and Utilities Affect Middle-Class Housing Affordability - Trulia's Blog
In the past year, affordability for homebuyers has fallen in 89 of the 100 largest housing markets thanks to rising home prices and stagnant income growth in many metros.
demographics  workforce-mobility  cost-of-doing-business  cost-of-living  Around-the-web  this-week-324 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
The Unlikely Cities That Will Power the U.S. Economy - Bloomberg
Huntsville is one of a growing number of smaller U.S. cities, far from Silicon Valley, that are seeking to replace dwindling factory jobs by reinventing themselves as tech centers. Across the Midwest, Northeast, and South, mayors and governors are competing to attract tech companies and workers.
innovation-centers  high-tech  demographics  Metros  Around-the-web  silicon-valley  this-week-324 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Fascinating maps show where people move in the U.S. when they come from overseas - The Washington Post
Many American cities are distinctly shaped by ties to other parts of the world. Washington has its Ethiopian community, and the restaurants that have come with it. Chicago has its Mexican neighborhoods, Minneapolis its Hmong culture, Miami its links to Cuba.
immigration  demographics  diaspora  Around-the-web  this-week-320 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Brain Gain in America’s Shrinking Cities - Manhattan Institute
America’s shrinking cities are widely viewed to be suffering from a “brain drain”—the flight of highly educated residents to other, more hospitable locales—that is crippling these cities’ economic competitiveness. While such cities have many problems, brain drain as popularly conceived is not one of them. Indeed, the conventional wisdom on brain drain and declining human capital in shrinking U.S. metropolitan areas is largely a myth: brain gain, not drain, is the reality.
Around-the-web  this-week-319  leading-locations  brain-gain  Metros  demographics  workforce-migration 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
States Try to Counter Rural Flight - Stateline - The Pew Charitable Trusts
Population loss is a long-term trend in much of rural America, and it’s gotten more acute since 2010, according to a Stateline analysis. Although 759 rural counties in 42 states lost population between 1994 and 2010, more than 1,300 rural counties in 46 states have lost population since 2010.
rural-economic-development  workforce-migration  demographics  Around-the-web  this-week-318 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
The Cities Leading A U.S. Manufacturing Revival - Newgeography.com
Manufacturing may no longer drive the U.S. economy, but industrial growth remains a powerful force in many regions of the country. Industrial employment has surged over the past five years, with the sector adding some 855,000 new jobs, a 7.5% expansion.

Several factors are driving this trend, including rising wages in China, the energy boom and a growing need to respond more quickly to local customer demand and the changing marketplace.
rankings  Metros  manufacturing  demographics  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  leading-locations  Around-the-web  this-week-316 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
In Comparing Metro Areas, the Devil is in the Details - Newgeography.com
Frequently I see examples of metro areas comparing themselves to other, more successful metro areas.  Metro area movers and shakers take a deep dive into the intricacies of what makes a "good" place tick, and try to implement the takeaways in their metro.  This is a reasonable action, but I believe it misses the point.  There is more to examine by taking a deep dive within your own metro than looking at another.
Metros  silicon-valley  innovation-hubs  economic-development-news  urban-revitalization  this-week-316  Around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  demographics 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Charlotte’s recovery – 6 years after recession - The Charlotte Observer
Charlotte has cut its unemployment rate by more than half since the recession. Economists say the area has strengthened by diversifying its industry mix.
economic-analysis  economic-indicator-reports  demographics  jobs  Around-the-web  this-week-316 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Top 10 Counties with Best and Worst Manufacturing Economies of 2014: Wayne County in Detroit Creates Most Manufacturing Jobs, Los Angeles County Loses Most - Headlight Data
Recently released data show that manufacturing job creation in 2014 across counties in the US varied from a high of 4,200 manufacturing jobs in Wayne County, MI (Detroit) to a loss of 4,800 jobs in Los Angeles County, CA.
economic-indicator-reports-analysis  economic-indicator-reports  demographics  this-week-315  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Where Do We Still Make Stuff in America? - Newgeography.com
It’s one thing to measure where decline has been greatest but where has manufacturing survived or even grown?
economic-indicator-reports-analysis  demographics  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-313 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Small Towns: The Value of Unique Places - Newgeography.com
Rural and small towns suffer from a loss of faith in their place, and seem desperate to be recognized in our new, standardized world.
rural-economic-development  rural-economy  demographics  business-place  main-street  Around-the-web  this-week-312 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Small Regions Rising - Newgeography.com
In the last 25 years there has been a huge change in the level of competitiveness of smaller urban areas – by which I mean the small end of the major urban scale, or metro areas of about one to three million people – that has put them in the game for people in residents in way they never were before.
urban-planning  Metros  demographics  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Fades as Biggest Employer in the Most Counties - Stateline - The Pew Charitable Trusts
Between 2008 and 2013, health care appears to have surpassed manufacturing as the major private employer in the largest share of U.S. counties. Manufacturing employed the most people in about 30 percent of counties in 2008. By 2013, the share had dropped to one-fourth, while the counties where health care was the biggest employer grew to almost a third from one-fourth in 2008.
u.s.-manufacturing  healthcare  demographics  maps  this-week-308  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Dispersion and Concentration in Metropolitan Employment - Newgeography.com
The just released County Business Patterns indicates a general trend of continued employment dispersion to the newer suburbs (principally the outer suburbs) and exurbs but also greater concentration in the central business districts of the 52 major metropolitan areas in the United States (over 1 million population in 2013).
demographics  Metros  suburbs  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  census-data  leading-locations  this-week-305  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Future Fortunes: Trends in Educational Attainment in U.S. Legacy Regions - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
The negative effect of mass industrial and economic disinvestment that caused the decline of these regions led to further disinvestment in many of the institutions, infrastructure, and aspects of these regions' welfare.
demographics  Metros  suburbs  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  economic-indicator-reports  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Top Metro Area Economies Mapped
The most recent jobless rates, housing permits averaged over three years to 2015, 2013 gross domestic product and the number of incoming residents in 2014 provide a glimpse of which U.S. metropolitan areas are thriving and which ones lag as the country recovers from the Great Recession. The indicators show the top 10 metro areas for economic vitality are in Texas, South Dakota, Colorado, Iowa, North Dakota and North Carolina.
metros  demographics  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  economic-indicator-reports  ranking  this-week-303  around-the-web  leading-locations 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
The Valley And The Upstarts: The Cities Creating The Most Tech Jobs - Newgeography.com
The Commerce Department projects that growth in STEM employment will continue to outpace the rest of the economy through 2018. But all the new tech jobs have not been evenly distributed across the country.
metros  economic-indicator-reports  demographics  high-tech  STEM-workforce  this-week-301  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
New Census data: Americans are returning to the far-flung suburbs - The Washington Post
The shift calls into question a parallel and popular narrative: that Americans who once preferred the suburbs would now rather move into the city.
suburbs  demographics  this-week-300  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Can Hipsters Save Providence? - New Geography
Providence regularly lands on the lists of top hipster cities and top hipster colleges for its cool factor, having earned plaudits from Travel and Leisure to Buzzfeed for live music, coffee shops, and hip culture. But can hipsters save Providence?
providence  rhode-island  new-england  metros  demographics  creative-class  this-week-299  around-the-web  biotech  innovation-hubs 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Population Estimates for Counties and Metro Areas - census.gov
Florida was home to the nation's fastest growing metro area from 2013 to 2014, according to new U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan statistical area, micropolitan statistical area and county population estimates
metros  demographics  leading-locations  this-week-298  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
The Cost of Sprawl: More Than $1 Trillion Per Year, New Report Says - Developments - WSJ
The sprawling suburbs of cities like Atlanta and Houston have hidden costs to the United States economy that come to more than $1 trillion a year, according to a new report.
urban-planning  suburbs  demographics  infrastructure  road-infrastructure  this-week-298  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
National Fourth Economy Community Index Lists Top Ten Large-Sized Counties - Fourth Economy
Fourth Economy Consulting announces the latest release of its national community index, listing top counties from across the nation. The Fourth Economy Index highlights those communities ideally positioned to attract modern investment and managed economic growth within the fourth economy.
ranking  demographics  economic-indicator-reports  leading-locations  this-week-298  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
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