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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
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
For most Americans, real wages have barely budged for decades - Pew Research Center
Despite the strong labor market, wage growth has lagged economists’ expectations. In fact, despite some ups and downs over the past several decades, today’s real average wage (that is, the wage after accounting for inflation) has about the same purchasing power it did 40 years ago. And what wage gains there have been have mostly flowed to the highest-paid tier of workers.
Around-the-web  this-week-433  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  labor-costs 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Machining Demand Surges With Boom in U.S. Manufacturing - Thomasnet
This trend correlates with a booming resurgence in U.S. manufacturing, which added 24,000 jobs in April alone according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, these strong employment numbers somewhat mask a significant challenge for the precision machining industry – that challenge being the shortage of skilled workers in the trade. In fact, the Bureau predicts that there will be a need for an additional 29,000 new machinists by 2024.
economic-indicator-reports  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  u.s.-manufacturing  machining  Around-the-web  this-week-425 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Capital Spending Boom Is No Great Boost to Capital Markets - WSJ
U.S. companies are ramping up spending on their businesses at the fastest pace in years, a long-awaited development after years of tepid growth.
Around-the-web  this-week-425  capital-access  corporate-tax-reform  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  sfp-insider-5-18-2018 
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
Exploring the Labor Market in Amazon HQ2 Finalist Cities - Chmura
While there are twenty finalist “cities” selected by Amazon, here we are looking at the larger metro regions associated with each finalist, and only those in the United States. Because Toronto is not in the United States and five other finalists are within two metro areas (Newark and New York City in the NYC Metro area; Washington DC, Montgomery County, MD, and Northern Virginia in the Washington DC Metro area), we are left with sixteen distinct metro areas for our analysis: 
amazon  HQ2  Metros  leading-locations  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  workforce  this-week-421  sfp-insider-7-13-2018 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Yes, manufacturing still provides a pay advantage, but staffing firm outsourcing is eroding it - Economic Policy Institute
These reports raise the question of whether there is a pay premium for manufacturing work and whether this pay premium has eroded, especially recently and for particular types of workers. We review these studies and conduct new analysis of manufacturing wage and benefit premiums and conclude that although the increase in outsourcing manufacturing work to staffing agencies has helped erode pay and job quality, there is still a substantial manufacturing pay premium.
labor-costs  workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  jobs  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-417 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Milken Institute Releases Index of Best-Performing - Milken Institute
Top-20 includes Provo, Raleigh, Dallas, San Francisco, Nashville, Atlanta; Six cities in Florida and four in California rank in top-tier; Milken Institute analysis demonstrates impact of policymaking
on jobs, wages, technology development, and other measures
Metros  ranking  leading-locations  economic-indicator-reports  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-409  sfp-insider-7-13-2018 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Economic optimism in manufacturing driven by strong new orders and production numbers - Industrial insights - PwC
Driven by strong new orders and production numbers, the ISM manufacturing index rose to 59.7 in December, reflecting economic optimism across the manufacturing sector
economic-indicator-reports-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-409  u.s.-manufacturing 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Foreign-owned companies employing more U.S. workers - Pew Research Center
Foreign-owned companies employed 6.8 million workers in the United States in 2015, up 22% from 2007, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The increase is notably larger than overall U.S. private employment growth, which was 3.6% over the same span.
economic-indicator-reports-analysis  business-globalization  fdi-USA  Around-the-web  this-week-407  sfp-insider-7-25-2018 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
The Best Places to Work in Manufacturing 2017 – SmartAsset.com
Smaller metro areas dominated this list. The average population across our top 10 is about 300,000. But if you discount Greenville, North Carolina and Ogden-Clearfield, Utah that figure drops in half to 150,000. The largest metro area in our top 25 is Louisville-Jefferson, Kentucky-Indiana, which has 1.2 million residents.
u.s.-manufacturing  Metros  ranking  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
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
US Economic Forecast Q3 2017 - Deloitte University Press
Don’t pay much attention to front-page headlines: Back in the newspaper’s business section, fundamentals remain solid, and those are what drive corporate investment—and US economic growth. That said, a few storm clouds loom, as always, and the recent hurricanes’ impact on the US economy is as yet unclear.
economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  this-week-397  Around-the-web 
september 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
These Charts Show There's More to U.S. Factory Gains Than Autos - Bloomberg
Details of the Fed’s industrial production report showed the April improvement extended beyond autos. Output of consumer goods rose the most since November 2014. Ditto for the production of business equipment. In fact, output excluding the auto industry rose the most in three years, a figure that bodes well for the durability of the manufacturing improvement.
economic-indicator-reports  industrial-output  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  automotive-industry  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-recovery  Around-the-web  this-week-386 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Growth in American manufacturing jobs? It's happening in Michigan - TheHill
While all manufacturing jobs accounted for about 32 percent of the total jobs growth in Michigan from 2009 to 2016, non-transportation manufacturing jobs alone added 18.5 percent. Nationally, all manufacturing jobs have accounted for less than 4 percent of total new jobs over the same period.
automotive-industry  Michigan  regional-reports  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-385 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Trade vs. Productivity: What Caused U.S. Manufacturing's Decline and How to Revive It - ITIF
Automation was not the primary culprit behind manufacturing job losses, and now too little automation is depressing U.S. output and leading to stagnation in U.S. manufacturing.
automation  manufacturing-automation  u.s.-manufacturing  industry4.0  economic-analysis  productivity  this-week-377  Around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports-analysis 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
US Macro Forecast - January 2017 - Cushman & Wakefield
The outlook for the U.S. economy over the next few years remains positive. Although headwinds have come, gone, and come again, the major force driving growth—the consumer—is still gaining momentum. Of course, we are ushering in a new era of fiscal and monetary policy and that will continue to generate uncertainty.
Around-the-web  this-week-374  economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  corporate-real-estate 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Grows in Utah
Utah isn't generally thought of as a manufacturing state, but manufacturing plays an enormous role in the state's economy. According to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau, Utah manufacturing output grew from less than $10 billion in 2000 to $17.47 billion in 2014. Utah manufacturers accounted for 12.4 percent of the state's output in 2014 and in 2015 the state's 3,051 manufacturers employed 125,300 workers in 2015, or nearly 10 percent of the state's workforce.
regional-reports  utah  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-370 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Helping Rural America Catch Up - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com
The latest economic data show the largest growth in real income and the greatest drop in poverty in years. But the biggest gains have been in the large metropolitan centers, and millions of Americans in rural communities and small Rust Belt towns still feel left behind
rural-economic-development  rural-economy  economic-indicator-reports  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  economic-recovery  Around-the-web  this-week-364-top 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
How to Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs - strategy+business
If U.S. manufacturers were willing and able to fill the positions they have open, we’d be bringing manufacturing jobs back in a big way.

So why isn’t it happening?
u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-363-top  backshoring  automation  advanced-manufacturing  productivity  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  skills-gap 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Don’t Blame A ‘Skills Gap’ For Lack Of Hiring In Manufacturing - FiveThirtyEight
U.S. factories are hiring again. Or they’re trying to, anyway. Manufacturers posted 379,000 job openings in July, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. That’s up more than 280 percent — close to quadruple — since the recession ended more than seven years ago.

When it comes to actually filling those jobs, though, the rebound has been far more gradual.
workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  skilled-labor  skills-gap  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-364 
september 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
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
PNC POV Three Ups, Three Downs for U.S. Economy in 2016 - PNC Bank
While lower gas prices and a stronger U.S. dollar may sound like good news, PNC’s chief economist explains the potential downsides. These are among the ups and downs in what is expected to be a year of moderate economic growth.
economic-analysis  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-340 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Digital America: A tale of the haves and have-mores - McKinsey & Company
The pronounced gap between the digital “haves” and “have-mores” is a major factor shaping competition at all levels of the economy.
high-tech  innovation  ICT  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-336 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
CBRE Economist Predicts the U.S. Real Estate Market Will Stay the Course in the Coming Year - NREI
NREI recently talked with Richard Barkham, Ph.D., executive director and global chief economist at commercial real estate services firm CBRE to discuss what lies ahead for the U.S. commercial real estate market in 2016.
commercial-real-estate  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-332 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Economic Forecast: Strong Consumer Demand Driven by Job Gains - MAPI
Strong consumer demand driven by job growth should lead to increased manufacturing production through 2017, according to a new forecast.
economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  u.s.-manufacturing  industry-organizations  this-week-332  Around-the-web 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
The Best States For Business And Careers 2015 - Forbes
Utah leads Forbes’ ranking of the Best States for Business for the second straight year and fifth time since 2010 (Virginia ranked No. 1 in 2013). The Beehive State benefits from light regulation and energy costs that are 23% below the national average. Employment has expanded 2.2% annually the past five years, the third best rate in the country. Utah fares well across the board in the metrics we used, landing in the top six in five of the six broad categories we used to determine the Best States for Business.
top-states-for-business  state-rankings  business-climate  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-327  utah  north-carolina 
october 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
2015 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card - Ball State Center for Business and Economic Research
The 2015 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card shows how
each state ranks among its peers in several areas of the
economy that underlie the success of manufacturing and
logistics.
These specific measures include the health of the
manufacturing and logistics industries, the state of human
capital, the cost of worker benefits, diversification of the
industries, state-level productivity and innovation, expected
fiscal liability, the state tax climate, and global reach.
STUDIES  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-321  economic-indicator-reports-analysis 
september 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
Global Economic Outlook, Q3 2015: United States - Deloitte University Press
For the second year in a row, the first-quarter GDP estimate for the United States indicated a contracting economy—a fact that many economists find disconcerting, since during the same period, employment growth remained strong and wage growth finally started to pick up. The focus is now on whether the GDP accounting needs improvements.
economic-analysis  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  economic-forecast  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
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
PDF: 2015 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card - Conexus Indiana
The 2015 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card shows how
each state ranks among its peers in several areas of the
economy that underlie the success of manufacturing and
logistics.
rankings  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-314  state-rankings 
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
Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition - Mercatus
The financial health of each state can be analyzed through the states’ own audited financial reports. By looking at states’ basic financial statistics on revenues, expenditures, cash, assets, lia­bilities, and debt, states may be ranked according to how easily they will be able to cover short-term and long-term bills, including pensions
economic-analysis  government-policy  ranking  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  state-rankings  this-week-313  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Which States Have Created the Most Job Growth since the Great Recession? - Stateline - The Pew Charitable Trusts
North Dakota has led the way thanks to its oil boom. Employment there has jumped more than 28 percent since April 2009, the earliest low point of any state.

Other top performers are Texas and Utah, where employment has increased more than 15 percent since December 2009 and February 2010, respectively. Next are California and Colorado, where employment is up more than 13 percent since their lowest points in early 2010.
economic-indicator-reports  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  state-rankings  jobs  Around-the-web  this-week-305 
may 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
Global Economic Outlook, Q2 2015: United States - Deloitte University Press
Although 2014 ended with a moderate rate of growth, the United States is well positioned for a stronger 2015. However, the economic trends shaping this year will create counterbalancing impacts.
economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  unemployment-statistics  this-week-303  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Logistics and Distribution in U.S. Metros: Where are the opportunities for this key industry group? - Garner Economics
National economic growth has been strong over the past three years. Between the second quarter of 2012 (2Q 2012) and the second quarter of 2014 (2Q 2014) the U.S. employment base added about 4.8 million jobs, a growth rate of 3.6 percent. The more robust economy has contributed to a resurgence of the production and moving of goods. This, in turn, has driven growth in the logistics and distribution industry, which employs more than seven million people nationally.
logistics  metros  this-week-300  around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports  economic-indicator-reports-analysis 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
US Economic Forecast: Volume 3 Issue 1 - Deloitte University Press
The fall in oil prices is very important for the US economy. However, other factors will moderate the oil price impact, including a rising dollar, falling US exports, and increasing risk in Europe.
economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  this-week-298  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
US manufacturing: the rise of the niche manufacturer - BBC News
According to the US Census Bureau, over 75% of US manufacturing firms employ 20 or fewer employees. Although these firms make up only 9% of US manufacturing jobs, they are by and large the types of businesses that have been growing and creating jobs since the recession.
economic-indicator-reports-analysis  small-business  u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  niche-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-293-top 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
The geography of jobs, part 3: Mapping the effects of international investment flows - Deloitte University Press
Manufacturing and professional, scientific, and technical services stand out as industries where foreign direct investment in the United States has had a surprising impact on job creation.
fdi-usa  economic-geography  economic-indicator-reports  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  this-week-290  around-the-web  location-usa 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
The Manufacturing Footprint and the Importance of U.S. Manufacturing Jobs - Economic Policy Institute
While U.S. manufacturing has been hit hard by nearly two decades of policy failures that have damaged its international competitiveness, it remains a vital part of the U.S. economy.
u.s.-manufacturing  workforce-development  labor  employment-statistics  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  studies  around-the-web  industry-organizations  web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing's Post-Recession Transformation - MAPI
The Great Recession was devastating to manufacturing and the subsequent prolonged recovery permanently took away years of potential growth. The sector’s structure has changed; industries that make up one-quarter of manufacturing value-added fell substantially short of their pre-recession production levels and are still recovering. Manufacturing as a whole, meanwhile, is in an economic expansion.
u.s.-manufacturing  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  this-week-288  around-the-web  industry-organizations 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
A Look at New Employment Data for Metropolitan Labor Markets - Brookings Institution
The Great Recession created some of the toughest employment conditions that American workers experienced in the postwar period. The economy overall shed 8.7 million jobs in 2008 and 2009, and the unemployment rate reached a 25-year high of 10 percent in 2009. That year, more than 14 million Americans were looking for work but unable to find it, more than double the number before the recession started.
economic-recovery  economic-indicator-reports  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  demographics  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
The Editor’s Desk: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana had highest employment in manufacturing among areas, July 2014 - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Following Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California, areas with the highest employment in manufacturing were Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI (408,100), New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA (356,100), and Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas (261,000). Elkhart-Goshen, Indiana, had the highest share of total nonfarm employment in manufacturing (47.8 percent). In contrast, Laredo, Texas had 0.7 percent of total nonfarm employment in manufacturing.
economic-indicator-reports  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  demographics  maps  this-week-277  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
An Energy Boom Lifts the Heartland - NYTimes.com
The turnaround is part of a transformation spreading across the heartland of the nation, driven by a surge in domestic oil and gas production that is changing the economic calculus for old industries and downtrodden cities alike. Here in Ohio, in an arc stretching south from Youngstown past Canton and into the rural parts of the state where much of the natural gas is being drawn from shale deep underground, entire sectors like manufacturing, hotels, real estate and even law are being reshaped. A series of recent economic indicators, including factory hiring, shows momentum building nationally in the manufacturing sector.
rust-belt  regional-reports  midwest  fracking  natural-gas  energy  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-277  around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports-analysis 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Something New for U.S. Manufacturing: Stability - Real Time Economics - WSJ
Even in the darkest days of manufacturing’s long slide, there were factories being built—but their number was far outweighed by the rush to shutter operations. Millions of jobs were lost in the process. But Daniel Meckstroth, chief economist at the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation, says he thinks we’re at an inflection point.
economic-indicator-reports-analysis  factory-output  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-272  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Global Economic Outlook Q3 2014 - Deloitte University Press
In spite of a period of pronounced geopolitical risks, developed economies are experiencing modest growth, and growth in developing economies is stabilizing.
economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  this-week-272  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
On State Unemployment Rates, It’s Analyst Beware - NYTimes.com
he very fact that the number of people on benefit rolls can fluctuate because of changes in the unemployment insurance system, rather than changes in the economy, largely explains why economists don’t typically measure unemployment by counting the number of beneficiaries.
economic-indicator-reports  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  unemployment-statistics  north-carolina  south-carolina  this-week-272  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Is the Manufacturing Resurgence Here to Stay? - Garner Economics
Progress Report: U.S. Metro Manufacturing Employment Growth - In this brief we examine recent trends in manufacturing employment among 333 of the nation’s 372 metro areas.
economic-indicator-reports  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  metros  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-270  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
The California Economy: When Vigor and Frailty Collide - Newgeography.com
Silicone Valleys amazing capitalist engine of jobs, innovation and wealth is the source of most of California's economic vigor. But it is a legacy that will eventually slip away, unless California changes its priorities.
california  silicon-valley  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  regional-reports  demographics  this-week-270  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Top 10 Metros With the Highest Gains in Share of U.S. Jobs - CareerBuilder
In the years following the recession, a number of metros have become more competitive, capturing a larger share of the total jobs added in the U.S. because of factors that are unique to their local economies.
metros  demographics  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  this-week-269  around-the-web  ranking 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Metropolitan Jobs Recovery? Not Yet - Brookings Institution
According to the Monitor’s read out on metropolitan-area conditions, no less than 61 of the 100 largest U.S. metro areas are still below pre-recession peak jobs levels as of the end of 2013 (see map). The picture is pretty stark, with many of the metro areas hardest-hit by the recession still far from pre-recession employment levels.
economic-recovery  metros  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  this-week-257  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. innovation drives manufacturing’s charge - Plant Engineering
By any standard, 2013 was a big rebound year for manufacturing, and the momentum continues into 2014. While there are some challenges on the horizon, Karen Kurek, partner and national industrial products practice leader for McGladrey LLP, said there is plenty of room for growth in 2014.
u.s.-manufacturing  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  studies  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Industrial Real Estate Outlook: Strong Performance Propels Industrial Sector into 2014
Growing demand for goods from consumers and businesses — and an apparently permanent shift in how people buy and how goods are shipped — has propelled the U.S. industrial real estate sector into its most positive position since before the Great Recession.
commercial-real-estate  industrial-sector  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  economic-forecast  insider-90  area-development-features 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Manufacturing: Understanding Its Past and Its Potential Future - Brookings Institution
The development of the U.S. manufacturing sector over the last half-century displays two striking and somewhat contradictory features:
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february 2014 by areadevelopment
The States Leading the Way in Net New Business Establishments Since the Recession - Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.
Texas created 22% of the nation’s net private-sector business establishments from 2009 to 2012 (more than 29,000). On a per-capita basis, however, Texas ranked just ninth in the nation, well behind North Dakota, Nebraska and the Pacific Northwest duo of Washington and Oregon.
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january 2014 by areadevelopment
Economic Outlook 2014: The momentum builds - PNC
The economy picked up momentum in 2013 as the year progressed and ended with a fairly good holiday season and much better economic growth. PNC’s economists see the momentum continuing in 2014.
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january 2014 by areadevelopment
Fracking: A Supply Chain Logistics Game Changer? - Supply Chain 24/7
Oil dependency will vary in three aspects of SCM: 1. materials, components, and packaging; 2. energy used to operate manufacturing & distribution equipment and facilities; 3. transportation services.
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january 2014 by areadevelopment
China Has a Dominant Share of World Manufacturing - MAPI: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
China displaced the United States as the world’s largest manufacturing nation in 2010 and widened its lead in 2012, according to recently published data from the United Nations.
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january 2014 by areadevelopment
Wells Fargo Securities Economics Group: 2014 Economic Outlook - YouTube
Sustained subpar growth, low inflation, and Fed easing underlie our outlook for 2014. A mixture of positive results for short-run growth have emerged, but also evident are the lingering long-run problems that cannot be solved by another bout of stimulus. Setting a more balanced course for fiscal and monetary policy will be key to reducing uncertainty and hopefully set the stage for improving, sustainable growth in the years ahead.
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december 2013 by areadevelopment
US Economic Forecast, December 2013 - Deloitte University Press
Despite a hit to government productivity—some agencies have lost a month to the shutdown and the need to address budget uncertainty—most US economic actors were not affected. The economy continues to grow at a moderate 2.0 percent underlying rate, and circumstances continue to point to an acceleration of growth in the medium term.
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december 2013 by areadevelopment
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