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33rd Annual Survey of Corporate Executives Commentary: Corporate Survey Reflects the “Mid-Cap Movement” - Area Development
Mid-cap companies are poised to grow significantly in the next five years, representing a healthy sign for the overall economy as well as diversification for the markets in which they choose to grow.
area-development-features  Matt  surveys  economic-development  site-selection  economy 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Economists boost Q4 growth closer to 3% as trade war hits imports - CNBC
Economists boosted their forecasts for U.S. fourth quarter growth Wednesday, after a surprise narrowing of the trade gap in November due to a drop in imports.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  imports  exports  trade  trade-agreements  economy 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
Recession fears seem overblown according to January's 'scorching' jobs and manufacturing data - CNBC
January's super strong jobs report and a solid manufacturing survey on Friday showed that recession worries may be overblown and slowdown fears are not impacting corporate hiring or dampening manufacturers' sentiment.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  jobs  economic-analysis  economy 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
Did Trump’s tax cuts boost hiring? Most companies say no - PBS
The vast majority of American businesses haven’t boosted hiring or investment as a result of the Republican tax law, according to a survey by the National Association for Business Economics.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  economy  government-policy  jobs  workforce  taxes-incentives 
january 2019 by areadevelopment
The Economy Killed Millennials, Not Vice Versa - The Atlantic
The American system has thrown them into debt, depressed their wages, kept them from buying homes—and then blamed them for everything.
workforce  this-week-444  Around-the-web  Matt  millennials  economy 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
Workers Hardest Hit by Recession Are Joining in Recovery - The New York Times
The least educated American workers, who took the hardest hit in the Great Recession, were also among the slowest to harvest the gains of the recovery. Now they are a striking symbol of a strong economy.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  recession  economy  manufacturing 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
The U.S. labor shortage is reaching a critical point - CNBC
A report Thursday from ADP and Moody’s Analytics cast an even brighter light on what is becoming one of the most important economic stories of 2018: the difficulty employers are having in finding qualified employees to fill a record 6.7 million job openings.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  economy  economic-development  skilled-labor  skills-gap 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
The Future of America’s Economy Looks a Lot Like Elkhart, Indiana - WSJ
The self-proclaimed RV capital of the world gives a glimpse of what the American economy looks like when operating at full tilt.
this-week-419-top  Around-the-web  Matt  indiana  midwest  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection  economy  jobs 
april 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
While We’re Distracted by the Drama, the Economy Seems to Be Taking Off - The New York Times
It may not be as dramatic as the torrent of political news out of Washington; an improving economy, after all, announces itself through a series of data releases that are just a little bit better than people were expecting.
this-week-377  Around-the-web  Matt  trump  manufacturing  jobs  economy 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: A Ranking of State Economies - GOVERNING
Few of the best- and worst-performing states were in the same position just three years ago.
this-week-362  Around-the-web  Matt  economy  rankings 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Manufacturers Less Optimistic About Overall Economy; Express Confidence in Their Own Revenue Growth - Area Development
In mid-July, PwC released its Q2 2016 Manufacturing Barometer, which surveyed senior executives at U.S.-based industrial manufacturing firms to determine their assessment of the direction of the nation’s economy, as well as their projections for their companies’ future economic performance.
manufacturing  PWC  economic-analysis  economy 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
West’s Economic Lead is Tested in 2016 - Area Development
The West leads in the pace of job growth, but it also leads in terms of the types of jobs being created.
jobs  economic-development  manufacturing  site-selection  energy  economy 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Yellen Says U.S. Near Full Employment, Some Slack Remains - Bloomberg
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said she continues to see some slack remaining in the U.S. labor market even as the economy shows “tremendous progress” following the financial crisis and the worst recession since the Great Depression.
Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  economy 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Job totals trail pre-recession levels in 10 US states - US News
Ten U.S. states still have not regained all the jobs they lost in the Great Recession, even after six and a half years of recovery, while many more have seen only modest gains.
this-week-348  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  economy 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Editor’s Note: 2016 Economic Projections - Growth Will Be Good But Not Great - Area Development
CFOs believe North America can continue to shoulder the global burden of economic growth, while Area Development’s Corporate Survey respondents are evenly split on whether or not the U.S. economy has achieved a continuous growth track.
area-development-features  economy  Matt 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
How Americans’ Perceptions of the Economy Have Changed in Just Three Months - WSJ
In the broadest strokes, the U.S. economy looks a lot like it did in December. After all, three months isn’t much time to change the outlines of an $18 trillion global powerhouse.
this-week-346  Around-the-web  Matt  economy 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Florida Basks in a Texas-Style Resurgence - WSJ
The Sunshine State’s economy dimmed in the recession, but now growth and jobs are brightening.
this-week-345-top  Around-the-web  jobs  florida  south-atlantic  economic-development  site-selection  texas  southwest  economy 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
This Time, Cheaper Oil Does Little for the U.S. Economy - The New York Times
Lower oil prices historically were a cause for celebration in the developed world, including the United States. The effect was akin to a tax cut for consumers who could fill their gas tanks for less money.
this-week-339  Around-the-web  Matt  oil  energy  economy 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
South Carolina particularly vulnerable to manufacturing hiccups - Post and Courier
U.S. manufacturing is in an extended slump, and that could hurt South Carolina more than the nation as a whole, one of the state’s leading economists told area business leaders Friday.
Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  economy  south-atlantic  south-carolina  oil  china 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
U.S. Growth and Employment Data Tell Different Stories - The New York Times
The stock market has been sinking since the beginning of the year and oil prices have plummeted, yet auto sales are at record highs and Federal Reserve officials are expressing confidence that the economy is on the upswing.
Around-the-web  this-week-338  automotive-industry  federal-reserve  economic-analysis  economy 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
The top economic issues in 2016 - Brookings Institution
Ted Gayer, vice president and director of Economic Studies at Brookings and the Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow, looks at the top economic issues in the upcoming year.
this-week-337  Around-the-web  Matt  government-policy  economic-analysis  economic-forecast  economy 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
What moves an economy forward? - Minnesota Public Radio News
Listening to public radio news and reading media stories, you would think that taxes, money and government debt are the key determinants of America's economic health. Understandable, but wrong. Fiscal and monetary policy matter, of course. But their impact on the economy's dynamism pales in comparison to the effects of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial risk-taking.
economic-analysis  economy  competitiveness  innovation  small-business  Around-the-web  this-week-320 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Maybe There's a Way to Create Good Jobs Again - Bloomberg View
The average American worker is confronting a number of problems right now -- stagnant income, an overhang of debt from the housing bubble, the high cost of college and the replacement of pension plans with high-fee, low-return 401(k) plans. But few would deny that one huge challenge is economic insecurity.
this-week-319  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  economy 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
State Economy Ranking July 2015 - Business Insider
The US has an enormous economy, and that economy is the sum of the economies of 50 states and the District of Columbia.
this-week-317  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  economy  rankings  state-rankings 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Department of Commerce Announces Twenty-Six States Achieved Record Export Levels in 2014 - Department of Commerce
New data shows 26 states achieved records in goods exports in 2014, while eight additional states experienced growth in merchandise exports over 2013 levels.
economic-indicator-reports  exports  u.s.-manufacturing  economy  this-week-295  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
The Economy: At Last, a Proper Recovery - The Economist
The American economy has technically been out of recession for six years. It is finally starting to feel like it. Millions of new jobs are sprouting.
this-week-293  around-the-web  matt  economic-recovery  economy  jobs 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Business leaders expect economy to heat up in 2015 - Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Nearly nine of 10 respondents are optimistic for their communities’ economies in 2015— the highest proportion in the history of the fedgazette’s annual business conditions poll conducted in November.
economic-analysis  economy  executive-surveys  this-week-290  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
State of the Union Conundrum: Can Obama take Credit for Economy? - LA Times
President Obama will lay out an ambitious vision Tuesday for government's role in American life, from such everyday concerns as how to pay for mortgages, tuition and doctors' bills to broader issues including the climate and national security
this-week-289  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  obama  economy 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Pumping Up the U.S. Economy -
The shale boom is greasing the wheels of the U.S. economy. Gross domestic product grew at a 3.2% annual rate in the fourth quarter, the Commerce Department reported Thursday, adding to evidence that the economy has shifted into higher gear. Indeed, if not for October's government shutdown, growth would have been 3.5%.
natural-gas  energy  economy  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-248  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Job Openings Reach 5-Year High -
U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in more than five years in October, and the number of people quitting also reached a five-year high.
this-week-242  around-the-web  matt  economy  jobs  workforce  employment  unemployment-statistics 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Entrepreneurs Up on the Economy, But Not Their Own Businesses -
Entrepreneurs are more optimistic about the economy than they have been in years, a new survey reports. Their own businesses? Not so much.
around-the-web  economy  this-week-227  matt  entrepreneurship 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Game changers: Five opportunities for US growth and renewal - McKinsey & Company
The US economy is struggling to find a new formula for vigorous growth. But all growth opportunities are not created equal. New McKinsey research pinpoints five catalysts—in energy, trade, technology, infrastructure, and talent development—that can quickly create jobs and deliver a substantial boost to GDP by 2020.
economic-recovery  workforce-development  around-the-web  economy  competitiveness  infrastructure  energy  skilled-labor  this-week-222 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Manufacturers Brace for Sequestration Impact - News
There is the possibility that Congress will develop an alternative to sequestration. The clock is, in fact, ticking toward the next deadline, March 27, when the Continuing Resolution, signed by President Barack Obama in September to fund the federal government, expires. Unless a meaningful resolution is reached, aerospace and defense industries will likely face even greater uncertainty in their near-term planning.
aerospace  economic-recovery  defense  government-policy  sequestration  industry-reports  economy 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Wells Fargo Securities Economics Group: After Some Trepidation, Small Business Confidence Rebounds - Area Development Online
The Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index rose 20 points in early January, as businesses expressed less concern about current business conditions and slightly more optimism about expectations for the coming year.
small-business  economy  economic-indicator-reports  economic-analysis  matt 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
U.S. Set for Biggest State-Local Jobs Boost Since 2007 - Businessweek
State and local governments are in their best financial shape since the recession, giving them leeway to cushion the U.S. economy from federal budget cuts with spending and hiring of their own.
economy  matt  around-the-web  workforce  labor  government 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Before Stockton: five other big financial crises for US municipalities -
Stockton, Calif., recently became the largest US city in history to declare bankruptcy, and it may not be the last. A perfect storm of a low tax receipts, high retiree obligations, cash-strapped state budgets, and ill-advised fiscal decisions has swamped towns this year, big and small, from coast to coast. The result is an unprecedented number of municipalities up against severe financial difficulties.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-175  economy  metros 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
In Report on States’ Finances, a Grim Long-Term Forecast -
The fiscal crisis for states will persist long after the economy rebounds as they confront rising health care costs, underfunded pensions, ignored infrastructure needs, eroding revenues and expected federal budget cuts...
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-175  economy  regional-reports 
july 2012 by areadevelopment
Job Growth Not a Product of US Manufacturing Surge - CNBC
After more than a decade of seeing American manufacturing plants shut down, 2012 could be the year the U.S. finally reverses that trend and opens more plants than closes. It’s an important step, one that demonstrates the steady recovery of American manufacturing. But analysts say the sector is far from what it was 15 or 20 years ago.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-week-171  economic-analysis  manufacturing  economy  jobs 
june 2012 by areadevelopment
ICC-Ifo survey reveals slight brightening in world economic climate - ICC's Commission on Economic Policy
“The latest results confirm that the cyclical downswing of the world economy is still underway,” said Gernot Nerb, Ifo Director of Business Surveys. “But they also confirm the now-prevailing view that the downswing will be relatively short and moderate in most countries and not devolve into a recession.”
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-157  economy  business-globalization  economic-indicator-reports 
february 2012 by areadevelopment
Companies, Flush with Cash, Ready to Focus on Growth in 2012 - AlixPartners
Companies, Flush with Cash, Ready to Focus on Growth in 2012, According to an AlixPartners/EIU Survey. But uncertainty on the economic and political fronts leads to caution, the need for ‘stingy growth’
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-155  economy  economic-development-news 
january 2012 by areadevelopment
The Myth of American Productivity - The Washington Monthly
Politicians say we have the most productive workers in the world. They don't know what they're talking about.
supply-chain  productivity  twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-153  agriculture  manufacturing  economy 
january 2012 by areadevelopment
Which Countries Pay Blue Collar Workers the Most? - The Atlantic Cities
The United States ranks 14th in the world in wages and compensation for manufacturing workers, according to new data released by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. That's on par with Ireland and Italy and far behind Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany, among others.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-153  economy  jobs  labor 
january 2012 by areadevelopment
U.S. Manufacturing Is a Bright Spot for the Economy -
For the first time in many years, manufacturing stands out as an area of strength in the American economy.
backshoring  twitterfeed  around-the-web  manufacturing  economy  this-week-152 
january 2012 by areadevelopment
U.S. manufacturing outlook brighter, executive says -
As we head into 2012, uncertainty continues to bedevil the U.S. economy, but a local executive who tracks a wide range of business sectors across the country sees good things on the horizon.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  manufacturing  economy  this-week-152 
january 2012 by areadevelopment
US Trade Policy `Avoided Disaster,' Irwin Says
Douglas Irwin, an economics professor at Dartmouth College, talks about U.S. trade policy in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008. Irwin said the U.S. has "avoided distaster" by not moving toward protectionism.
government-policy  trade  twitterfeed  around-the-web  economy  video 
december 2011 by areadevelopment
U.S. Can Survive a European Recession - Kiplinger
A downturn in Europe will cut U.S. exports and raise credit costs, but won’t have a big impact.
economy  business-globalization  this-week-148  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
november 2011 by areadevelopment
Commercial Real Estate Weathers Turbulent Times - NREI
U.S. commercial real estate fundamentals continue their recovery path. Demand for commercial space and net absorption has increased, although general leasing activity slowed moderately during the third quarter of 2011.
economy  commercial-real-estate  this-week-146  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
november 2011 by areadevelopment
There Are Only 2 Ways to Save the Economy: Innovation or Inflation - Michael Mandel - Business - The Atlantic
It all comes down to this: We have to match growth to debt. If we can't create miracles from growth, we have to consider inflation to reduce the value of our debt
economy  innovation  this-week-145  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
America must learn from Germany – before it’s too late - Blogs
Rob Atkinson is president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, an economic and technology policy think tank based in Washington.
competitiveness  economy  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Small Businesses Aren’t Key to the Economic Recovery -
In what may be the most misunderstood fact about the job market, although most companies are small — according to 2008 census data, 61 percent are small businesses with fewer than four workers — more than two-thirds of the American work force is employed by companies with more than 100 workers. You can tweak the definitions, but even if you define “small” as fewer than 500 people (as the federal government does, basically), you still find that half the work force is employed by large businesses.
economic-development-news  economy  small-business  mid-sized-business  corporate-expansion  jobs  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Lean Companies Ready to Cut -
Despite another quarter of robust corporate profits, an ominous impulse is stirring at many big companies—restructuring.
economy  labor  manufacturing  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
California and Bust - Vanity Fair
The smart money says the U.S. economy will splinter, with some states thriving, some states not, and all eyes are on California as the nightmare scenario. After a hair-raising visit with former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who explains why the Golden State has cratered, Michael Lewis goes where the buck literally stops—the local level, where the likes of San Jose mayor Chuck Reed and Vallejo fire chief Paige Meyer are trying to avert even worse catastrophes and rethink what it means to be a society.
economy  economic-recovery  california  this-week-141  around-the-web  twitterfeed  regional-reports 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Financial Dilemmas Face America and the Real Estate Market - NREI
Another real estate dilemma concerns the large debts that are outstanding on many commercial properties. Most banks are reluctant to extend enough credit to permit borrowers to pay off the loans they used to finance commercial properties, since values of those properties have fallen sharply.
economy  this-week-140  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Unwavering commitment: The public's view of the manufacturing industry today - Deloitte
Economists, business and government leaders all keep a close eye on the fortunes of the U.S. manufacturing industry, knowing the impact it has on the broader business environment. But what about the public? After all, their views of the manufacturing industry help shape public policy and have a direct impact on the talent pool.
economy  economic-recovery  manufacturing  competitiveness  this-week-140  around-the-web  twitterfeed  skilled-labor 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
What Could America Be Good At? - EconoMonitor
A vision of what American economic growth over the next decade could look like might also help us address our immediate economic problems.
economy  economic-recovery  labor  jobs  manufacturing  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed  competitiveness  business-globalization 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
President Obama, there is no engineer shortage - The Washington Post
“A chronic shortage of engineering students threatens America’s role as the world’s leading innovator and continues to impede our nation’s fragile economic recovery,” wrote Paul Otellini, a member of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, in a recent opinion piece for The Washington Post.
economy  jobs  government-policy  around-the-web  twitterfeed  this-week-138 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Rick Mattoon on the Economy: On the Brink or On the Mend? - Alter NOW
Emerging from a financial crisis of the enormity that the United States has lived through the last several years, it is natural that the road to recovery is slower and bumpier than in a typical recession.  This is the opinion of Rick Mattoon, a Senior Economist and Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago,  Previously a Policy Advisor to the governor of Washington, he is also a lecturer at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
economy  commercial-real-estate  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Why America Is Likely to See a ‘Manufacturing Renaissance’ - BCG
Building on Earlier Research, Report Details How China’s Escalating Costs and the Strategic Advantages of Making Goods Closer to Consumers Will Accelerate a Return of U.S. Manufacturing by Around 2015
studies  manufacturing  economy  competitiveness  business-globalization  backshoring  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
State Credit Ratings - The Tax Foundation
S&P credit ratings of the 50 states. 13 states have the top AAA rating, and the worst state, California, has a rating of A-.
economy  around-the-web  twitterfeed  taxes-incentives 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Japan’s factories near full recovery - BusinessWorld Online Edition
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION in Japan this month is expected to increase to 99% of pre-disaster levels in February, as most damaged plants surveyed had fully restored their facilities by the end of June, that country’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) said in a report published last Aug. 1.
JapanQuake  around-the-web  twitterfeed  economy  international-location-reports 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Recovery on Steroids: How Texas Job Growth Got Huge - The Atlantic
There are two things you'll read in every report on Texas Governor Rick Perry and his state's daunting jobs record. The first is that 40 percent of the jobs created since the recession ended came from Texas. Very impressive. The second is that Texas has the highest percentage of minimum-wage workers in the country. Less impressive.
economy  regional-reports  texas  jobs  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Editorial: A Jobs Agenda, Anyone? -
In what can only be described as a triumph of bad policy and craven politics, Congress and the Obama administration have spent the year focused on budget cuts, as the economy has faltered and unemployment has worsened.
jobs  economy  economic-development-news  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
For jobs, reviving the American pioneer - The Washington Post
We need innovators to restart the jobs engine. With their bold new ideas, entrepreneurs and next-generation leaders are our best hope for scaling high-growth businesses. If we want more jobs, we need more Steve Jobs.
startup-visa  startup  jobs  economy  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed  innovation 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
S&P U.S. Debt Downgrade: Implications For Commercial Real Estate - Forbes
To understand the implications of Standard & Poor’s lowering the credit rating of U.S. government debt by one notch to AA+, we first have to understand why U.S. debt was downgraded, and maybe more importantly what was not part of the reason for the downgrade. Let’s start with the latter.
commercial-real-estate  corporate-real-estate-news  around-the-web  twitterfeed  economy 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
What Does S&P Downgrade Mean for Real Estate? Economists’ Opinions Vary - NREI Online
Economists are divided over the commercial real estate implications of Friday’s historic downgrade of U.S. debt. Standard & Poor’s decision to lower its rating on long-term U.S. Treasury bonds from AAA to AA+ is, by itself, unlikely to affect commercial real estate investors directly, say experts.
corporate-real-estate-news  economy  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Michele Nash-Hoff: What's Happening to U. S. Manufacturing? - HuffPost
After dominating the globe for over 60 years as the world's largest, most productive, and technologically advanced in the world, America's manufacturing sector is in a decline in nearly all industries. America's lead in a number of industries vanished years ago, and nearly all industries are facing potentially dangerous erosion.
competitiveness  business-globalization  economy  economic-indicator-reports  manufacturing  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
A Dozen Economic Facts About Innovation - Brookings Institution
During the past century, innovation in mechanics, computing technology, medicine, and business practices has driven economic growth, raised wages, and helped Americans lead longer and healthier lives. Since the 1970s, however, the pace of innovation has slowed, leading to lower overall wage growth for American workers. Moreover, those gains that have been made have not been shared equally across society.
economic-development-news  economy  innovation  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Sizing the Clean Economy: A Green Jobs Assessment - Brookings Institution
The “green” or “clean” or low-carbon economy—defined as the sector of the economy that produces goods and services with an environmental benefit—remains at once a compelling aspiration and an enigma.
labor  industry-reports  clean-energy  green-economy  workforce-development  economy  this-week-134  around-the-web  twitterfeed  studies 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
GE Perspective: U.S. Free Trade Agreements with Korea, Panama and Colombia Are Vital for Export Growth - GE Reports
One unquestionable bright spot in the U.S. Economy these days are exports. With many trading partners growing two, three or even four times faster than the US economy, American exports have been growing steadily and today support millions of jobs here at home. As the second-largest manufacturing exporter in the US, GE and its American workers have a significant stake in the continued growth of trade and exports.
free-trade-agreements  business-globalization  this-week-134  around-the-web  twitterfeed  manufacturing  economy 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Nearly 500 New Plants Scheduled to Begin Operations in U.S. in Second Half of 2011 -
Millions of jobs were lost during the recession, and they have been slow in coming back; however, progress is being made each and every month, as companies open new production plants that require qualified employees to run the machinery. During the second half of 2011, close to 500 new manufacturing plants are currently scheduled to begin operations in the U.S., which will create more than 42,500 jobs.
manufacturing  economy  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-134  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
Small Business: “The Economic Engine of This Country” - The ChamberPost
Tony Hill of Edwards & Hill Office Furniture in Columbia, MD, is optimistic and sees the economy on "a slow recovery." Hill shared his thoughts about the economy as part of the Voices for Jobs Listening Tour. At the Chamber's second annual Jobs Summit on Monday, July 11, in Washington, D.C., we'll hear from business owners and policy makers about the jobs outlook and what government can do to improve the economy and get people back to work.
small-business  economy  economic-recovery  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
july 2011 by areadevelopment
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