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Front Line: Union Activity Showing Recent Spikes - Area Development
Although unions’ influence in the U.S. has diminished over the last four decades, they are still playing a key role in manufacturing and, more recently, the distribution sector.
area-development-features  frontline  labor  workforce  unions  right-to-work  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Front Line: Will the Latest Round of Minimum Wage Increases Affect Employment Levels? - Area Development
Since the tight labor market has already pushed up wages, studies have shown an increase in the minimum wage will have minimal negative impact on employment levels.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  workforce  labor  labor-costs  government-policy  frontline 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Front Line: Amazon’s HQ2 Finalists Reflect a Growing Shift in Geographical Clout - Area Development
The 20 finalist locations for Amazon’s second headquarters location include several smaller cities that are not typically thought of as technology centers.
area-development-features  frontline  amazon  headquarters  retail  ecommerce  site-selection  e-commmerce  economic-development  taxes-incentives  jobs  tech  high-tech  technology 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Front Line: The Competition for Amazon’s HQ2 - Area Development
Like contestants at a beauty pageant, cities across the U.S. and Canada are eagerly awaiting the announcement: where will Amazon decide to build its new $5 billion second headquarters, which will create 50,000 jobs?
area-development-features  matt  frontline  amazon  headquarters  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  ecommerce  retail  tech  high-tech  technology 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Front Line: A New Focus on Apprenticeship Programs - Area Development
Apprenticeships have entered the spotlight as a promising solution to the shortage of skilled workers, especially for manufacturers.
area-development-features  Matt  frontline  manufacturing  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  economic-development 
september 2017 by areadevelopment
Frontline: Apple’s $1 Billion Fund to Support U.S. Manufacturing - Area Development
Among the goals of Apple’s $1 billion fund is the creation of thousands of new manufacturing jobs, especially in the computers and electronics fields.
area-development-features  Matt  frontline  manufacturing  jobs  high-tech  electronics-industry  technology  tech  apple 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Frontline: Fourth Industrial Revolution Takes Off, “Localizing” Site Selection Requirements - Area Development
The adoption of new technology — in what’s been called “the fourth industrial revolution” — will benefit the entire manufacturing ecosystem.
area-development-features  Matt  frontline  manufacturing  technology  advanced-manufacturing  site-selection  economic-development 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Frontline: 21st Century Cures Act May Spur Pharma/ Medical Device Expansions in U.S. - Area Development
Funding provided by the 21st Century Cures Act, as well changes in FDA approval procedures, may lead pharma and medical device companies to expand their operations, with an eye on U.S. locations to accommodate the new administration’s interventions.
area-development-features  frontline  site-selection  economic-development  medical  manufacturing  medical-device  medical-industry  pharmaceuticals  bioscience 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Frontline: Defend Trade Secrets Act Gives Added Protection for Tech Companies - Area Development
The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), signed into law in May, 2016 by President Obama, has received wide industry praise from manufacturers as well as industry trade organizations.
area-development-features  Matt  frontline  trade-agreements  manufacturing  business-globalization  tech  technology 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Frontline: Cities Pledge to Reduce and Track Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Area Development
With the formation of the Compact of Mayors, cities worldwide are preparing GHG inventories for buildings and transport and hope to link this data to development priorities.
frontline  area-development-news  Matt  sustainability  sustainable-development 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Frontline: Incubators Help Startups to Grow and Succeed - Area Development
Startup fever is exploding across America, as a slow-growth economy, corporate job cutbacks, and the work ethos and expectations of the burgeoning millennial generation reshape the business landscape.
area-development-features  Matt  startup  entrepreneurship  frontline  millennials 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Frontline: Implementing the New Ozone Standard - First Steps - Area Development
Industrial facility managers should be on the lookout in 2016 for how cities and metropolitan regions are initially judged under the U.S. EPA’s new air quality standard for ozone (O3).
area-development-features  Matt  frontline  asset-management  facility-planning  environment 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Frontline: Drones Redefine the Use of Commercial Airspace - Area Development
The FAA is in the process of establishing regulations for the commercial use of drones, the use of which is also supposed to be a boon to the telecommunications industry.
area-development-features  Matt  frontline  Aerospace  drones  aviation  advanced-technology  telecommunications 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Frontline: IQ Orlando Brings High-Tech Life Science Innovation to Central Florida - Area Development
IQ Orlando is focused on five key life science and healthcare sectors: software and information and communications technologies (ICT), medical devices, healthcare services, biotech, and pharma. The group is especially eager to partner with disruptive early and mid-stage companies.
frontline  area-development-features  Matt  Florida  south-atlantic  orlando  life-sciences  bioscience  biotech  high-tech  manufacturing  healthcare  medical-device  pharmaceuticals  innovation 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Frontline: Part-Timers (By Choice) Diversify the Workforce - Area Development
There is a growing population of workers who, by choice, prefer to work part-time hours. According to a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics figure cited by Bloomberg, six million Americans are choosing to work part time — an increase of about 12 percent since 2007.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  frontline 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Front Line: Metro Areas Join in Export Initiatives
To date, 28 cities across the country have come together under a pilot program called the Global Cities Initiative (GCI) to develop their foreign direct investment plans and volume of exports
area-development-features  frontline  Metros  Matt  manufacturing  exports  side-insider-6-16-15 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Front Line: High-Speed Rail Spurs Economic Development - Area Development
California is finally going ahead with its high-speed rail project. In January 2015 California state officials broke ground on the future high-speed rail station in Fresno, part of the 520-mile long high-speed (up to 200 mph) rail line that will connect downtown San Francisco to downtown Los Angeles.
area-development-features  economic-development  site-selection  intermodal  rail  logistics  california  pacific-states  matt  frontline 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Front Line: In Prince William County, VA, Serious Gaming Boosts Training Simulation - Area Development
SGI serves as the applied research, business development, and corporate education arm of the Computer Game Design Program in Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. It offers cutting-edge game design research and development; simulation and game training and certification; visualization and simulation software development; and rapid prototyping.
frontline  matt  virginia  south-atlantic  economic-development  site-selection  gaming-industry  high-tech  electronics-industry 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Front Line: The New Economy, Crowdfunding for Civic Projects - Area Development
For a small but growing number of locales, “crowdfunding” is part of the solution for funding economic development projects.
area-development-features  economic-development  matt  crowd-funding  frontline 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Front Line: Preparing for Takeoff in the Drone Industry - Area Development
As drones become smaller, more affordable, and easier to operate, they’re being eyed for use in everything from agriculture to construction and real estate.
area-development-features  frontline  matt  manufacturing  aerospace  nevada  mountain-states  uav-aerospace 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Front Line: Light Manufacturers Create a Unique Supply Chain in Central Ohio
At the New Albany Personal Care and Beauty Innovation Campus, a cluster of manufacturing businesses are working together as a supply chain to create a wide variety of packaged healthcare and beauty products – all developed and completed at the same business park and then shipped all over the world.
area-development-features  frontline  ohio  manufacturing  matt  supply-chain  midwest  side-insider-96 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Kraft Achieves Zero Waste at 36 Food Plants Around the World -
Kraft, the maker of food products ranging from Dentyne to mac-and-cheese mix, sends no waste to landfill at 36 manufacturing plants in 13 countries, the company said today.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-156  facility-planning  sustainable-development  food-processing  frontline 
february 2012 by areadevelopment
Oregon Makes High Schoolers Apply to College to Get a Diploma - Education - GOOD
This week the Oregon House of Representatives passed a bill that will deny graduating seniors their diplomas until they “showed proof of application to college, the U.S. armed forces or into an apprenticeship program."
workforce-development  oregon  government-policy  this-week-127  around-the-web  twitterfeed  frontline 
april 2011 by areadevelopment

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