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New York Is a Genuine Tech Hub (and That Was Before Amazon) - The New York Times
In 2003, Craig Nevill-Manning, a computer scientist at Google, wanted to set up an engineering outpost in New York. Google’s top leaders were skeptical, but they told him that he could go ahead if he could find 15 “Google-worthy” software developers in the city. Mr. Nevill-Manning found his developers and opened the engineering office in New York. Today, Google employs 7,000 people in the city, and more than half are engineers and technical staff. The Google story mirrors the rise and evolution of New York as a genuine tech hub.
new-york-city  Google  amazon  HQ2  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  high-tech  Around-the-web  this-week-442 
25 days ago by areadevelopment
Recent Research: Close look at manufacturing helps shape policy and practice - SSTI
Because manufacturing clusters tend to have a larger impact on innovation at smaller scales, cluster policies might be more effective if they also consider proximity.
economic-development  industry-clusters  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-440 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Expedia’s ‘have job, will travel’ workplace - Lens
Expedia Group’s decision to move its headquarters from Bellevue across Lake Washington to Seattle at the 40-acre former Amgen waterfront campus may further solidify the city’s status as a major tech hub.
corporate-headquarters  seattle  high-tech  industry-clusters  innovation-hubs  Around-the-web  this-week-439 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Xconomy: In Boston's Shadow, Rhode Island Fights for Life Science Jobs, Respect - Xconomy
The state, and especially its capital city, have many pieces in place to help a tech-savvy cluster take off: a revitalized downtown with exquisite architecture, thriving food and arts scenes, and a welter of academic centers, including the top-notch Rhode Island School of Design, Brown University, and the University of Rhode Island. The centerpiece is a swath of reclaimed downtown land where a freeway once ran, now dedicated to health organizations and innovation.
biotech  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  rhode-island  new-england  Around-the-web  this-week-437 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Fashioning a hub: Effort to base clothing design, manufacturing in Detroit gains steam - Crains
A year-old effort by current and former Detroiters to establish a hub for fashion design and manufacturing in Detroit is starting to show signs of progress.

A local coalition of clothing makers that includes Carhartt Inc., Detroit Denim, Lazlo and Shinola is planning to start a pilot manufacturing plant in February that will contract with apparel companies on small clothing orders and serve as an ongoing apprenticeship training center.
textiles-clothing-industries  small-manufacturing  Metros  detroit  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  this-week-436 
12 weeks ago by areadevelopment
What Happened After the Last HQ2 Competition - Urbanophile
When I traveled to Oklahoma City for the first time a few years ago I was shocked to discover that in the civic narrative of the city’s transformation – it’s origin story if you will – the triggering event for change was losing a competition for a United Airlines maintenance facility in 1991 to Indianapolis.
urban-planning  oklahoma  oklahoma-city  Aerospace  industry-clusters  economic-development-news  HQ2  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Movement - Newgeography.com
As a spirt, bourbon is heavily associated with the state of Kentucky. But while major spirits firm Brown-Forman is located in Louisville, traditionally bourbon was distilled in rural – and ironically, dry – counties like, say, Bourbon County.

But Louisville has managed to stake out a position for itself as the basecamp for Kentucky’s bourbon trail. Also, there’s been a major move of distillers into the city. There are micro-distilleries everywhere these days, but what distinguishes Louisville here is the big money that’s been poured into in-city facilities.
industry-clusters  liquor-spirits-industry  regional-reports  kentucky  louisville  urban-revitalization  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Booming Seattle struggles to stay affordable - Open for all? - Economist
FOR the third consecutive year, Seattle has the most cranes in operation of any city in America—three times as many as New York. Long a placid, drizzly company town, the place is booming. Since 2010 Seattle has grown more quickly than any other large American city, thanks in part to the success of Amazon and Microsoft, two local technology firms. Entrepreneurs are flocking there, repelled by the obscene costs of San Francisco.
Metros  seattle  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  cost-of-doing-business  cost-of-living  this-week-433 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Across the U.S., the Spaceport Race Is On - WSJ
Local and state officials vie for business from the likes of SpaceX and other commercial space companies
industry-reports  Aerospace  economic-development-news  industry-clusters  spaceports  Around-the-web  this-week-433-top 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Rethinking cluster initiatives - Brookings
Regional economies grow and decline based on their ability to specialize in high-value industries and then evolve those specializations over time.
Around-the-web  industry-clusters  Metros  this-week-433 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Fintechs Spreading Across the Globe - Deloitte US
Fintechs are gaining traction in terms of headquarters locations and investments in a vast array of cities around the globe. How do financial services firms stay on top of this rapidly shifting landscape?
fintech  Around-the-web  this-week-431  corporate-headquarters  industry-clusters 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Helping U.S. Manufacturers: What works? - Agracel, Inc.
One of the chasms in today’s political economy relates to manufacturing. Broadly speaking, many elites believe that the one-two punch of globalization (trade) and technology (robotics) has effectively knocked out the sector. But many people disagree. Or, more precisely, they believe that with the right policies, we could support more factory jobs in more places than we do now.
government-policy  u.s.-manufacturing  taxes-incentives  Around-the-web  this-week-426  infrastructure  workforce-development  public-private-partnerships  industry-clusters  workforce-training  university-economic-development 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Playboy Article: Detroit is "Silicon Valley of Smart Mobility Tech" - Xconomy
We’ve all heard the cliche about reading Playboy only for its articles, but it turns out that the magazine really does have some stellar reporting. On Monday, Playboy posted an article that brings some validation to southeast Michigan’s role in the development of autonomous vehicles.
detroit  autonomous-vehicles  mobility-tech  industry-clusters  automotive-industry  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-417 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Silicon Valley Is Over, Says Silicon Valley - The New York Times
By the end of the tour, the coastal elites had caught the heartland bug. Several used Zillow, the real estate app, to gawk at the availability of cheap homes in cities like Detroit and South Bend and fantasize about relocating there. They marveled at how even old-line manufacturing cities now offer a convincing simulacrum of coastal life, complete with artisanal soap stores and farm-to-table restaurants.
silicon-valley  technology-based-economic-development  midwest  regional-reports  venturecapital  high-tech  industry-clusters  rust-belt  Around-the-web  this-week-415 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Is Indianapolis Cool Enough for Amazon? It Just Might Be - The New York Times
In the frenzy of coverage and speculation that accompanied Amazon’s initial announcement of a North America-wide competition for the new headquarters, I couldn’t find anyone who cited Indianapolis as a likely finalist.
indianapolis  Around-the-web  this-week-410  amazon  high-tech  industry-clusters  salesforce  corporate-headquarters 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Is Alabama now the auto capital of the South? - AL.com
The addition of a highly sought-after manufacturing plant, featuring the world's largest auto company, is also part of several stories: The South's continuing ascendancy into international auto manufacturing, current global economic politics and the future of the auto industry.
this-week-410  Around-the-web  automotive-industry  toyota  mazda  business-globalization  industry-clusters  industry-reports  regional-reports  south 
january 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
Tech's New Hotbeds: Cities With Fastest Growth In STEM Jobs Are Far From Silicon Valley - Newgeography.com
The most recent data on STEM jobs – in science, technology, engineering or mathematics – suggests that tech jobs, with some exceptions, are shifting to smaller, generally more affordable places.

What we may be witnessing, in fact, is a third turning in the tech world. The initial phase, in the 1950s, was mostly suburban – dominated by the still-powerful Bay Area, Boston and Southern California – and was heavily tied to aerospace and defense. The second phase, now coming to a close, refocused tech growth in two hot spots, the Bay Area and Washington's Puget Sound, and largely involved social media, search and digital applications for business services.

The third tech turning, now in its infancy, promises greater dispersion to other markets, some with strong tech backgrounds, some with far less.
innovation-hubs  STEM-workforce  high-tech  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  Metros  suburbs  workforce-migration  this-week-409-top  sfp-insider-5-24-2018 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
4 U.S. tech hubs to watch in 2018 - VentureBeat
The cities that I’ve chosen as ones to watch aren’t necessarily those that are home to the most startup activity. Rather, entrepreneurs, investors, or government leaders in the city have proven nimble in identifying what resources tech entrepreneurs will need to grow in their city. Or they’ve dedicated themselves to becoming leaders in a niche technology sector that they think will revolutionize American life. And finally, many of these cities are also home to a promising number of tech startups.
industry-clusters  Metros  pittsburgh  raleigh  indianapolis  ann-arbor  indiana  Pennsylvania  Michigan  north-carolina  high-tech  innovation-hubs  startup  venturecapital  this-week-409  Around-the-web 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Made in the USA: Dead or Alive? - BoF
In North Carolina, once a booming textiles and apparel hub, there are signs of struggle — and life.
industry-clusters  industry-reports  textiles-clothing-industries  north-carolina  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Robots descending on industrial workplaces in record numbers - Detroit Free Press
Part of a growing trend, a Michigan auto parts supplier is installing "collaborative" robots in bid to boost efficiency. Workers hope the move makes the company competitive, boosting job security.
industry-reports  automotive-industry  regional-reports  Michigan  industry-clusters  automation  advanced-manufacturing 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Foreign Direct Investment Strengthens America’s High-Tech Competitiveness - Department of Commerce
This report provides an in-depth look at high-tech clusters in the United States and gives the first-ever analysis of the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) in high-tech industries. The report’s biggest takeaway is that FDI plays a significant role in these industries.
location-USA  fdi-USA  Metros  industry-clusters  high-tech  Around-the-web  this-week-400 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Hankook opens first U.S. manufacturing plant - Rubber and Plastics News
Hankook Tire America Corp. held a grand opening ceremony Oct. 17 for its first U.S. manufacturing facility. The $800 million plant in Clarksville is expected to bring 1,800 jobs to Tennessee, according to a company release.
fdi-USA  rubber-industry  automotive-industry  Tennessee  industry-clusters  hankook  Around-the-web  this-week-400 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Sky's the limit for clean-energy jobs in Minnesota, across U.S. - StarTribune.com
As wind and solar energy have grown, they've created a tide of jobs nationwide in fields from construction to manufacturing. Renewable energy jobs, most of which are in wind and solar, grew by 16 percent to around 6,200 in Minnesota from 2015 to 2016, according to a recent study by Clean Energy Economy Minnesota, an industry-led nonprofit. 
minnesota  midwest  regional-reports  industry-reports  industry-clusters  green-economy  energy  solar-power  wind-energy  industry-organizations 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Drugmakers in Storm-Battered Puerto Rico Must Now Ride Out Recovery - Bloomberg
Ruined infrastructure complicates efforts to restart factories
FDA says it’s monitoring potential shortages of some key drugs
biotech  pharmaceuticals  industry-clusters  puerto-rico  natural-disasters  taxes-incentives  Around-the-web  this-week-398 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Building a Bioscience Cluster in East Los Angeles - Urban Land Magazine
East Los Angeles is shaping up to be one of the unlikely centers of southern California’s emerging bioscience industry. Bioscience has long had a presence in Los Angeles, given its collection of leading medical centers and universities.
industry-clusters  biotech  los-angeles  california  regional-reports  pacific-states  Around-the-web  this-week-398 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Aerospace manufacturing attractiveness rankings - PwC
An Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Index compiled by global professional services network PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) ranked Michigan second nationwide behind Georgia based on a weighted score of category and subcategory rankings including labor, infrastructure, industry, economy, cost, tax policy, and geopolitical risk. Rising six rankings after falling to eighth place last year, Michigan’s improvement was attributed to the state’s strong performance in the economy, infrastructure, and cost categories.
Aerospace  ranking  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  industry-clusters  innovation-hubs  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Save New York City’s Fashion Factories - The New York Times
Manufacturing in New York City’s garment district is in jeopardy of unraveling at its seams. The city’s Economic Development Corporation may soon begin the certification process to lift the zoning laws that have protected fashion and apparel businesses in these few blocks in Midtown Manhattan for decades.
industry-clusters  textiles-clothing-industries  new-york-city  urban-planning  Metros  small-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Michigan’s New Motor City: Ann Arbor as a Driverless-Car Hub - The New York Times
As the world looks ahead to a future of interconnected, self-driving cars, this college town 40 miles west of Detroit has emerged as a one-of-a-kind, living laboratory for the technologies that will pave the way.
autonomous-vehicles  automotive-industry  industry-clusters  Michigan  Around-the-web  this-week-392 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Top 10 U.S. Biopharma Clusters - GEN
While the regions making the list this year will be very familiar to biopharma industry watchers, the regions just below the top 10 also continue to build clusters that may someday propel them to future GEN lists. Highest among those remains Denver at No. 11, which ranked higher on two criteria—ninth in lab space (4 million square feet) and 10th in jobs (27,666, according to JLL). 
biotech  industry-clusters  market-reports  innovation-hubs  Around-the-web  this-week-389 
june 2017 by areadevelopment
How Reno Became a Data Center Hub: a Timeline - Data Center Knowledge
With most new data center capacity gravitating toward long-established locations, such as Northern Virginia, Chicago, and Dallas, few locations in the US have emerged as new data center hubs in recent years as quickly as Reno, Nevada
Reno  Nevada  data-centers  industry-clusters  regional-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Space cluster growing as big firms prep for arrival - Orlando Sentinel
An expanding space industry on the Space Coast has some businesses hoping and planning to get a piece of the new work.

With two large new facilities on their way, the region could grow and become an even hotter region for space-related contractors who can supply Blue Origin, OneWeb or any of the already existing space companies there with materials and components for their rockets and satellites.
industry-clusters  Around-the-web  Aerospace  Florida  regional-reports  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Also Made in Mexico: Lifesaving Medical Devices - NYTimes.com
The North American Free Trade Agreement has transformed this sprawling border town from gritty party spot to something entirely different: a world capital of medical devices.
mexico  NAFTA  Around-the-web  this-week-381  medical-device  industry-reports  nearshoring  industry-clusters 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Life sciences industry growing in Midwest, Philadelphia - SSTI
The Midwest and the Greater Philadelphia region have found pathways to build strong life sciences industries and create environments that provide the necessary risk capital for healthcare startups. These life sciences clusters are driven by leading healthcare companies, high quality health systems, and top notch research institutions as well as strong entrepreneurial support ecosystems.
innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  life-sciences  biotech  regional-reports  midwest  Philadelphia  Pennsylvania  technology-based-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-379 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Industry 4.0, manufacturing ecosystems and the connected enterprise - Deloitte University Press
The marriage of advanced manufacturing techniques with information technology, data, and analytics is driving another industrial revolution—one that invites manufacturing leaders to combine information technology and operations technology to create value in new and different ways.
industry4.0  Around-the-web  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  internet-of-things  this-week-379 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
US investors look to Toronto to scout health innovations – Medium
Health investors from the United States are discovering vast prospects in Toronto as a hot-spot for biotech innovation and a place to invest in cutting-edge life sciences startups.
location-canada  toronto  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  this-week-378  canada  life-sciences  biotech 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Announces Opening of Life Sciences Tax Incentive Program - State Tax Matters - Deloitte
This program offers tax incentives, some of which are refundable credits, to encourage the growth of qualifying companies engaged in life sciences research and development (R&D), commercialization and manufacturing in Massachusetts.
taxes-incentives  industry-ed  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  Massachusetts  regional-reports  new-england 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
How Your Mall Sausage Gets Made in Columbus, Ohio - Racked
Some of the country’s biggest brands are hometown companies including the Limited empire (Bath & Body Works, Victoria’s Secret, and Henri Bendel), Abercrombie & Fitch, Express, as well as other mall giants like DSW. The city also happens to be a leader in transportation, market testing, and retail design, guiding the logistics and look of countless stores. The modern American shopping experience owes a lot to a city that has been derisively nicknamed Cow Town, USA.
retail  logistics  industry-clusters  columbus-region  ohio  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Bicycle Production Begins Move Back to US - IndustryWeek
After decades of offshoring, established bicycle brands and entrepreneurs are bringing bicycle manufacturing back to the United States as overseas costs rise and companies realize the value of "local for local" production.
u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  backshoring  micro-factories  detroit  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  this-week-372 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
7 Regional Hotbeds For Cybersecurity Innovation - InformationWeek
These regions are driving cybersecurity innovation across the US with an abundance of tech talent, educational institutions, accelerators, incubators, and startup activity.
silicon-valley  industry-clusters  high-tech  Around-the-web  this-week-367 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Whirlpool's decision to stay in U.S. has helped make it one of the Chattanooga area's key companies - Times Free Press
Whirlpool is one of the area's key companies in the appliance industry with 1,500 employees at its Cleveland plant and another 600 working at a call center here. GE Roper, which makes GE ovens and stoves in LaFayette, Ga., employs more than 1,500 workers. Burner Systems International has several hundred people making gas burner systems in Chattanooga.
u.s.-manufacturing  electronics-industry  whirlpool  Tennessee  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  this-week-367 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
The One and Only Texas Wind Boom - MIT Technology Review
Wind power has transformed the heart of fossil-fuel country. Can the rest of the United States follow suit?
texas  wind-energy  industry-clusters  green-economy  energy  Around-the-web  this-week-366 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Next Big Tech Corridor? Between Seattle and Vancouver, Planners Hope - The New York Times
American tech giants stand to benefit from Canada’s smoother immigration process, and Vancouver is looking to feed its own homegrown tech ambitions.
silicon-valley  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  seattle  regional-reports  pacific-states  location-canada  vancouver  Around-the-web  this-week-365  high-tech 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
America’s advanced industries: New trends - Brookings Institution
Leaders in cities, metropolitan areas, and states across the country continue to seek ways to reenergize the American economy in a way that works better for more people. To support those efforts, this report provides an update on the changing momentum and geography of America’s advanced industries sector—a group of 50 R&D- and STEM (science-technology-engineering-mathematics)-worker intensive industries the vitality of which will be essential for supporting any broadly shared prosperity in U.S. regions.
industry-clusters  innovation-hubs  advanced-industries  economic-analysis  STEM-workforce  research&development  Around-the-web  STUDIES  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Michigan and Ontario to promote region's auto industry - MLive.com
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a memorandum with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to promote the region's automotive industry.

They were near Traverse City on Wednesday at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars. The state and province are creating a working group to focus on autonomous vehicles, lightweight materials, alternative fuels and other best practices.
industry-clusters  canada  location-canada  Michigan  ontario  automotive-industry  NAFTA  government-policy  economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
The Silicon Valley of Space Start-Ups? It Could be Seattle - The New York Times
There’s more activity than ever in the commercial space race, with a new wave of entrepreneurs attempting to do everything from lowering the cost of putting something into space, with reusable rockets, to mining asteroids. With their mix of universities, government space facilities, technology talent and financial risk takers, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Denver and other cities have become especially fertile grounds for space start-ups.

No single spot can claim to be the Silicon Valley of such companies yet, but Seattle is on the short list of contenders, investors and entrepreneurs say.
innovation-hubs  Aerospace  industry-clusters  technology-based-economic-development  Around-the-web  seattle  silicon-valley  this-week-360 
august 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
2016 Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Rankings - PwC
Among state rankings, Arizona jumped to first place with improvements in the state’s industry rank and operating costs, as well as high scores in property and unemployment tax. Florida dropped one rank from last year to take second place, but its Space Coast still remains a hot spot with companies developing facilities in that area. Utah, Georgia, Missouri, Texas, Michigan, and Ohio remained in the top 10, and newcomers included Indiana and Washington.
state-rankings  industry-clusters  industry-reports  Aerospace  Around-the-web  this-week-357-top  arizona  Florida  florida-space-coast  utah  Georgia  missouri 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Technology Progresses When Business, Government, and Academia Work Together - HBR
By the mid-1980’s, the American semiconductor industry seemed like it was doomed. Although US firms had pioneered and dominated the technology for two decades, they were now getting pummeled by cheaper Japanese imports. Much like cars and electronics, microchips seemed destined to become another symbol of American decline.

The dire outlook had serious ramifications for both US competitiveness and national security. So in 1986, the American government created SEMATECH, a consortium of government agencies, research institutions and private industry. By the mid 1990’s, the US was once again dominating semiconductors.
semi-conductor  electronics-industry  public-private-partnerships  government-policy  industry-clusters  industry-consortium  SEMATECH  Around-the-web  this-week-355 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Automotive Minute: Nissan’s 30-year commitment to U.S. manufacturing continues to grow - Atlanta Business Chronicle
In stark contrast to its competition, Nissan has not laid off a worker in more than 30 years of manufacturing in the United States and their laborers have resisted multiple attempts to unionize the workforce.

Last year, the Smyrna Vehicle Assembly Plant became the largest producing automotive assembly plant in North America as Nissan celebrated five straight years of sales growth.
nissan  Atlanta  south-atlantic  regional-reports  industry-reports  automotive-industry  industry-clusters  organized-labor  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-355 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Connecticut Officials Shouldn't Let Aetna Get Away - Hartford Courant
The phrase "until further notice" should frighten Connecticut. With those three words, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini has raised anew the specter of the insurance giant possibly moving out of the city that has been its home for nearly 200 years.
aetna  connecticut  corporate-headquarters  industry-clusters  hartford-ct  site-selection  corporate-relocation  Around-the-web  this-week-354 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Southpointe transforming farm community of Cecil to corporate hub - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The revamping of Cecil from a farming community to a corporate hub has not only transformed the landscape, but also the lives of the original residents here who have been able to get top dollar for land they once had to work to eek out a living.
pittsburgh  regional-reports  industrial-park  corporate-headquarters  energy  shale-gas  industry-clusters  rural-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-353 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
As a ‘back-office’ venue, Hartford ranks high - HartfordBusiness.com
Hartford's geography and its pool of highly educated, skilled talent have long made it a desirable locale for corporate headquarters and other front-office presences. But Hartford also presents a compelling, money-saving case for companies to install or relocate their "back-office" operations to the city and state.
back-office-operations  corporate-headquarters  office-market  Metros  industry-clusters  hartford  regional-reports  connecticut  Around-the-web  this-week-353 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Remaking Goose Island, One of Chicago's Great Industrial Hubs - Curbed Chicago
After years of neglect, many of Chicago's industrial corridors are making big comebacks. Areas like Fulton Market and River North have blossomed over the last 15 years, transforming from skid rows into some of the most popular spots for city dwellers and the businesses they work at. However, as these two areas reach critical mass, attention is moving up the Chicago River's North Branch to places like Goose Island.
urban-revitalization  industry-clusters  innovation-hubs  office-market  Around-the-web  this-week-352  chicago  regional-reports 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Being prepared for the next Mexican automotive boom - Roland Berger
Several volume and premium OEMs have recently initiated their first major manufacturing endeavors in Mexico. These investments have a clear focus on export as Mexico continues to turn into a global manufacturing hub, away from the pure former NAFTA focus.
NAFTA  automotive-industry  industry-clusters  mexico  Around-the-web  this-week-351-top 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
11 Emerging Tech Office Markets - National Real Estate Investor
If the tech giants that have driven office sector momentum in the San Francisco Bay area continue to drive up the city’s rents, where are the newer tech players planting roots?
office-market  high  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  this-week-348 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
New institute will accelerate innovations in fibers and fabrics - MIT News
The partnership, named the Advanced Functional Fibers of America (AFFOA) Institute, has won a national competition for federal funding to create the latest Manufacturing Innovation Institute. It is designed to accelerate innovation in high-tech, U.S.-based manufacturing involving fibers and textiles.
textiles-clothing-industries  industry-clusters  public-private-partnerships  Around-the-web  this-week-348 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
U.S. Textile Industry Turns to Tech as Gateway to Revival - The New York Times
But eying trends in the industry and technology, VF has hired scientists and set up four innovation centers in the United States that focus on areas
south-carolina  Around-the-web  this-week-348  textiles-clothing-industries  industry-clusters  research-commercialization 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Nafta May Have Saved Many Autoworkers’ Jobs - The New York Times
The integration of production across countries with complementary labor forces — cheaper workers in Mexico to perform many basic tasks, with more highly paid and productive engineers and workers in the United States — turned out to play a central role in reviving the auto industry in North America.
NAFTA  automotive-industry  detroit  industry-clusters  mexico  business-globalization  politics  Around-the-web  this-week-348  right-to-work  organized-labor  south  south-atlantic 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
The Ecology of Innovation - MD Magazine
The innovation ecosystem comprises two distinct, but largely separated economies, the knowledge economy, which is driven by fundamental research, and the commercial economy, which is driven by the marketplace. 
biotech  industry-clusters  innovation-hubs  research-commercialization  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-347 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Why economic development matters - Brookings Institution
In response to the uneven performance of the U.S. economy, the latest economic report to the president makes the case for inclusive growth. It calls for policies to increase productivity and the economic participation of the current and future labor force. It recognizes the role of early childhood education, criminal justice reform, and neighborhood desegregation, alongside curbs to rent-seeking behavior.
economic-development  government-policy  Around-the-web  industry-clusters  this-week-345 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Austin plans to build the [re]Manufacturing Hub at former landfill - Austin American-Statesman
Austin Resource Recovery, the city’s trash and recycling department, is working to make that happen by developing the [re]Manufacturing Hub at the site of the city landfill off FM 812, which no longer accepts materials. The city’s plan for those 95 acres is to house about a dozen businesses, all involved in the work or research of making recyclables into goods. Those companies would lease land from the city at or below market rate and build their own facilities.
Austin  texas  urban-revitalization  industry-clusters  public-private-partnerships  green-economy  Around-the-web  this-week-343 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Boeing’s S. Carolina site delivers 100th Dreamliner - The Seattle Times
In North Charleston, Boeing South Carolina prepares to ramp up production at a site that is both supplier and rival to Boeing’s Puget Sound facilities.
Aerospace  regional-reports  industry-clusters  supply-chain  industry-reports  Boeing  south-carolina  Washington  Around-the-web  this-week-342 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Volvo plant giving Swedish auto suppliers hopes of breaking into U.S. market - Post and Courier
Volvo’s decision to open its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Berkeley County is likely to lure other businesses from the Swedish automaker’s home country.

Nearly two dozen of Sweden’s automotive parts suppliers — part of a large trade association called FKG — visited South Carolina last week to meet with executives at Volvo and other manufacturers as part of a “Go Global” campaign to expand the burgeoning Swedish car parts industry to other countries.
automotive-industry  supply-chain  volvo  south-carolina  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  this-week-342 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Proposed Norton drug plant signals more pharmaceutical manufacturing in Massachusetts - The Sun Chronicle
Travis McCready, CEO of Massachusetts Life Science Center, said the state has long been home for firms to research and develop medicines and other biotechnology products. The construction of a manufacturing plant in Norton for Alnylam Pharmaceuticals signals the state can also be a place for all phases of the industry.
industry-clusters  biotech  industry-reports  Massachusetts  regional-reports  novartis  Around-the-web  this-week-342 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Las Vegas to Launch 'Innovation District' Geared Toward High-Tech Transportation Testing - FutureStructure - GOVERNING
In the fight to lure transportation companies testing emerging technologies to Las Vegas, the City Council has voted to open its downtown core to testing.
government-policy  industry-clusters  innovation-hubs  transportation-industry  Metros  las-vegas  Around-the-web  this-week-341 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
VW CEO: Europe, Not Silicon Valley Should Lead in Auto Tech - Fortune
Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller pushed European companies and policymakers this week to mobilize and supplant Silicon Valley as the leader in electric vehicles and autonomous tech.
volkswagen  innovation-hubs  advanced-manufacturing  automotive-industry  autonomous-technology  europe  industry-clusters  this-week-339  Around-the-web 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
A Silicon Valley for Drones, in North Dakota - The New York Times
Silicon Valley has the big money and know-how, Mr. Muehler and others say, but North Dakota can take unmanned aerial vehicles, as the officials prefer to call drones, from a fast-growing hobby to an industry. And just as Silicon Valley got its start with military contracts, entrepreneurs and cooperative universities, they believe they can do the same with drones.
uav-aerospace  north-dakota  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  this-week-335 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Nevada is officially a hub for energy tech. Here's why - Fortune
It’s not just about Tesla. The state has unique characteristics that make it ideal for this growing industry.
regional-reports  energy  industry-clusters  green-economy  Around-the-web  this-week-334  natural-resources 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Smaller Cities Vie to Be the Next Silicon Valley - Stateline - The Pew Charitable Trusts
Cities and states across the country are trying to promote entrepreneurship, especially in technology. With dreams of becoming the next Silicon Valley — or at least something like it — they are providing money and expertise to startups and clustering tech companies in millennial-friendly neighborhoods.
silicon-valley  Metros  small-business  innovation-hubs  high-tech  industry-clusters  startup  Around-the-web  this-week-332-top 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
How one high tech manufacturer is embracing the world of software - Portland Business Journal
While startup and high-growth software companies in Oregon have grabbed a lot of headlines in recent years, this region is still a global leader in semiconductors and electronic devices.
With the rise of the Internet of Things, there is an increasing opportunity to leverage strengths in both hardware and software to position the region as a global leader in the next big evolution in tech.
portland  oregon  industry-clusters  semi-conductor  internet-of-things  electronics-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-332 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Growing biohealth cluster a high-tech game-changer for Northeast Ohio: Aaron Pitts (Opinion) - cleveland.com
Northeast Ohio residents know their community is home to some great health care centers, but many of them may not realize the extent to which Cleveland is a recognized as a powerful brand in live-saving biotechnology.

Biohealth is a global economic game-changer, representing a growing industry with good salaries for talented, creative people who are dedicated to making a difference.
regional-reports  regional-economic-development  northeast-ohio  ohio  opinion  industry-clusters  biotech  Around-the-web  this-week-332 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
New Fox Valley Tech 'manufacturing mall' built around collaboration - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The 12,000-square-foot building in Neenah is home to Grassroots Machining, Industrial Machine Services, J.W. Welding and Northern Compressor.

It's a one-stop shop for everything from engineering and product prototypes to metal fabrication and machine maintenance.
industry-clusters  innovation-centers  collabarative-workspace  regional-reports  milwaukee  wisconsin  university-economic-development  technical-colleges  Around-the-web  this-week-331 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
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