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Aspen Economic Strategy Group Presents Policies to Increase Work, Wages, and Skills - The Aspen Institute
The volume is organized according to three policy goals: (1) upskilling America’s workforce, (2) increasing prime-age labor force participation, and (3) expanding private-sector wage growth among low- and middle-income workers.
industry-organizations  skills-gap  workforce-development  education  workforce-training  Around-the-web  this-week-448  government-policy 
7 days ago by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin’ Govs part 5: Tax incentives, clean energy, help for higher ed strike note in governors' addresses - SSTI
More than half of the governors have now delivered their state of the state addresses, and TBED initiatives continue to play a prominent role in their plans. Higher ed’s affordability and/or role in the workforce are concerns in Montana, South Carolina, Utah and Vermont. Maryland is looking at clean energy and higher education. Utah is also grappling with burgeoning growth while Vermont considers measures to increase its workforce.
government-policy  high-tech  technology-based-economic-development  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-448 
14 days ago by areadevelopment
Aluminum Tariff Is a Boon Even If Beer Costs More, Report Says - IndustryWeek
The research argues that tariffs imposed on aluminum and steel have led to increases in U.S. employment, production and investment...The Beer Institute, a trade association for the American brewing industry, called tariffs on aluminum a “tax on beer,” saying that cans make up more than 11% of the manufacturing cost in the U.S.
tariffs  u.s.-manufacturing  steel-industry  beverage-industry  trade-policy  government-policy  industry-organizations  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-444  insider-12-17-2018 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Lessons from the Amazon HQ2 Tax Break Race - Tax Foundation
States and localities give away billions of dollars annually in tax incentives, so Amazon’s situation is nothing new. But they’re an extremely inefficient way to provide tax relief or grow the economy. When incentivized firms relocate, incumbent businesses and individuals end up footing the bill for the increased demand in public services.
corporate-tax  corporate-tax-reform  taxes-incentives  industry-organizations  HQ2  Around-the-web  this-week-442  opinion 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
National Center For Manufacturing Sciences & US Army Research Laboratory Are Collaborating - CleanTechnica
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and the US Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen are collaborating to launch the Advanced Manufacturing, Materials, and Processes (AMMP) program. The new program is intended to support US manufacturers with their large-scale additive manufacturing (3D printing) projects. 
public-private-partnerships  industry-organizations  research&development  research-commercialization  additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  Around-the-web  this-week-440 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Federal government releases new advanced manufacturing strategy - SSTI
In honor of National Manufacturing day last week, the Trump administration released the Strategy for American Leadership in Advanced Manufacturing. Developed in partnership with the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the report is intended to outline the administration’s vision for American leadership in advanced manufacturing across industrial sectors. It advocates pursuing three goals: develop and transition new manufacturing technologies; educate, train, and connect the manufacturing workforce; and, expand the capabilities of the domestic manufacturing supply chain.
government-policy  advanced-manufacturing  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-438 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
American Firms are Offshoring Innovation. Here’s How to Reverse the Trend. - Alliance for American Manufacturing
The world’s leading manufacturing nations spend far larger proportions of their national R&D budgets on bringing good ideas to market. South Korea, for example, spends 30 percent of its R&D budget on industrial production and technology R&D, and Germany spends 12 percent. The US spends just 0.5 percent. 
u.s.-manufacturing  research&development  research-commercialization  basic-research  industry-organizations  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-432 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
U.S. Lawmakers Urge Trump to Stay at Nafta Table - Bloomberg
The plea came a day after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer warned the three nations are “nowhere near close to a deal” to update the region’s 24-year-old free-trade pact and negotiators missed a top legislator’s deadline for progress.
government-policy  NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  canada  mexico  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-425 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
PDF: Small Business Development Impact Investing White Paper - CDFA
One of the largest challenges faced by small businesses has always been and continues to be access to capital in order to operate, grow and create jobs. While the nation is recovering from the recession, the availability of capital for small businesses has generally not recovered. This is due to the sluggishness of the economic recovery and the decline in the number and activity of community banks (a major source of small business expansion capital). The FDIC estimates that 53% of small businesses get their loans from community banks, yet the number of such banks declined by 28% between 2000 and 2014.
capital-access  small-business  small-manufacturing  government-policy  public-private-partnerships  venturecapital  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-423 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Does Your State Tax Manufacturing Machinery? - Tax Foundation
Taxing inputs in a sales tax leads to “tax pyramiding.” Throughout the production cycle, the tax can be assessed multiple times. This leads to higher prices for consumers, fewer job opportunities for workers, or limits the business’s ability to expand. If too many business inputs are taxed, a state’s sales tax could actually start to function as a gross receipts tax.

This week’s map looks at just one of the many business inputs that states tax in their sales tax bases: manufacturing machinery.
corporate-tax  corporate-tax-reform  cost-of-doing-business  industry-organizations  maps  Around-the-web  this-week-420 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Connecting Public Transit to Great Manufacturing Jobs
By alternately pressuring and working with transportation authorities in Los Angeles, New York, and other cities, Jobs to Move America has gotten foreign manufacturers to create more than 2,500 direct factory jobs in the United States—and several thousand more indirect jobs. Jobs to Move America played a pivotal role in getting Chinese rail and bus companies to build factories in California, Illinois, and Massachusetts. It has also gotten a Japanese company to build a light-rail factory in California, and a French company to add 500 jobs in upstate New York.
organized-labor  u.s.-manufacturing  transportation-industry  industry-organizations  los-angeles  california  Massachusetts  new-york 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Business Groups Say Now’s the Time to Increase Gas Tax for Roads - Bloomberg
The largest U.S. business lobby and the trucking industry joined forces to urge skeptical lawmakers to increase federal fuel taxes for the first time in a quarter century to raise money for crumbling roads and bridges.
industry-organizations  gas  gas-tax  logistics  supply-chain  infrastructure  government-policy  Around-the-web  insider-3--19-2018 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Publicly Funded National Labs Important to U.S. Innovation - AAF
Arguments for cutting the Lab’s innovation budget often ignore the role the Labs play in matters of national security (particularly with relation to nuclear weapons). Further, the energy innovation mission of the Labs is intended to leverage the national security expertise and technology the Labs possess to create technology that can be delivered to the private sector.
industry-organizations  think-tanks  government-policy  competitiveness  innovation  basic-research  research&development  defense-sector  energy  national-labs  Around-the-web  this-week-413 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Why Des Moines and Iowa business leaders support NAFTA - Des Moines Register
Iowa exports more to our two NAFTA partners – Canada and Mexico – than to the next 23 countries combined. Iowa stands to lose a great deal if the North American Free Trade Agreement is dismantled, rather than updated and improved.
NAFTA  iowa  opinion  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-412  industry-organizations  economic-development-agencies  midwest  regional-reports  agribusiness 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Federal Tax Reform & the States: Conformity & Revenue - Tax Foundation
The law modernizes the U.S. tax code by shifting from a worldwide to a territorial tax regime, which is in line with most developed nations. Under a worldwide system, all income, no matter where earned, is subject to domestic taxation, but with credits for taxes paid to other countries. Under a territorial system, a company is only taxed on domestic economic activity.
industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-411  corporate-tax-reform  taxes-incentives  government-policy  business-globalization 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Heroes MAKE America: New Program to Train Veterans for Manufacturing - IndustryWeek
Manufacturers such as Caterpillar, Koch Industries, Arconic, Parker Hannifin Corp. and many others have committed to contributing to the success of the program, as well as hiring veterans upon completion of the 10-week training.
veterans  workforce-training  workforce-development  industry-organizations  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-411 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
More evidence that technology and increased worker productivity, not trade, were behind US factory job losses - AEI
This paper challenges two widely held views: first that trade performance has been the primary reason for the declining share of manufacturing employment in the United States and other industrial economies, and second that recent productivity growth in manufacturing has actually been quite rapid but is not accurately measured.
u.s.-manufacturing  STUDIES  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  productivity  advanced-manufacturing  industry4.0  this-week-409  industry-organizations 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Moderate Manufacturing Outlook Amidst an Improving Global Picture - MAPI Foundation
In spite of two devastating hurricanes, U.S. economic growth has accelerated in recent months. U.S. GDP growth has averaged 3.1% in the second and third quarters of 2017, up from a 2% average over the prior four quarters. There has been a significant acceleration in the pace of business equipment spending growth since the early months of 2017, a potential sign of an increase in business confidence.
economic-analysis  economic-indicator-reports  economic-forecast  u.s.-manufacturing  manufacturing  industry-organizations 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
U.S. Census Report Highlights Small Manufacturers Big Role in the U.S. Economy. - NAM
But there is another face to U.S. manufacturing. Small employer manufacturers (those with fewer than 50 employees) shine in many sectors. For example, 92 percent of the cement and concrete product manufacturing establishments in the U.S. have fewer than 50 employees. These small establishments employ 89,058 people, or over half of all employees in this industry.
demographics  jobs  small-manufacturing  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
The Jobs and Wage Effects of a Corporate Rate Cut - Tax Foundation
The Tax Foundation’s extensive economic research and tax modeling experience suggests that cutting the corporate tax rate to a globally competitive 20 percent would substantially lower the cost of capital which, in turn, would boost capital investment, leading to higher wages and more jobs.
Around-the-web  this-week-402  corporate-tax  corporate-tax-reform  government-policy  industry-organizations 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Sky's the limit for clean-energy jobs in Minnesota, across U.S. -
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
BIO Releases Bioscience Economic Development Guide – BIO
The fourth edition of the Best Practices Guide is the bioscience industry’s leading comprehensive analysis of state legislative and regulatory initiatives in support of economic development.
this-week-391  taxes-incentives  industry-organizations  biotech  industry-reports  Around-the-web 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Our nation's manufacturers need global institutions to be accountable - TheHill
Manufacturers in the United States already face tough competition in the global economy and troublesome actions by some foreign governments. Now, they can add one more challenge to the list: meddling from global institutions like the United Nations that could harm U.S. manufacturing jobs and growth.
business-globalization  government-policy  global-supply-chain  u.s.-manufacturing  industry-organizations 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Making it in Mississippi: Manufacturing growing in the Magnolia State -
Jay Moon, the president of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, said “Made in Mississippi” is making a comeback of sorts.
regional-reports  industry-organizations  u.s.-manufacturing  mississippi  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-385 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Facts & Figures 2017: How Does Your State Compare? - Tax Foundation
How do taxes in your state compare nationally? This convenient resource compares the 50 states on many different measures of taxing and spending, including individual and corporate income tax rates, business tax climates, excise taxes, tax burdens and state spending.
taxes-incentives  ranking  Around-the-web  this-week-380  industry-organizations 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Commentary: How Not to Make America Great Again - SSTI
There is broad popular support for an economic growth agenda focused on innovation, science, technology, and entrepreneurship. We regret the Administration’s initial proposal would send this country in a different direction. We look forward to doing our part and working with others to make our case to Congress.
government-policy  technology-based-economic-development  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-380 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
2017 Infrastructure Report Card - GPA: D+ - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) publishes The Infrastructure Report Card, which grades the current state of national infrastructure categories on a scale of A through F. Since 1998, America’s infrastructure has earned persistent D averages, and the failure to close the investment gap with needed maintenance and improvements has continued. But the larger question at stake is the implication of D+ infrastructure on America’s economic future.
infrastructure  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-380  logistics  highways  inland-ports  freight-logistics  seaports 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
State Corporate Income Tax Rates and Brackets for 2017 - Tax Foundation
Forty-four states levy a corporate income tax. Rates range from 3 percent in North Carolina to 12 percent in Iowa. Six states — Alaska, Connecticut, Iowa, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia — levy top marginal corporate income tax rates of 9 percent or higher. Seven states — Arizona, North Carolina, North Dakota, Colorado, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Utah — have top rates at or below 5 percent.
STUDIES  corporate-tax  taxes-incentives  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-379 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin’ Govs, Part II: CO, GA, SC, VA, WA, WY focus on tech needs, education, more - SSTI
More governors delivered their state of the state addresses and this week we bring you TBED news from governors around the country. Areas of focus include tech infrastructure needs, diversifying economies, cybersecurity and education. While some governors are giving their inaugural addresses, Gov. Nikki Haley used her time to bid farewell. Following are excerpts from the past week’s addresses.
industry-organizations  technology-based-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-374  government-policy 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Evaluating the Economic Impact of Additional Government Infrastructure Spending - Tax Foundation
Using the Tax Foundation’s Taxes and Growth Economic Model, we evaluate the economic impact of a $500 billion investment in infrastructure over the next ten years along with five funding mechanisms: borrowing; cutting government consumption spending; raising excise taxes; raising the top tax rate on individual income; and raising the corporate income tax.
industry-organizations  corporate-tax  infrastructure  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-374 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Several States Will Start 2017 with Corporate Tax Reductions - Tax Foundation
The new year is just a matter of hours away, and once we ring it in, several states will be implementing changes to their tax codes. One of the places we will be seeing a lot of action is in corporate income taxes, where many states are continuing to phase in multi-year reductions and reforms.
Five states will reduce their corporate income tax rates in 2017:
Around-the-web  this-week-373  corporate-tax  industry-organizations 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
The Coming Revolution of American Manufacturing - Manhattan Institute
It has become common wisdom that we are in a “new normal” of low growth in an economy destined to deindustrialize and become increasingly dominated by low-paying service-sector jobs. This outlook is mistaken. The U.S. is on the precipice of an industrial transformation as deep and impactful as the one that took hold in the early 20th century. Productivity growth is poised for a leap, thanks to the efforts of scientists, engineers, and innovators over the past decade. 
u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  industry4.0  STUDIES  industry-organizations  manufacturing-as-a-service  internet-of-things  this-week-373  Around-the-web 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Experts release new roadmap for US robotics - ZDNet
In the last few years, there has been significant development in drones, driverless cars, and collaborative robots. Therefore, the researchers suggest additional support (read: funding) for studies on human-robot interactions in order to integrate robots into daily life. On a fundamental level, they also urge a strong focus on STEM education.
industry-organizations  government-policy  robotics-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  STEM-workforce  Around-the-web  this-week-370 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Preparing for November 8: What Manufacturers Need to Know - BDO
With the 2016 General Election around the corner, it’s a fitting time to take a close look at the issues that will define the manufacturing industry’s long-term health and economic growth. As employers of more than 12 million Americans, manufacturers are uniquely positioned to advocate for policies and initiatives that will spur economic development—and fuel the industry’s comeback. We’re not here to tell you who to vote for, but we do believe manufacturers’ voices need to be heard in this election.
u.s.-manufacturing  industry-organizations  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-369 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
The State of American Jobs - Pew Research Center
How the shifting economic landscape is reshaping work and society and affecting the way people think about the skills and training they need to get ahead
skilled-labor  workforce-development  labor  jobs  Around-the-web  this-week-367  industry-organizations 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Pennsylvania Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Taxes & The Economy - Tax Foundation
This chart book aims to help readers understand Pennsylvania’s overall economy and tax system from a broad perspective. It also provides detailed illustrations of each of Pennsylvania’s major taxes—individual income taxes, business taxes, sales and excise taxes, and property taxes—to help make the complicated task of understanding the state’s tax code a bit easier.
taxes-incentives  regional-reports  industry-organizations  Pennsylvania  Around-the-web  state-resources  this-week-353 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
5 principles for remaking economic development to generate growth, prosperity, and inclusion - Brookings Institution
“Embracing a broader vision of economic development is an economic and fiscal imperative,” Amy Liu writes in her new report, “Remaking Economic Development: The markets and civics of continuous growth and prosperity.” Liu, vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, continues that “Our nation’s economic competitiveness and social cohesion remain threatened.”
economic-development-news  STUDIES  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-347  business-climate  government-policy 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Facts & Figures 2016: How Does Your State Compare? - Tax Foundation
How do taxes in your state compare nationally? This convenient resource compares the 50 states on many different measures of taxing and spending, including individual and corporate income tax rates, business tax climates, excise taxes, tax burdens and state spending.
this-week-344  Around-the-web  industry-organizations  taxes-incentives  ranking 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing’s Economic Impact: So Much Bigger Than We Think - MAPI
Government estimates of manufacturing's impact are misrepresentative for multiple reasons. The MAPI Foundation finds that manufacturing’s total impact on the economy is 32% of GDP.
The full value stream of manufactured goods for final demand equals $6.7 trillion
this-week-342  Around-the-web  economic-analysis  u.s.-manufacturing  industry-organizations 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Fixing the Corporate Income Tax - Tax Foundation
The U.S. corporate income tax has a number of problems that could be addressed through a series of reforms.
Corporate income taxes reduce economic growth under most simple economic models. The drag on growth from corporate income taxes could be mitigated by moving to the full expensing of capital investment.
corporate-tax  corporate-tax-reform  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-340  government-policy 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
State Corporate Income Tax Rates and Brackets for 2016 - Tax Foundation
Forty-four states levy a corporate income tax. Rates range from 4 percent in North Carolina to 12 percent in Iowa.
corporate-tax  taxes-incentives  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  industry-organizations  this-week-340 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
State-Local Tax Burden Rankings FY 2012 - Tax Foundation
New Yorkers faced the highest burden, with 12.7 percent of income in the state going to state and local taxes. Connecticut (12.6 percent) and New Jersey (12.2 percent) followed closely behind. On the other end of the spectrum, Alaska (6.5 percent), South Dakota (7.1 percent) and Wyoming (7.1 percent) had the lowest burdens.
cost-of-doing-business  taxes-incentives  corporate-tax  government-policy  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-338 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Boston Chamber looks to build ties to innovation community - The Boston Globe
The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce is one of the most influential business groups in the state, but it has largely missed out on one of the fastest-growing segments of the local economy: the startup and venture capital communities.
Boston  small-business  industry-organizations  economic-development-news  startup  Around-the-web  this-week-337 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Capital markets and job creation in the 21st century - Brookings Institution
The early 21st century has witnessed a sea change in the nature of employment and in the shape of the corporation in the United States. Employment has shifted from the career, to the job, to the task. In this paper, Jerry Davis argues that the death of the career and the rise of the gig economy are directly connected to changes in the shape of the American corporation—and that policymakers must recognize these shifts if they are to succeed in fostering job creation in 21st century America.
government-policy  jobs  workforce-development  economic-analysis  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-337 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship Series -
The Main Street Entrepreneurship report shows that small businesses activity in the United States was on the rise in 2015, reversing a six-year downward trend. Though small businesses activity is increasing, activity has just surpassed pre-recession levels on some measures and collectively remains just above the historical norm.
economic-indicator-reports  small-business  Around-the-web  this-week-336  industry-organizations 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
America’s Business Leaders Support Trans-Pacific Partnership - Business Roundtable
“Business Roundtable supports the TPP because this significant agreement will promote U.S. economic leadership and much-needed U.S. growth and jobs by expanding U.S. trade opportunities and setting strong new rules for international commerce,” said Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cummins Inc. and Chair of the Business Roundtable International Engagement Committee. “We want Congress to approve the TPP this year. To that end, we are urging the Administration to quickly address the remaining issues that impact certain business sectors in order to ensure the broadest possible benefits to all sectors of U.S. business, which will enable the broadest support possible for the TPP.”
Trans-Pacific-Partnership  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-336 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
A Conservative Estimate of ‘The Wal-Mart Effect': Wal-Mart’s growing trade deficit with China has displaced more than 400,000 U.S. jobs - Economic Policy Institute
Between 2001 and 2013, this growing deficit eliminated or displaced 3.2 million U.S. jobs (Kimball and Scott 2014). As the world’s largest retailer, U.S.-based Wal-Mart is a key conduit of Chinese imports into the American market.
jobs  economic-analysis  china  wal-mart  trade-deficit  industry-organizations  business-globalization  offshoring  Around-the-web  this-week-335 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
U.S. Industrial Outlook: Growth Will Be Moderate but Accelerate Through 2018 - MAPI
Strong employment growth is creating new income growth and a solid base of consumer spending. We predict manufacturing production will increase 2.6% in 2016, 3.0% in 2017, and 2.8% in 2018. Any output gap from the 2008-2009 recession will have closed by 2019 and manufacturing growth will slow down to potential.
industry-organizations  economic-forecast  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-333 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Main Street Entrepreneurship Reports -
Small business activity is on the rise 38 of the top 40 largest metropolitan areas. The top five metropolitan areas for small business activity as measured by the Index were New York, Boston, Providence, San Francisco and Portland. Small business activity is on the rise in 49 of the 50 U.S. states. Among the 25 largest states, the five states with the highest activity were Minnesota, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey.
small-business  ranking  STUDIES  Metros  state-rankings  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-333 
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
Understanding the US Innovation Ecosystem: Advanced Technologies Initiative Study - Deloitte US
Nations have long striven to advance to the next technology frontier and raise their economic well-being. In today’s highly dynamic environment, advanced technologies have become even more essential in improving economic competitiveness and national prosperity. The manufacturing industry, propelled by advanced technologies and innovation, plays a key role in enhancing economic prosperity through increased productivity, higher GDP output, and creates higher-income jobs
industry-organizations  advanced-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  competitiveness  innovation  Around-the-web  STUDIES  this-week-331 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
10 Trends in Footprint Decisions - MAPI
Executives from 50+ companies were surveyed about where they’re investing now and how their footprint priorities will change over the next five years.
site-selection-factors  u.s.-manufacturing  executive-surveys  industry-organizations  business-expansion  Around-the-web  this-week-330  sfp-insider-123 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Broad TPP Agreement Deserves Rigorous Review Based on the Outcomes Actually Achieved - Shopfloor - National Association of Manufacturers
Some early reports have indicated that there are outcomes that will have positive impacts on manufacturers in the U.S., such as the full elimination of all industrial tariffs by our TPP partners upon full implementation, and new provisions on trade-secret protection and data flows. Yet, reports about other outcomes are concerning to manufacturers seeking strong and enforceable rules for all sectors to advance our global competitiveness.
Trans-Pacific-Partnership  business-globalization  trade-agreements  Around-the-web  this-week-329  u.s.-manufacturing  industry-organizations 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Renewing America Progress Report on U.S. Innovation - Council on Foreign Relations
In fact, the overwhelming evidence suggests that the US still has an advantage in supporting high-growth industries and scientific breakthroughs. In our new Renewing America Progress Report and Scorecard, “Keeping the Edge: U.S. Innovation,” we argue that the United States continues to outperform other countries in technological innovation, which drives rising living standards in advanced economies.
STUDIES  industry-organizations  business-globalization  competitiveness  innovation  Around-the-web  this-week-329 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Footprint 2020: Expansion vs. Optimization - MAPI
Over the last 20 years, the growing global economy has allowed manufacturers to enter new markets to serve an increasingly global customer base while also shortening supply chains and reducing cost structures. As the business environment changes, a country that once promised low-cost manufacturing might now boast high-tech R&D centers.
STUDIES  industry-organizations  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-328  business-globalization  international-location-reports 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Corporate Income Tax Rates and Base Broadening from Income Shifting - Tax Foundation
Several studies have raised concerns about multinational corporations shifting income from the U.S., where the corporate income tax rate is relatively high, to lower-tax countries. These studies suggest that when the difference in corporate income tax rates between the U.S. and other countries is great, U.S. businesses’ foreign affiliates claim more income in their host countries, which results in lower U.S. tax revenues. Some studies have suggested that 35 percent of U.S. corporate tax revenue is lost due to income shifting.
industry-organizations  taxes-incentives  corporate-tax-reform  corporate-tax  government-policy  business-globalization  tax-shelters  Around-the-web  this-week-328 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
New Report: "Tectonic Shift" in U.S. Energy Use--Renewables Surging; Coal, Oil, and Electricity Down - Switchboard - NRDC
I recently heard the CEO of the nation's largest utility tell a roomful of mostly conservative Midwest business and government leaders, gathered at the University of Missouri, that she was optimistic about prospects for cutting the nation's carbon pollution and meeting the goals of the nation's new Clean Power Plan to limit power plant emissions. Duke Energy's Lynn Good could -- and did-- base her optimism in part on a well-documented record of U.S. achievement.
green-economy  energy  utilities  Around-the-web  this-week-326  industry-organizations 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
New ULI Semi-Annual Forecast for Real Estate Market Less Bullish, But Still Foresees Continued Economic Expansion Through 2017 - Urban Land Institute
Industrial/warehouse availability rates are expected to continue to decline in 2015 and 2016, with year-end vacancy rates at 9.7 percent and 9.5 percent, respectively, and remain steady in 2017 at 9.5 percent.
industrial-real-estate  commercial-real-estate  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  industry-organizations  this-week-324 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Skills, not unions, will grow the economy - AEI
High levels of income inequality and low rates of wage growth in the economy are sometimes blamed on a decline in labor unions. But do union actions, however well-intentioned, always result in the best outcomes for workers and help grow the economy? Recent evidence would suggest otherwise.
industry-organizations  organized-labor  workforce-development  skilled-labor  labor-costs  Around-the-web  this-week-321 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Innovation in economic development: new incentives for the 21st century - The Next Silicon Valley
A recent paper issued by Economic Development Research Partners (EDRP), the ‘think tank component of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), explores how developers need to innovate to grow community wealth by creating an encouraging environment for private business development.
STUDIES  Around-the-web  taxes-incentives  industry-organizations  economic-development-news  this-week-321 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Congressional Research Service Gets it Wrong, U.S. Manufacturing Still Hurting Post-Recession - ITIF
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) argues that a recent Congressional Research Service (CRS) report contains flaws that paint a rosier picture of U.S. manufacturing than is actually warranted.
u.s.-manufacturing  economic-recovery  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-319 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
The unpredictable path to regional growth - Brookings Institution
Even the best-laid plans for growing a regional economy rarely follow a predictable path. Changing market conditions, leadership changes, and the vicissitudes of funding  all require regional leaders need to be nimble, building flexible capacity and seizing new opportunities as they arise.
government-policy  economic-analysis  economic-development  Around-the-web  industry-organizations  this-week-318 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Trans-Pacific Partnership Remains on Hold for Time Being - Supply Chain Management Review
With the latest round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations in Maui, Hawaii ending without a deal, U.S. supply managers may be adjusting to other global sourcing strategies.

“The TPP negotiations have long presented a lot of hope for manufacturers in the United States and the millions of jobs they impact,” said Linda Dempsey, Vice President of International Economic Affairs. “If done right, this agreement has the potential to boost U.S. manufacturing growth and global competitiveness.”
trans-pacific-partnership  free-trade-agreements  business-globalization  asia  government-policy  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-317 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Six Facts to Know About Millennials - MAPI: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
One of the hottest topics in the business world today is how to manage the new generation of workers. There’s more discussion and more research being done today on people born in the last two decades of the 20th century—the rough boundaries given to the demographic cohort called “millennials”—than on any generation before it.
industry-organizations  workforce-development  millennials  this-week-315  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Clean Energy Champions - The Importance of State Programs and Policies - Clean Energy States Alliance Resource Library
A comprehensive look at the ways in which states are advancing clean energy and suggests how to further encourage growth. The report describes the many important ways that states across the nation are supporting clean energy generation and markets.
industry-organizations  government-policy  green-economy  cleantech  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-311 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Rebuild, Renew: Possibilities for Industrial Infrastructure - MAPI: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
Every company will take a different approach to digitalization; there is no single blueprint for the journey. It’s also clear that no manufacturer can afford to modernize entire operations overnight.
industry-organizations  u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  3D-printing  manufacturing-automation  this-week-306  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Major Manufacturing Industries Call for Quick Passage of TPA to Overcome the Status Quo Disadvantage - Shopfloor - National Association of Manufacturers
Trade agreements and particularly FTAs negotiated under prior grants of TPA have supercharged U.S. manufactured goods. Indeed U.S. FTA partners now purchase nearly half of all U.S. manufactured goods, even though they represent only six percent of the world’s population.
trade-agreements  government-policy  business-globalization  u.s.-manufacturing  industry-organizations  this-week-305  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
NEC and Deloitte Release New Report on Advanced Manufacturing in New England - The New England Council
The New England Council and Deloitte released a new report, “Advanced to Advantageous: The Case for New England’s Manufacturing Revolution,” that dispels the notion that manufacturing is declining in the region, assesses the region’s strengths and advantages, identifies future opportunities for collaboration and investment in advanced manufacturing, and provides a roadmap for increased economic growth and global competitiveness.
economic-development-news  regional-reports  industry-organizations  advanced-manufacturing  new-england  this-week-302  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Tax Proposals Attempt to Bridge the “Valley of Death” for Small Research Firms - The Innovation Files
These proposals would allow passive investors to take advantage of losses and research credits generated by the company and allow companies to carry net operating losses forward even when they raise new financing.
research-commercialization  capital-access  taxes-incentives  industry-organizations  this-week-301  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Union Membership Statistics in America - BLS - C-Span
Union membership continued to trend down in 2014, declining to 11.1 percent from 20.1 percent in 1983
organized-labor  industry-organizations  this-week-299  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
3D Printing and Regional Manufacturing Competitiveness - MAPI: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
3D technology will have many impacts on the shape of regional manufacturing clusters. With its capacity for flexible design, it seems possible that 3D printing can accelerate cluster-to-cluster spillover impacts and the development of new clusters
competitiveness  u.s.-manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  3d-printing  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  industry-organizations  this-week-298  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Ripples of Change - MAPI: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
Just as the annoying sound of water dripping from your faucet gets you to call the plumber, consider this your call to action to think about water sustainability in manufacturing. This past Sunday was World Water Day and this year the theme was sustainable development. How is your organization managing this precious resource?
water-availability  sustainable-development  industry-organizations  manufacturing  this-week-298  around-the-web 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
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