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The Status of US Solar Manufacturing, One Year After Tariffs - Greentech Media
Greentech Media checks in on the solar companies that, under threat from tariffs, announced plans for U.S. solar module manufacturing.
solar  industry-reports  tariffs  china  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-449 
19 days ago by areadevelopment
Bayer to cut 200 jobs at U.S. logistics center as it alters course for pharma - FiercePharma
Add a Bayer Healthcare logistics center in Indiana to U.S. operations that will get whacked as part of a major restructuring that will hive off its animal health unit and shed about 12,000 jobs.

The German company this week told about 195 employees at the center in Mishawaka that the operation will be closed over the next 18 months. 
industry-reports  biotech  bayer  indiana  logistics-center  plant-closures  Around-the-web  this-week-448 
22 days ago by areadevelopment
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Announces 2019 Tax Incentive Program - BDO
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) has announced a Life Sciences Tax Incentive Program for companies engaged in life sciences research and development, commercialization, and manufacturing in Massachusetts.  Eligible companies must submit an application by February 8, 2019.
taxes-incentives  industry-reports  economic-development-news  Massachusetts  life-sciences  biotech  Around-the-web 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
U.S.–Norway Relationship: Strengthening it Yields Dividends for National Defense - National Review
In Executive Order 13806, issued July 2017, President Trump ordered a comprehensive analysis of the assessment and strengthening of the U.S. manufacturing and defense industrial base. The sobering result from the analysis is that the U.S. is struggling: increasingly dependent on foreign suppliers, losing its domestic manufacturing capabilities, and suffering from a decline in science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills among its citizens.
Around-the-web  defense-sector  industry-reports  tech-transfer  u.s.-manufacturing  government-policy  norway  trade-policy  trade-agreements 
11 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Technology’s Balancing Act: 10 Tech Predictions for 2019 - BDO
Over the past year, U.S. tech companies have been at the center of attention on a national and global stage—at the receiving end of a dizzying array of political, economic, and social changes.
Around-the-web  high-tech  china  economic-forecast  industry-reports 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
Your Clothes Could Be Made in the USA Again - Bloomberg
Europeans and Americans have grown used to buying clothes made in Asian countries. But apparel-industry sourcing executives are sure that’s changing: By the middle of the next decade, much more of our clothes will be made closer to home.
reshoring  this-week-439  Around-the-web  nearshoring  textiles-clothing-industries  industry-reports  business-globalization 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
With nearshoring, garment production may move from China to Mexico and Turkey - Quartz
But shifts now taking place in China and across fashion could eventually redraw the world’s garment-manufacturing map. A new report by the management consultancy McKinsey finds that rising costs in China and the imperative for fashion brands to deliver goods faster than ever are making it more cost-effective for Western brands to produce their simple styles in low-cost countries nearer at hand.
china  industry-reports  global-supply-chain  textiles-clothing-industries  mexico  turkey  nearshoring  Around-the-web  this-week-439 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Automakers seek new ways to collaborate and innovate - Industrial Insights - PwC
New investments into electrification, autonomy and mobility are being announced almost daily it seems, and those investments are remaking the auto industry. Carmakers today face a serious dilemma – if they don’t invest substantially in electric and self-driving technology, they won’t curry favor with Wall Street. But as they continue to sink more dollars into these technologies, they risk wasting billions as the electric vehicle (EV) segment to-date remains unprofitable.
automotive-industry  this-week-438  Around-the-web  electric-vehicle  autonomous-vehicles  industry-reports 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Innovation, Disruption and the Value of Time: The Next 10 Years in Logistics Real Estate - Prologis
What’s next for logistics real estate? That question has been central to our three-part series on supply chains, which launched in April. In this final installment, we study how the following mega trends across the broader logistics ecosystem could affect logistics real estate in the next decade.
logistics  warehouse-facility  automation  industry-reports  prologis  Around-the-web  this-week-437-top 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Where are the best places for A&D companies to expand? - Industrial Insights - PwC
With optimistic short and long term projections, and additional cash generated by the tax reform bill, A&D companies may be considering expansion opportunities. In our latest edition of Aerospace attractiveness manufacturing rankings, we aggregate and analyze data to help companies figure out the best locations globally and within the US. This report can be a helpful tool in planning for future growth, optimizing manufacturing supply chains, and reexamining costs. Below are a few highlights from the report:
Aerospace  defense-sector  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-436  insider-10-5-2018 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Nissan invests $170 million in U.S. assembly plants to build all-new Altima - Automotive World
Nissan North America has announced a $170 million investment in its Smyrna, Tennessee and Canton, Mississippi assembly plants to support production of the 2019 Altima.
automotive-industry  industry-reports  nissan  mississippi  Tennessee  Around-the-web  facility-expansion  this-week-435 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
How Metal Additive Manufacturing is Changing the Aerospace Industry Landscape - ENGINEERING.com
The aerospace industry has always been a difficult market for start-ups to break into, going all the way back to Glenn Curtiss and the surprisingly litigious Wright Brothers. Today, the challenge doesn’t come from intellectual property or competing with giants like Boeing and Lockheed Martin—there’s an entire supply chain feeding those behemoths, after all.
supply-chain  parts-suppliers  startup  additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  Aerospace  industry-reports  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-435  insider-10-5-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Fuel Economy Freeze Will Leave U.S. Auto Industry in the Dust - Detroit Free Press
The car as Americans have known it since the days of Henry Ford is about to be transformed. That is the consensus of industry leaders. Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne predicts that “carmakers have less than a decade to reinvent themselves.”
automotive-industry  industry-reports  government-policy  green-economy  autonomous-vehicles  electric-vehicle  energy-efficiency  energy-costs  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-433  insider-10-5-2018 
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
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. drone program taps Apple, passes over Amazon, China's DJI - Reuters
Among the winners were microchip maker Intel Corp, plane maker Airbus SE, ride services company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], delivery company FedEx Corp and software maker Microsoft Corp.

The contest drew 149 bids from locales looking to host flights at night, flights over people and other drone operations that U.S. rules prohibit. The applicants listed companies they would partner with in the experiments, and the winners may have a head start at the billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs the young industry expects to create.
uav-aerospace  Aerospace  industry-reports  public-private-partnerships  research&development  applied-research  Around-the-web  research-commercialization  this-week-424 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
GM Builds Driverless, Electric Future at MI Plant - Assembly Magazine
A General Motors Co. manufacturing plant in Metro Detroit that was idled during the Detroit automaker’s federally induced bankruptcy is now one of the keys to GM’s future, reports The Detroit News. Orion Assembly is one of two plants where GM is investing $100 million in total to retool for Cruise AV production. The other is the Brownstown battery assembly plant, where roof modules for the Cruise AV are built.
GM  detroit  autonomous-vehicles  electric-vehicle  industry-reports  automotive-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-423 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Perspective in FinTech - BDO
Fintech companies witnessed a record amount of venture capital funding last year—$16.6 billion across 1,128 deals globally, according to CB Insights—with U.S. fintechs and VC investors leading the pack. Deal volume may have dipped slightly between Q2-Q4 2017, but continues to remain robust compared to 2016. As fintech companies continue to rise to prominence, it can be expected that 2018 will continue to see a steady rise in both funding and deal volume, as investors place their bet on the next wave of disruptors.
fintech  financial-industry  capital-access  venturecapital  Around-the-web  this-week-420  industry-reports 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
How Medicine's Long, Thin Supply Chain Threatens Americans - WIRED
By offshoring its drug and medical supply manufacturing, the US has put patients and hospitals in a frighteningly precarious position.
industry-reports  biotech  pharmaceuticals  offshoring  healthcare-industry  government-policy  global-supply-chain  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-415 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
IoT To The Rescue For Biotech And Pharma Manufacturing - Pharmaceutical Online
The Internet of Things (IoT) could not be timelier for biotech/pharma. With fierce cost pressures, the push for value-based outcomes, and the need for flexible manufacturing solutions, the IoT is the much needed shot in the arm to bring about transformational change.
internet-of-things  industry-reports  industry4.0  pharmaceuticals  biotech  modularization  shop-floor  manufacturing-automation  insider-10-17-2018 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Clifton brothers get chance of a lifetime to outfit U.S. Olympic team - northjersey.com
Contracted by Ralph Lauren to make two sets of heated jackets to be worn by the Team USA at the opening and closing ceremonies, the fledgling Clifton textile manufacturer recognized the tremendous opportunity they'd been handed.
textiles-clothing-industries  new-jersey  small-manufacturing  backshoring  Around-the-web  industry-reports  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Can you be a first mover in industrial mobility? - Industrial Insights - PwC
The rapid growth in capital pouring into startups working on industrial mobility reveals that hefty bets are being placed on the prospect that the impact of autonomous vehicles may well first made more forcibly upon industrial applications – even as self-driving passenger cars continue to capture consumers’ imagination.
autonomous-vehicles  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Opinion: Harley-Davidson is closing its KC plant. Who's to blame? - The Kansas City Star
Keeping existing companies often attracts less attention. The Kansas City Harley-Davidson plant, with 800 workers, slipped through everyone’s fingers.
missouri  kansas-city  harley-davidson  plant-closings  opinion  Around-the-web  this-week-411  automotive-industry  industry-reports 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Bombardier just bested Boeing in a trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada. Here’s what you need to know. - The Washington Post
In a recent interview with CNBC, Alain Bellemare emphasized that Bombardier has invested heavily in the United States and will be “doing more by putting the assembly line in Mobile, Alabama.” But Bellemare has said little about whether the number of jobs created in the aftermath of the ITC’s decision will remain intact.
Aerospace  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  canada  taxes-incentives  government-policy  Boeing  bombardier  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-411 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Utilities are on a countdown to reinvention - EY
The energy industry has long known that radical transformation is coming. Revenues have been under pressure from the rise in renewables; in 2016, clean energy accounted for almost two-thirds of net new power capacity around the world.
industry-reports  energy  clean-energy  Around-the-web  this-week-410 
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
Alabama's Sock Queen opens new shop as small-town manufacturing changes with the times - AL.com
Inside a squat metal building on the outskirts of Fort Payne, Ala., huge spools of cheerfully colored thread hang like nursery mobiles above rows of blue knitting machines the size of office copiers.

It's loud in this part of the mill, and Gina Locklear has to shout to be heard. Her eyes light up as she talks about her newest set of machines, installed last January, that can knit a sock with a seamless toe. It's a  It's a capability the mill's older machines don't have. Those were originally built to manufacture white athletic socks, a business that has largely left the country.
this-week-409  Around-the-web  textiles-clothing-industries  alabama  regional-reports  industry-reports  small-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Beneath the U.S. job numbers: Tech’s influence on the workforce continues to hollow out the labor market - Brookings
Vital to assembling a momentary look at the job market’s latest trends, the report will support a pulse of urgent and useful news stories with its mixed and sometimes blurry data points on such topics as job growth and unemployment.
jobs  industry-reports  high-tech  skilled-labor  workforce-development  skills-gap  Around-the-web  this-week-407 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
NAFTA promotes U.S. manufacturing in the food and agriculture sector - TheHill
The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is important to the frozen food and beverage industry and the 670,000 jobs the sector supports throughout the United States. Frozen food makers depend on a reliable, safe and state-of-the-art logistics and supply chain network to efficiently and competitively make and distribute food that the world enjoys every day.
food-processing  industry-reports  mexico  canada  NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-207 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Apple invests $390 million in US-made iPhone lasers - The Verge
Apple is naming another recipient of funds from its $1 billion US Advanced Manufacturing Fund that it announced earlier this year. Finisar, a company that manufactures vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), is receiving $390 million as part of Apple’s new program to fuel job creation among American manufacturers.
advanced-manufacturing  venturecapital  apple  glass-optical-manufacturing  industry-reports  electronics-industry  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-407  parts-suppliers  supply-chain  capital-access 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Alabama auto executives say 'everything' about to change in industry - AL.com
Alabama's billion-dollar auto industry is positioned for the future, its executives say. But what that future will look like continues to be a mystery.
industry-reports  automotive-industry  regional-reports  alabama  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Help wanted: The future of automotive talent is shifting gears- Industrial insights - PwC
Major OEMs are racing to develop a range of alternative propulsion (hybrid, electric, fuel cell), connected and self-driving vehicles – while continuing to improve operational efficiencies that aim to sustain profits. In turn, business models and production facilities across the auto supply chain are being reconsidered and, in some cases, upended.
industry-reports  automotive-industry  industry4.0  advanced-manufacturing  autonomous-vehicles  skilled-labor  workforce-development  automation  Around-the-web  this-week-405-top 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Nissan Hints at Building New U.S. Auto Plant Within Five Years - Bloomberg
“At some point, we may need it,” Jose Munoz, the chairman of Nissan North America, said Friday in reference to more U.S. production capacity. The addition would have to be a standalone new factory because the company’s existing plants in Tennessee and Mississippi are “maxed out,” Munoz said during an interview in Detroit.
fdi-USA  industry-reports  nissan  tennessee  mississippi  automotive-industry  site-selection  Around-the-web  this-week-405 
november 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
Opinion: Pfizer offers innovative, highly-skilled jobs, site leader says - MLive.com
I believe there has never been a more exciting time to start or grow a career in manufacturing, especially in biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The U.S. biopharmaceutical industry alone is responsible for 4.5 million jobs, with more professionals in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics than any other industry in America. Bob Betzig is the site leader at Pfizer's Global Supply plant in Portage, Michigan.
biotech  pharmaceuticals  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  facilities-management  Michigan  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-404 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Redesigning the Industry -- an Automotive News special report
A new auto industry is forming, triggered by a reimagining of the vehicle itself. New business models are coalescing, centered on technology innovators, fleet operators, services businesses and platform providers.
How will it all shake out?
automotive-industry  industry-reports  autonomous-vehicles  parts-suppliers  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-403 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
REVVED UP: Venture Capital Investment in Auto Tech Speeds Up in Q3 - PwC Industrial Insights
Who is Investing in Auto Tech? These companies are backed not only by VC firms, but also traditional auto players, tech giants and scrappy startups. They’re using venture capital to ensure they’re on the right side of the creative disruption taking place within the automotive industry, because – ultimately – the costs of missing out on a revolution in transportation will be high.
autonomous-vehicles  automotive-industry  advanced-manufacturing  venturecapital  capital-access  Around-the-web  this-week-402  industry-reports 
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
The Airbus Roadmap to Additive Manufacturing - ENGINEERING.com
There is perhaps no greater friend of additive manufacturing than the aerospace industry. It’s here that you find the most traction in the move from metal rapid prototyping to metal additive manufacturing. So, if you want to know where 3D printing is heading as a production technology, an aerospace giant like Airbus makes for an ideal bellwether.
3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  industry-reports  Aerospace  airbus  Around-the-web  this-week-401-top 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Airbus teams up with Bombardier to deepen Delta ties and outmanoeuvre Boeing - CAPA
Building some of the CSeries jets in the US would also smooth ruffled feathers of two of the US’ major allies – Canada and the UK; each country has factories that help manufacture the CSeries. The leaders of Canada and the UK have voiced their vehement opposition to the tariffs, and pledged retaliation against Boeing if the charges are levied against the CSeries.
Aerospace  bombardier  delta  Boeing  industry-reports  airbus  alabama  Around-the-web  this-week-401 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Why are Boeing and the U.S. in a trade war with Canada and the U.K.? - The Washington Post
The feud has fueled tensions among the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Both Canada and the United Kingdom have threatened to not purchase military aircraft from Boeing until the dispute is resolved. Both countries stand to lose thousands of jobs should the C series deal fall through.
business-expansion  Aerospace  bombardier  Boeing  taxes-incentives  industry-reports  free-trade-agreements  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
Electric Vehicles and the Potential Impact on Auto Manufacturing - Agracel
As you may have heard, Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp announced they would join forces to develop electric vehicle technologies and build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in the U.S. The U.S. plant will have a capacity to produce 300,000 cars a year and provide jobs for about 4,000 people. It will begin operations in 2021.

Research, development and deployment (RD&D) and mass production prospects are leading to rapid battery cost declines and increases in energy density. Signs of continuous improvements from technologies currently being researched confirm that this trend will continue, narrowing the cost competitiveness gap between EVs and internal combustion engines (ICEs).
automotive-industry  electric-vehicle  Around-the-web  industry-reports  this-week-399 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Why the US Solar Industry Doesn't Want Government Protection - WIRED
Suniva and SolarWorld have petitioned the US International Trade Commission calling for strong tariffs against foreign manufacturers claiming that foreign governments, like China, have subsidized competing solar cell manufacturers abroad, undercutting the US solar industry. But much of the rest of the US solar industry finds those figures far-fetched, and calls the tariff a terrible idea.
solar  energy  green-economy  trade-agreements  business-globalization  china  u.s.-manufacturing  free-trade-agreements  Around-the-web  tariffs  industry-reports  this-week-395 
august 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
Auto industry growth strategies: Five trends for upcoming years - PwC
The global auto industry is always in flux, as new models and designs alter the shape and performance of automobiles. Nonetheless, few periods in automotive history match today’s pace of change. Over the next five to 10 years, five trends will dominate, and each will carry with it specific challenges that auto industry executives will have to confront.
industry-reports  automotive-industry  autonomous-vehicles  electric-vehicle  this-week-387  Around-the-web 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Suppliers turn to matchmaking events - Automotive News
Auto parts suppliers in Tennessee mingled and table hopped from customer to customer here last week in a bid to "speed date" their way to new business contracts.

It was the latest occurrence of a business development tool referred to as matchmaking, now gaining popularity across the Southern automotive supply base.
industry-reports  supply-chain  parts-suppliers  OEMs  automotive-industry  regional-reports  Tennessee  south-atlantic  south  Around-the-web  this-week-386 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Report: Autos Are Indiana's 2nd-Largest Manufacturing Sector - US News
A new report says the automotive manufacturing sector is a $15.8 billion industry that employs more than 100,000 people in Indiana.
industry-reports  automotive-industry  economic-development-news  economic-development-agencies  Around-the-web  this-week-385  indiana  regional-reports 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
The Trump administration and the automotive industry - Industrial Insights - PwC
As we move past the 100-day mark of the new Trump administration, campaign issues pertaining to the automotive industry are still unfolding. Here’s a look at where we stand today on these key issues...
industry-reports  government-policy  automotive-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-384 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
AIN Blog: U.S. Aero Industry Uneasy Over Trump's Mexico Tariff - Aviation International News
Major aerospace and defense firms with manufacturing facilities in Mexico include Honeywell, Goodrich, Gulfstream, Textron, Rockwell Collins, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Safran, Fokker, Triumph, GE, Bombardier and Meggitt
NAFTA  mexico  Aerospace  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-384 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Robots can't lace shoes, so sneaker production can't be fully automated just yet - Quartz
Of the approximately 120 steps involved in manufacturing an Adidas sneaker, the seemingly simple task of lacing is among those robots have not yet been able to master, at least not on an industrial scale, according to Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted. “The biggest challenge the shoe industry has is how do you create a robot that puts the lace into the shoe,” he said. “I’m not kidding. That’s a complete manual process today. There is no technology for that.”
robotics-manufacturing  manufacturing-automation  apparel  industry-reports  adidas  Around-the-web  this-week-384 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Self-driving 'arms race' complicates supplier alliances - Reuters
The vehicle manufacturers are divided on how much self-driving development and integration to farm out to the parts makers, or whether to keep most of that in-house - as they have done for decades with much of their core engine technology.
parts-suppliers  supply-chain  automotive-industry  advanced-manufacturing  autonomous-vehicles  Around-the-web  this-week-383  industry-reports 
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
Energy storage is America's industry to lose - Environment & Energy News
America is a world leader in lead-acid starter batteries for cars, many of them made in Illinois and Iowa. It is a leader in consumer batteries, from the nickel-cadmium flashlight cylinders that Energizer Holdings Inc. makes in Pennsylvania to the lithium-ion laptop rectangles that Apple Inc. designs in California. It has deep expertise in power electronics, with centers in Chicago and Charlotte, N.C. Meanwhile, factories crank out lithium-ion batteries for electric cars in Nevada and Georgia, and for the grid from Holland, Mich., and Jacksonville, Fla.
energy  batteries  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-381 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Like semiconductors, US solar needs government support - TheHill
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has taken a nuanced view that recognizes the different needs of various industries and individual firms. Secretary Ross can apply that nuanced view to raise the level of government protection for the PV industry to that of the semiconductor industry.     
opinion  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  business-globalization  solar-power  energy  industry-reports  semi-conductor  tech-transfer  research&development  Around-the-web  this-week-381 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
US tax proposals hit automotive industry - Roland Berger
How will the repercussions of recent US tax plans be felt by the automotive industry? Our new study shows border tax proposals introduced by the new US administration will contribute significant costs to vehicles sold in the US. These costs will not only apply to imported vehicles, but also vehicles produced in the US, due to foreign part content.
corporate-tax  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  automotive-industry  industry-reports  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-379 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Industrialized delivery systems and the future of real estate - McKinsey & Company
The construction industry is poised for big cultural and technological shifts as it embraces digitization across design and delivery processes. The real-estate industry is set to gain from these developments, not just as the result of efficiency and productivity gains but also by providing a richer and more satisfactory customer experience
industrial-real-estate  industry-reports  construction  Around-the-web  this-week-379 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Lockheed will move 650 missile jobs away from Sunnyvale - LA Times
Lockheed Martin will move 650 jobs in the legendary Trident missile program from Sunnyvale, Calif., to other states, the defense contractor said Thursday.
california  defense-sector  Aerospace  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week--378 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
GE Invests $4.3 Billion To Build Next-Gen Jet Engines, Open New Factories In The US - GE Reports
The U.S. investments include $214 million to build five new high-tech plants, adding about 2 million square feet of new manufacturing floor space. The locations for the plants, some of which are already open, are Ellisville, Mississippi; Auburn, Alabama; Asheville, North Carolina; Lafayette, Indiana; and Huntsville, Alabama.
Aerospace  GE  mississippi  alabama  north-carolina  indiana  Around-the-web  this-week-377  industry-reports 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Jobs Abound for Digital-Savvy Contact Center Workers in North America - JLL
Despite waning consumer interest in talking with a customer service rep over the phone, alternative customer service methods such as live chatting and tweeting are creating jobs in North American contact centers, according to JLL's inaugural Contact Centers Outlook. Many contact centers are still located in India and the Philippines, but thanks to the rise of smart phones, social media and growing geopolitical uncertainty, the industry is set to flourish domestically in 2017.
call-centers  industry-reports  corporate-real-estate-news  Around-the-web  this-week-377 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Three ways technology is making waves in construction - JLL Real Views
From the drones buzzing around capturing footage of building sites to the latest computer software enabling ever closer collaboration between teams, the construction industry is awash with new technology.
construction  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-377 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Auto Industry Speeds into 2017 with Technology & Mobility - BDO
More good news for Detroit and southeast Michigan: Uber, Guangzhou Automotive and Google Waymo all plan to break ground on R&D centers in greater Detroit in 2017.
u.s.-manufacturing  industry-reports  automotive-industry  autonomous-vehicles  research&development  research-commercialization  detroit  Around-the-web  this-week-376 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
Trump’s H-1B Visa Crackdown Threatens Cutting-Edge U.S. Medicine - Bloomberg
Biotech executives warn of an impending ‘crisis of science’.
Foreigners key to research; shortages of Americans with skills.
skills-gap  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-376  biotech  industry-reports  government-policy  h-1b 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
H-1B visas: The top 5 myths - TechRepublic
While specific changes to the H-1B visa plan are not confirmed, the travel ban has already impacted employers and workers. There are currently approximately 400,000 H-1B employees. The H-1B program is not the only visa foreign-born workers in the US use—there's the L-1, the F-1 OPT, and a handful of others—but it is the most widely used. And changes to the H-1B plan will certainly impact the tech industry, as tech companies are the primary employers of these visa holders.
h-1b  immigration-reform  workforce-development  industry-reports  high-tech  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-376 
february 2017 by areadevelopment
The Five Top Trends for Data Centers in 2017 - JLL
Last year, the data center market saw big deals from major players, new economic and regulatory policy, and the wild card that is strategic cloud adoption. These factors are changing the rules of the game—from pricing models to location selection tactics, and everything in between.

Over the next 12 months, we expect to see user demand for smart data center solutions continue to climb, while operators will feel the heat to deliver more data, faster and more flexibly than ever before.
market-reports  industry-reports  data-centers  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-374-top 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
How Apple Empowers, and Employs, the American Working Class - The New York Times
The region’s economy has deep roots in technology and is home to a number of big tech employers, most notably Dell. Apple’s influence in the area extends beyond the people on its direct payroll. It has 350 suppliers in Texas alone.
apple  regional-reports  Austin  texas  high-tech  industry-reports  call-centers  supply-chain  electronics-industry  backshoring  china  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-371 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Major Food Companies to Tackle Water Risks In Their Global Supply Chains - Ceres
One-third of the world’s food is grown in areas of high water stress or competition, and agriculture is a leading cause of water pollution worldwide. The food sector, which uses 70 percent of global freshwater supplies, primarily for growing crops, can play a critical role at protecting limited freshwater resources by working with farmers to become more water smart.
sustainability  green-economy  food-processing  water-availability  agribusiness  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Robot Revolution: Sportswear Giant Adidas Brings Jobs Back Home, But Not For People - Forbes
Adidas says their Atlanta factory will create around 160 jobs for the area, but there’s no word on what those jobs will be. Most likely, they will be programming, quality control, and maintenance jobs to maintain the assembly line, rather than low-skill, high pay manufacturing jobs of yore.
apparel  industry-reports  robotics-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  Atlanta  addidas  Around-the-web  this-week-365  location-USA  fdi-USA 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Life Sciences industry trends 2016 - JLL
The overall cost of operating within the life sciences industry is rising due to increased lab rents in top-tier clusters, R&D costs and higher wages for skilled employees.
market-reports  corporate-real-estate  life-sciences  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-364-top 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
What you need to know to make the best real estate decisions in the fast-paced world of tech - JLL
Technology remains the leading industry for real estate expansion in the United States, and has fast become a key economic driver in many cities.
high-tech  Metros  commercial-real-estate  market-reports  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-363 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Will the A&D workforce be prepared for the future? - Industrial Insights - pwc
Workforce issues in aerospace and defense (A&D) are near the top of the list of challenges facing the industry. A significant number of workers in A&D are eligible for retirement or approaching retirement eligibility in the next five years. But the industry has little attrition and a low retirement rate
workforce-aging  workforce-development  workforce-training  skilled-labor  Aerospace  industry-reports  this-week-363  Around-the-web 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Is the Transportation & Logistics sector going digital too slowly? -Industrial Insights - pwc
A digital transformation is now underway in the transportation and logistics (T&L) sector. However, T&L companies are not moving as fast as others in related industries. In our interviews with 186 senior executives in 26 countries, only 28% say they’ve reached an advanced level of digitization.
logistics  transportation-industry  industry-reports  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-362 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Textile and apparel manufacturing in the USA enjoys a resurgence - AJOT.COM
Textile and apparel manufacturing in the USA is enjoying a resurgence. Even companies based in India and China are investing in US facilities, according to a report in the latest issue of Textile Outlook International from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence.
industry-reports  textiles-clothing-industries  Around-the-web  this-week-361  skilled-labor  skills-gap 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Global Automotive Supplier Study 2016 - Roland Berger
Supply and disruption

From e-mobility to self-driving cars, the global automotive industry is facing some of the most radical changes in its history. In particular, parts suppliers will need to adapt to disruptive trends in technology and completely new business models in order to remain competitive in the future. Produced in collaboration with financial services firm Lazard, this exclusive study analyzes the current state of more than 600 global automotive suppliers, highlighting opportunities as well as challenges for the sector.
automotive-suppliers  automotive-industry  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-359 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Adidas to expand advanced "Speedfactory" concept to U.S. - OregonLive.com
Seven months since it opened its first "Speedfactory" in Ansbach, Germany, Adidas says it's ready to move the heavily automated German plant to full commercial production and follow up by opening its first American Speedfactory in 2017.
location-USA  industry-reports  apparel  manufacturing-automation  adidas  nike  advanced-manufacturing 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
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