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Finding lab space for startups and independent researchers in Houston needs to be easier, according to this expert - InnovationMap
Finding coworking space is getting easier and easier for startups, but the same can't be said for startups looking for lab space. If Houston wants to continue to grow and develop its innovation ecosystem — specifically within research and development in the health sciences industry — the city needs more opportunities for small lab space real estate.
startup  innovation-hubs  houston  texas  biotech  research&development  this-week-454 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Lab-to-market study explores success - University of Michigan News
U-M researchers interviewed and surveyed representatives at 59 Innovation and Economic Prosperity Universities, as designated by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, and together they identified the following best practices for technology commercialization...
Around-the-web  innovation-hubs  university-economic-development  research-commercialization  this-week-454 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Innovation districts and their dilemmas with place - Brookings
Driven by broader economic and demographic trends, most districts emerge organically as established firms and start-ups choose to co-locate around universities, medical institutions and/or other anchors. But over time, as the number of actors increases, innovation district leaders often become much more intentional about working together to leverage their district assets, applying a “collaborate to compete” approach.
innovation-hubs  economic-development-news  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  this-week-449 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
Biotech research company to set up U.S. headquarters near Tampa's Moffitt Cancer Center
Vycellix is not receiving any state or local incentives to make the move, according to Tampa-Hillsborough Economic Development Corp.

“It’s exciting to see an industry cluster form around the treatment of cancers, and we welcome Vycellix to the area,” Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said. Thanks to Moffitt, he said Tampa "continues to grow as a hub for life science and biotech companies."
tampa  Florida  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  university-economic-development  research-center  biotech  Around-the-web  this-week-449 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
Next big cities for innovation, entrepreneurs: AOL co-founder Steve Case - Fox Business
AOL co-founder and former CEO Opens a New Window. Steve Case said the free enterprise cluster is highly concentrated on the West Coast and should be leveraged across the United States.
innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  this-week-448  economic-analysis  government-policy  this-week-448-new 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin’ Govs part 4: Opportunity Zones, workforce development, tech hubs, and more in governors plans to build economies - SSTI
Governors are reaching into their toolkits to build tech-based economies, utilizing Opportunity Zones, tax credits, broadband infrastructure and workforce development initiatives among other things. This week, as we continue to review their state of the state addresses for TBED news, we see some governors still trying to reshape their states’ struggling economies while others are building on past successes and proposing new initiatives.
government-policy  technology-based-economic-development  opportunity-zones  workforce-development  innovation-hubs 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
One Way to Finance Tech Startups Outside of Superstar Cities - HBR
In smaller cities and middle-income regions across the globe, even the best ideas and most promising new businesses can die on the vine for lack of access to markets and capital. Those regions need new forms of innovation financing to prosper in an age of globalized commerce.
innovation-hubs  capital-access  startup  high-tech  Around-the-web  this-week-448 
february 2019 by areadevelopment
Inside Shenzhen’s race to outdo Silicon Valley - MIT Technology Review
Shenzhen flooded the world with cheap gadgets. Can it now become what Silicon Valley never did—a global hub of innovation, entrepreneurship, and manufacturing?
china  innovation-hubs  electronics-industry  silicon-valley  competitiveness  Around-the-web  this-week-445 
december 2018 by areadevelopment
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 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Six Emerging Startup Ecosystems in the United States - Startup Genome
Startups in Springfield (MA) sell to global markets at a surprisingly high rate. Founders in Albuquerque and New Orleans enjoy supportive local cultures. Reno and Fresno welcome entrepreneurs from elsewhere. Hartford has high shares of female and immigrant founders.
small-business  startup  innovation-hubs  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-440 
november 2018 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 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
How Your Company Can Thrive If It’s Not Located in a Talent Hub - HBR
Leading cities have long had an outsize influence on the global economy, but today the impact that top talent clusters like Boston and San Francisco have on innovation is especially pronounced. In 2017, America’s 10 largest tech hubs accounted for 58% of U.S. patents.
this-week-437  around-the-web  Matt  tech  technology  high-tech  innovation  innovation-hubs  economic-development 
october 2018 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 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Commentary: Making the most of federal funds for regional innovation - SSTI
At the end of this month, applications are due for two of the federal government’s most notable programs for funding clusters and regional innovation initiatives: the SBA’s Regional Innovation Clusters (RIC) program and the EDA’s Regional Innovation Strategies (RIS) program. As practitioners develop their proposals for these programs, it is worth considering potential lessons learned from the successes of previous awardees and the major challenges they have faced.
innovation-hubs  research-commercialization  research&development  government-policy  economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-434 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
The Rust Belt needs capital to turn talent and innovation into jobs - Brookings
A unique economic and social development storyline unites the industrial heartland, extending across all or part of 12 states from Minnesota and Missouri in the West, through the Great Lakes and up the Ohio River Valley to Western New York, and to Pennsylvania and West Virginia in the East. The region has many economic challenges, but also boasts important economic strengths, perhaps none as important as the tremendous innovation and talent emerging from its companies and universities. 
rust-belt  capital-access  innovation-hubs  university-economic-development  regional-reports  midwest  mid-atlantic  Around-the-web  this-week-433-top 
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
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
Multicounty data-sharing network to improve farming, manufacturing - WLFI
A newly formed group of 10 Indiana counties has come together to become a national hub of agricultural and manufacturing innovation.
innovation-hubs  regional-reports  indiana  Around-the-web  this-week-409 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
As Silicon Valley Gets ‘Crazy,’ Midwest Beckons Tech Investors - The New York Times
But some investors, led by people like Mr. Kvamme and his firm, Drive Capital, see plenty of potential in the center of the country. Focusing on the Midwest is no longer considered a nutty idea, as it was by skeptical West Coast venture capitalists when Mr. Kvamme and Chris Olsen, another Silicon Valley transplant from Sequoia Capital and co-founder of Drive Capital, made the move in 2013.

Every major Midwestern city now has clusters of start-up accelerators and incubators, typically housed in renovated red-brick industrial buildings.
Around-the-web  this-week-405  silicon-valley  high-tech  innovation-hubs  midwest  venturecapital  technology-based-economic-development  capital-access  regional-reports  tech-forum 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Rural Communities’ Untapped Potential for Growth - GOVERNING
They have valuable assets that make them fertile ground for startups. To tap those assets, they need to build entrepreneurial ecosystems.
this-week-403  Around-the-web  Matt  entrepreneurship  startup  tech  innovation  innovation-hubs  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  economic-development  site-selection 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
States of Innovation 2017: States look to tax incentives to spur startup investments, R&D, business growth - SSTI
Over the past year, state lawmakers in approximately have looked to grow innovation and entrepreneurship in their respective states by introducing and expanding tax credit efforts intended to increase the availability of startup capital, support R&D activities, facilitate business growth, and spur job creation. The two most common types of tax credits proposed to support innovation at the state level are angel tax credit programs and R&D tax credit programs. In addition to these two areas, states also proposed other tax credits intended to support job creation and business growth.
research&development  research-commercialization  taxes-incentives  innovation-hubs  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-402 
november 2017 by areadevelopment
Large e-commerce company ISO of second home. Dense, dynamic innovation district preferred - Brookings
Since Amazon’s bombshell announcement last week requesting applications for “HQ2”—a second corporate headquarters that will hire as many as 50,000 new employees—a flurry of
articles and blog posts have speculated about which cities are the top contenders and what landing the corporate behemoth would portend for the winning locale.
this-week-397  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  tech  technology  high-tech  retail  ecommerce  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  cities  workforce  innovation-hubs  innovation  innovation-centers 
september 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
Can We Build Inclusive, Innovative Local Economies? - GOVERNING
A new learning collaborative is charting efforts in four metros to connect minority communities to entrepreneurial resources.
this-week-395  Around-the-web  Matt  innovation  innovation-hubs  cities  entrepreneurship  startup  minority 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Canada's tech boom redefines its office space - JLL Real Views
Gone are the days when Canada’s tech firms were located in old manufacturing buildings on the outskirts of town.

As technology firms grow and their needs become more sophisticated, they are looking to take over prime office space in the downtown core of big cities such as Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Good access to local transport and open, flexible and communal floor-plans are top of their list to attract the best talent.
canada  innovation-hubs  office-market  location-canada  Around-the-web  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
What makes San Francisco so innovative? - JLL Real Views
It’s part of the world’s most well-known innovation ecosystem where tech start-ups with the next big idea rub shoulders with market leading tech giants. Creativity isn’t limited to the office; it also spills on to the streets to create a diverse cultural scene.

So what is it about San Francisco that makes the city so innovative?
san-francisco  Metros  innovation-hubs  high-tech  silicon-valley  startup  small-business  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
City of Orlando advances new ‘Smart ORL’ initiative, aims to become prototype city for smart cities technologies - Brookings Institution
All across the country, cities are looking to digital technologies to help manage growing urbanization and the risks associated with climate change. Successfully navigating these challenges will ensure that cities maintain their competitiveness and continue to represent great places to live, work, learn, and play.
urban-planning  Metros  orlando  Florida  government-policy  innovation-hubs  ICT  Around-the-web  this-week-386 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Facing deindustrialization, smaller regions turn to innovation, workforce development - SSTI
Larger metropolitan areas like Pittsburgh, PA, Roanoke, VA, and Greenville, SC, have received considerable acclaim for their ability to restructure their economies around new and innovative technologies. Less covered, however, are the smaller rural or rust belt regions that are seeking to leverage higher education, community partnerships, an increasingly skilled workforce, and innovative technologies to become more competitive in a 21st century economy.
innovation-hubs  rural-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-385-top  Metros  pittsburgh  roanoke-va  greenville-sc  missouri  rust-belt  iowa  north-carolina 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Canada Tries to Turn Its A.I. Ideas Into Dollars - The New York Times
Now bringing A.I. home is a priority for the Canadian government, companies, universities and technologists. The goal, they say, is to build a business environment around the country’s expertise and to keep the experts its universities create in the country.
skilled-labor  high-tech  workforce-training  education  innovation-hubs  canada  silicon-valley  university-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-382 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
The next start-up hubs - Axios
Political and economic dynamics are forcing companies and investors to pay more attention to business activity in middle America, where many workers feel left out of the booming economies of the coastal cities (think San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, New York and Boston.) Following the recession, start-up formation stalled outside of the big tech hubs like Silicon Valley. But activity has picked up over the past two years, with midwestern cities gaining momentum.
startup  innovation-hubs  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-382 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Tech is divergent - TechCrunch
The hope of tech-industry optimists for what former AOL chief and Revolution LLC founder Steve Case calls “the rise of the rest” — the spread of tech into the heartland — has gotten more urgent. Far from the Bay Area lie exciting hot spots in regular America. Cities like Dallas, Phoenix and Indianapolis are coming into their own, with Dallas adding 15,000 tech jobs in the last two years, Phoenix nearly 8,000, and Indy nearly 5,000, as each city grew its tech employment by more than 9, 11.5 and 13.9 percent a year, respectively.
rural-economic-development  innovation-hubs  high-tech  Around-the-web  this-week-379-top  Metros  leading-locations 
march 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
First Person: The American CEOs One Shot at Capturing a Manufacturing Resurgence - Area Development
Steven L. Blue is CEO of Miller Ingenuity, an innovative company revolutionizing traditional safety solutions for railway workers, and author of American Manufacturing 2.0: What Went Wrong and How to Make It Right. In this interview he provides insights for the business community on how to be innovative and competitive.
area-development-features  Matt  manufacturing  innovation  innovation-hubs  innovation-centers 
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
Here are the Most Innovative States in America in 2016 - Bloomberg
Massachusetts stole a second straight victory in Bloomberg’s ranking of the most innovative U.S. states, a testament to how much the economy’s wheels are greased by investment in higher education and research.

California again scored just behind Massachusetts, which gained ground by churning out more science and engineering graduates and producing jobs in those industries even though it had less technology company density than in 2015, according to the data compiled by Bloomberg.
Massachusetts  california  innovation-hubs  ranking  state-rankings  innovation  Around-the-web  this-week-373-top  this-week-408 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Investing in “Innovation Infrastructure” to Restore U.S. Growth - ITIF
Restoring an innovation- and investment-led economy depends on spurring growth through investments in America’s “innovation infrastructure,” including scientific and engineering research in the public, academic, and private sectors. This, more than traditional concrete and steel, should be the focus of any stimulus program.
innovation  innovation-hubs  economic-analysis  government-policy  research&development  infrastructure  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
The Importance of Innovation Districts - Inside INdiana Business
In today's technology driven world, innovation districts are growing in their importance. Some public policy leaders believe that innovation districts are only for life sciences or information technology companies, but this could not be further from the truth.
this-week-371  Around-the-web  Matt  innovation  innovation-centers  innovation-hubs  life-sciences  information-technology  high-tech  tech  technology  startup  entrepreneurship 
november 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
How can we foster greater innovation in Alabama? - AL.com
Alabama has for years had a rich legacy of transforming research into new products, and that was reinforced in 2012 when the state of Alabama created the Alabama Innovation Fund with more than $17 million in competitive grants going to public colleges and universities to bolster high-tech research and innovative ideas, leading to more jobs for Alabamians.
economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-363  alabama  innovation-hubs  competitiveness  research-commercialization  opinion 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Midwest States Launch Public-Private R&D Centers in Key Manufacturing Industries - SSTI
Over the last few weeks, Indiana and Michigan have announced the launch of manufacturing-focused innovation centers to help transform manufacturing sectors that are long-standing drivers of economic prosperity in their respective state into 21st century global hubs for manufacturing innovation
Around-the-web  this-week-361  midwest  regional-economic-development  Michigan  indiana  research&development  innovation-hubs  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-362 
august 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
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
Boston As A Blueprint For Global Innovation - psfk
Industry experts explore the feasibility of using the 'Boston model' as a way to build out other innovation hubs across the globe. Can it be done?
innovation-hubs  Boston  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
State Funding For 'Innovation Places' Hopes To Promote Business, Job Growth - Hartford Courant
Looking for ways to kick-start the state's slow-growth economy, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly enacted legislation establishing competitive grant funding to create so-called innovation places, linking institutions such as colleges, universities and hospitals with entrepreneurs, small-business owners and others. The goal is to draw investment, promote new businesses and stoke job growth.
government-policy  small-business  connecticut  regional-reports  startup  innovation-hubs  Around-the-web  this-week-360 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
L.A.-based hub will help create factory sensors - LA Times
Los Angeles will become the headquarters for a federally funded institute devoted to developing sensors that make manufacturing more efficient.

President Obama announced the project, which will receive $140 million in public and private funding, Monday at the SelectUSA summit in Washington, D.C.
advanced-manufacturing  manufacturing-automation  los-angeles  government-policy  public-private-partnerships  innovation-hubs 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Innovation That Matters - 2016 - 1776
We are at the dawn of an extraordinary technological revolution and it is transforming every part of the U.S. economy. Innovation That Matters examines and ranks 25 cities’ readiness to capitalize on the inevitable shift to a digital economy.
innovation-hubs  startup  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-352  STUDIES  ranking  leading-locations 
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
Innovation outposts and the evolution of corporate R&D - The Berkeley Blog
To adapt to the current frenetic pace of innovation, corporations have created a new organizational structure called the Innovation Outpost. They are placing these outposts at the center of the source of innovation: startup ecosystems.
innovation-hubs  research&development  applied-research  startup  Around-the-web  this-week-351-top 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Knowledge Creation and Innovation in the Hoosier State - Indiana Business Review
Does knowledge production at institutions like universities or research and development (R&D) facilities lead to innovation? Does it lead to more innovative activities the closer one is to those knowledge anchor institutions?
university-economic-development  research&development  research-commercialization  innovation-hubs  indiana  Around-the-web  this-week-351 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
From rustbelts to the ‘smartest places on Earth’ - Brookings Institution
Many older industrial cities have the potential to become hotbeds of innovation and advanced manufacturing over the coming decades. Places like Akron, Ohio and Albany, N.Y. contain deep industry expertise, world-class research institutions, a spirit of collaboration across disciplines and sectors, and a sense of urgency—the kind that can only come from having hit rock bottom in decades past.
rust-belt  urban-revitalization  innovation-hubs  Around-the-web  this-week-349 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
The Fast and Fleeting Nature of the Digital Economy - Governing
In Chattanooga, and soon in many more cities, we have the gift of an exciting new technology. It is up to us to move quickly and with determination to make the most of it.
innovation-hubs  broadband  ICT  chattanooga  Tennessee  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-348-top 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
So you think you have an innovation district? - Brookings Institution
Less than two years ago, the Brookings Institution unveiled the research paper, “The Rise of Innovation Districts,” which identified an emerging spatial pattern in today’s innovation economy. Marked by a heightened clustering of anchor institutions, companies, and start-ups, innovation districts are emerging in central cities throughout the world.
this-week-348  Around-the-web  Matt  innovation-centers  innovation  innovation-hubs 
april 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
RI Gov Backs $51M Plan to Jumpstart State’s Innovation Economy - SSTI
Last week, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo proposed more than $51 million in investments focused on reinvigorating the state’s economy through innovative industries with the release of her fiscal year 2017 budget request. The governor’s Make It in RI jobs plan incorporates many of the recommendations from a strategic plan developed by the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, Battelle Technology Partnership Practice (now TEConomy Partners, LLC) and Monitor Deloitte. One of the key investments is a $20 million brick-and-mortar innovation district where entrepreneurs, businesspeople and academics can interact.
economic-development-news  regional-reports  rhode-island  Around-the-web  this-week-342  innovation-hubs 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Salinas, Calif., Attempts to Reboot as AgTech Hub - GovernmentTechnology
Salinas hopes to turn its sons and daughters of farmworkers into coders for the next generation of data-driven, automated farming in a valley known as the salad bowl of the world.
agribusiness  ag-tech  high-tech  innovation-hubs  regional-reports  salinas-california  california  Around-the-web  this-week-341  rural-economic-development 
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
The East Coast City That's Becoming a Surprising Hub for Tech Startups - Inc.com
Baltimore, by a curious mixture of geographic positioning, educated talent, proximity to pork, and determined capital, is poised to become a crucial part of the East Coast technology cluster.
innovation-hubs  Metros  baltimore  maryland  regional-reports  high-tech  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-336 
january 2016 by areadevelopment
Berlin Develops as Business Hub - WSJ
New-economy firms, such as Rocket Internet, join sizable manufacturers in German capital
Metros  high-tech  germany  berlin  Around-the-web  this-week-336  small-business  innovation-hubs 
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
Five ways Canada’s startup ecosystem can catch up with the world’s top innovators - Financial Post
Looking back on 2015, the Canadian startup ecosystem has had a number of reasons to celebrate, including Shopify’s initial public offering and several venture capital backed startups attracting major follow-on rounds. However, when it comes to startup success Canada still has a long way to go to catch up with the world’s top players.
canada  startup  innovation-hubs  Around-the-web  this-week-335 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
World's First Droneport Under Construction Near Las Vegas - Fast Company
THE AERODROME WILL PROVIDE EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION FOR DRONE PILOTS, AS WELL AS FACILITIES FOR DRONE RACING AND OTHER SERVICES.
regional-reports  Nevada  uav-aerospace  innovation-hubs  Around-the-web  this-week-334 
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
California's Innovation-Based Economy: Policies to Maintain and Enhance It - Milken Institute
Innovation is critical to the creation of high-quality, high-wage, sustainable jobs and economic growth, which, in turn, support a rising tax base in California and around the world. California’s policymakers can’t afford complacency in evaluating the dynamism of its innovation economy or in reviewing policies needed to buttress it.
this-weel-332  Around-the-web  Matt  pacific-states  california  innovation  innovation-hubs  high-tech  entrepreneurship  startup 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing lab opens at Rock Island Arsenal - Quad-Cities Online
In 2014, the DMDII digital lab opened on Goose Island in Chicago aided by $70 million in federal funding and a $250 million commitment from major corporations such as Deere, General Electric and Lockheed Martin.

DMDII now is opening other chapters, such as the one at the Arsenal, to partner public and private money in an effort to promote digital innovation in U.S. manufacturing.
innovation-hubs  u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  public-private-partnerships  illinois  Around-the-web  this-week-330 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
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