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America’s critical minerals problem has gone from bad to worse - DefenseNews
It is no secret that the United States has a critical minerals problem. As the Pentagon’s top acquisition official Ellen Lord said recently, “We have an amazing amount of dependency on China.” Lord called the findings of a forthcoming report on the defense industrial base “quite alarming,” and noted that China is America’s “sole source for rare earth minerals.”
mining  natural-resources  earth-minerals  supply-chain  china  defense-sector  Around-the-web  this-week-426 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
St. George, Utah, Is Booming, and Guzzling Water - CityLab
As St. George, Utah grows, it will have to cut down on its high water consumption or pay handsomely for it—or both.
this-week-426  Around-the-web  Matt  water-availability  utah  mountain-states  natural-resources  leading-locations  sfp-insider-7-13-2018 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Operations Extranet by McKinsey & Company - The future is now: How to win the resource revolution
Even though the hurricane-like “supercycle” of double-digit annual price increases that prevailed from the early 2000s until recently has hit land and abated, companies in all sectors need to brace for a new gale of disruption.
natural-resources  Around-the-web  this-week-370  global-supply-chain  energy-costs  water-availability  green-economy  sustainable-development 
november 2016 by areadevelopment
Nevada is officially a hub for energy tech. Here's why - Fortune
It’s not just about Tesla. The state has unique characteristics that make it ideal for this growing industry.
regional-reports  energy  industry-clusters  green-economy  Around-the-web  this-week-334  natural-resources 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
For manufacturers, unlocking mineral resources is key to continued growth - TheHill
In 1990, the United States was the largest metallic and industrial minerals-producing country in the world. Now we are seventh. At the same time, our nation has become increasingly dependent on foreign sources, with less than half the minerals consumed by the manufacturing sector sourced from domestically mined resources. As a nation, we are more than 50 percent dependent on imports for 43 key minerals.
natural-resources  supply-chain  global-supply-chain  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-327 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
A spot market for water - MIT News
Sourcewater pioneers an exchange for trading and recycling water for oil and gas production and other operations.
water-availability  natural-resources  energy  infrastructure  this-week-314  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Canada-Based First Bauxite Plans $200 Million Bauxite Processing Plant In Southeast Louisiana - Area Development
First Bauxite Corp. of Canada will invest $200 million to develop a bauxite processing plant on the Mississippi River at the Globalplex Intermodal Terminal in St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana. The company plans to create 100 jobs in the River Parishes and the Southeast Louisiana region.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-news  Matt  louisiana  south  jobs  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  FDI  location-USA  natural-resources 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
America’s Unconventional Energy Opportunity - bcg.perspectives
A divisive and often misinformed debate about unconventional gas-and-oil resources is jeopardizing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change America’s economic and energy trajectory.
government-policy  energy  green-economy  natural-gas  this-week-310  Around-the-web  natural-resources 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Tesla's battery plan spurs producers to weigh new plants - The Detroit News
Elon Musk's plan to put batteries into millions of homes and cars is pushing two of the leading lithium producers to consider new factories to meet an expected surge in demand.
tesla  batteries  natural-resources  gigafactory  Around-the-web  this-week-308 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
US Manufacturing Execs: Majority are Concerned About Minerals/Metals Supply - MetalMiner
According to a recent Minerals Make Life survey conducted by Edelman Berland, 80% of manufacturing C-suite executives said that they are concerned with the issue of minerals and metals supply, highlighting the role of domestic minerals and metals to manufacturing supply chains.
natural-resources  material-handling  executive-surveys  minerals  mining  supply-chain  this-week-301  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
How can US manufacturing gain momentum in 2015? - The Strategic Sourceror
91 percent of executives at U.S. manufacturing firms are concerned about how supply disruptions will impact factory production. Geopolitical shifts, global conflicts and lesser obstacles can be predicted, but the accuracy of estimations are only so strong. These considerations are supporting cases for reshoring, as procurement officers would like to benefit from a shorter supply chain that isn't so asset-heavy.
natural-resources  supply-chain  economic-forecast  u.s.-manufacturing  backshoring  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Driving energy, water, and material efficiency in your global supply chain - McKinsey & Company
Many companies have made strides in gaining resource efficiency in their own operations. But few have been able to achieve similar improvements in their supply chains. This is despite the fact that for many industries suppliers account for over 90 percent of a company’s resource footprint (e.g., most of the energy and water you buy is embedded in the products and services you procure, not bought directly for your own operations).
energy  water-availability  natural-resources  supply-chain  green-supply-chain  sustainable-development  this-week-286  around-the-web 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Water Use Drops to Historic Low - BUILDINGS
With much of the western U.S. experiencing drought conditions, a report from the U.S. Geological Survey shows that national water use is at its lowest point in 45 years, dropping 13% from 2005-2010.
infrastructure  natural-resources  water-availability  this-week-284  around-the-web 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
Tidal Wave or Drop in the Bucket? Differences in Water Use Across the United States - Brookings Institution
A serious drought in the American West has called national attention to our country’s water resources. U.S. businesses report substantial concerns over water supply, while the current drought in California has cost the state billions of dollars in economic losses. Not all regions of the United States, however, have the same water needs. Understanding how our nation uses water, and how these needs vary across the country, will be an important piece of the solution to the water puzzle.
water-availability  natural-resources  infrastructure  this-week-283  around-the-web 
november 2014 by areadevelopment
What you don’t know about megatrends can hurt you - PwC
All businesses have to deal with industry-specific issues, but in today’s world they must also look at the disruptive forces that are changing the rules of the game.
airline-industry  aerospace  urbanization  metros  natural-resources  resource-scarcity  demographics  business-globalization  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
The U.S. as One of the Developed World's Lowest-Cost Manufacturers: Beyond the American Export Surge - bcg.perspectives
The growing supply of domestic, low-cost natural gas is playing a critical, contributing role in the nascent U.S. manufacturing renaissance and is translating into economic benefits for U.S. companies in industries beyond energy and related sectors.
energy  natural-gas  international-location-reports  natural-resources  business-globalization  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-280  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
The Strategic Sourceror: Mineral deposits a huge factor in US manufacturing - Source One Management Services
While the U.S. manufacturing economy continues a slow, but progressive upward trend, National Mining Association CEO and President Hal Quinn maintains that a "gross structural mismatch" exists between the country's mineral supply and demand. As a result, this imbalance hinders the U.S. production sector from growing at a faster rate.
natural-resources  supply-chain  business-globalization  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-280  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
The Rise (and Likely Fall) of the Talent Economy - Harvard Business Review
By 2013 more than half the top 50 companies were talent-based, including three of the four biggest: Apple, Microsoft, and Google. (The other was ExxonMobil.) Only 10 owed their position on the list to the ownership of resources. Over the past 50 years the U.S. economy has shifted decisively from financing the exploitation of natural resources to making the most of human talent.
skilled-labor  natural-resources  this-week-277  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Is Overtaking Russia as Largest Oil-and-Gas Producer -
The U.S. is overtaking Russia as the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas, a shift that is reshaping markets and eroding the clout of traditional energy-rich nations. Russell Gold reports. Photo: Getty Images.
this-week-233  around-the-web  natural-resources  energy 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Regional Review: Pacific States Show Their Prowess in Advanced Technologies - Area Development Online
While natural resources, particularly in the area of energy, serve as a lynchpin for the Pacific States, international investors are showing strong interest in the region — moving forward on projects that involve advanced technology, medicine, energy systems, and more.
oregon  advanced-technology  technology  california  alaska  Hawaii  pacific  economic-development  workforce  pacific-states  tech  matt  washington  natural-resources  site-selection  medical-industry  energy 
may 2013 by areadevelopment

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