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Cities of Opportunity 7: The living city - PwC
London, Singapore, Toronto and Paris top the 2016 benchmark (our 7th edition) of the broad urban qualities that make 30 global business, finance and culture capitals successful. Beneath the headline results of who finishes first, however, findings show the heart of the city revolves around balanced social and economic strengths.
Metros  quality-of-life  international-location-reports  rankings  this-week-366  this-week-365  Around-the-web 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
The Best of Times, the Worst of Times: A Ranking of State Economies - GOVERNING
Few of the best- and worst-performing states were in the same position just three years ago.
this-week-362  Around-the-web  Matt  economy  rankings 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
The Winning States' Proven Formula - ChiefExecutive.net - Chief Executive magazine
Why some areas of the country thrive while others see businesses atrophy and people flee at alarming rates
economic-development  rankings  this-week-352  Around-the-web  Matt 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
2015 Tech Industry Trends and Market Outlook - JLL
Technology continues to boom… but exactly where might surprise you. The technology industry has become one of the strongest in this economic cycle. In fact, tech has become the illusive linchpin that separates growing companies from those that are shrinking. Over the past four quarters, nearly 75 percent of technology leases represented occupancy growth—a growth rate nearly 30 percent higher than the next closest industry.
rankings  market-reports  commercial-real-estate  Metros  high-tech  startup  Around-the-web  this-week-331 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Innovation America: Patent Applications and Allowances by State - IPWatchdog.com
Looking at raw numbers, California was by far the most inventive state, with over 329,000 non-design patents filed, over 254,000 disposed, and over 180,000 allowed between 2000 and 2010. Texas, New York, Massachusetts, and Washington rounded out the top five, but together had fewer applications, disposed applications, and allowed applications than California alone. The states with the highest allowance rates were Vermont (84%), Idaho (77%), Kansas (74%), Washington (74%) and Iowa (73%).
innovation  intellectual-property  patents  rankings  state-rankings  Around-the-web  this-week-330 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Doing Business 2016 - Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency - World Bank Group
Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 13th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared across 189 economies—from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe—and over time.
rankings  international-location-reports  cost-of-doing-business  business-climate  Around-the-web  this-week-328 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
ACEEE State Scorecard: Massachusetts Edges Out California as Most Energy-Efficient State, Maryland Among Most Improved - ACEEE
Top 10 States Ranked in Energy Efficiency Scorecard: MA, CA, VT, RI, OR, CT, MD, WA, NY … With MN and IL Tied for 10th; Five Most Improved States: MD, IL, DC, CA, and TX; and Five States in Most Need of Improvement: MS, LA, SD, WY, and ND.
energy-efficiency  sustainable-development  rankings  state-rankings  Around-the-web  green-economy  this-week-328  energy 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
The World’s Most Innovative Countries, 2015 - INSEAD Knowledge
Innovation-led growth is no longer the prerogative of high-income countries alone. Middle-income countries are catching up fast, but they still need some crucial ingredients to compete.
rankings  innovation  Around-the-web  this-week-322 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
State Economy Ranking July 2015 - Business Insider
The US has an enormous economy, and that economy is the sum of the economies of 50 states and the District of Columbia.
this-week-317  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  economy  rankings  state-rankings 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
The Cities Leading A U.S. Manufacturing Revival - Newgeography.com
Manufacturing may no longer drive the U.S. economy, but industrial growth remains a powerful force in many regions of the country. Industrial employment has surged over the past five years, with the sector adding some 855,000 new jobs, a 7.5% expansion.

Several factors are driving this trend, including rising wages in China, the energy boom and a growing need to respond more quickly to local customer demand and the changing marketplace.
rankings  Metros  manufacturing  demographics  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  leading-locations  Around-the-web  this-week-316 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
PDF: 2015 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card - Conexus Indiana
The 2015 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card shows how
each state ranks among its peers in several areas of the
economy that underlie the success of manufacturing and
logistics.
rankings  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-314  state-rankings 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Scoring Tech Talent - CBRE Research
"Tech Talent" is the labor force that fuels innovation and drives productivity. This coveted labor force has been one of the most influential factors in the U.S. economic recovery. Select up to five of the top 25 Tech Talent markets from the drop down below to compare scores.
rankings  Metros  STEM-workforce  skilled-labor  this-week-309  Around-the-web  CRE 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
2014 Best-Performing Cities - Milken Institute
In the 2014 index, technology and shale energy remain the two overarching factors driving the performance of top metros. However, these cities also possess a variety of other positive traits that help explain their success. Several metros with dense urban areas, for example, have the innovation advantage: They are able to offset high costs, an unfavorable tax structure, and a burdensome regulatory environment thanks to the clustering of talent and technology in an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
leading-locations  studies  rankings  metros  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-288  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
U.S. Slides Again As Denmark Tops Forbes Best Countries For Business - Forbes
Yet for all of its financial might, the U.S. lags behind many other developed nations when it comes to its business climate, and the gap is growing.
this-week-287  around-the-web  matt  rankings  business-climate 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Business Environment Index 2014 - Economist Intelligence Unit
Singapore looks set to remain the world’s most investor-friendly location in 2014-18, retaining its number-one spot from the 2009-13 period. Switzerland and Hong Kong also defend their second and third place position. The remainder of the top ten is dominated by North America, Scandinavia and other developed Asian economies.
business-globalization  rankings  business-climate  international-location-reports  this-week-266  around-the-web  fdi 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Worldwide cost of living 2014 – The Economist Intelligence Unit
The Worldwide Cost of Living is a twice yearly Economist Intelligence Unit survey that compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services. These include food, drink, clothing, household supplies and personal care items, home rents, transport, utility bills, private schools, domestic help and recreational costs.
rankings  metros  cost-of-doing-business  cost-of-living  site-selection-factors  international-location-reports  this-week-264  around-the-web  studies 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Adults Fare Poorly in a Study of Skills - NYTimes.com
The study shows that the well-documented pattern of several other countries surging past the United States in students test scores and young people’s college graduation rates corresponds to a skills gap, extending far beyond school. In the United States, young adults in particular fare poorly compared with their international competitors of the same ages — not just in math and technology, but also in literacy.
STEM-workforce  this-week-233  rankings  around-the-web  studies  skilled-labor 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Top States for Doing Business 2013: Texas on Top....Again - Area Development Online
As the economy improves and states continue to vie for new investment and jobs, they also seek the attention of site consultants who help companies make their new facility and expansion decisions. With that in mind, Area Development’s fourth an
state-rankings  jobs  california  texas  louisiana  tennessee  georgia  economic-development  south-carolina  alabama  top-states-for-business  matt  mississippi  north-carolina  rankings  florida  site-selection 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Top States for Doing Business 2013: Full Site Consultant Survey Results - Area Development Online
As the economy improves and states continue to vie for new investment and jobs, they also seek the attention of site consultants who help companies make their new facility and expansion decisions.
labor  state-rankings  jobs  rankings  site-consultants  site-selection-consultants  economic-development  site-selection  top-states-for-business  infrastructure  matt 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Leading Locations for 2013: The Plains States MSAs - Area Development Online
The Plains States of Kansas, Nebraska, and North and South Dakota point to their business-friendly environment while touting their economic success. The Fargo, ND/Moorhead, MN, MSA ranks first among the region’s Leading Locations — and is also second among all mid-size cities. The MSA boasted an unemployment rate of 4.7 when the national average was 8.5 percent!
rankings  metros  leading-locations  economic-development  south-dakota  site-selection  nebraska  kansas  matt  north-dakota 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Leading Locations for 2013: The Midwest MSAs - Area Development Online
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Seventh District — which includes all of Iowa and most of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin — is 50 percent more concentrated in overall manufacturing than the nation.
manufacturing  indiana  wisconsin  illinois  metros  midwest  economic-development  matt  michigan  automotive-industry  minnesota  rankings  ohio  leading-locations  site-selection 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Interactive Map: Ranking Global Cities - The Martin Prosperity Institute
As the leading think-tank investigating the role of place in economic prosperity, the Martin Prosperity Institute has developed a methodology to rank international cities based on the 3 Ts of economic development: Technology, Talent, Tolerance — and a fourth measurement, Quality of Place.
rankings  around-the-web  maps  metros  international-location-reports  this-week-226 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
Leading Locations for 2013: The Pacific Region MSAs - Area Development Online
With five of the top-10 MSAs in the Pacific region, the state of California is experiencing an economic comeback.
washington  oregon  rankings  california  leading-locations  alaska  Hawaii  economic-development  pacific-states  site-selection  matt 
august 2013 by areadevelopment

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