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2 in 5 Americans Believe the STEM Worker Shortage is at Crisis Levels - Emerson US
While the survey found students today are twice as likely to study STEM fields compared to their parents, the number of roles requiring STEM expertise is growing at a rate that exceeds current workforce capacity. In manufacturing alone, the National Association of Manufacturing and Deloitte predict the U.S. will need to fill about 3.5 million jobs by 2025; yet as many as 2 million of those jobs may go unfilled, due to difficulty finding people with the skills in demand. 
STEM-workforce  skills-gap  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  surveys  this-week-435  insider-9-10-2018  insider-12-6-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
32nd Annual Survey of Corporate Executives Commentary: Managing the EDO Investment Portfolio to Maximize Job Growth - Area Development
The investment conversation has to start somewhere, and when companies are seeking new locations, the conversation begins with site inventory.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  surveys 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
32nd Annual Survey of Corporate Executives Commentary: Investment Decisions - A Complex Evaluation in an Uncertain Environment - Area Development
The Corporate Survey results illustrate a level of uncertainty by investors — a clear indication of how challenging the investment project decision-making process has become.
area-development-features  Matt  site-selection  economic-development  surveys  manufacturing 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
32nd Annual Survey of Corporate Executives Commentary: 2018 - A Decisive Year for Corporate Investment in the U.S. - Area Development
In response to a limited supply of quality sites, tight labor pools, and a rapidly-shifting economic policy environment, businesses must move quickly and strategically.
surveys  area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
32nd Annual Corporate Survey & the 14th Annual Consultants Survey - Area Development
Although the U.S. economy is strong, there may still be some hesitancy in investment decisions brought about by an uncertain legislative environment.
area-development-features  Matt  surveys  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  jobs  government-policy 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Americans Still See Manufacturing as Key to Job Creation - Gallup
"Keeping manufacturing jobs from going overseas" is the top recommendation Americans give as the best way to create more jobs in the U.S. Many also suggest reducing government regulation, lowering taxes, creating more infrastructure work and improving education.
u.s.-manufacturing  surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-387 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
31st Annual Survey of Corporate Executives Commentary: Survey Factor Rankings Borne Out By Location Decisions in Kentucky - Area Development
The factors considered most important when making a location decision have been cited by many of the corporate executives who have made the decision to locate or expand facilities in Kentucky.
surveys  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  kentucky  south  amazon  e-commmerce  ecommerce  area-development-features  manufacturing 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
31st Annual Survey of Corporate Executives Commentary: Economic Incentives Necessary to Mitigate Increasing Project Costs - Area Development
The lack of available buildings in certain markets, as well as rising rental and labor costs, has made expansions more expensive than ever and heightened the need for economic incentives in order to make projects a reality.
area-development-features  Matt  taxes-incentives  surveys  manufacturing  industrial-real-estate  site-selection 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
31st Annual Survey of Corporate Executives Commentary: Highway Accessibility Tops List of Corporate Site Selection Factors - Area Development
Communities with good highway accessibility and top-notch talent will continue to emphasize their unique quality of life as a differentiator to both attract and retain employers and employees alike.
area-development-features  Matt  surveys  highways  logistics  supply-chain  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection  quality-of-life  skilled-labor 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
31st Annual Survey of Corporate Executives Commentary: Highway Access, Labor Skills and Costs Remain Primary Concerns - Area Development
Our findings align with those of the Corporate Survey; not only are highway access and labor skills and costs of the utmost importance in siting new facilities, but so are permitting and regulatory issues.
surveys  labor  labor-costs  highways  logistics  infrastructure  manufacturing  site-selection  economic-development  Matt  area-development-features 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
31st Annual Survey of Corporate Executives Commentary: U.S. Will Remain a Prime Area of Expansion - Area Development
While a favorable reaction to the Trump administration’s policies may result in the U.S. being a prime area for corporate expansion, proposed protectionist measures could cause corporate investors to hold off on making decisions until the dust settles.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  Matt  surveys  consultants  trump 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
13th Annual Consultants Survey: Confident About U.S. Economy, But Concerned about Trump Administration’s Proposed Policies - Area Development
The responding consultants are confident that economic conditions under the Trump administration will be favorable to their clients moving ahead with new facilities plans, but also believe potential penalties for moving offshore will affect those plans. In fact, nearly two thirds believe there will be financial inducements to reshore operations. And 100 percent say finding skilled labor is the number-one priority.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  surveys  consultants  site-consultants  reshoring  skilled-labor  manufacturing  jobs  trump  government-policy 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
31st Annual Survey of Corporate Executives Commentary: Political Risk Comes to the United States - Area Development
Already some companies have reportedly reconsidered foreign investments after weighing the benefits of cost savings and operational efficiency against the pitfalls of adverse publicity, risk to future government contracts, and the threat of new taxes on trade. Such overt political risk has been quietly influencing a growing number of investment decisions for some time — consider the impact that privacy laws have had on global data center projects. The new political risk originating in the United States, however, takes this concern to another level.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  Matt  surveys  trump  manufacturing 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
31st Annual Survey of Corporate Executives: Confidence in U.S. Economy, Need for Investment in Highway Infrastructure and Skilled Labor Reflected - Area Development
The Corporate Survey respondents feel confident about the economy under President Trump, but highway accessibility and skilled labor are still their primary concerns. Also, the number of respondents planning domestic as compared to foreign facilities may reflect the current political climate.
area-development-features  Matt  surveys  manufacturing  FDI  jobs  workforce  site-selection  economic-development  trump  infrastructure  government-policy 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Determining a Location’s Value Proposition - Area Development
As low cost alone is no longer the driving competitive advantage in the site selection process, successful locations are those that have developed their skill set niches.
area-development-features  Matt  surveys  economic-development  site-selection 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Logistics Still Drives Location for Manufacturers - Area Development
With manufacturers representing only 35 percent of the 2015 Corporate Survey respondents (as compared to 77 percent in 200), highway accessibility has slipped from its number-one spot in the rankings.
surveys  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  logistics  supply-chain 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Which Location Factors Are Top of Mind? - Area Development
Labor, costs, and accessibility always take precedence, but as the war for talent continues, quality of life has gained in importance, while unionization rates are less of an issue for knowledge workers.
surveys  site-selection  Matt  consultants  workforce  labor  quality-of-life 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Corporate Executive Survey Commentary: Integrating Advanced Technology Into the Site Selection Process - Area Development
Although training programs and technical colleges are viewed as important, many companies look to find the workforce skills they require readily available in their chosen locations.
area-development-features  surveys  advanced-technology  manufacturing  advanced-industries  Matt 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
12th Annual Consultants Survey: Clients’ Robust New Facility/Expansion Plans Revealed - Area Development
Two thirds of the consultants believe the economy is on a continuous growth track, and nearly all are busy helping clients with new facility and expansion plans. The primary recipient of these new facilities will be the Southern states.
area-development-features  Matt  surveys  economic-development  site-selection  consultants  manufacturing 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
30th Annual Survey of Corporate Executives: Cautious Optimism Reflected - Area Development
New facility and expansion plans are up slightly on a year-over-year basis, although finding skilled labor is once again top of mind. Nearly half the respondents believe the U.S. economy is on a continuous growth track.
area-development-features  Matt  surveys  corporate-executives  economic-development  site-selection  skilled-labor  workforce 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Americans Approve of Unions but Support "Right to Work" - Gallup
A slim majority of Americans, 53%, approve of labor unions, although approval remains on the low end of Gallup's nearly 80-year trend on this question. Approval has been as high as 75% in the 1950s. Currently, 38% disapprove of unions.
this-week-276  around-the-web  right-to-work  unions  surveys 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Economy is Trending Up, Says Survey of Entrepreneurs - Kauffman.org
Respondents report increased access to credit and greater use of personal savings in annual Kauffman Foundation/LegalZoom survey
executive-surveys  surveys  small-business  this-week-246  around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports  economic-forecast 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Study Finds 66 Percent of Warehouses Plan to Expand Technology Investments by 2018 - Supply Chain 24/7
Surveyed warehouse IT and operations decision-makers cite growing need to increase worker productivity and automate, streamline processes.
warehousing  around-the-web  business-operations  supply-chain  surveys  this-week-230 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Monster Survey Suggests Manufacturing Workers May be Unhappy, Seeking More Fulfilling Jobs - WSJ.com
Close to one-half (47%) of manufacturing workers surveyed expressed dissatisfaction with their current job. Only 34% expressed confidence in actually securing a new position Nearly three-quarters (74%) agree that it's more challenging to find a job than it was a year ago.
labor  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  surveys  this-week-225 
august 2013 by areadevelopment
CEO Confidence Rises Again - The Conference Board
The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence™, which had increased in the first quarter of 2013, improved again in the second quarter. The Measure now reads 62, up from 54 last quarter (a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses).  
executive-surveys  around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports  surveys  this-week-222 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
US and China Most Promising Tech Innovators in Next Four Years - KPMG
Technology executives worldwide believe that the United States and China are the top two countries with the greatest potential to drive technology breakthroughs that will have a global impact in the next four years, according to the Global Technology Innovation survey from KPMG International.
executive-surveys  around-the-web  research&development  international-location-reports  surveys  high-tech  this-week-222  innovation 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
More small business owners see a healthy economy in the months ahead, Citibank survey finds - The Washington Post
The Citibank Small Business Pulse shows that 48 percent of owners rate business conditions as good or excellent. That’s up from 43 percent a year ago, and twice the 24 percent of three years ago, when the bank began conducting the survey.
around-the-web  this-week-219  small-business  surveys 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
More than 43% of Manufacturers Designing Factories of the Future Today - IDC Manufacturing Insights Survey
People — and the flexibility and decision-making capabilities they provide — will be at the center of the factory of the future 
u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  surveys  this-week-218 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
2013 Best & Worst States for Business - ChiefExecutive.net | Chief Executive Magazine
States More Aggressive in Competing With One Another - Texas leads the way while Florida edges closer; Arizona and Nevada move up while California sinks lower in CEOs’ estimation. Business leaders see states moving on pro-growth policies faster than Washington.
regional-reports  around-the-web  CEO  california  texas  arizona  surveys  ranking  Florida  Nevada  this-week-214 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Automotive Exec Survey 2013 - Managing a multidimensional - KPMG
The KPMG Global Automotive Executive Survey is an annual assessment of the current state and future prospects of the worldwide automotive industry.
executive-surveys  automotive-industry  around-the-web  industry-reports  surveys  studies  this-week-213 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Economic Conditions Snapshot, March 2013: Survey results - McKinsey Quarterly
Executives report better conditions at home and in the global economy, but they also expect political and governmental issues to pose risks to growth.
corporate-executives  this-week-208  around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports  surveys  studies 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Engineers Give America's Infrastructure a 'D+' - CNBC
When it comes to maintaining and investing in infrastructure, the nation's engineers say America is seeing some progress, but still not making the grade.
around-the-web  rail  surveys  studies  logistics  this-week-207  infrastructure 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Weekly Industry Crib Sheet: Manufacturers Struggle with Mounting Health Care Costs - ThomasNet.com News
Nearly three quarters of U.S. manufacturers said that rising health care and insurance costs were their primary concerns in 2013, in response to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and IndustryWeek.
u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  surveys  this-week-207  healthcare 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
CFO Optimism Blooms - CFO.com
Finance executives’ optimism and spending plans are on the rise in the latest Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook Survey.
CFO  around-the-web  surveys  studies  this-week-206 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Business Tax Reform: KPMG Survey Report - KPMG
Business leaders are coming to the realization that if they want to see meaningful U.S. corporate tax reform they will need to give up some tax preferences in exchange for a lower statutory corporate tax rate, according to a survey by KPMG's Tax Governance Institute.
around-the-web  This-Week-192  taxes-incentives  studies  surveys  government-policy  corporate-tax 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Survey: 80% of Real Estate Investors, Managers Have Sustainability Strategy - Environmental Leader
The survey highlights several trends, including the rising prevalence of green building certification. Some 51 percent of respondents included green building certificates in their portfolio, of which LEED certification was the most widely adopted.
around-the-web  This-Week-183  sustainable-development  surveys 
september 2012 by areadevelopment
2012 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study - JDPower.com
Overall Satisfaction among Business Customers of Electric Utilities Increases Notably, But Satisfaction Lags among Businesses That Spend the Least on Electricity.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-157  surveys  energy  STUDIES 
february 2012 by areadevelopment
Companies Need to Get Smarter About Sourcing Strategies - MH&L
Nearly three-quarters (72%) of manufacturing professionals at small and mid-sized companies expect their companies’ revenues to increase this year over last year, according to a recent study conducted by Prime Advantage, a buying consortium for mid-sized manufacturers.
surveys  manufacturing  economy  this-week-127  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
may 2011 by areadevelopment

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