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Silicon Valley Office Market Booms -
When San Francisco developer Jay Paul left town for a Pacific Ocean yacht voyage about 10 weeks ago, his shiny new office complex in Sunnyvale, Calif., had been sitting mostly empty since it was completed in late 2008.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
U.S. to Pull Plug on 137 Federal Data Centers -
The Obama administration will unveil plans Wednesday to shut 137 of the 2,094 federal data centers by the end of the year, a move that officials see as a breakthrough in their effort to make the government's information-technology infrastructure more efficient and less costly.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Infographics Of The Day: How Good Is The U.S. At Innovating? - Co.Design
GE releases a new study ranking countries on their innovativeness, and Lisa Strausfeld provides a beautiful visualization of the results. But the study has some marked limitations.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Why Economic Growth Is Getting Harder, And What To Do About It - Huff Post
Here's the fundamental problem. Economic growth is harder than it used to be. This is the argument made by the economist Tyler Cowen in his provocative new e-book The Great Stagnation. Even if you don't buy all his analysis (and I don't), he's right that the American economy will have to contend with some pretty stiff headwinds over the next couple of decades.
innovation  economic-recovery  economics  business-globalization  competitiveness  this-week-126  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
april 2011 by areadevelopment
Labor Board Says Boeing’s South Carolina Plant Breaks Law -
In what may be the strongest signal yet of the new pro-labor orientation of the National Labor Relations Board under President Obama, the agency filed a complaint Wednesday seeking to force Boeing to bring an airplane production line back to its unionized facilities in Washington State instead of moving the work to a nonunion plant in South Carolina.
labor  unions  boeing  aerospace  south-carolina  washington  site-selection  this-week-126  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
april 2011 by areadevelopment
Boeing Announces New Factory Will be 100% Powered by Renewable Energy - Inhabitat
Boeing recently announced that their new 787 jet assembly plant in South Carolina will be completely powered by renewable energy. The new facility will have a roof covered with solar panels that will provide most of the energy they need for operations, and they will supplement this energy source with renewable energy certificates bought from SCE&G. The solar array will be made up of 18,000 solar panels, will produce 2.6 megawatts of power, and will cover a whopping 10 acres of rooftop.
sustainable-development  facility-planning  aerospace  green-manufacturing  south-carolina  this-week-126  around-the-web  boeing 
april 2011 by areadevelopment
The Case for a National Manufacturing Strategy - The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
We possess the tools, talent, and resources to revive manufacturing. But to do so we need a national strategy for manufacturing renewal.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Despite Economy, Green Roofs Bloom - The Dirt
A survey of corporations involved in green roof design and development found that 8-9 million square feet of green roofs were added last year.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Georgia Lawmakers Pass Immigration Bill Similar to Arizona's -
Almost a year to the day after the controversial Arizona immigration bill was signed into law, which caused more than 40 groups to cancel their meetings and conventions in that state, Georgia lawmakers have passed a similar bill.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Ford idles some overseas production - CBC News
Ford Motor Co. says it has idled three overseas factories to conserve auto parts following last month's earthquake in Japan.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Monday Map: State Income Tax Rates - The Tax Foundation
Today's Monday Map shows the top statutory marginal income tax rate in each state, for tax year 2011.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Ohio is spending $1.4 billion to attract jobs. Will it work? -
Ohio has launched what appears to be the biggest intervention in the private economy by a state government since at least the Great Depression, according to a USA TODAY review of historical data. The state is preparing new industrial parks and high-tech office buildings, loaning money and giving grants to businesses, and subsidizing clean energy, websites, nanotechnology and warehouses, among other things
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Google: Video Offers Unusual Glimpse Inside One Of Its Data Centers - Business Insider
Google posted a video tour of one of its data centers today, highlighting some of the steps it takes to keep data secure and maintain reliability.
Google has been notoriously tight-lipped about its data centers, and doesn't even disclose exactly how many it operates.
sustainable-development  facility-planning  data-centers  tech  this-week-126  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
april 2011 by areadevelopment
Top 10 Most - and Least - Green U.S. States - DailyFinance
24/7 Wall St. examined energy consumption, pollution problems and state energy policies with the help of industry experts, government databases and research reports.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Which appliances are still American-made? -
Some quintessential American names like GE, Walmart, Oracle and Caterpillar have been adding more jobs abroad while shedding them in the U.S., according this report in today’s Wall Street Journal. But Consumer Reports has found at least a few U.S. and foreign manufacturers that are still building fridges, stoves, and other home appliances right here.
backshoring  this-week-126  around-the-web  twitterfeed  manufacturing  business-globalization 
april 2011 by areadevelopment
New York: The Next Innovation Hub - Xconomy
New York is rapidly joining these ranks, enjoying a good amount of buzz as a new hotbed for entrepreneurism.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-126  new-york  high-tech  entrepreneurship  startup  economy  economic-recovery 
april 2011 by areadevelopment
Employment Boost: 83% of U.S. Startups Plan To Hire in 2011 - Mashable
The U.S. unemployment rate may be 9.2%, but competition for talent among tech companies in San Francisco and Silicon Valley remains fierce. Now a new survey reveals a vast majority of startups in the U.S. will likely be hiring in the months ahead.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Toyota car production plummets after tsunami -
Toyota Motor says its car production in Japan plummeted 62.7% in March due to a parts supply crunch following the earthquake and tsunami.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
States Scale Back Business Tax Deals -
To the list of those dinged by states' budgetary woes—from Illinois vendors to Wisconsin public employees—add YUSA Corp., an auto-parts supplier in the city of Washington Court House, Ohio.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment
Tech Start-Ups Settling in Flatiron and Chelsea -
New York City’s technology sector has sometimes been called “Silicon Alley,” in deference to its Western big brother, which sprawls across the San Francisco Bay Area.
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april 2011 by areadevelopment

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