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Deloitte Center for Cross-Border Investment responds to President Obama’s statement on U.S. Commitment to Open Investment Policy - Deloitte Center for Cross-Border Investment
Responding to the Statement by the President on United States Commitment to Open Investment Policy, Robert Kimmitt, Independent Chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cross-Border Investment (DCCBI), welcomed the president’s statement, which affirmed the government’s commitment to ensuring that the United States continues to be the most attractive place for businesses to locate, invest, grow, and create jobs.
FDI  business-globalization  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed  location-usa 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Bill Ford: A future beyond traffic gridlock - Video on TED.com
Bill Ford is a car guy -- his great-grandfather was Henry Ford, and he grew up inside the massive Ford Motor Co. So when he worries about cars' impact on the environment, and about our growing global gridlock problem, it's worth a listen. His vision for the future of mobility includes "smart roads," even smarter public transport and going green like never before.
industry-reports  automotive-industry  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Are You Sure It's Cheaper to Go Offshore? - IndustryWeek
3PLs are helping manufacturers better understand the total cost of their supply chains.
offshoring  backshoring  logistics  supply-chain  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed  3PL 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
High-Speed Rail: Mixed Signals - IndustryWeek
Is America ready for high-speed rail? Siemens and other rail manufacturers would love to know.
high-speed-rail  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Washington, Boston set brainpower pace for young adults - The Business Journals
Critics of the federal government may beg to differ, but a new On Numbers study shows that Washington, D.C., possesses America’s strongest concentration of young brainpower.
regional-reports  economic-indicator-reports  demographics  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Innovation and Commercial Real Estate - The Comeback: Innovation Economy - Forbes
When talking about innovation we often define the term too narrowly. In fact, innovation can – and does – occur in every industry of our economy, from consumer electronics to health care.
innovation  economic-recovery  commercial-real-estate  facility-planning  corporate-real-estate-news  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
The Economic Rebound: It Isn’t What You Think - Wired.com
WIRED asked LinkedIn to analyze the 7 million US members who have switched industries during the past five years. Here are some of the fields that gained members (average percentage change per year).
economic-recovery  industry-reports  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
The Emerging Epicenters of High Tech Industry - Wired.com
For this map, we asked the Cluster Mapping Project at Harvard Business School to provide the top 20 job-creating areas for the following fields: Plastics, Chemicals, Automotive, Aerospace vehicles, Information technology, Biopharma, Metal manufacturing, Communication technology, Medical technology, Analytical instruments, and Electrical equipment.
industry-clusters  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed  high-tech  industry-reports 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Energy Efficiency Indicator, A Global Research Initiative - Johnson Controls Institute for Building Efficiency
To help accelerate the transformation to a more energy efficient and sustainable built environment, it is critical to understand the priorities and challenges facing executive decision makers. The annual Energy Efficiency Indicator (EEI) survey asks executives responsible for energy use and real estate decisions about their management practices, investment plans, technology integration and financing approaches. The survey provides a unique perspective on the market through the lens of those on the front lines making public and commercial building decisions.
sustainable-development  facility-planning  asset-management  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Kia production in Georgia helping companies across Alabama - al.com
Korean automaker Kia is deepening its roots in Georgia, and the work is providing a boost for companies across Alabama. A series of expansion projects is under way at the $1 billion West Point, Ga., factory, which is ramping up its annual capacity to 360,000 vehicles and preparing to add a new product -- the Optima sedan -- to its assembly lines.
regional-reports  alabama  georgia  automotive-industry  industry-reports  oem's  supply-chain  industry-clusters  logistics  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed  site-selection 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Chafee says 'Knowledge District' in Providence key - Boston.com
R.I. Governor Lincoln Chafee and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras said Monday that the proposed development of a life sciences hub on the edge of downtown is critical to the growth of the state and city economy.
innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  high-tech  labor  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed  corridor  workforce-development  economic-development-news 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Tech Corridor Planned for Southeast Louisiana - The Advertiser
UL and business leaders will unveil the idea of creating a Regional Innovation Corridor throughout south Louisiana this morning. The concept has been used successfully in states such as North Carolina and Pennsylvania and combines economic development, university research and private companies and investment, said Jeff Buchanan, senior domestic policy adviser at Oxfam America.
industry-clusters  corridors  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed  economic-development-news 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
The growing US jobs challenge - McKinsey Quarterly
It could take more than five years—longer than after any postwar downturn—to replace the millions of jobs lost to the 2008–09 recession. How can the US rev up its job creation engine?
economic-indicator-reports  economic-recovery  labor  competitiveness  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Indiana Economy Stronger Than Others, but at a Cost - NYTimes.com
Gov. Mitch Daniels sits in his grand cave of a Renaissance Revival office and reviews Indiana’s economic fortunes, his self-effacing manner not entirely disguising satisfaction. The state’s pension funds are relatively healthy, the unemployment rate is dropping slowly and per capita income is ticking up, slowly.
regional-reports  indiana  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Tracking Economic Recession and Recovery in America’s 100 Largest Metropolitan Areas - Brookings Institution
With job growth slowing and housing markets showing continued weakness, the most recent national economic data suggest that the economic recovery is slowing down. Data for the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas, which are available through the first quarter of 2011 (ending in March), show widespread but slowing growth in economic output coupled with much slower improvement in the labor market.
economic-indicator-reports  regional-reports  this-week-132  around-the-web  studies 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
DEAL OF THE WEEK: Pharma Firm Injects Life - WSJ.com
A development team is breaking ground on a new Boston headquarters for drug manufacturer Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. in one of the largest private construction projects to move forward since the recession.
taxes-incentives  headquarters  regional-reports  boston  corporate-real-estate-news  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Indian Company Under Scrutiny Over U.S. Visas - NYTimes.com
A giant Indian outsourcing company with thousands of employees in the United States is facing an expanding federal investigation prompted by claims from an American whistle-blower that it misused short-term visitors’ visas to bring in low-cost workers from India.
h-1b  EB-6-visa  immigration  outsourcing  business-globalization  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
The Coolest Offices In NYC - Business Insider
While most settle for a kitchen stocked with snacks or a lounge to take a break in, the employees in these offices can find inspiration without leaving their workplace.
facility-planning  office  interior-design  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Opinion: Regional strategy key to clean energy - Rep. Lois Capps - POLITICO.com
Last week, President Barack Obama traveled to Durham, N.C., to tour Cree Inc. — one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of energy-efficient lighting. He spoke with employees and met with his Jobs and Competitiveness Council to discuss initiatives and policies to spur economic growth, promote job creation and accelerate hiring across the United States.
regional-reports  industry-clusters  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed  government-policy 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Clustering For Cleantech Innovation - The New Republic
Multi-party, multi-disciplinary partnerships and collaboration are central to high-velocity, 21st century innovation systems and for that reason the powerful mediating role of regions and regional industry clusters comes to the fore.
industry-clusters  clean-energy  cleantech  green-economy  innovation  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Rebuild American Infrastructure? Companies’ Offshore Profits Can Help - Brookings Institution
America needs investment in its infrastructure. We need someone to invest hundreds of billions of dollars into for-profit trains, roads, airports, clean electricity generation, high-voltage transmission lines and more. As former Treasury secretary Larry Summers has noted, the nation’s commercial and residential housing stock probably does not need to be increased, but it could be improved in quality by replacing windows, insulation and monitoring systems, which save more in energy spending over time than would be spent on the renovations. Ideally, all the infrastructure projects should generate at least a modest profit, to ensure that the investments are productive.
taxes-incentives  government-policy  economic-recovery  infrastructure  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
One in two US employees looking to leave - Mercer
Potential spiraling retention costs, stalled productivity pose serious business threats, says Mercer
labor  education  workforce-development  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Great People Are Overrated - Harvard Business Review
If you are building a company, would you prefer one standout person over one hundred pretty good people?

If you were launching a technology or developing a product, would you rather have five great engineers rather than 1,000 average engineers?
labor  workforce-development  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Flight risk for Boeing - The Washington Post
THE OPENING of a manufacturing plant with nearly 1,000 jobs should be cause for celebration. But Boeing Co.’s $1 billion facility in South Carolina has met a different, less welcome response.
labor  government-policy  site-selection  boeing  washington  south-carolina  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Improving Access to Capital for High-Growth Companies - Department of Commerce National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship plays an important role in American history as one of the key drivers of our
economic growth and stability. From Google and GE to Amgen and Whole Foods, high-growth
companies have revolutionized global industries in electronics, energy, health, food, consumer
goods, and countless other markets. They have leveraged American ingenuity towards the creation
of domestic platforms and innovation ecosystems, while contributing to over 40% of new American
jobs every year.
startup  small-business  capital-access  government-policy  taxes-incentives  economic-development-news  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed  filetype:pdf  media:document 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
New Global Data Centre Risk Index Launched - Cushman & Wakefield
International consultancies Cushman & Wakefield and hurleypalmerflatt have issued a new study evaluating the risks to global data centre facilities and international investment in business critical IT infrastructure.
studies  data-centers  facility-planning  ranking  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
U.S. Companies Press for Repatriation Holiday - NYTimes.com
Some of the nation’s largest corporations have amassed vast profits outside the country and are pressing Congress and the Obama administration for a tax break to bring the money home.
business-globalization  competitiveness  taxes-incentives  this-week-132  around-the-web  economy  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Learning how to lead as CFO - PwC CFOdirect Network
The essential capabilities of successful CEOs -- allowing leaders to perform at their best during stressful situations, as well as getting the best out of their people -- can be learned by CFOs.
CFO  corporate-real-estate-news  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
The Tax Foundation - Florida Increases Corporate Income Tax Exemptions, Debates Repeal
Florida's government has a $69 billion annual budget, and about $2 billion of that comes from the state corporate income tax. Enacted in 1971, that tax currently stands at a rate of 5.5 percent.
corporate-real-estate-news  taxes-incentives  government-policy  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Can the U.S. Hold Onto Its Lead in Medical Technology Innovation? - IndustryWeek
Innovation in the life sciences must be a government priority, including requiring an innovation impact statement for significant new regulations that affect the health sector, group says.
innovation  industry-reports  medical  biotech  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
Making It Work: Does Our Future Include Manufacturing? - Rebecca O. Bagley - Making It Work - Forbes
Making it Work: Does our Future include Manufacturing?

In Northeast Ohio it absolutely does! Manufacturing is an integral part of the region’s economy and critical to our future. We must be a value-added economy where services support industry. So how does this fit with the clusters development theme that I talked about in my first post?
regional-reports  ohio  manufacturing  economic-recovery  business-globalization  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
june 2011 by areadevelopment
CSCO Report 2011 - SCM World
This year’s Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO) Report is a collaboration between Dr. Hau Lee, Chairman, SCM World and Kevin O’Marah, Group Vice President, Supply Chain Research, Gartner Research and includes an executive summary by Pier Luigi Sigismondi, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Unilever. Drawing on the thoughts of over 750 senior level supply chain professionals, the CSCO Report 2011 has been developed to ascertain the priorities and strategies supply chain focussed executives are undertaking in 2011 and beyond, and looks to understand how companies are positioning their supply chain organisations to deliver growth.
supply-chain  logistics  this-week-132  around-the-web  twitterfeed  studies 
june 2011 by areadevelopment

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