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For Some Emerging Companies, the Road to Growth Connects the U.S. and China - GEN
While American firms are tapping China’s size and regulatory path, Chinese biotechs are going west for money and expertise.
business-globalization  biotech  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed  tech-transfer 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing’s Wake-Up Call - strategy+business
A new study shows how the decisions made today by goods producers and policymakers will shape U.S. competitiveness tomorrow.
business-globalization  manufacturing  competitiveness  outsourcing  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Why Amazon Can't Make A Kindle In the USA - Forbes
The US has lost or is on the verge of losing its ability to develop and manufacture a slew of high-tech products. Amazon’s Kindle 2 couldn’t be made in the US, even if Amazon wanted to:
manufacturing  outsourcing  business-globalization  competitiveness  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Geekville, USA: America's 20 Geekiest Cities - Forbes
In “Science and Engineering Indicators 2010,” the NSF ranked the top 20 cities in the United States by the percentage of workers with jobs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Based on the NSF’s criteria, the densest concentration of geeks in the U.S. cities is not necessarily where you would expect, with one big exception.
ranking  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed  metros 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Recovery on Steroids: How Texas Job Growth Got Huge - The Atlantic
There are two things you'll read in every report on Texas Governor Rick Perry and his state's daunting jobs record. The first is that 40 percent of the jobs created since the recession ended came from Texas. Very impressive. The second is that Texas has the highest percentage of minimum-wage workers in the country. Less impressive.
economy  regional-reports  texas  jobs  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Top 10 Cities for Green Living - Scientific American
Not all cities are created equal. As part of Scientific American's "Cities" special topic issue, for the next five days we will feature recently compiled lists ranking cities across the U.S. on aspects of green living, pollution, health and technology.
urban-planning  metros  sustainable-development  green-economy  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
New Study Debuts Six-Point Plan to Beat Looming Skills Shortages - BCG
HR Managers Must Act Strategically to Address the Risks of an Aging Workforce, Says New Report from The Boston Consulting Group
skilled-labor  workforce-development  labor  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Panama Expands Canal to Increase Shipping Capacity - NYTimes.com
For now, the future of global shipping is little more than a hole in the ground here, just a short distance from the Pacific Ocean.
supply-chain  logistics  panama-canal  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
The Green Buildings Sector Will Save The US Economy $1.2 trillion - Green Economy
According to a study sponsored by the U.S. Green Buildings Council (USGBC), investing in the energy efficiency of buildings, combined with other non-transportation initiatives, could reduce U.S. energy consumption by 23 percent by 2020, save the U.S. economy $1.2 trillion and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1.1 gigatons annually.
sustainable-development  green-economy  facility-planning  energy  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
China: The next biotech superpower? - Fortune
China will spend billions on biotech, even as the industry struggles in the U.S. to turn research into gold. Will U.S. biotech become the next Detroit?
industry-reports  biotech  international-location-reports  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
For jobs, reviving the American pioneer - The Washington Post
We need innovators to restart the jobs engine. With their bold new ideas, entrepreneurs and next-generation leaders are our best hope for scaling high-growth businesses. If we want more jobs, we need more Steve Jobs.
startup-visa  startup  jobs  economy  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed  innovation 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Follow the money to solar investments and real estate - Jones Lang LaSalle Green Blog
A good way to gauge the real interest in sustainability projects is to see where investment dollars are flowing.  More and more are flowing to solar investments.
sustainable-development  facility-planning  solar  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
What Does S&P Downgrade Mean for Real Estate? Economists’ Opinions Vary - NREI Online
Economists are divided over the commercial real estate implications of Friday’s historic downgrade of U.S. debt. Standard & Poor’s decision to lower its rating on long-term U.S. Treasury bonds from AAA to AA+ is, by itself, unlikely to affect commercial real estate investors directly, say experts.
corporate-real-estate-news  economy  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Michele Nash-Hoff: What's Happening to U. S. Manufacturing? - HuffPost
After dominating the globe for over 60 years as the world's largest, most productive, and technologically advanced in the world, America's manufacturing sector is in a decline in nearly all industries. America's lead in a number of industries vanished years ago, and nearly all industries are facing potentially dangerous erosion.
competitiveness  business-globalization  economy  economic-indicator-reports  manufacturing  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
The Manufacturing Imperative - Project Syndicate
We may live in a post-industrial age, in which information technologies, biotech, and high-value services have become drivers of economic growth. But countries ignore the health of their manufacturing industries at their peril.
business-globalization  competitiveness  manufacturing  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
A Second Look at Green Buildings: The Rise of Certifications around the World - Johnson Controls Institute for Building Efficiency
Green building is on the rise around the world, through a mix of voluntary certification and mandatory requirements.  Once an area dominated by the prevalence of new construction, the green building landscape is looking increasingly familiar: in existing buildings.
facility-planning  sustainable-development  green-economy  LEED  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Indiana Secretary of Commerce Mitch Roob and Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn Go Head to Head - IBJ
Indiana Secretary of Commerce Mitch Roob and Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn go head to head in this week's Indianapolis Business Journal over the Hoosier state's efforts to lure companies and jobs from Illinois to Indiana. Is offering incentives to attract jobs from neighboring states good public policy?
indiana  illinois  economic-development-news  government-policy  taxes-incentives  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
New Technology Brings Offshoring to Villages - Technology Review
The Xerox CTO describes research that allows manufacturing and office workers to avoid commuting to traffic-choked Indian cities.
mobile-workforce  workforce-mobility  workforce-development  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
A Detailed Look at Workforce Skill Shortages - Newgeography.com
As the United States continues to fight its way out of the Great Recession, more attention has been directed to the question of why is has taken so long for workers to find re-employment. In economist parlance, this is primarily a question of “structural unemployment.” This describes the type of unemployment that results from a mismatch of worker skills and the skills demanded by employers.
skilled-labor  workforce-development  demographics  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Office Properties Provide Fertile Ground for Green Retrofits - NREI Online
Commercial property owners are proving that it doesn’t take new construction to establish an energy-efficient building with a minimal impact on the environment.
green-economy  green-retrofits  sustainable-development  facility-planning  office  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Helping immigrant entrepreneurs create good U.S. jobs - KansasCity.com
In 1873, German immigrant Levi Strauss made the first pair of blue jeans. In 1968, Hungarian-born Andy Grove founded the world's largest computer chip maker, Intel. They're just two examples of a longstanding American tradition of immigrants who come to our country, start a small business, and create millions of jobs.
immigration  startup-visa  EB-6-visa  eb-2  h-1b  innovation  business-globalization  competitiveness  this-week-137  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment

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