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Corporations pushing for job-creation tax breaks shield U.S.-vs.-abroad hiring data - The Washington Post
Some of the same companies that do not report their jobs breakdown, including Apple and Pfizer, are pushing lawmakers to cut their tax bills in the name of job creation in the United States.
business-globalization  foreign-revenues-tax  taxes-incentives  labor  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
The Decline of Manufacturing in America: A Case Study - EconoMonitor
One frequent and frustrating line that often crops up in the comments section of this blog is that American labor has no hope, it should just accept Chinese wages, since price is all that matters. That line of thinking is wrongheaded on multiple levels.
competitiveness  manufacturing  business-globalization  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Every Company is an Energy Company - Deloitte
As leaders around the world begin to see the strong link between financial performance and commitment to sustainability, meeting sustainability goals is set to become a top priority. And an energy strategy is the first step towards sustainability.
energy  sustainable-development  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Design Your Workspace With Steve Jobs In Mind - Innovation Excellence
Steve Jobs, who radically transformed the architecture of computing (and almost everything else), is about to transform the culture and performance of Apple through physical architecture.
facility-planning  architecture  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Who will win the war for talent in China - Lean Labor Strategies
As China’s GDP has returned to its blistering rate of growth the dynamics of attracting talent have changed.
manufacturing  business-globalization  offshoring  china  labor  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
The Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012 - World Economic Forum
Switzerland tops the overall rankings in The Global Competitiveness Report 2011-2012. Singapore overtakes Sweden for second position. Northern and Western European countries dominate the top 10 with Sweden (3rd), Finland (4th), Germany (6th), the Netherlands (7th), Denmark (8th) and the United Kingdom (10th). Japan remains the second-ranked Asian economy at 9th place, despite falling three places since last year. 
The United States continues its decline for the third year in a row, falling one more place to fifth position.
business-globalization  studies  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Thomas Friedman To United States: Innovate Or Else - Fast Company
The blockbuster author and New York Times columnist talks with Fast Company about his new book, "That Used To Be Us," which contends that prioritizing innovation can turn around America's free-fall from superpower status.
innovation  competitiveness  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Where the Jobs Aren’t - NYTimes.com
With the economy stagnating and unemployment high, where are the jobs of the future going to come from? A few years ago, it seemed as though the Green Economy could be a big part of the answer.
green-economy  green-manufacturing  industry-reports  Stimulus-Funds  government-policy  taxes-incentives  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
The Capable Supply Chain Linked with Strategy for Superior Performance - booz&co.
Many of the world’s most successful companies have three
things in common: First, they recognize supply chain excellence
as a powerful profit driver, one that can help to deliver outsized
performance. Second, they are strategically adept. They know
well the type of company they are, they focus on their most
profitable products and services, and they consistently target
the preferences of their prime customers and markets. We call
these strategies a company’s “way to play.” And finally, these
companies focus on having the necessary capabilities to succeed while they avoid over-investing anywhere else.
supply-chain  studies  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
The Golden State Is Crumbling - Newgeography.com
The recent announcement that California's unemployment again nudged up to 12 percent—second worst in the nation behind its evil twin, Nevada—should have come as a surprise but frankly did not.
regional-reports  california  around-the-web  twitterfeed  this-week-138  demographics 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
President Obama, there is no engineer shortage - The Washington Post
“A chronic shortage of engineering students threatens America’s role as the world’s leading innovator and continues to impede our nation’s fragile economic recovery,” wrote Paul Otellini, a member of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, in a recent opinion piece for The Washington Post.
economy  jobs  government-policy  around-the-web  twitterfeed  this-week-138 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
On Company Taxes, U.S. Should Follow World Down: Ramesh Ponnuru - Bloomberg
Whether our corporate taxes are high or low compared with other countries is still a matter of debate. The top statutory rate is 35 percent; add the 4 percent average state tax and we have the highest rate of any developed country. But our code also has a lot of loopholes, so some observers claim that in practice our corporate taxes are low. They point out, accurately, that corporate tax revenues are a smaller proportion of the economy than in other countries, and have grown smaller over time.
corporate-tax  government-policy  taxes-incentives  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
How to Get the Most Out of Your High Performance Building - GreenBiz.com
Improving building systems performance has the attention of the corner office and the Oval Office with good reason. Energy prices continue to rise. The economy is still sluggish. Organizations are focused on doing more with less, improving productivity, shrinking their environmental footprint and spending scarce capital budget dollars in ways that will provide the best return on investment.
sustainable-development  facility-planning  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Oracle, on a supply chain green with envy (and cash) - Supply Chain Digital
Adding collaboration and visibility into the supply chain can help organizations become more green and efficient, Oracle says
supply-chain  facility-planning  logistics  green-supply-chain  green-manufacturing  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
In Seattle, a groundbreaking for 'greenest' office building - latimes.com
The Bullitt Center is billed as the first commercial building designed to carry its own environmental weight. It'll be six stories, but expectations are sky-high.
sustainable-development  corporate-real-estate  office  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Why America Is Likely to See a ‘Manufacturing Renaissance’ - BCG
Building on Earlier Research, Report Details How China’s Escalating Costs and the Strategic Advantages of Making Goods Closer to Consumers Will Accelerate a Return of U.S. Manufacturing by Around 2015
studies  manufacturing  economy  competitiveness  business-globalization  backshoring  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Why We Need a National Manufacturing Technology Strategy - Technology Review
The nation's economic health depends on a federal plan to support the revival of advanced manufacturing, says the president of a Washington-based think tank.
advanced-manufacturing  high-tech  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed  competitiveness 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
GE and China: Growing Market Overseas, More Jobs at Home - GE Reports
There have been several stories in the media recently about GE and China. Many of them have distorted the facts about the nature of GE’s business in China and especially the impact of that business on jobs here at home. The truth is that expanding into new markets and selling to more customers—whether in China or any other large, growing international market—means more GE jobs in the U.S., now and in the future.
business-globalization  china  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed  GE  aerospace  healthcare 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
11 Tips For Maximizing A Small Office Space - American Express OPEN Forum
The more time your spend at your desk, the more important it is that you have an efficient, compact work space. But in an era of work-at-homers and co-workers, small space can sometimes foil one's plans for cubicle clarity.
facility-planning  small-business  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing at the Crossroads - IndustryWeek
Manufacturing is not disappearing in the U.S; in fact we produce 21% of the globally manufactured products.
manufacturing  competitiveness  jobs  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
Best of the Best Top 10 Cities: Green Living, Health, Air Quality and Technology - Scientific American
To coincide with Scientific American's "Cities" special topic issue, we gathered recent lists ranking U.S. cities on aspects of green living, pollution, health and technology. Today, we feature the cities that showed up most frequently on the top 10 lists to determine the overall top performers, Part 5 of 5
regional-reports  ranking  green-economy  high-tech  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed  studies 
august 2011 by areadevelopment
The hottest spots across the country for starting a new business - WSJ.com
Across the country, new industry hubs are drawing entrepreneurs and investors—and offering start-ups support and safety in a turbulent economy
regional-reports  industry-clusters  innovation-hubs  this-week-138  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
august 2011 by areadevelopment

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