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3 Things to Know Before Subleasing Your Office Space - American Express OPEN Forum
f you are relocating and can’t get out of your lease or have downsized because of the economy and want to defray some of the rent, consider subleasing to another business. This can help tremendously with your cash flow.
sub-leasing  asset-management  facility-planning  small-business  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
KPMG 2011 Global Real Estate and Facilities Management (REFM) - KPMG
Nearly all buyers currently outsourcing real estate and facilities management (REFM) activities expect to maintain or increase outsourcing usage in the short to medium term, according to the inaugural KPMG 2011 global real estate and facilities management outsourcing pulse survey.
facility-planning  facilities-management  outsourcing  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
The Next Global Talent Pool - Harvard Business Review
Featured Guests: Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid of the Center for Work-Life Policy. They are the authors of Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets: Why Women Are the Solution.
labor  workforce-development  skilled-labor  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
What Could America Be Good At? - EconoMonitor
A vision of what American economic growth over the next decade could look like might also help us address our immediate economic problems.
economy  economic-recovery  labor  jobs  manufacturing  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed  competitiveness  business-globalization 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Microsoft, Boeing boom – why is Washington state sick? - seattlepi.com
Boeing is building planes, Microsoft is making record profits and the state’s farmers are doing pretty well.

So why is Washington’s economy still stuck, causing the state to revise its revenue forecast downward by $1.4 billion?
boeing  regional-reports  washington  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Comparing Internet Speeds Across the Nation - NYTimes.com
Idaho has the slowest Internet speeds for residential customers in the country, while Rhode Island and other East Coast states have among the fastest, according to a new study.
ICT  broadband  infrastructure  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Mississippi Incentive deals pass quickly - hattiesburgamerican.com
There's almost no other expenditure legislators make that gets rubber-stamped this quickly. But when it's an economic development project, checks and balances basically get thrown to the wind in these rushed-up special sessions.
economic-development-news  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed  government-policy  taxes-incentives  mississippi 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Opinion: NLRB costing South Carolina jobs - POLITICO.com
The federal government’s attempt to shutter a new Boeing manufacturing plant in South Carolina will have a profoundly negative impact on thousands of hardworking Americans — and the state’s entire economy. Right now, South Carolina’s unemployment rate is 10.9 percent.
organized-labor  unions  government-policy  boeing  south-carolina  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Report says Connecticut could regain small businesses by easing regulation - The Connecticut Mirror
Connecticut could reverse most of its small business losses from the decade just prior to the last recession by easing the burdens that make it one of the most regulated states in the nation, according to the University of Connecticut's new latest quarterly economic journal
small-business  startup  government-policy  regional-reports  connecticut  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Reveals U.S. Employers’ Hiring Plans Remain Guarded Through Year-End
– Amid ongoing market uncertainty, U.S. employers expect hiring to
remain relatively stable in the fourth quarter, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook
Survey
jobs  labor  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Startup America program moving too slowly - Reuters
Last winter, President Barack Obama, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and a small posse of White House officials made a big show as they swept through Northeast Ohio to kick off their Startup America initiative that promised to help seed new ventures and create jobs. Eight months later, Ray Leach is still waiting.
startup  small-business  government-policy  taxes-incentives  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
4 Considerations for Expanding Your Startup to International Markets - Mashable
If you’re the CEO of a young startup looking to establish a footprint in a new market, you should consider relocating to help grow the new office and engage directly with new customers.
business-globalization  small-business  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
U.S. Corporations Suffer High Effective Tax Rates by International Standards - The Tax Foundation
The U.S. has the second-highest statutory corporate income tax rate in the developed world. Despite anecdotes regarding a few companies that exploit the dubious carve-outs in the tax code to minimize their tax liabilities, the results of 13 unique studies of the effective tax rate on corporate investment across the globe show that the average U.S. effective corporate tax rate, like the statutory rate, is nearly the highest in the world.
taxes-incentives  business-globalization  studies  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
CFO Optimism Plummets - CFO.com
Optimism among chief financial officers took a nosedive in this quarter's Duke University/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey, as economic uncertainty and weak demand continued to worry them. Finance chiefs who had grown more pessimistic compared with last quarter outnumbered those who had become more optimistic by five to one.
cfo  finance  economic-indicator-reports  studies  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Pittsburgh Exemplifies Pennsylvania’s Property Tax Discord - NREI
Pennsylvania is one of only nine states that decentralize the property tax assessment process to the local government level. Its property assessment system operates under six separate statutes which are implemented and funded at the county level.
taxes-incentives  government-policy  asset-management  corporate-real-estate-news  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
What can the UK IT hubs learn from Melbourne? - Computer Weekly
As a new initiative launches to invest in innovation and bridge the gap between academia and commerce, Computer Weekly looks at what the UK can learn from Australian city Melbourne, which points to success being driven by a simpler and more generous tax relief system.
taxes-incentives  government-policy  innovation-hubs  high-tech  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
America’s Can-Do Cities: Oakland, Boston, Philadelphia, More - The Daily Beast
Economic experts fear a 50 percent chance of a new recession, but some parts of the country still have it going on. From business development to sustainability, livability to transportation and infrastructure, Newsweek offers a glimpse not just of how our nation’s 200 largest cities are performing across these categories, but how they’re progressing.
leading-locations  regional-reports  ranking  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Bridging the Talent Gap - IMT Industry Market Trends
The number of employers struggling to fill certain positions is at an all-time high, even with severe unemployment, a recent report says. Organizations are looking for increasingly specific skill sets and taking longer to fill job vacancies, yet the shifting job market requires a new way for employers to address how they fill positions.
this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed  labor  workforce-development 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
What The New Patent Reform Act Means For Innovation - Fast Company
President Obama is expected, without delay, to sign into law the first large-scale reform to U.S. patent laws in 60 years. It brings U.S. law into line with most international practices, and is designed to quash patent trolling, cut red tape, and spur innovation.
innovation  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Is Manufacturing Falling Off the U.S. Radar Screen? - NYTimes.com
As President Obama urges Congress to enact a package of tax cuts and new government spending intended to revive growth and create jobs, one crucial corner of the American economy — manufacturing — has largely fallen off Washington’s radar screen.
competitiveness  manufacturing  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Beyond the Headlines: What Do Corporations Pay in Income Tax? - The Tax Foundation
A number of recent news stories and think tank reports have drawn attention to the amount of income taxes paid by large corporations. For example, a recent report by Citizens for Tax Justice claimed that the financial statements of 12 large companies showed that eight paid no federal corporate income taxes between 2008 and 2010, and as a group, their effective federal corporate rate was -1.5 percent.  Similar news stories by the New York Times have focused on the ability of a few large companies, particularly General Electric, to take advantage of various credits and deductions in the corporate tax code.
taxes-incentives  government-policy  foreign-revenues-tax  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
How I Opened an Office in a War Zone - Inc.com
Just months after assuming the role of CEO, Lisa Hogan went the extra 6,562 miles to accommodate her employees in Afghanistan
business-globalization  risk-management  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
going for the Other Green - CFO
Once the domain of tree-hugging do-gooders, the green movement now offers bottom-line appeal, and finance executives are taking notice.
green-economy  sustainable-development  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
Restoring U.S. Competitiveness: Navigating a Path Forward Through Innovation and Entrepreneurship - CPPI
No country in the history of the
world can match the United
States of America’s track record
of success in the area of innovation, but this position has recently begun
to erode as other nations have emerged as
leaders in the global economy. If the United
States economy is to remain competitive, the
country must continue to strengthen the innovative edge that has always been a driving economic force.
competitiveness  business-globalization  studies  manufacturing  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment
US Private Companies Pursue Growth Abroad; Emerging Markets Offer Brightest Prospects - pwc
The majority (51%) of US private companies surveyed for PwC US’ Private Company Trendsetter Barometer plan to do business abroad in the next one to two years, and 48% already have an international presence.
studies  business-globalization  this-week-139  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
september 2011 by areadevelopment

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