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Technology and the Innovation Economy - Brookings Institution
In this paper, I focus on ways technology enables innovation and creates economic prosperity. I review the range of new advances in education, health care, and communications, and make policy recommendations designed to encourage an innovation economy.
economic-development-news  innovation  this-week-143  twitterfeed  around-the-web 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Hyundai's $3.8 billion economic impact a 'shining star' for state - The Montgomery Advertiser
Of the $5.1 billion that the automaker spent in 2010 to support and maintain the facility, $2.7 billion of it stayed in Alabama
regional-reports  alabama  industry-reports  automotive  this-week-143  twitterfeed  around-the-web 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Study: Three Million Jobs Could Return to the U.S. from China - IndustryWeek
But Mexico could prove to be a lower-cost alternative to the United States as a production center.
backshoring  manufacturing  china  mexico  this-week-143  twitterfeed  around-the-web 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
How Bright Is Solar Power's Future in a Post-Solyndra America? - PBS NewsHour
After the Obama administration-embraced solar-panel company Solyndra collapsed and defaulted on its government-backed loans, the surging U.S. solar industry is suddenly worried that the subsidies it receives -- tax credits and loans guarantees -- could dry up in the face of opposition from conservatives. Spencer Michels reports.
government-policy  green-economy  solar  this-week-143  twitterfeed  around-the-web 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
The Most Energy-Efficient States In America - Forbes
Massachusetts overtakes California, which has topped ACEEE's efficiency scorecard for the last four years. The Bay State’s ascendance is primarily
energy  sustainable-development  green-economy  ranking  STUDIES  this-week-143  twitterfeed  around-the-web 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
U.S. Solar Panel Makers Accuse Chinese of Trade Violations - NYTimes.com
Seven American makers of solar panels filed a broad trade case in Washington against the Chinese solar industry on Wednesday, accusing it of using billions of dollars in government subsidies to help gain sales in the American market.
china  business-globalization  green-economy  free-trade-agreements  solar  this-week-143  twitterfeed  around-the-web 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Survival Strategies for the 'Next Generation of Manufacturing' - IndustryWeek
Process improvement, talent management, customer-focused innovation and global engagement will be among the keys to competitiveness, study concludes.
manufacturing  this-week-143  twitterfeed  competitiveness  skilled-labor  this-week-143  around-the-web  twitterfeed  around-the-web 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Mid-market perspectives: America's economic engine - competing in uncertain times - Deloitte
In an April survey, mid-market company executives told us they were cautiously optimistic about the economy. Since then, expectations have gone from modest to minimal. Nevertheless, most executives in this segment continue to believe that their businesses will improve in the coming year.
economic-indicator-reports  this-week-143  studies 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Newsweek Green Rankings 2011 - The Daily Beast
As government efforts slow, our annual rankings show which companies are still carrying the eco-mantle. Plus, view the expanded list of 500 U.S. companies and 500 global companies.
green-economy  ranking  STUDIES  this-week-143  twitterfeed  around-the-web 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Innovation Cities Top 100 Index 2011: City Rankings - Innovation Cities Program
The world’s largest city classification and ranking with 331 benchmark cities classified, and top 125 cities ranked in 2011, of which the top 100 are listed below. Based on 2thinknow analysis of cities in what our analysts term the ‘global innovation economy’. Annual since 2007.
regional-reports  metros  international-location-reports  ranking  innovation  STUDIES  around-the-web  twitterfeed  this-week-143 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Sustainablity 2011: The podcast - Deloitte
Over the past four decades, sustainability has increasingly commanded the attention of businesses and governments across the world. But many executives are skeptical that the return on sustainability-related initiatives will achieve satisfactory levels. A new Deloitte report delves into the dynamics driving sustainability efforts and offers some suggestions for addressing the challenges that lay ahead.
green-economy  sustainable-development  green-manufacturing  this-week-143  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Innovative Workforce Solutions Power the World of Work in the Human Age - ManpowerGroup
Ciett/Boston Consulting Group Report Shows Private Employment Services Industry Misunderstood, Strengthens Economies and Empowers Individuals
labor  workforce-development  this-week-143  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Transportation and economic development: Why smarter transport is good for jobs and growth - IBM
Transport contributes directly to economic activity and employment through bus, rail, road, air and maritime services. It also has a large indirect impact via all the other sectors and activities in the economy that depend on and use these various modes of transport to move people and goods around, nationally and internationally, in an efficient and safe manner.
logistics  economic-development-news  this-week-143  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment

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