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The Rebirth of the American Furniture Industry - IndustryWeek
North Carolina seems ripe for growth and expansion with old factories being renovated and bought, new factories being built, a highly skilled and motivated workforce, and low cost of living making this southern state open for business when it comes to 'Making it in America!'
industry-reports  furniture-industry  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed  north-carolina 
november 2011 by areadevelopment
States Outline Competitiveness Goals Ahead of 2012 Sessions - SSTI Weekly Digest
With less than three months until the start of the 2012 legislative session for many states, governors and state economic development groups are working to define areas of investment seen as key to their state's competitiveness.
economic-development-news  government-policy  florida  mississippi  virginia  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
What Brain Drain? California Among the Best in U.S. at Retaining Skilled Workers - Milken Institute Publications
Though the headwinds facing the California economy are real, research from the Milken Institute shows that the state's attractiveness to those who power the leading edge of its economy remains remarkably intact. And the common perception that high-skilled workers are leaving in droves is not true.
california  skilled-labor  brain-drain  workforce-development  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
What are the top factors students consider when deciding where to start their careers? - Boston.com
As you know, I'm very interested in how New England can retain more of the talented young whippersnappers who come here to get an education... both as workers and as company founders.
labor  workforce-development  demographics  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
HELP WANTED: The North Dakota Boom - Newgeography.com
The nation’s unemployment rate has been hovering at nearly nine percent since 2009. But not every state is suffering an employment crisis. In the remote, windswept state of North Dakota, job fairs often bustle with more recruiters than potential workers.
demographics  regional-reports  jobs  north-dakota  energy  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
CFO Outlook Webcast Series – Fall Update - Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Earlier in 2011, American CFOs gave the U.S. economy, the world economy and their industry sectors the highest marks since the economic recession began. In our Fall Update, CFOs have scaled back their optimism while reinforcing the growing trend toward global expansion.
CFO  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Immigrant visa program to stimulate Maine business — Bangor Daily News
A visa program to stimulate business in western Maine is being announced. State and federal officials on Tuesday said the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has authorized a regional center in Rangeley to coordinate foreign investment and new job creation as part of the EB-5 employment-based visa program.
immigration  EB-6-visa  EB-5-visa  maine  government-policy  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Despite Florida incentives to companies, job creation lags - MiamiHerald.com
Tax breaks and other cash rewards for companies in Florida have not led to the creation of nearly as many jobs as the state had hoped.
taxes-incentives  government-policy  economic-development-news  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed  florida 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Demand for Office Space Continues in Attractive Suburban Markets - NYTimes.com
When BASF, the world’s largest chemical company, was looking for a new North American headquarters, opportunity was just around the corner.
corporate-real-estate  corporate-headquarters  site-selection  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
The Top Five Smartest Cities In Spain And Why The US Should Care - Forbes
The IDC defines a “smart city” as a local entity — a district, city, region or small country — which takes a holistic approach to employ information technologies with real-time analysis that encourages sustainable economic development. The study concentrated on six key areas in 44 Spanish cities: energy generation, delivery and usage, environment, mobility, buildings and government.
metros  economic-development-news  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Western solars up the ante against Chinese peers - Reuters
Chinese solar companies could soon find themselves bereft of some of their biggest foreign markets as Western manufacturers intensify a solar trade war and seek stiff anti-dumping duties on low-cost Chinese products.
china  trade-agreements  business-globalization  green-economy  solar  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Apple Planning Solar Array Near iDataCenter - Data Center Knowledge
Apple is in the early stages of installing an array of solar panels on a large parcel of land it is clearing for its new data center in Maiden, North Carolina, according to documents filed with officials in Catawba County. The company is in the process of clearing trees from 171 acres of land across from its 500,000 square foot iDataCenter.
facility-planning  sustainable-development  green-economy  data-centers  solar  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Missouri reaches $4.4B trade agreement with China - BusinessWeek
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Monday the state has reached an agreement to sell $4.4 billion worth of products to China for the next three years starting in 2012.
business-globalization  china  free-trade-agreements  economic-development-news  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
NearShoring Strategy Will Boost U.S. Manufacturing Jobs - MFRTech
The phenomenon of NearShoring – the relocation of manufacturing production to countries that provide less expensive production processes and are closer to the end consumer – offers the potential for a mass return of jobs from China to the North American market and will get under way sooner rather than later, says a manufacturing sector economist.
nearshoring  backshoring  manufacturing  jobs  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
How America Can Fight Back Against Low-Cost Labor in China - IndustryWeek
The Harada Method promises to create workers who are masters of their positions and champions of continuous improvement -- at little to no cost.
china  business-globalization  skilled-labor  competitiveness  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
U.S. Manufacturing Remains Very Competitive, Says Cleveland Fed President - IndustryWeek
'As an industry, manufacturing needs to be agile in responding to the competitive environment, strive for efficiency gains, and constantly update technology,' says Pianalto.
manufacturing  economic-indicator-reports  competitiveness  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Impact of Thailand Floods on Automotive Industry and Supply Chain - Frost
Thailand has been inundated with severe floods in its recent history and the automotive sector, which has an annual production capacity of about 2 million units in 2010, has been one of the most affected industries. The recent inundation of floods in Thailand has not only had a major effect on local automotive production and supply chain disturbances but is also likely to have short term effect on regional and global supply of automotive parts and vehicle exports.
Thailand  disaster-prevention  supply-chain  logistics  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Why are unionised countries often successful in attracting foreign direct investment? - vox
If there is a thing that most policymakers are happy to receive, no matter where they are in the world, it is foreign direct investment. But how do you attract companies to your country if unionisation is pushing up wages? Surprisingly, countries with strong unions have been relatively successful. This column explains how.
fdi  business-globalization  labor  unions  economic-development-news  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed  government-policy 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
America must learn from Germany – before it’s too late - CNN.com Blogs
Rob Atkinson is president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, an economic and technology policy think tank based in Washington.
competitiveness  economy  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
100,237 And Growing: The Solar Industry's Job Prospects Are Sunny - Fast Company
Despite the hit it took when Solyndra's 1,000 jobs went away, the solar industry is adding positions at a pace that far outstrips the rest of the economy.
energy-sustainable-development  solar  green-economy  jobs  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
How Do Apple and Google Think of Talent Differently? - Forbes
From my perspective, it seems perfectly obvious that Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) think very differently about talent.
workforce-development  skilled-labor  labor  high-tech  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Small Businesses Aren’t Key to the Economic Recovery - NYTimes.com
In what may be the most misunderstood fact about the job market, although most companies are small — according to 2008 census data, 61 percent are small businesses with fewer than four workers — more than two-thirds of the American work force is employed by companies with more than 100 workers. You can tweak the definitions, but even if you define “small” as fewer than 500 people (as the federal government does, basically), you still find that half the work force is employed by large businesses.
economic-development-news  economy  small-business  mid-sized-business  corporate-expansion  jobs  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
What's Ahead for Taxes - Barrons.com
No discussion of corporate or individual taxes or their impact on investors would be complete without the input of independent accounting expert Robert Willens. The former Lehman Brothers star analyst and KPMG tax partner, who now heads his own firm, started his career during the Nixon administration, when the corporate tax rate was a punitive 48%. (It's now 35%.)
taxes-incentives  corporate-tax  government-policy  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Doing Business 2012 - Doing Business in a More Transparent World - World Bank Group
Doing Business 2012: Doing Business in a More Transparent World assesses regulations affecting domestic firms in 183 economies and ranks the economies in 10 areas of business regulation, such as starting a business, resolving insolvency and trading across borders.
business-globalization  STUDIES  ranking  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Lean Companies Ready to Cut - WSJ.com
Despite another quarter of robust corporate profits, an ominous impulse is stirring at many big companies—restructuring.
economy  labor  manufacturing  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Glimmers in Recent Data Brighten Economic Views - WSJ.com
Analysts have been raising their estimates of U.S. economic growth, an about-face from just a month ago, when they were lowering those forecasts and fretting that the country was on the cusp of recession.
this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed  economic-indicator-reports 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Why Companies Can't Find the Employees They Need - WSJ.com
The conventional wisdom is that our education system is failing our economy. But our companies deserve a lot of the blame themselves.
this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed  labor  workforce-development  skilled-labor 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
America's Demographic Opportunity - Newgeography.com
Among the world’s major advanced countries, the United States remains a demographic outlier, with a comparatively youthful and growing population. This provides an unusual opportunity for America’s resurgence over the next several decades, as population growth elsewhere slows dramatically, and even declines dramatically, in a host of important countries.
immigration  demographics  competitiveness  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Mid-size biotechs making their way - Boston.com
With a flurry of new drug applications filed or approved recently, some promising Boston area companies have been moving from research to commercialization and emerging as more formidable players on the local biotechnology scene.
industry-reports  biotech  regional-reports  Boston  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
We need inventors to fill innovation black holes and help U.S. economy - The Washington Post
Unlike battery-powered-car start-ups and solar- and wind-power companies, the internal combustion engine has been almost entirely ignored by venture capitalists. This has remained true even while gas floats above $3 per gallon. Over the past 50 years, innovation to improve fuel economy has only occurred when the government has called for it.
skilled-labor  innovation  this-week-144  around-the-web  around-the-web  twitterfeed  research&development 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Thai Floods Threaten Global Automotive Supply Chain, Japanese Firms Worst Hit - IHS Global Insight
The worsening floods in Thailand have started to threaten the global supply chains of some automakers as the country has assumed an important position in their production strategies.
Thailand  global-supply-chain  supply-chain  logistics  disaster-planning  this-week-144  twitterfeed  around-the-web 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
The 10 Safest Cities in the U.S. - Meetings And Conventions
Site-selectors, note: As reported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, these are the safest cities in America as of 2010 (the most recent year tallied). Listed are city and, in parenthesis, the number of violent crimes (e.g., murder, forcible rape, aggravated assault) per 100,000 residents.
site-selection  ranking  this-week-144  twitterfeed  around-the-web 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Worst Thai Floods in 50 Years Hit Apple, Toyota Supply Chain - Businessweek
Apple Inc. and Toyota Motor Corp. are facing the worst supply disruptions since the March earthquake that crippled Japan, leading investors to scramble assessing the financial toll of the floods in Thailand.
supply-chain  Thailand  this-week-144  twitterfeed  around-the-web 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
The Density of Innovation - The Atlantic
Innovation Density: Our measure of innovation density is patents per square kilometer. The map below shows the density of innovation based on this measure.
economic-development-news  innovation  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment
Where's The Money? Top 10 States For Venture Capital - Huff Post
According to a recent report by CB Insights, a New York City-based VC database, the cash is still flowing, to the tune of 790 firms receiving a total of $7.9 billion worth of VC in the third quarter of 2011. If that rate of investment continues through the fourth quarter, CB Insights estimates it'll be a $30 billion-plus year for venture capital, the highest level in a decade.
venturecapital  startup  small-business  ranking  this-week-144  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
october 2011 by areadevelopment

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