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5 Bold Ideas for Businesses - IMT Industry Market Trends
In the aftermath of the recession, we have the opportunity to truly change the way business is done. While ideas like reversing offshoring and rethinking the 9-to-5 schedule aren't new, it's surprising that they haven't been widely embraced by industrial pros, considering their benefits. In fact, the following five ideas could set new standards.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
New TechNet Sponsored Study: Nearly 500,000 'App Economy' Jobs in United States
TechNet, the bipartisan policy and political network of technology CEOs that promotes the growth of the innovation economy, today released a new study showing that there are now roughly 466,000 jobs in the "App Economy" in the United States, up from zero in 2007.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
The Outsized Benefits Of U.S. Manufacturing - The New Republic
When a manufacturer moves production offshore, the skilled researchers and engineers it used to employ in this country are no longer available to high technology service providers.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Michigan Must Decide What to Do With an Unexpected Surplus -
Now, however, as a majority of states have begun collecting tax revenues that are on par with or even above expectations, they face some measure of Michigan’s situation — trying to sort out whether the worst is really over, whether it is safe to start spending again, or whether a rainy day fund may be the prudent course.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin' Govs: Part V - SSTI Weekly Digest
The fifth installment of SSTI's Tech Talkin' Govs' series includes excerpts from speeches delivered in Ohio, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania. The first four installments are available in the Jan. 11, Jan. 18, Jan. 25, and Feb. 1 editions of the Digest.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Iconic buildings get green makeover -
Tower Bridge in London is being retrofitted with LED light bulbs that will reduce its energy consumption by 40%
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Manufacturers Look Homeward, Boosting Domestic Production and Spending -
With growth slowing in China and a slump gripping much of Europe, companies are adding capacity in the U.S., replacing aging equipment and even moving overseas production back from low-cost labor markets, a sign that corporate America could be poised to take a bigger role in the economic recovery.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Private companies' confidence in US Economy returns to pre-recession levels - pwc
Growth projections remain strong among executives surveyed for PwC US’s Private Company Trendsetter Barometer: 78% expect positive growth over the next 12 months, with 35% projecting double-digit growth and 43% forecasting single-digit growth. The rate of expected growth for Trendsetter companies overall has risen 18%.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Kraft Achieves Zero Waste at 36 Food Plants Around the World -
Kraft, the maker of food products ranging from Dentyne to mac-and-cheese mix, sends no waste to landfill at 36 manufacturing plants in 13 countries, the company said today.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
HEARD ON THE STREET: China's Export Pain May Be Mexico's Gain -
Buying stuff from China isn't such a bargain anymore. One consequence of that: Companies that move freight from Mexico are getting busier.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Borrower Trends 2012: Capital Markets Recovery Holds Steady - NREI
According to National Real Estate Investor’s annual Borrower Trends Survey, more than half of lenders (56 percent) and 44 percent of borrowers are predicting that credit will be more widely available in the coming year.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Optimism for U.S. and global economic outlooks rises sharply among U.S. Industrial Manufacturers, according to PwC’s Q4 2010 Manufacturing Barometer
Positive own-company revenue forecasts and improving gross margins drive increased optimism for US and global economy, while uncertainty remains elevated. Investment spending plans continue to rise – forecast is highest level in six years. Modest employment gains; barriers to growth seen as lessening
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Podcast: Mark Robyn on State Tax Climates - The Tax Foundation
Tax Foundation economist Mark Robyn discusses his most recent report, the 8th edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index. The Index accounts for dozens of state tax provisions, creating a single easy-to-use score that measures each state against the tax climates of every other state
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Governors Vying for Jobs Offer Tax Breaks as Budget Burdens Ease - Businessweek
At least nine U.S. governors, vying for jobs to heal the workplace losses of the recession, have taken advantage of improving budgets to propose tax breaks to entice new employers or company expansions in their state-of- the-state addresses.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
White House Offers Plan to Lure Jobs to America -
In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for a wide-ranging package of policies to help create American manufacturing jobs, including trade enforcement measures, business tax breaks and worker training programs.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing in U.S. Bolsters Global Expansion: Economy - Bloomberg
Manufacturing in the U.S. grew in January at the fastest pace in seven months, adding to signs of a global pickup from Germany to China.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Made in the World -
There is today an enormous gap between the way many C.E.O.’s in America — not Wall Street-types, but the people who lead premier companies that make things and create real jobs — look at the world and how the average congressmen, senator or president looks at the world.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Back in the U.S.A. - Forbes
Have you heard the one about the American job that came back onshore after having spent decades abroad? No joke. As offshore wages, intellectual property theft and other costs rise, the financial advantages of manufacturing overseas are beginning to melt away like the morning fog.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
10 best cities to stay young - CBS News
Visit Boston and one of the first things you're sure to hear is that, for a big city, the population is among the youngest in the country. Jam-packed with universities, such as Harvard, MIT, Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern and Tufts, a whopping 72 percent of the population is under the age of 44.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Borrower Trends 2012: Capital Markets Recovery Holds Steady
According to National Real Estate Investor’s annual Borrower Trends Survey, more than half of lenders (56 percent) and 44 percent of borrowers are predicting that credit will be more widely available in the coming year.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Three Chicago companies give back $34 million in tax breaks -
Three Chicago firms, including one that secured a major state tax break with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s support, are giving back $34 million in taxpayer funds, administration officials said Monday.
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january 2012 by areadevelopment
State of the States 2012 - Stateline
Stateline takes its annual look at the trends and issues that will be the most discussed topics in state government in the coming year.
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january 2012 by areadevelopment
Freight Railroads Expect to Spend a Record $13 Billion on Capital Expenditures, Hire More than 15,000 in 2012 -
The Association of American Railroads (AAR) announced that the nation’s major freight railroads are projected to invest $13 billion in capital expenditures in 2012 to expand, upgrade, and enhance the nation’s freight rail network. The freight railroads also expect to hire more than 15,000 employees this year.
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january 2012 by areadevelopment
Rethinking corporate taxes to put the U.S. economy on a faster track - Pacific Coast Business Times
In a now widely publicized meeting with President Barack Obama, the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs suggested that a tax holiday for companies repatriating billions of dollars in overseas cash could jump-start the recovery and spur U.S. companies to begin hiring again.
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january 2012 by areadevelopment
The Jobs Engine - strategy+business
Carl J. Schramm, author of Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity, introduces a lesson in power and the sources of good jobs from The Coming Jobs War: What Every Leader Must Know about the Future of Job Creation, by Jim Clifton.
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january 2012 by areadevelopment

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