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Lessons from Canada's Silicon Valley diaspora - The Globe and Mail
These are the faces of brain drain: This one hails from Vancouver and came down to work at Pixar; that one is a Québécois executive at Yahoo, who is taking some ribbing about his company’s slide to second-tier status: “Oh, is that still around?”
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Mexico’s Burgeoning Economy Amid Drug Violence - EconoMonitor
I sat down last week with Bernie Gwertzman to talk about the top issues facing Mexico and U.S.-Mexican relations. In the interview we discussed Mexico’s economic prosperity (despite drug violence), immigration reform, and the importance of Mexico’s upcoming presidential election on both sides of the border.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
BART’s New Fleet: Made in the USA, but Maybe Not in California - Transportation Nation
Right now, three companies are in the running to build the new fleet. One is in France, one is in South Korea, and third is in Canada.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
U.S. manufacturing sees shortage of skilled factory workers - The Washington Post
Through a combination of overseas competition and productivity gains, the United States has lost nearly 4 million manufacturing jobs in the past 10 years. But many manufacturers say the losses have not yielded a surplus of skilled factory workers.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
In Defense of Responsible Offshoring and Outsourcing - Harvard Business Review
In an era of high unemployment, and especially in this political season of economic nationalism, both parties outdo themselves with promises to "rebuild America." Yet, the imperatives of offshore facilities and employees are — and will remain — central to American companies' international competitiveness.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Just How Important Is Manufacturing? - Harvard Business Review
Having a strong domestic manufacturing base is vital to the United States maintaining its world leadership in innovation.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Why BCG's Hal Sirkin Is Bullish on the Future of American Manufacturing - Knowledge@Wharton
For years, conventional wisdom has maintained that manufacturing in the U.S. is in terminal decline. But the tide is now turning, according to Hal Sirkin, a senior partner and managing director at the Boston Consulting Group.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Treasury Tax Proposal Could Squeeze Small Businesses -CFO
New Treasury Department proposals include several incentives for small businesses. But at issue is the definition of "small."
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Incentives Updates: Nebraska, Oregon, Alabama - Data Center Knowledge
State legislatures around the nation continue to weigh economic incentive packages designed to attract data centers. Here’s a roundup.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
2012 Electric Utility Business Customer Satisfaction Study - JDPower.com
Overall Satisfaction among Business Customers of Electric Utilities Increases Notably, But Satisfaction Lags among Businesses That Spend the Least on Electricity.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Illusions - EconoMonitor
Suddenly, manufacturing is back – at least on the election trail. But don’t be fooled. The real issue isn’t how to get manufacturing back. It’s how to get good jobs and good wages back. They aren’t at all the same thing.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
50001 Reasons to Improve Energy Performance - Johnson Controls Institute for Building Efficiency
Research shows that organizations with energy management systems or programs are more likely than others to take actions that improve efficiency. Case studies demonstrate how specific companies have done it.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Apple Plans 20MW of Solar Power for iDataCenter - Data Center Knowledge
Apple has revealed new details about the operations of its huge data center in Maiden, North Carolina, including plans to build a 20-megawatt solar power facility to support its operations.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
ICC-Ifo survey reveals slight brightening in world economic climate - ICC's Commission on Economic Policy
“The latest results confirm that the cyclical downswing of the world economy is still underway,” said Gernot Nerb, Ifo Director of Business Surveys. “But they also confirm the now-prevailing view that the downswing will be relatively short and moderate in most countries and not devolve into a recession.”
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Is Your Supply-Chain Continuity Plan Short-Sighted? - The Atlantic (content provided by Zurich)
As manufacturers look to cut costs, their supply chain issues are growing. According to one Zurich survey, 85 percent of manufacturers surveyed suffered supply-chain disruptions in 2011 - up from 79 percent a year earlier.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
In Bronx, FreshDirect and Land of Great Promises - NYTimes.com
To wander the industrial prairies that edge the Harlem River in the Bronx is to discover an archaeological dig of government subsidies and unfilled promises.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Ablitech: Mississippi biotech startup moves to University of Maryland BioPark - baltimoresun.com
Ablitech Inc.'s funding was slowly drying up, and it couldn't find new sources in Mississippi. If the company stayed, it would wither away. The only option left for Ablitech, they decided, was for the fledgling company to move.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Chinese Labor, Cheap No More - NYTimes.com
Over the past several years economists have warned that China may be reaching the so-called Lewis Turning Point — the stage at which the rural surplus labor pool effectively runs dry and wages begin to rapidly increase.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
The 10 Best and 10 Worst States for High-Tech Business - The Atlantic
A National Science Foundation report tells us which states have built cutting-edge economies
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Michigan Implements Positive Corporate Tax Reform - The Tax Foundation
Michigan lawmakers approved significant corporate tax reform last year that went into effect at the beginning of 2012. Previously Michigan had a dual corporate tax system called the Michigan Business Tax (MBT)...
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
What Patent-Law Reform Means for U.S. Manufacturers - IndustryWeek
'No longer can you invent first, be diligent, go to commercialization and then rely on that first date of invention' to win a patent battle with someone who files earlier, attorney John Kastelic says.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Demographics Are Not Destiny - strategy+business
Even as the world’s population reaches 7 billion, the rate of growth is slowing and workforces are aging. Companies and countries can prosper by preparing for the changes to come.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Turning research into jobs in Maryland - baltimoresun.com
UM President Wallace Loh says a modest investment will unlock the employment potential of the state's research universities
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
Dumping China for American job shops - CNN Money
U.S. small businesses that initially rushed to Chinese factories to get their products made are now dumping them for American manufacturers.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment
“American Business Can Compete and Win Anywhere:” GE CEO Jeff Immelt Kicks Off A DC Summit Focused on U.S. Manufacturing, Innovation, Jobs and Trade - GE Reports
GE brought together experts for a four-day summit in Washington, DC, focused on the nation’s long-term economic and industry growth. Starting today, they will share ideas on “what works in America,” with discussions centered on manufacturing, innovation, jobs and trade.
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february 2012 by areadevelopment

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