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US and Mexico – Manufacturing Friends or Foes? - IndustryWeek
In the ongoing debate within manufacturing about offshoring and reshoring, one statistic speaks volumes. According to a 2011 study from the National Bureau of Economic Research, for every Mexican good exported to the U.S., 40% is of American content compared with 25% for Canadian goods and just 4% for Chinese goods.
this-week-199  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  mexico  u.s.-manufacturing 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Cornell NYC Tech Will Foster Commerce Amid Education -
Their curriculum devotes months to helping a company solve a current technological challenge. Their progress is supervised not just by an academic adviser, but also by an industry adviser. Their vast campus on Roosevelt Island, when it is built, will intersperse classrooms with office buildings, where high-tech companies can rent a suite and set up shop.
tech-transfer  around-the-web  high-tech  this-week-199  university-economic-development  industry-clusters 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Top 7 Intelligent Communities of 2013 - Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
The following communities, drawn from the Smart21 of 2013, were named to the Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2013 based on analysis of their nominations by a team of independent academic experts: Columbus, Ohio, USA; Oulu, Finland; Stratford, Ontario, Canada; Taichung City, Taiwan; Tallinn, Estonia; Taoyuan County, Taiwan; Toronto, Ontario, Canada
around-the-web  ict  metros  international-location-reports  this-week-199  studies  ranking  innovation 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Industry Leaders Claim Robots will Create, Not Kill, American Jobs - The Verge
Companies are convening on the Automate 2013 conference in Chicago to discuss robotics, automation, and what it all means for the future of industry.
robotics-manufacturing  manufacturing  jobs  around-the-web  this-week-199  manufacturing-automation  matt 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Unions See Sharp Decline In Membership - AP via
The nation's labor unions suffered sharp declines in membership last year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday, led by losses in the public sector as cash-strapped state and local governments laid off workers and — in some cases — limited collective bargaining rights.
unions  around-the-web  organized-labor  this-week-199  right-to-work 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
A Lean Method to Increasing Productivity in Manufacturing Sub-Assembly - The Lean Logistics Blog
Leveling the type and quantity of production over a fixed period of time. This enables production to efficiently meet customer demands while avoiding batching and results in minimum inventories, capital costs, manpower, and production lead time through the whole value stream.
manufacturing  around-the-web  lean-logistics  this-week-199  logistics  matt 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Ottawa Dangles $250-Million Fund to Urge Volkswagen to Look North - The Globe and Mail
The federal government is ready to offer financial incentives as part of a pitch to get Volkswagen AG to locate some manufacturing in Canada.
automotive-industry  canada  around-the-web  ottawa  ontario  taxes-incentives  this-week-199  matt  volkswagen 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Top Infrastructure Projects Right Now? We Made our List, What's on Yours? - TranSystems Corporation
What I think would be interesting to the common reader is to note just how integrated the modes are these days, so that an airport project might easily involve passenger rail into and out of the site, engagement with the surrounding highways, bridges, other forms of mass transit as well.
around-the-web  this-week-199  matt  infrastructure 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Boston’s Got Big Mo in Biotech, But SF is Pushing Back - Xconomy
Tony Coles, the CEO of South San Francisco-based Onyx Pharmaceuticals, along with BayBio and Deloitte, has convened a working group of top CEOs, venture capitalists and university officials to brainstorm about actions the region can take to stimulate more biotech activity.
boston  around-the-web  biotech  san-francisco  this-week-199  industry-clusters 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
The Geographic Concentration of Manufacturing Across the United States - Economics and Statistics Administration
Manufacturing has been one of the major bright spots in the economic recovery of the last few years, contributing more than 25 percent of the overall growth in GDP between 2009 and 2011 and adding roughly 500,000 new jobs between the beginning of 2010 and the end of 2012.
manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-199  us-manufacturing  matt 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
New Initiative Looks to Help Students, Boost Local Economy - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA
A new initiative between a local college and several start-up businesses is hoping to spur economic growth in the metro. Students at Simpson College in Indianola will work with brand new start-ups that will be moving to the area.
iowa  around-the-web  workforce  this-week-199  education  matt  startup  university-economic-development 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
FCC pushes for gigabit broadband in all 50 states by 2015 - CNET News
FCCs Julius Genachowski challenges service providers and local communities to build such networks, saying communities would turn themselves into innovation hubs that would create valuable jobs.
around-the-web  ICT  broadband  this-week-199 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Judge dismisses Indiana right-to-work law challenge - Indianapolis Business Journal
A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit filed by union members challenging Indiana's right-to-work law that was enacted last year.
labor  indiana  government-policy  around-the-web  organized-labor  this-week-199  right-to-work 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Global Innovation Barometer 2013 - GE Ideas Lab
The GE Global Innovation Barometer, now in its third year, explores how business leaders around the world view innovation and how those perceptions are influencing business strategies in an increasingly complex and globalized environment. The Barometer is an international opinion survey of senior business executives  actively engaged in the management of their firm’s innovation strategy. It is the largest global survey of business executives dedicated to innovation.
around-the-web  international-location-reports  this-week-199  ranking  innovation 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Governors Develop Workforce Strategies - National Governors Association
More than half the nation’s states are exploring or implementing sector strategies— partnerships of employers within one industry that bring together government, education, training, economic development, labor and community organizations to identify and solve the workforce needs of that industry within a regional labor market—making them the most consistently adopted approach to meeting businesses’ need for skilled workers and workers’ need for good jobs, according to a report released today by the National Governors Association (NGA), the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce and the National Skills Coalition.
industry-clusters  economic-development-news  skilled-labor  government-policy  this-week-199  around-the-web 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin' Govs: Part II - State Science & Technology Institute Weekly Digest
The second installment of SSTI's Tech Talkin' Govs series includes excerpts from speeches delivered in Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin. Our first installment was in the Jan. 9 Digest.
tech-based-economic-development  high-tech  ICT  government-policy  economic-development-news  this-week-199  around-the-web 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
January 2013 Business Outlook Survey - Indicators Suggest Continued Growth - Philadelphia Fed
Manufacturing activity declined moderately this month, according to firms responding to the January Business Outlook Survey. Following reported increases in business activity in late 2012, most indicators fell back from the readings posted last month. The survey's broad indicators of future activity, however, showed some improvement this month.
economic-indicator-reports  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-199 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
2012 IW Best Plants Winners: Amazing Efforts, Amazing Achievements - IndustryWeek
IndustryWeek's Best Plants program began in 1990, the brainchild of an IW editor who believed there were manufacturing plants across North America that deserve recognition for the amazing work going on in their facilities.
around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  midwest  north-america  this-week-199 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Infrastructure productivity: How to save $1 trillion a year - McKinsey & Company
Insufficient or inadequate infrastructure—and the resulting congestion, power outages, and lack of access to safe water and roads—is a global concern. Typically, the debate about the growing need for infrastructure focuses on whether financing is sufficient to meet it. But, in fact, there are clear ways to create more and better infrastructure for less.
studies  infrastructure  government-policy  business-globalization  logistics  around-the-web  this-week-199 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
The Future Of Coworking And Why It Will Give Your Business A Huge Edge - Fast Company
Here are the numbers that support the case for coworking--and why it's not just for startups or freelancers anymore.
around-the-web  coworking-space  this-week-199  office-design 
january 2013 by areadevelopment

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