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2013 US CEO Survey: Business Outlook - PwC
As part of the 16th Annual Global CEO Survey, PwC surveyed 167 CEOs who are based in the US. We've grouped what they’re doing to adjust — and set the foundation for new growth, into 11 CEO agenda items for 2013. Click on each for more details.
corporate-executives  around-the-web  this-week-200  studies 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Recovering Office Demand Sets Stage For Rent Growth Across The U.S. - CoStar Group
2012 Mirrored Every Bit The Sluggish Recovery That CoStar Economists Predicted, But There Were a Few Surprises Along The Way
commercial-real-estate  around-the-web  office-market  this-week-200 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Decline in Number of US Manufacturing Factories Is Not Due to Offshoring - IndustryWeek
U.S. companies commonly open operations abroad to serve the local markets -- it's not about finding the cheapest way to make their products.
u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  offshoring  this-week-200  business-globalization  backshoring 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Obama Backs 'Startup Visas' For Foreign-Born Tech Entrepreneurs In Immigration Speech - Huffington Post
In a major address on immigration policy in Las Vegas, Obama touted the need for a "startup visa" that allows immigrants who found startups to live in the United States as long as they raise a minimum level of financing and employ a certain number of workers. They could "remain permanently" in the country if their startups continue to grow, he said.
immigration-reform  startup-visa  government-policy  twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-200 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
The Tijuana Connection, a Template for Growth -
Like many Americans, until recently, when I heard “Tijuana” I thought only of drug cartels and cheap tequila. “TJ,” though, is a city of more than two million people (larger than neighboring San Diego), and it has become North America’s electronics assembly hot spot: most of the flat-screen TVs sold in the United States, from companies like Samsung and Sony, are made there, along with everything from medical devices to aerospace parts.
manufacturing  around-the-web  outsourcing  mexico  quick-sourcing  this-week-200  tijuana  logistics 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
“Making” Our Future - National Governors Association
“Making” Our Future focuses on the results of an NGA Center for Best Practices Policy Academy where teams from eight states—California, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania—participated in an intensive, year-long strategic planning process to support advanced manufacturing by combining workforce education and support for business innovation, university-industry partnerships and public and private sector entrepreneurship.
government-policy  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-200  studies 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
ADP National Employment Report - January 2013
ADP National Employment Report Shows Solid Job Gains Adding 192,000 Jobs in January
unemployment  around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-200 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
6 Lessons From Americas Comeback Kid -- Detroit, MI - Forbes
If Rocky Balboa taught us anything, it’s that America loves rooting for the underdog. Comebacks are always uplifting, reminding us that resilience isn’t a trait held by all; for the people who exemplify this strong determination, rewards are plentiful.
michigan  around-the-web  this-week-200  detroit  matt 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
January 2013 Private Company Trendsetter Barometer - PwC
PwC's quarterly Private Company Trendsetter Barometer tracks the growth expectations, investment focus, and economic views of privately held US growth businesses. This quarter's report incorporates the views of 201 chief executive officers (CEOs/CFOs): 114 in the product sector and 87 in the service sector.
around-the-web  this-week-200  studies 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Can Immigration Reform Boost High-Skilled Manufacturing? - News
A comprehensive immigration reform policy that provides improved access to visas for high-skilled workers could provide a pathway to citizenship for many immigrants. These skilled employees have the potential to boost American manufacturing companies and help bridge the talent gap. President Obama and various industry groups support such reforms, but they may be facing an uphill battle.
immigration-reform  startup-visa  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  immigration  high-tech  this-week-200  skilled-labor 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Economic Development Incentives: The Deep, And Deeper, And Deepest Challenge - Wise Economy
Trying to craft a cogent and fair assessment of the incentives issue and the responsibilities of those of us who care about communities is feeling like the Gorgon’s knot…you can’t fully untangle the mess in one setting.
around-the-web  taxes-incentives  economic-development  this-week-200  site-selection  incentives  matt 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
China's Sany Tries to Gain Traction in the U.S. -
Chinese construction-equipment companies are finding the U.S. a tricky market. Sany Heavy Industry built a $60 million office building and adjoining warehouse in Georgia, but so far the company has little to show for that investment.
heavy-machinery  fdi-usa  around-the-web  georgia  this-week-200  caterpillar  china 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Canadian Car Parts Suppliers Set For High Gear - Reuters
All systems are go for Canada's auto parts sector. A gradual economic recovery, pent-up demand for new cars and a push for more fuel-efficient components portend strong growth for the country's biggest suppliers.
automotive-industry  canada  around-the-web  this-week-200  matt 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Gov. Mike Beebe to Announce $1B Business Investment -
Gov. Mike Beebe is set to unveil his plan to bring a $1 billion business project to Arkansas.
around-the-web  this-week-200  economic-development  matt  arkansas 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Worlds Most Affluent Metropolitan Areas: 2012 -
Late in 2012, the Brookings Institution published its annual Global Metro Monitor (by Emilia Istrate and Carey Anne Nadeau), which estimates economic data for the 300 world metropolitan areas with the largest gross domestic product (GDP).
around-the-web  metros  gdp  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-200  matt 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Atlanta Positions Itself as Manufacturing Center - Automation World
Amid a burst of manufacturing growth in the Southeast, Atlanta stands poised to become a principal manufacturing hub in the U.S. industrial resurgence.
manufacturing  around-the-web  georgia  this-week-200  manufacturing-automation  atlanta  matt 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Anthony Figliola: Stimulating New Yorks Economy - The Huffington Post
For many years New York has had a reputation of being a state that was openly hostile to business. Prohibitive taxes, numerous regulatory hurdles and a high cost of business kept major companies from moving to the state.
around-the-web  new-york  this-week-200  taxes-incentives  economic-development  matt  innovation  business 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Why Canada is beating the U.S. in startup visas - VentureBeat
To our friends in Washington, DC: Pay attention. We continue to be less competitive because of our intransigence around immigration, especially with regard to being entrepreneurs. Canada is showing real leadership. Why not just emulate them?
startup-visa  government-policy  canada  around-the-web  this-week-200  business-globalization  location-canada  entrepreneurship 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Gov. Rick Snyder: Job creation strategies are working for Michigan - Detroit Free Press
We're taking a hard look at the critical issue of talent supply and demand as well, to ensure that Michigan is producing talent with the skills that employers need in this technological age. This spring, we'll host economic and education summits to give this issue the attention it deserves.
michigan  economic-development-news  government-policy  around-the-web  this-week-200  detroit 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Expansion of Data Security - Ebru Today
John Boyd Jr., Principal of the Boyd Company Inc., explains the role of data security when a company decides the location of its headquarters.
around-the-web  data  data-security  this-week-200  site-selection  matt  headquarters 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Panama Canal Expansion Brings Promise of Instant Shipping Closer - NREI
As U.S. ports prepare to handle more and more massive ships, including through the Panama Canal expansion, the attention and spending on infrastructure may one day allow the holy grail of shipping to be reached: A person orders an item off the Internet in the morning, and it’s shipped to their house by the evening.
panama-canal  around-the-web  rail-logitsics  supply-chain  this-week-200  logistics  amazon 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Woolrich president delivers open letter on company's US manufacturing commitment - Outdoor Industry Association
Woolrich has expanded its commitment around supporting U.S. manufacturing. Among the apparel manufacturer's goals will be to increase the yardage of wool produced in its woolen mill by 50 percent in 2013 and ensuring that more than 50 percent of Woolrich woolen garments proudly include American made wool by 2015. It also plans to introduce a 100 percent American made apparel collection in Fall 2013. The goals were disclosed in an open letter from Woolrich's President Nicholas Brayton.
u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-200  backshoring  apparel 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Friday Focus: The Shifting Role of Women in Manufacturing - ThomasNet
Women represent a low percentage of the manufacturing workforce, but new reports signal their growing role — more females are enrolling in manufacturing education. And that’s not to say women haven’t been making an impact in manufacturing either.
manufacturing  around-the-web  workforce  this-week-200  women 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
The Great Migration -
Decade after decade, smart and educated people flock away from Merced, Calif., Yuma, Ariz., Flint, Mich., and Vineland, N.J. In those places, less than 15 percent of the residents have college degrees. They flock to Washington, Boston, San Jose, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco. In those places, nearly 50 percent of the residents have college degrees.
workforce-migration  diaspora  around-the-web  demographics  this-week-200 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
State and Metropolitan Innovations To Watch - Brookings Institution
For the second year in a row, the Brookings-Rockefeller Project on State and Metropolitan Innovation identified the Top 10 State and Metropolitan Innovations to Watch—actions undertaken by states and metropolitan areas in 2012 that seem ripe for meaningful impact in 2013 and beyond, as well as for replication by other communities.
innovation-hubs  technology-based-economic-development  government-policy  regional-reports  around-the-web  ICT  this-week-200  innovation 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Creating the Manufacturing University - Brookings Institution
In an effort to address this potential catastrophe and restore American leadership in manufacturing, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program are proposing that the federal government support the designation of a core of approximately 20 leading “manufacturing universities.”
tech-transfer  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  research&development  this-week-200  education  university-economic-development 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
2013 Data Center 100: 20 Infrastructure Providers - CRN
While data centers can be used to provide a wide range of services, not a single one will work without first ensuring the data center has a solid infrastructure.
around-the-web  this-week-200  infrastructure  matt  data-centers 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin' Govs: Part III - SSTI
The third installment of SSTI's Tech Talkin' Govs series includes excerpts from speeches delivered in Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana and Michigan. Our first two installments were in the Jan. 9 and Jan. 16 issues of the Digest.
government-policy  technology-based-economic-development  around-the-web  ICT  high-tech  this-week-200 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Gov. Sam Brownback Seeks to End Kansas Income Tax -
On Wednesday, lawmakers received a bill to inch the state closer to eliminating income taxes, a centerpiece of a broad legislative vision that many in the Republican Party here hope will serve as a model of conservative governance for other states, if not the nation, to follow.
state-taxes  around-the-web  taxes-incentives  this-week-200  economic-development  income-tax  matt  kansas 
january 2013 by areadevelopment

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