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GE Brings Engine Work Back - WSJ.com
By doing more of the work itself, GE hopes to protect its technology, speed up development and secure supplies of needed components. The move is a turnabout for a company that helped pioneer soup-to-nuts U.S. manufacturing and then switched gears to help pioneer industrial outsourcing.
aerospace  GE  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-201  backshoring 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
THE ATLANTIC ON MANUFACTURING'S NEXT CHAPTER: Experts Discuss the Future of U.S. Manufacturing - C-SPAN
Business, government and labor experts discuss the impact of technology on industry, the consequences of an "insourcing boom" on workforce development and efforts to promote global competitiveness. General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Immelt sits down for an interview with The Economist's U.S. Economics Editor Greg Ip.
u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  events  this-week-201 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
North Carolina needs to help people create their own jobs - NewsObserver.com
Mid-career professionals, still energetic retirees, college-educated homemakers and returning active-duty military members already have most of the skills they need to be successful as entrepreneur's.
north-carolina  economic-development-news  regional-reports  around-the-web  small-business  this-week-201  startup  entrepreneurship 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Foreign Tax Breaks Whack Illinois, Study Says - Blogs On Politics - Crain's Chicago Business
As Illinois and the U.S. head into the heart of budget-making season, a new report blames much of the fiscal woes on a familiar target: "corporate tax loopholes."
illinois  around-the-web  taxes-incentives  this-week-201  matt 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
PA Lawmakers Accuse FAA of Favoring NY For Air Traffic Control Center - The Hill's Floor Action
Eleven members of Pennsylvania's congressional delegation have called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to consider Eastern Pennsylvania — and not New York — as a site for a new $220 million air traffic control center.
around-the-web  new-york  taxes-incentives  economic-development  this-week-201  site-selection  Pennsylvania  matt 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Why Manufacturing Really Matters: Gary Pisano and Willy Shih on Innovation - Renewing America
If there is any consensus in the debate over how to revitalize the American economy, it is over innovation. Innovation, we can all readily concur, is the only way for an advanced economy like the United States – which cannot grow by copying and imitating others – to continue to boost productivity and raise living standards.
manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-201  matt  innovation 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Bouncing Back - Kiplinger
America's manufacturing sector is recovering and poised for a modest rebound. The question is how much?
u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-201  economic-analysis 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
CEO Group Forecasts Faster Growth For Michigan Than U.S. As A Whole - CBS Detroit
Business Leaders for Michigan, the statewide successor CEO organization to Detroit Renaissance, issued another report Tuesday forecasting that Michigan’s economy will grow faster than the United States economy as a whole over the next six to 18 months.
michigan  around-the-web  this-week-201  matt 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Are Robots Killing Jobs or Creating Them? - ThomasNet.com News
Does the increasing use of production robots and other automation machinery eliminate jobs and lead to higher unemployment, or does it provide greater efficiency, boost business, and ultimately spur job growth?
robotics-manufacturing  around-the-web  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-201 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Bet on U.S. Pays Off for Germany’s Carmakers - NYTimes.com
The recovery in the United States auto market, which produced big earnings growth at Chrysler and Ford in their fourth quarters, has also been a boon for Germany’s big three — Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen.
automotive-industry  fdi-usa  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  germany  this-week-201  business-globalization 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
2013 Life Sciences Cluster Report - Jones Lang LaSalle
Portfolio optimization and strategic site selection are crucial for success in the industry's new reality
around-the-web  this-week-201  studies  industry-clusters 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
50 Most Innovative Countries: Innovation Index Revealed - Bloomberg
Bloomberg Rankings recently examined more than 200 countries and sovereign regions to determine their innovation quotient. The final universe was narrowed down to 96. What follows is the top 50.
around-the-web  international-location-reports  this-week-201  studies  ranking  innovation 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
A Canadian Campus Focused on Tech and Enterprise - NYTimes.com
BlackBerry grew out of a student project at The University of Waterloo (Ontario), and for years the school served as a reliable pipeline of stellar engineering talent straight into the nearby offices of the smartphone maker. But after years of being a first-choice destination for University of Waterloo graduates and interns, BlackBerry is now a last resort. In its place, American technology giants including Google, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft have more than filled the hiring void.
labor  regional-reports  high-tech  this-week-201  education  location-canada  industry-clusters  skilled-labor 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Swedish Builder Skanska Finds Haven in U.S. - WSJ.com
Two years after narrowing his focus to better concentrate on the U.S. market, Skanska Chief Executive Johan Karlström is hoping to catch a bit of a tailwind from President Barack Obama's second term.
fdi  location-usa  around-the-web  this-week-201  matt  construction 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Patenting Prosperity: Invention and Economic Performance in the United States and its Metropolitan Areas - Brookings Institution
“Patenting Prosperity: Invention and Economic Performance in the United States and its Metropolitan Areas” is the first analysis of its kind to present patenting trends on a regional level from 1980 to 2012.
brookings  around-the-web  metros  gdp  economic-indicator-reports  economic-development  this-week-201  patenting  matt  entrepreneurship 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Reshoring manufacturing: Coming home - The Economist
A growing number of American companies are moving their manufacturing back to the United States
manufacturing  reshoring  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-201  matt 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Mayo Clinic seeking state help for major Rochester expansion - Minnesota Public Radio News
The Mayo Clinic has proposed a $5 billion investment in Rochester and surrounding communities designed to make the region a "Destination Medical Center" and create up to 45,000 jobs statewide.
minnesota  regional-reports  around-the-web  industry-reports  business-expansion  this-week-201  healthcare 
january 2013 by areadevelopment

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