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MIT report identifies keys to new American innovation - MIT
From ‘Main Street’ firms to multinationals, improvements possible in funding of research, collaboration among manufacturers.
public-private-partnerships  tech-transfer  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  MIT-PIE-Report  studies  university-economic-development  innovation  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Regional Innovation Clusters Begin to Add Up - Brookings Institution
I happened onto an intriguing dot map last week that locates no less than “56 federally funded cluster initiatives” scattered across the Lower 48 states and Alaska. The map yields genuine insight.
innovation-hubs  government-policy  around-the-web  maps  industry-clusters  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Are You Prepared for the Next Generation of Manufacturing? (Part Two) - IndustryWeek
Manufacturing companies must harness the right high-tech tools to provide them with the innovation, creativity, flexibility and agility they need to take on the future.
u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-204  innovation 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
What the next decade of Chicago manufacturing should look like - Chicago Public Media
More than 580,000 workers in the Chicago region, the second largest such cluster in the nation, according to a new report to be released today by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. It also highlights the challenges for maintaining the region’s importance in manufacturing.
manufacturing  economic-development-news  regional-reports  around-the-web  metros  midwest  chicago  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
California in Crisis - Washington Examiner
California is no longer a model that other states want to or should emulate. It currently has the nation's third highest unemployment rate, its highest poverty rate and more than one-third of the nation's welfare recipients. What happened?
around-the-web  california  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Mobile Work Making Alternative Workplace Design the Norm - Officing Today
The openness and flexibility of alternative workplace design can be implemented in any raw space. However, alternative workplace design is more than a new workspace; it’s also a new work concept – one that inspires employees and clients to work together in a truly collaborative fashion
workplace-design  around-the-web  office-design  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Gov. Scott Pitches $5 Million a Year for Major-League Spring Training - FLORIDA TODAY
Gov. Rick Scott is pitching a proposal to set aside $5 million a year in the state budget to help keep major-league baseball teams from fleeing the Sunshine State to Arizona.
around-the-web  florida  arizona  sports  taxes-incentives  economic-development  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Gray Swoope: The true story of economic development -
For the second year, Enterprise Florida, Inc. is spending time addressing misrepresentations by Integrity Florida, taking EFI away from its mission of working with businesses to relocate to or expand in Florida, thereby creating jobs for families and investment in our communities.
enterprise-florida  around-the-web  florida  economic-development  matt  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
The 3 Rules Of Innovation: Location, Location, Location - Co.Design
Does manufacturing have a future in the U.S.? A two-year-long study suggests it does--especially if companies work together.
manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  matt  this-week-204  innovation 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Locating Chicago Manufacturing: The Geography of Production in Metropolitan Chicago - Brookings Institution
Recent small gains in manufacturing employment nationwide have led to a resurgence of interest in public policies to strengthen America’s manufacturing base.
manufacturing  illinois  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  chicago  matt  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
America's Growth Corridors: The Key to a National Revival - A New Report -
Overall, these corridors account for 45% of the nation's land mass and 30% of its population. Between 2001 and 2011, job growth in the Great Plains, the Intermountain West and the Third Coast was between 7% and 8%—nearly 10 times the job growth rate for the rest of the country. Only the Southeastern industrial belt tracked close to the national average.
corridors  government-policy  around-the-web  metros  demographics  studies  infrastructure  this-week-204  business-climate 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
States in Recovery: Manufacturing - Stateline
Some of the manufacturing states hardest hit by the recession are climbing back with the help of the very thing that snuffed out so many jobs in the first place: advanced technology.
michigan  manufacturing  location-usa  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  advanced-manufacturing  insourcing  matt  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Why Isn't the U.S. Better at Public-Private Partnerships? - Governing
Few states have offices dedicated to examining increasingly popular P3 deals. Experts say it's time to copy Canada and change that.
public-private-partnerships  government-policy  around-the-web  location-canada  infrastructure  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
The Geography of Americas Freelance Economy - The Atlantic Cities
Writing in The Atlantic back in 2011, Sara Horowitz, the founder of Freelancers Union, dubbed the "freelance surge" the "Industrial Revolution of our time" — as significant a shift in employment patterns as has been seen since the transition from agriculture to industry in the 1800s.
labor  freelancers  around-the-web  matt  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
What Are the True Costs of Regulation? - News
The effect of government regulation on American manufacturing has been a hotly debated issue since the introduction of federal clean air and water guidelines about 40 years ago. Here we look at what manufacturing trade groups consider the real economic impact of regulations on U.S. manufacturers and consumers.
government-policy  around-the-web  environmental-regulation  this-week-204  business-climate 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
NABE Forecasters See Rising GDP Despite Fiscal Threats - February 2013 NABE Outlook
Over 95% of the panelists believe that growth in real GDP in 2013 is likely to be reduced, given the uncertainty surrounding the US fiscal imbalances.
around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
The Dawn of the Smart Factory - IndustryWeek
In the age of digital manufacturing, the line between the physical and digital worlds is demolished to create a whole new future for the industry.
u.s.-manufacturing  workplace-design  around-the-web  advanced-manufacturing  facility-planning  shop-floor  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Hyundai’s Capabilities Play - strategy+business
The Korean automaker’s explosive growth in the last few years—achieved through better quality, stylish design, and clever marketing—has made it a dynamic player in the U.S. auto industry.
manufacturing  automotive-industry  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  industry-reports  alabma  alabama  business-globalization  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
The Grid Lights Up - New Haven Independent
With the flick of a remote-control switch, Mayor John DeStefano fired up a new downtown “power plant” Monday afternoon.
innovation-hubs  connecticut  around-the-web  business-incubators  innovation  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Four Steps for Measuring Workplace Design Investments - Forbes
In a sluggish economy, workplace design investments are suffering substantial scrutiny. Corporate execs predictably (and, yes, rightly) want to know, “How will this move the business forward?” and “How will you prove it?”
workplace-design  around-the-web  collabarative-workspace  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
The Next Manufacturing Boom Will Be Ours -
Cheap natural gas and increasingly competitive labor costs are bringing factories and jobs back to the U.S. Eight ways to win.
u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-204  natural-gas 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Oracle 'Onshores' Manufacturing Jobs To Oregon - Forbes
Following Apple’s recent move to begin making some Macs in the U.S., Oracle will begin manufacturing its high-end servers and storage systems at one of the five facilities it operates in Oregon.
onshoring  around-the-web  apple  oracle  backshoring  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Disruptions: 3-D Printing Is on the Fast Track -
Printing in 3-D shows more promise than other technologies that President Obama has pushed, but the question is whether the United States can get a foothold in manufacturing one 3-D printer at a time.
u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  3d-printing  additive-manufacturing  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
5 Reasons the Government Fails at Venture Capital - Forbes
But do such government investments in science and technology really work?  Do they translate into commercial and economic value? Many assume they do. 
capital-access  economic-development-news  government-policy  around-the-web  research&development  STEM  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin' Govs Part VI - SSTI Weekly Digest
The sixth installment of SSTI's Tech Talkin' Govs series includes excerpts from speeches delivered in New Hampshire and North Carolina. Our first five installments were in the Jan. 9, Jan. 16, Jan. 23, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6 issues of the Digest.
government-policy  around-the-web  high-tech  this-week-204 
february 2013 by areadevelopment

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