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Will the Boom in U.S. Energy Production Bring Back Manufacturing Jobs? - EconoMonitor
What is the relationship between output and employment in the manufacturing sector and the supply of domestic energy? Can cheaper and more abundant energy reverse the long-term trend in manufacturing employment?
manufacturing  around-the-web  economic-analysis  this-week-207  energy  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-206  natural-gas 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
CFO Optimism Blooms -
Finance executives’ optimism and spending plans are on the rise in the latest Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook Survey.
CFO  around-the-web  surveys  studies  this-week-206 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Office space requirements overview - PricewaterhouseCoopers - YouTube
Chris Richmond, Head of Real Estate from PricewaterhouseCoopers provides an overview of their office space requirements.
corporate-real-estate  around-the-web  workplace-design  office-market  site-selection  this-week-206  office-design 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
To Telecommute or Not To Telecommute: 4 Tips to Help You (and Yahoo!) Decide - ideas + buildings
Marissa Mayer’s decision requiring Yahoo! employees to work in the office each day has sparked intense response: expressions of support, varying levels of empathy, and many reactions of distaste for a one-size-fits-all decision about where and when individuals do their best work.  In my experience as a business and workplace consultant, this debate evokes emotion from leaders in many organizations.
around-the-web  workplace-design  workforce-mobility  this-week-206  telecommuting  humanresources 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Silicon Valley architecture about to blossom - SFGate
Rather than complementing the lush rolling hills to the west and the expansive San Francisco Bay to the east, this high-tech hub has produced an unending line of dreary office parks full of two-story, cubicle-lined buildings whose main visual goal is to escape notice. Yet amid this backdrop of bland, Silicon Valley is suddenly showing signs of architectural life.
around-the-web  facility-planning  architecture  this-week-206  corporate-headquarters 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Commercial Market Highlights and Challenges -
NAR Treasurer Bill Armstrong highlights an array of recent commercial market data and provides a reminder about two member surveys to complete.
commercial-real-estate  around-the-web  this-week-206  economic-indicator-reports-analysis 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
How Effective are State R&D Tax Credits? - SSTI Weekly Digest
Over the past thirty years, state research and development (R&D) tax credits have become one of the most common state tools to boost their local technology economy. Few studies, however, have attempted to provide a comprehensive evaluation of their effectiveness. In this article, SSTI provides an overview of the literature on state R&D credits, examining why states introduce these incentives and whether or not tax credits are an effective policy tool to promote high-tech businesses and jobs.
economic-development-news  government-policy  around-the-web  research&development  taxes-incentives  this-week-206 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
How to Build Employee Engagement: Open-Plan Offices - Small Business Trends
Studies of open office spaces show that they are effective at increasing employee engagement. I see this research confirmed on a daily basis thanks to the open-plan office I work in. The benefits of an open office space include...
around-the-web  small-business  collabarative-workspace  facility-planning  this-week-206  office-design 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Growth Dividend from a Lower Corporate Tax Rate - Tax Foundation
The United States currently imposes the highest statutory corporate tax rate in the developed world. Contrary to what some believe, studies show that even the effective corporate tax rate in the United States is one of the highest in the world.
government-policy  corporate-tax  taxes-incentives  this-week-206 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Are Virtual Factories the Future of Manufacturing? - News
The world is more connected than ever before. In the past 15 years, virtual meetings and online communication have saved businesses untold amounts of money and resources. A similar evolution is taking place in manufacturing facilities today with the 3-D virtualization of factories.
u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-206  3d-printing  additive-manufacturing 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Senators Vote for More Disclosure, Closer Scrutiny of Economic Incentive Awards -
Florida lawmakers are advancing a sweeping package of reforms of state economic incentives that would require more transparency about the tax breaks companies have received to create jobs and scaling back some that don't work.
economic-development-news  government-policy  around-the-web  florida  taxes-incentives  economic-development  this-week-206 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Rural sourcing is Bringing High-Tech Jobs to Midwest -
Large corporations looking to outsource their information technology or software development services increasingly pass over India and the Philippines to find help in places like Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa. It's still outsourcing, but it's the opposite of “off-shoring.”
rural-economy  iowa  around-the-web  midwest  high-tech  info-tech  south-dakota  this-week-206  nebraska 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Joel Kotkin: Americas Red State Growth Corridors -
Low-tax, energy-rich regions in the heartland charge ahead as economies on both coasts sing the blues.
around-the-web  taxes-incentives  economic-development  this-week-206  matt  energy 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
"Serendipitous Interaction" Key To Tech Firms Workplace Design - All Tech Considered : NPR
When Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer decided to end full-time work-from-home arrangements at her company, a cultural firestorm ignited. But it was just the latest step in Mayer's effort to transform Yahoo's culture.
labor  mobile-workforce  around-the-web  workplace-design  industry-reports  collabarative-workspace  high-tech  this-week-206  telecommuting  humanresources 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Designing the Right Supply Chain - strategy+business
Companies that align their operations to their strategy unleash superior performance.
around-the-web  supply-chain  this-week-206 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Reshoring Best Practices for Manufacturers - IndustryWeek
Manufacturers need to consider the big picture when thinking about reshoring. While improving one or two aspects of the business that are causing concern may save considerable amounts of money, the savings could be lost in other areas that are affected by the change.
reshoring  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-206  backshoring 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Changing Office Trends Hold Major Implications for Future Office Demand - CoStar Group
Pioneered by Tech Firms in California, Communal Workspace Model Becoming More Mainstream Among Big Office Firms
around-the-web  collabarative-workspace  facility-planning  this-week-206  office-design 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Eric E. Schmidt: America's Cities Are Innovating for the Future - The Huffington Post
After years of near-catastrophe at worst, and malaise at best, our economy is showing signs of shaking off some cobwebs and moving into a new future.
google  technology  cities  around-the-web  this-week-206  internet  matt  innovation 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Meeting the Infrastructure Challenge with Public-Private Partnerships - The Boston Consulting Group
In the developed world, including the United States, significant reinvestment in aging infrastructures is becoming urgent. But this need for infrastructure investment comes in the wake of a financial crisis that has severely constrained public budgets in many countries. The result: a staggering gap of approximately $1 trillion to $1.5 trillion annually between demand and investment in infrastructure.
public-private-partnerships  government-policy  around-the-web  this-week-206  logistics  infrastructure 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Union Pacific Railyard making Santa Teresa an inland port - Farmington Daily Times
Union Pacific is making Santa Teresa an inland port. If the concept sounds murky, remember that a port is where stuff gets shuffled around, much of the time today while still inside large metal boxes we inland types see stacked on rail cars. The typical port is on a coast with container ships of ever-increasing size on one side and trains and trucks on the other.
regional-reports  inland-ports  around-the-web  supply-chain  intermodal  new-mexico  this-week-206  logistics 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
A short and long-term solution to America's STEM crisis - The Hill's Congress Blog
Today, jobs in STEM fields – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, go unfilled for lack of qualified workers, even in the current economy. A key reason is American students are choosing fields other than STEM.
workforce-development  around-the-web  STEM  this-week-206  skilled-labor 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Waiting for a Renaissance (and My Smiling Robot) - Barberbiz
Now I will admit that I get rankled with what I perceive as cheerleading talk about a wave of re-shoring that will spark a “manufacturing renaissance” in this country. As most of us are prone to do, the proponents of this notion cherry pick information (anecdotal evidence) to buttress their argument that this mega-trend is actually taking place.
u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  opinion  this-week-206  backshoring 
march 2013 by areadevelopment
Replacing the notion of ‘off-shoring’ and ‘on-shoring’ with ‘right-shoring’ - SaportaReport
Is offshoring inherently bad? Do manufacturing jobs “belong” onshore? Both questions are based on an erroneous assumption that trade creates winners and losers. A job producing something in China does not mean one fewer job here in the United States. It is not a zero sum game. My experience has shown that a properly executed strategy can and should create winners on both sides.
onshoring  around-the-web  offshoring  opinion  this-week-206  business-globalization  backshoring 
march 2013 by areadevelopment

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