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The Case for Making Small U.S. Manufacturers a Priority - Businessweek
Some 250,000 manufacturers in the U.S. have fewer than 500 employees. Studies show these smaller businesses produce more innovations per employee than large manufacturers.
this-week-210  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  small-business 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Infrastructure problems solved by partnerships - USA Today
Given the financial pressures of our time, public-private partnerships offer a practical solution to the global challenge.
public-private-partnerships  this-week-210  around-the-web  opinion  infrastructure 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
America’s Off-The-Radar Tech Hubs - EMSI | Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.
Tech industries have helped turn San Jose and Austin into major economies and brought other large metros, like Detroit, through tough spells. But which small, off-the-radar towns out there also deserve recognition as technology hubs?
small-cities  innovation-hubs  this-week-210  around-the-web  metros  high-tech  demographics  economic-analysis 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Smart Buildings Make Smart Business -Jones Lang LaSalle Green Blog
The “next big thing” in our business goes by several names: “Machine to Machine” (M2M), “The Internet of Things”, and the “Industrial Internet” refer to very similar concepts that are shaping the future of real estate and facilities management.
this-week-210  m2m  around-the-web  facility-planning  industrial-internet  sustainable-development 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
How Walmart Plans to Bring Back ‘Made in America’ -
Walmart doesn’t make anything. But the giant retailer could play a part in the manufacturing rebound that is taking place in the U.S. with its promise to buy $50 billion more U.S. made goods over the next decade for its Walmart and Sam’s Club stores. It’s a bit ironic, given Walmart’s vast global sourcing organization.
this-week-210  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  supply-chain  walmart 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Houston Rising—Why the Next Great American Cities Aren’t What You Think -
America’s urban landscape is changing, but in ways not always predicted or much admired by our media, planners, and pundits. The real trend-setters of the future—judged by both population and job growth—are not in the oft-praised great “legacy” cities like New York, Chicago, or San Francisco, but a crop of newer, more sprawling urban regions primarily located in the Sun Belt and, surprisingly, the resurgent Great Plains.
plains-states  this-week-210  around-the-web  houston  texas  metros  demographics 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
H-1B Visa Applications As An Economic Indicator - Planet Money : NPR
The demand from American companies for high-skilled immigrants seems to be up this year. And that could mean something is about to change for the overall economy.
immigration-reform  workforce-development  this-week-210  around-the-web  immigration  h-1b  skilled-labor 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Five questions on supply chain risk - Deloitte
Supply chains today are more vulnerable than ever and the potential business impact has never been more multifaceted.
this-week-210  around-the-web  supply-chain  risk-management 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Zappos to Build Intentionally Inconvenient Office in Las Vegas - ArchDaily
Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh recently jumped into the debate over working from home that was sparked by Yahoo’s recall of its remote workers, telling CNBC that he feels that it’s difficult to build a strong company culture when you have lots of telecommuters.
this-week-210  around-the-web  workplace-design  collabarative-workspace  corporate-headquarters 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
7 Design Trends for Commercial Interiors - Workplace Design Magazine
Designing interiors for commercial properties is a tricky business. The space must be efficient and cost-effective, but also create a unique and engaging experience. To further compound the problem, expectations are constantly evolving, so businesses must regularly adapt their interiors to reflect current tastes of their consumers, visitors, and employees. Fortunately, some modern trends are helping them stay nimble with their designs
this-week-210  workplace-design  around-the-web  interior-design  Commercial-interiors  interior-architecture 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
American Cities of the Future 2013/14 -
New York City has once again claimed the title as the top city in the Americas for attractiveness for inward investment, but the fast-rising São Paulo is proving a fierce competitor.
fdi  this-week-210  fdi-usa  around-the-web  metros  ranking  fdi-north-america 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Have an Idea? Let’s Manufacture It In the US- IndustryWeek
Under the umbrella of Edison Nation, whose tag line is 'You Invent. We Produce (All in the U.S.),' organizations are banding together to make it easier for small and medium-sized businesses to manufacture new products in the U.S.
this-week-210  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  small-business 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Texas Senate Urges Gun Makers To Relocate In State - AP via CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
The Texas Senate is sending a message to gun makers across the country: C’mon down, the Lone Star State wants you.
economic-development-news  this-week-210  regional-reports  around-the-web  texas 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
City sSaff Brush off $110K Locate Ottawa Website - Ottawa Business Journal
City staff are questioning the reliability of the statistics contained in an online municipal tool designed to help businesses decide where to expand or set up shop.
this-week-210  around-the-web  ottawa  economic-development  gis  site-selection  canda 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Gov. Perry: Texas Remains at Forefront of New Technology - Office of the Governor Rick Perry
Gov. Rick Perry applauded Texas' progress and hard work in taking another step forward towards becoming the nation's hub for innovation, collaboration and competition in technology development and manufacturing.
austin  google  this-week-210  around-the-web  google-fiber  texas  broadband  matt 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Government Shouldn't Be In the Accelerator Business -
TechStars co-founder Brad Feld says the government should leave business accelerators to the private sector.
economic-development-news  this-week-210  around-the-web  small-business  business-accelerators  opinion  startup 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Honda's Growth Helps Tow Ohio Out Of Recession - NPR
Honda is moving its North American headquarters from California to Ohio. That's just the latest bit of good news for the Buckeye State and Honda, whose fortunes have been closely tied for decades now. Honda has been an economic heavyweight here since it was lured to central Ohio in the 1970s. The company's footprint is big, and it continues to increase.
columbus  this-week-210  honda  regional-reports  automotive-industry  u.s.-manufacturing  ohio  around-the-web  industry-reports  corporate-headquarters 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Editorial: Move ahead on new rail yard for L.A. ports -
Benefits of the Southern California International Gateway project are obvious, but so is the neeed to limit the effects on its neighbors.
port-of-los-angeles  this-week-210  bnsf  around-the-web  los-angeles  opinion  freight-logistics  infrastructure  logistics 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Artists Revitalize Rural Manufacturing - Daily Yonder
The manufacturing base in many rural towns of the U.S. has dwindled, but in North Carolina, combined public and private support has spurred an innovative approach: combining the creative talents of seasoned artists with the skills of local workers.
north-carolina  rural-economy  manufacturing  this-week-210  around-the-web  creative-class  matt  innovation 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Pratt To Invest $8 Million In Additive Manufacturing Partnership At UConn -
Pratt & Whitney is bringing the machinery. And UConn has the space. Officials from both announced Friday that they have set up one of the nation's most advanced additive manufacturing centers as the latest puzzle piece in the university's Technology Park.
manufacturing  this-week-210  u.s.-manufacturing  connect  around-the-web  additive-manufacturing 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Apple New Campus Cost Seen Jumping to $5 Billion: Tech - Bloomberg
At what turned out to be his last public appearance, Steve Jobs stood before the Cupertino City Council on June 7, 2011, to present plans for a new corporate campus for Apple Inc.
this-week-210  silicon-valley  around-the-web  apple  facility-planning  corporate-headquarters 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
Breweries and economic development: A case of home brew - CED in NC
The multiple needs of craft breweries require a delicate balance, but with planning and the right mix of ingredients, local economic developers can position their towns to develop their own “home brew”.
this-week-210  economic-development  brewing 
april 2013 by areadevelopment
White House Targets Clean Energy Manufacturing to Boost U.S. Competitiveness - SSTI Weekly Digest
Last week the Obama administration launched a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative housed within the Department of Energy. The initiative will use public-private partnerships to drive an open-source, "smart" manufacturing network that will help U.S. clean energy manufacturing firms reduce costs, increase competitiveness, and boost productivity.
this-week-210  government-policy  around-the-web  green-economy  clean-energy 
april 2013 by areadevelopment

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