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Smaller Cities Make a Good Showing on This Year’s Fortune 500 List – Next City
The nation’s most profitable companies are proving that they don’t have to be headquartered in a New York City or a Chicago to find success. Fortune magazine released its annual rankings of Fortune 500 companies this week, and nearly half of the top 50 are headquartered in small cities with fewer than 150,000 people.
small-cities  around-the-web  small-business  metros  ranking  this-week-214 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
The 2013 Best Cities For Job Growth -
The 2013 edition of our list shows many things, but perhaps the most important is which cities have momentum in the job creation sweepstakes. Right now the biggest winners are the metro areas that are adding higher-wage jobs thanks to America’s two big boom sectors: technology and energy.
around-the-web  metros  leading-locations  studies  ranking  this-week-214 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
The Average Manufacturing Establishment Is Smaller Than You Think, and Getting Smaller -
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. And truth be told, it is generally from these small companies that the jobs of the future will spring.
small-business  small-manufacturing  around-the-web  demographics  this-week-214  economic-indicator-reports-analysis 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
2013 Best & Worst States for Business - | Chief Executive Magazine
States More Aggressive in Competing With One Another - Texas leads the way while Florida edges closer; Arizona and Nevada move up while California sinks lower in CEOs’ estimation. Business leaders see states moving on pro-growth policies faster than Washington.
regional-reports  around-the-web  CEO  california  texas  arizona  surveys  ranking  Florida  Nevada  this-week-214 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Third Coast Diaspora: Chicago Is the World City - Pacific Standard
Chicago, where many academics and icons have moved to try out new ideas, makes the case that migrants are more important than density to the greatness of a city.
workforce-migration  diaspora  around-the-web  immigration  demographics  this-week-214 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Livability Rankings in the U.S. and Worldwide - CEOs for Cities
A number of entities give cities in the U.S. and abroad scores for livability based on a variety of criteria. Use these resources to find out how livable your city is
site-selection-tools  around-the-web  quality-of-life  this-week-214  business-climate 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
One of the world's three 'sustainable manufacturing' degree programs is in California's backyard - CMTA - Mpowered Blog
California State University at Chico has answered the state's call by providing one of only three programs in the world that offers a four-year degree in "Sustainable Manufacturing". This program is in part filling a massive and growing California void of industrially trained students that can go from the production floor to management soon after graduating from college.
around-the-web  california  sustainable-manufacturing  green-economy  education  sustainable-development  skilled-labor  this-week-214 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Machinery makes comeback in Ohio - Plastics News
Ohio is staging a mini-renaissance in plastics machinery. For industry veterans, it's great to see the state's machinery fortunes turn around.
regional-reports  ohio  around-the-web  industry-reports  plastics  this-week-214 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Caterpillar Tells Senate that Immigration Reform is Needed Now - Shopfloor
Caterpillar is doing its part in spreading that message, sending its Chief Technology Officer, Gwenne Henricks, to Capitol Hill today to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee.
immigration-reform  government-policy  around-the-web  STEM  caterpillar  hb-1-visa  skilled-labor  this-week-214 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Strategic Infrastructure: Steps to Prepare and Accelerate Public-Private Partnerships - bcg.perspectives
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) can accelerate infrastructure project development by tapping into the private sector’s skills and financial resources.
public-private-partnerships  around-the-web  infrastructure  this-week-214 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Productivity in the Modern Office: A Matter of Impact - Knowledge@Wharton
At its most basic, employee productivity is simply a measure of how efficiently he or she works: For each hour spent on the job, how much does the person produce? That may be easy to calculate for assembly line workers in traditional manufacturing jobs once at the core of the economy. But it's far from the case for the service jobs and knowledge work that dominate today's economy.
labor  around-the-web  office-design  telecommuting  this-week-214  productivity  humanresources 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Obama Administration Launches Competition for Three New Manufacturing Innovation Institutes - The White House
The Obama Administration today announced that it is launching competitions to create three new manufacturing innovation institutes with a Federal commitment of $200 million across five Federal agencies – Defense, Energy, Commerce, NASA, and the National Science Foundation.
aerospace  manufacturing  defense  jobs  matt  white-house  government-policy  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  3d-printing  additive-manufacturing  innovation  obama  energy  this-week-214 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
BNSF Rail Yard Project Approved - Los Angeles Business Journal
The aim is to speed the handling of cargo and move more cargo onto trains. That would take trucks off local freeways. The project would also boost BNSFs presence at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, helping the company compete with rival Union Pacific, which has a rail yard nearby. Supporters say the plan will be a boon to business and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as they face increased competition.
port-of-los-angeles  bnsf  around-the-web  freight-logistics  infrastructure  logistics  this-week-214 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Rust belt states of Midwest lead US manufacturing revival -
High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email to buy additional rights. Fuelled by a resurgent auto industry, states such as Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin, along with Tennessee and Kentucky, account for more than half of the more than 500,000 manufacturing jobs the US gained between March 2010 and March 2013, labour department statistics show.
automotive-industry  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  midwest  backshoring  this-week-214 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Brooklyn Navy Yard Is Home to Manufacturing Cooperative -
Manufacturing in the city has been dying a long, slow death as a source of jobs and prosperity. The Navy Yard, where thousands of men built battleships for World War II, is helping Brooklyn buck that trend. In the last three years, Brooklyn has been the only borough in the city to add manufacturing jobs, according to the Center for an Urban Future, a research organization.
small-business  small-manufacturing  around-the-web  new-york  metros  new-york-city  3d-printing  additive-manufacturing  this-week-214  brooklyn 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
States compete to become FAA drone test sites - Fox News
In search of an economic boost, more than half the country is looking toward the sky -- expected to be buzzing in the near future with pilotless aircraft. Before that can become reality, the Federal Aviation Administration last month put out a call to test fly drones at half a dozen to-be-determined sites before they can share the same space as commercial jetliners, small aircraft and helicopters.
aerospace  government-policy  around-the-web  research&development  uav-aerospace  this-week-214 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
How Smaller Cities Hold onto Major Employers - GOVERNING
When a city’s economy depends on one employer, leaders will go to great lengths to make them happy. But to survive, towns need to attract new businesses.
around-the-web  economic-development  matt  this-week-214 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Where In The World Is Your Next Data Center? – ReadWrite
Data center computing demand grew 63% in 2012, requiring enterprises and data center operators to build new facilities to accommodate the market.
around-the-web  facility-planning  site-selection  matt  data-centers  this-week-214 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Mexico violence pushes 2 companies to relocate - AP
The economic development secretary of the western Mexican state of Michoacan says two major firms have decided to relocate their distribution centers to escape violence.
around-the-web  mexico  this-week-214 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
Northrop Grumman's Brevard expansion may be biggest incentive deal of Gov. Scott's term -
Northrop Grumman Corp., which reported a $2 billion profit last year, could receive nearly $19 million in cash and tax breaks from Florida in return for its planned expansion in Brevard County, which would make it the state's largest incentive deal since Gov. Rick Scott took office two years ago.
enterprise-florida  government-policy  around-the-web  opinion  taxes-incentives  northrop-grumman  Florida  this-week-214 
may 2013 by areadevelopment
U.S. Manufacturing Sector to Grow Strongly through 2013 - ThomasNet
Bradley Holcomb, chair of the Manufacturing Business Survey Committee for the Institute for Supply Management, said the manufacturing sector is solid thus far in 2013 and will continue to see steady growth for the rest of the year.
manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports  matt  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  this-week-214 
may 2013 by areadevelopment

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