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Gov. Robert Bentley Helps Unveil Mobile Robotics Lab Designed to Attract Students - al.com
With the help of Gov. Robert Bentley, the Alabama Robotics Technology Park today unveiled the Mobile Training Lab - a display of robot technology on wheels designed to visit schools and provide a lure for students to the robotic industry.
technology-parks  around-the-web  robotics  alabama  this-week-218  matt 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
The future of the American city - FT.com
Once, Americans fled inner cities for a suburban paradise. Now an urban revival is making the suburbs the home of the poor
around-the-web  metros  this-week-218 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Taichung City, Taiwan Named 2013 Intelligent Community of the Year - Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
Taichung was selected through a year-long evaluation that included quantitative analysis of extensive data on the community, site inspections by ICF’s co-founders, and the votes of an expert international jury. An unemployment rate of 4.4% and annual economic output of US$30 billion are part of the story of this city’s success.
intelligent-communities  innovation-hubs  around-the-web  metros  international-location-reports  ICT  this-week-218 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
More than 43% of Manufacturers Designing Factories of the Future Today - IDC Manufacturing Insights Survey
People — and the flexibility and decision-making capabilities they provide — will be at the center of the factory of the future 
u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  surveys  this-week-218 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Widening the Panama Canal and the Future of Global Trade Mapping - Brookings Institution
Too many metropolitan areas simply assume they’ll immediately acquire new freight business when the expanded Canal opens, or that there will be more business at all. These billion-dollar assumptions ignore a more fundamental question: how and where will the Panama Canal affect US’ global goods trade?
panama-canal  around-the-web  freight-logistics  this-week-218  business-globalization 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Ten Reasons Why Green Leases Create Value for Tenants and Landlords - CFO.com
Some green measures generate immediate savings, but most should more than recoup their investment over time.
CFO  asset-management  around-the-web  green-leases  green-economy  this-week-218 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Quebec’s manufacturing sector - Deloitte Canada
Deloitte presents a series of manufacturing roadshows and ways to benefit from the reindustrialization of North America
manufacturing  quebec  canada  around-the-web  international-location-reports  this-week-218  location-canada  business-globalization 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Can Milwaukee Build Its Future on Water? - NationalJournal.com
Inside the city's ambitious plans to become a hub of water-related technology and innovation.
milwaukee  wisconsin  economic-development-news  around-the-web  metros  this-week-218 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
The City That Never Went Bust - NationalJournal.com
Mayor Greg Fischer talks about Louisville's multi-sector economy, which runs on manufacturing, logistics, food, and bourbon. Did we mention Moonshine University?
economic-development-news  around-the-web  metros  louisville  this-week-218  kentucky 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
3 pillars of highly creative workplaces - Boston.com
Collaboration, creativity and innovation are key components of the modern workplace and an increasingly important recruitment tool for successful companies to attract top-tier talent. Given the nature and speed of business today, how can the workplace contribute positively to performance?
around-the-web  workplace-design  collabarative-workspace  this-week-218 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
The Silicon Valleys of Everything - The Atlantic Cities
After gathering as many of the cities, groups of cities, or regions across the globe that have been compared, contrasted, or branded as Silicon-something (and not surprisingly, there were a lot), the MPI team mapped and tabulated the results.
innovation-hubs  silicon-valley  around-the-web  metros  high-tech  this-week-218 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
As century-old Ford plant comes down, an elegy for U.S. manufacturing (Column) - The York Daily Record
What industrial might the place was, with smokestacks and train tracks and assembly lines and paint booths and the clamor of air tools and hydraulics. Old Henry Ford, when he was starting out, could see to it that a load of iron-ore pellets was delivered at one end of a building and a car would come out the other end.
minnesota  automotive-industry  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  minneapolis  this-week-218  ford 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Shelter from the Sequester: How Manufacturers Are Surviving - ThomasNet.com News
Yesterday, IMT examined the sequester and how it is likely to affect U.S. manufacturing. The picture isn’t complete for two reasons. For starters, the worst of the sequester’s cuts have yet to hit. Second, many of the companies simply aren’t speaking to the press on the topic.
u.s.-manufacturing  sequestration  around-the-web  this-week-218 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Inside Wisconsin: Bipartisan Assembly support for venture capital bill encouraging - Wisconsin State Journal
Thursday’s overwhelming vote for Assembly Bill 181 sets the stage for a $25 million state investment in a “fund of funds,” which would attract a 2-to-1 private match to invest in some of Wisconsin’s most promising early-stage companies. The state would be a limited partner in the fund, which is modeled after similar programs in other states, meaning it would share in the profits down the road as those companies mature.
wisconsin  capital-access  economic-development-news  government-policy  economic-development-vc  around-the-web  this-week-218 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
The rise of the rest: Startups look beyond Silicon Valley - bmore
Forbes magazine recently ranked Greater Baltimore No. 4 on its list of “new tech hot spots." Washington, D.C., metropolitan area got the top spot, followed by Riverside-San Bernadino, Calif., and San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas.
innovation-hubs  silicon-valley  around-the-web  metros  baltimore  high-tech  this-week-218  industry-clusters 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Opinion: Drone industry in New Jersey: The Sky is the Limit - NJ.com
Drones are a hot-button, high-flying issue today, whether related to Obama’s war on terror, tracking felons on the run or monitoring illegal immigration from Mexico.
aerospace  manufacturing  defense  new-jersey  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  economic-development  this-week-218  matt  uav-aerospace 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
The Hidden STEM Economy - Brookings Institution
Workers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields play a direct role in driving economic growth. Yet, because of how the STEM economy has been defined, policymakers have mainly focused on supporting workers with at least a bachelor’s (BA) degree, overlooking a strong potential workforce of those with less education but substantial STEM skills.
workforce-development  government-policy  around-the-web  STEM  this-week-218  skilled-labor 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
American Auto Industry About to go on Hiring Spree - El Paso Inc.
The auto industry is about to go on a hiring spree as car makers and parts suppliers race to find engineers, technicians and factory workers to build the next generation of vehicles.
chrysler  manufacturing  jobs  honda  automotive-industry  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  GM  workforce  this-week-218  ford  matt 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Lenovo marks first US manufacturing plant in NC - Businessweek
The Lenovo plant represents a larger fact about how U.S. manufacturing competes against lower-wage countries, said Terri Helmlinger Ratcliff, executive director of North Carolina State University's Industrial Extension Service, which connects manufacturers with the school's resources. Factories in the U.S. must turn "from mass manufacturing of the same product to mass customization," she said.
north-carolina  electronics-industry  around-the-web  high-tech  this-week-218  business-globalization  china 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
States Cant Disarm in Competition for Capital - Richmond Times Dispatch
Li Fengning is a visiting scholar at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy and is associate professor of international economic law at Wuhan University of Technology in China.
economic-development-news  government-policy  around-the-web  competitiveness  taxes-incentives  virginia  this-week-218  business-globalization  china 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Want your government to foster a vibrant economy? See what North Carolina did - The Globe and Mail
Last year Forbes named Raleigh the second-best place in the United States for business and careers, a ranking based on Moody’s data on cost of business, job growth and education attainment. The Daily Beast ranks Durham among the country’s smartest cities.
north-carolina  economic-development-news  regional-reports  around-the-web  small-business  this-week-218  startup  raleigh 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Engaging Millennials in the Office Space Conversation - Cassidy Turley Blog
Through an in-house steering committee made up of employees of all generations, we heard that the following aspects were really important to our talent: Being in the center of the action; Collaboration; Flexibility
around-the-web  collabarative-workspace  facility-planning  this-week-218  office-design 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Next Stage Funding for “Growing Iowa’s Own” - Innovation America
The legislation establishes a means by which equity investors can secure state tax credits worth 25% of their equity investment in an Iowa company. The bill allows one-time only transferability of the credit and removes any waiting period to apply for the credit.
iowa  capital-access  economic-development-news  regional-reports  government-policy  economic-development-vc  around-the-web  this-week-218 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Johnson & Johnson’s New Innovation Center Part of Broader Initiative - Xconomy
The new center, one of four planned by the drug giant based in New Brunswick, NJ, will look for promising collaborations with emerging companies. It will also assist academic scientists and entrepreneurs to form companies—not the standard M.O. for big pharmaceutical conglomerates.
around-the-web  california  biotech  research&development  johnson&johnson  this-week-218  business-incubators  startup  innovation 
june 2013 by areadevelopment
Site Selection: The Rise of Intermodal - Inbound Logistics
Intermodal plays an essential role in today's site selection process. Superior rail intermodal sites and services put your company on the right track.
rail-logitsics  around-the-web  rail  economic-development  intermodal  site-selection  this-week-218  matt  logistics 
june 2013 by areadevelopment

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