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Don't Let Bankruptcy Fool You: Detroit's Not Dead - The Atlantic Cities
Beneath its fiscal problems, and all the hemming and hawing about them, lie the seeds of rebirth for the city and the broader metro region. Since the economic crisis, and perhaps somewhat before it, the first signs of recovery and revitalization, modest as they may be, are finally starting to surface.
economic-recovery  around-the-web  urban-planning  metros  detroit  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
There's No Formula for Fixing Detroit, and That's a Good Thing - Harvard Business Review
The news of Detroit's bankruptcy has brought countless explanations of what went wrong, some of them pretty interesting. But the main point of a bankruptcy — especially this bankruptcy, which has been looming for decades — is to get a fresh start.
around-the-web  detroit  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Green Buildings Will Sustain the Future Health of Billions-
In the United States alone, research indicates that people spend 90 percent of their time indoors. Unfortunately, buildings can have concentrations of some pollutants that are two to five times higher than typical outdoor concentrations, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
around-the-web  LEED  green-economy  cleantech  sustainable-development  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Is the “Rust Belt” a Dirty Word? -
I often cross paths with those who loathe the term, or more exactly any notion of there being a Rust Belt culture.
regional-reports  ohio  around-the-web  midwest  rust-belt  this-week-223  cleveland 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
China’s manufacturing advantage over the USA disappearing – Manufacturers’ Monthly
China’s labour costs per unit are tipped to overtake the United States in 2015 and Australia’s productivity decline in manufacturing is even more pronounced, according to research by Hong Kong-based investment group CLSA.
labor  manufacturing  labor-costs  around-the-web  business-globalization  this-week-223  china 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Ford executive: Detroit bankruptcy 'is going to be good' -
At the same time of Detroit's first bankruptcy hearing Wednesday, Ford Motor Co. executives were asked about the city's health in a conference call with analysts, investors and the media for its second quarter results.
around-the-web  ford  detroit  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
America's Got Talent? One in Three Employers Struggling to Fill Jobs - The Hiring Site
According to a new study from CareerBuilder, 35 percent of companies say they have positions they have been trying to fill for 12 weeks or longer.
workforce-development  around-the-web  small-business  skilled-labor  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Auto job boom rolls on as Ford expands, again - CNBC
Ford is expanding again. This time, the country's second-largest automaker is adding 800 jobs, primarily in vehicle development.
michigan  automotive-industry  around-the-web  business-expansion  ford  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
US manufacturing and the troubled promise of reshoring -
Businesses are trying to bring well-paid factory jobs back home. But the dream of a manufacturing golden age remains elusive
reshoring  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  backshoring  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
We’re Number 9! U.S. Slips in Internet Connection Ranking - Xconomy
Here’s something to add to your decline-of-the-empire files: the U.S. is falling further behind in world rankings of average Internet connection speeds.
around-the-web  international-location-reports  broadband  ICT  studies  ranking  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Waiting for Onshoring - IndustryWeek
Let's all stop talking about reshoring and instead talk about what Washington and the private sector need to start doing to really revive U.S. manufacturing competitiveness.
government-policy  onshoring  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  competitiveness  backshoring  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Out of Site: Reimagining the Site Selection & Evaluation Process - Gresham, Smith and Partners
Each organization has its own set of priorities used for site selection and evaluation purposes. Most companies and government entities adhere to a stringent process that first includes the definition of such criteria and the evaluation of regions, counties and communities for the most suitable area. Once the general location is determined, these organizations usually work with real estate developers who scout out suitable sites that are on the market (or that are at least rumored to be available for the right price). From there, they evaluate their options, short-list a few, then ultimately decide on the site that best matches their wish list.
site-selection-tools  around-the-web  facility-planning  site-selection  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
NC Governor McCrory Signs Tax Reform Into Law -
Change is on the way for North Caroliniafollowing Tuesday's signing of the tax reform bill by Governor Pat McCrory. The Republican led legislature says this new law will bring tax relief to state residents and encourage businesses to relocate to our state, while easing the burdens on those already here.
north-carolina  economic-development-news  government-policy  corporate-tax  around-the-web  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
The Cycles of Wind Power Development - Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Utility-scale wind turbines are sprouting throughout the nation, particularly in the Midwest. More favorable economic conditions and government support have contributed significantly to the expansion of wind power
around-the-web  industry-reports  economic-indicator-reports  wind-energy  economic-analysis  energy  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium broadens focus to Midwest - JSOnline
A Milwaukee-based energy-focused industrial and academic research partnership will announce it is expanding its focus to the entire Midwest, in a move to compete for $25 million in federal funding for advanced manufacturing.
wisconsin  economic-development-news  government-policy  around-the-web  advanced-manufacturing  business-incubators  energy  industry-organizations  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
What is the Importance of Unmanned Vehicles to our Economy? - IndustryWeek
Efforts to integrate unmanned aircraft into US airspace could result in more than 34,000 manufacturing jobs in three years.
around-the-web  industry-reports  uav-aerospace  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Hauling New Treasure Along the Silk Road -
With freight trains as their caravans, manufacturers like Hewlett-Packard are reviving an ancient way to ship products made in China to markets in Western Europe.
around-the-web  international-location-reports  global-supply-chain  freight-logistics  logistics  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Canon plans to expand, possibly in NYS -
Canon Inc. wants to develop and manufacture products in the United States, possibly in New York State, executives said Friday.
canon  electronics-industry  fdi-usa  around-the-web  new-york  business-expansion  taxes-incentives  business-globalization  Long-Island  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
For El Paso’s New Mayor, a Daunting List of Challenges -
Mayor Oscar Leeser, who came to El Paso as a boy from Chihuahua, Mexico, takes the reins in a city that lags in household income and graduation rates.
el-paso  economic-development-news  regional-reports  around-the-web  mexico  texas  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
The 7 Hottest Startup Scenes in the U.S. (Infographic) -
Austin ranks as the No. 1 place to launch your business, according to a new ranking by GoodApril, a San Francisco-based tax-planning startup. The ranking compares the seven hottest startup scenes in the U.S. across measures that matter most to new entrepreneurs: median tech-employee earnings, maximum personal income tax, property tax, the cost of housing and the cost of office space. Perhaps surprisingly, San Francisco, the longtime Silicon Valley startup mecca, ranks as the worst place to launch, due to high costs and taxes, GoodApril found.
around-the-web  high-tech  ranking  startup  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
SSTI Examines Trends in Innovation Policy from the State Legislatures - SSTI Weekly Digest
As many state legislative sessions wind down, a clearer picture of the current direction of state innovation policies is emerging. This week’s SSTI Weekly Digest presents a few of the major trends in technology-based economic development initiatives approved by state legislatures during their most recent sessions. While this review is not meant to be comprehensive, it should illuminate the shifts states are making to refine their investments in the high-tech economy by providing smarter, more targeted support.
economic-development-news  workforce-development  government-policy  technology-based-economic-development  around-the-web  research&development  high-tech  innovation  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
To Give U.S. Manufacturing A Boost, Maker’s Row Gets $1M From Index, Comcast, Alexis Ohanian & More - TechCrunch
The emergence of vertically integrated e-commece operations like Everlane and Flint and Tinder highlights how a new generation of startups is using  entrepre..
u.s.-manufacturing  industry-reports  around-the-web  startup  business-incubators  apparel  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
How One U.S. City Became an Unexpected Hub for Tech Startups -
Between Silicon Valley and New York City's Silicon Alley lie 3,000 miles of countryside dotted with business hubs. One of these growing centers for innovation in tech is a city that might not otherwise be on your radar: Cincinnati.
innovation-hubs  Cincinnati  silicon-valley  ohio  around-the-web  metros  high-tech  industry-clusters  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
Four Super-Post-Panamax Cranes Arrive - YouTube
Four new super post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes navigate the Savannah River channel on their way to the Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal. The new cranes increase the total number of electric-powered container cranes at the Garden City Terminal to 25 -- the most of any single terminal in the U.S.
panama-canal  port-of-savannah  around-the-web  global-supply-chain  infrastructure  logistics  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
20 years of plans for Maine’s economy, but where’s the progress? - BDN Maine
As Maine struggled to recover from a major recession in the early 1990s, Gov. John McKernan and lawmakers formed the 19-member Maine Economic Growth Council and charged it with developing a long-term economic development strategy for the state. Council members toured the state and held focus groups to craft a ... Maine news, sports, politics and election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.
economic-development-news  government-policy  regional-reports  maine  around-the-web  demographics  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment
The IW US 500: State of Manufacturing - IndustryWeek
Texas and California knock it out of the park: Each state houses more than 50 of the IW U.S. 500 manufacturing companies.
manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  california  texas  matt  this-week-223 
july 2013 by areadevelopment

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