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New Rules Under Basel III Likely to Affect Commercial Real Estate - Urban Land Magazine
The banking sector has provided about half the approximately $3 trillion of outstanding commercial real estate debt, according to Federal Reserve data. However, new Basel III rules released July 2—requiring U.S. banks, savings associations, bank holding companies, and savings and loan holding companies with over $500 million in assets to maintain higher capital levels—may result in allocation of bank capital away from real estate and higher financing costs. As a result, developers may find future projects less attractive.
commercial-real-estate  capital-access  corporate-real-estate  asset-management  around-the-web  this-week-230 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
The Retail Challenge Facing Manufacturers - Businessweek
Omnichannel, the latest retailing model, represents a seismic shift for manufacturers.
manufacturing  around-the-web  supply-chain  logistics  this-week-230 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Fast Fashion's Challenge: Making Money With 'Made In The USA' - NPR
American Apparel boasts that all of its products are made in the USA, primarily at its Los Angeles headquarters. Selling garments produced largely by machine, rather than by hand, has helped the company remain profitable.
u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  industry-reports  los-angeles  this-week-230  apparel 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Big changes are coming to conventional office buildings - latimes.com
Acres of unused space in conventional office buildings may be transformed into hotel rooms, classrooms, theaters or retail uses, architects and urban planners say.
asset-management  urban-planning  around-the-web  facility-planning  architecture  office-design  this-week-230 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
P&G achieves savings with smart building technology - Jones Lang LaSalle Green Blog
As the first company to test this technology, P&G deployed IntelliCommand across 12 buildings totalling 3.2 million square feet of real estate with an immediate goal to apply its proprietary data analytics capabilities to inform real estate decisions and produce significant energy cost savings within one year.
green-facilities  around-the-web  facility-planning  sustainable-development  smart-buildings  this-week-230 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Drones flying high at Farm Science Review - www.daytondailynews.com
Springfield at center of Ohio’s unmanned aerial systems efforts.Precision agriculture expected to generate billions to the economy.
regional-reports  ohio  around-the-web  industry-reports  agriculture  this-week-230  uav-aerospace 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Report Ranks U.S. Cities’ Efforts to Save Energy - ACEEE
Boston earns top honors in a new report ranking 34 of Americas largest cities on their efforts to cut energy use and costs; all cities have opportunity to save more
around-the-web  metros  green-economy  sustainable-development  ranking  this-week-230  industry-organizations 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
In Radical Shift, Robots Work Right Next to Auto Workers - MIT Technology Review
It used to be too dangerous to have a person work alongside a robot. But at a South Carolina BMW plant, next-generation robots are changing that.
robotics-manufacturing  automotive-industry  around-the-web  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-230 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
How to attract US women to the sciences - McKinsey & Company
Compared with their counterparts elsewhere, American women shun science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. What should be done?
STEM-workforce  workforce-development  cf-women  around-the-web  this-week-230 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Midsized Manufacturers Expect Revenue Gains to Continue for the Rest of 2013 - Prime Advantage Group Outlook Survey
Optimism is strong as revenues are projected to increase and a record number of manufacturing firms are hiring - Ninety-seven percent of respondents reported they expect revenues to be better than or equal to the first half of 2013. Forty-two percent anticipate revenue growth will be higher in 2H 2013 than in 1H 2013.
mid-sized-business  executive-surveys  manufacturing  around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports  studies  this-week-230 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Interactive Map Detailing Growth of Top Industries in 100 Most Populous U.S. Metros - EMSI
Which industries are the top drivers of job growth for each of the 100 largest U.S. markets? Which metros have added the most jobs post-recession? Which metros have the biggest concentration of jobs in healthcare, technology, construction, manufacturing, energy and other top fields?
around-the-web  maps  demographics  this-week-230 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Motorola betting big on Texas Moto X production - Chicago Tribune
With China's low-cost wage advantage waning, Libertyville-based company sees open door to return some manufacturing to U.S.
electronics-industry  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-230 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Central Wisconsin Lawmakers Support Workforce Grants - wisconsinrapidstribune.com
A proposed state grant program would allow Wisconsin Technical College System schools to obtain funding to work with businesses and economic development agencies to help address documented skills gaps or high workforce shortages in their regions.
wisconsin  around-the-web  skills-gap  workforce  education  university-economic-development  matt  this-week-230 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Southern Governors Release Report on Advanced Manufacturing, Receive Supporting EDA Grant - Southern Governors Association
An economic analysis of manufacturing in the American South released today supports development of an advanced manufacturing strategy that spans the entire region. As Southern governors concluded a weekend of meetings on manufacturing with industry leaders, researchers, educators and state and federal officials on various policy aspects of manufacturing, Kentucky Governor and 2013 SGA Chairman Steven L. Beshear released the report entitled, Advanced Manufacturing in the American South: An Economic Analysis Supporting Regional Development.
economic-development-news  regional-reports  government-policy  around-the-web  southern-states  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-230 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Is Technology Innovation a Job Creator or Job Killer? - SSTI Weekly Digest
This week, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) hosted a debate between ITIF’s President Robert Atkinson and Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business in the MIT Sloan School of Management and co-author of Race Against the Machine. The lively debate revolved around the impact of technology innovation on the U.S. labor market in an attempt to answer a complex question — is technology innovation a job creator or job killer?
workforce-development  technology-based-economic-development  around-the-web  this-week-230  innovation 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Made in USA: Flow Instrument Plant Expansion a Sign of the Times - Automation World
The U.S. manufacturing renaissance is apparent in the Midwest with the $40 million expansion of production facilities by Endress+Hauser, maker of instrumentation and automation products.
indiana  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  business-expansion  business-globalization  backshoring  this-week-230 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Sustainable Manufacturing Is Shaping Americas Industrial Future - Thomasnet.com
This is part one of an exclusive three-part series intended to delve deeper into the dynamics of sustainable manufacturing, what it means, how it is achieved, and the value it can bring to the business enterprise and customers. It also covers the challenges and opportunities associated with creating a culture of sustainability in a manufacturing environment.
manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  sustainable-manufacturing  matt  this-week-230 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Study Finds 66 Percent of Warehouses Plan to Expand Technology Investments by 2018 - Supply Chain 24/7
Surveyed warehouse IT and operations decision-makers cite growing need to increase worker productivity and automate, streamline processes.
warehousing  around-the-web  business-operations  supply-chain  surveys  this-week-230 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Is the New Hotbed of Technological Innovation - ThomasNet.com News
Technological transformation just might be today’s watchword for American manufacturers, according to respondents to ThomasNet.com’s 2013 Industry Market Barometer (IMB) survey. Thirty years ago, few would have pointed to the manufacturing sector as a hotbed of technological innovation. Yet today, technology permeates every aspect of manufacturing, from design engineering to the assembly line to marketing and sales. 
executive-surveys  technology-based-economic-development  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  advanced-manufacturing  high-tech  studies  this-week-230 
september 2013 by areadevelopment
Bridging the Skills Gap: Best Practices for Finding, Keeping and Growing Talent - IndustryWeek
The development and retention of talent is vital for achieving long-term success in the industry and for accommodating the demands of a strengthened economy.
workforce-development  around-the-web  skills-gap  this-week-230 
september 2013 by areadevelopment

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