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Exporting Metros -
The US Department of Commerce recently released foreign export totals by metropolitan area for 2012. The data series goes back as far as 2005. A number of metro regions are exporting power houses. There are 31 metro areas that export more than $10 billion in goods and services every year.
exports  this-week-233  around-the-web  metros  demographics  business-globalization  ranking 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
STEM Education Essential to America’s Future - Ideas Lab
To excel in this economy and remain a world leader, will require a scientific and technical base that is disappearing in this country.
STEM-workforce  workforce-development  this-week-233  around-the-web  competitiveness  business-globalization 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Back on the Bright Side: Silicon Valley in Vermont - The Atlantic
Why did this company end up on the shores of Lake Champlain, rather than on the San Francisco Bay or Puget Sound?
regional-reports  this-week-233  silicon-valley  around-the-web  high-tech  vermont 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
A Peek into the Digital Workplace - Innovation Excellence
I had the opportunity to sit down recently with fellow author Scott Berkun to talk with him about his new book The Year Without Pants, which catalogs his experience in two years with Automattic, the company that runs
this-week-233  around-the-web  workplace-design  workforce-mobility  collabarative-workspace  high-tech  innovation 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Middle-Wage Jobs That Have Survived, and the States That Are Fostering Them - Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.
New research from the Federal Reserve indicates the share of middle-skill jobs in the workforce has dropped from 25% in 1985 to just above 15% today, part of the hollowing-out effect that David Autor of MIT has documented. And as our chart above shows, middle-wage jobs — those that pay between $13.84 and $21.13 per hour, as defined by the National Employment Law Project — sustained much deeper cuts during the 2008-2009 recession than high- and low-wage jobs.
labor  middle-wage-jobs  this-week-233  around-the-web  demographics 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Detroit Bus Company Pivots to Serve Youth, Relocates to Historic Factory - Xconomy
The Detroit Bus Company, a transit startup founded by Andy Didorosi in 2012 to try and solve some of Detroit’s myriad public transportation issues, announced last week that it has consolidated its operations. It has moved from a depot in Ferndale, MI, and office in downtown Detroit to a historic factory in Hamtramck.
this-week-233  around-the-web  industry-reports  transportation  detroit  adaptive-re-use 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
The Boom Towns and Ghost Towns of the New Economy - The Atlantic
New York, Houston, Washington, D.C.—plus college towns and the energy belt—are all up, while much of the Sun Belt is (still) down. Mapping the winners and losers since the crash.
innovation-hubs  this-week-233  around-the-web  creative-industries  metros  green-economy  industry-clusters  video 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
A Call for Innovation in Philadelphia - Brookings Institution
As the United States slowly emerges from the Great Recession, it's clear that cities and metropolitan areas need to find their own economic game changer to create jobs, unlock value, and attract private investment.
innovation-hubs  this-week-233  around-the-web  Philadelphia  metros 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
CEO Confidence Survey Pulls Back in 3rd Quarter 2013 - The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence - The Conference Board
The Conference Board and PwC Measure of CEO Confidence™, which had increased in the second quarter, pulled back in the third quarter of 2013. The Measure now reads 54, down from 62 in Q2 2013 (a reading of more than 50 points reflects more positive than negative responses).
executive-surveys  corporate-executives  this-week-233  around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Keeping Tennessee Auto and Advanced Industries Competitive - Brookings Institution
Thirty-four years ago, the first foreign-owned auto assembly plant built in the South became reality in Smyrna, Tenn. Now, over $30 billion of auto-related investment later, Tennessee’s industrial base faces another key juncture.
this-week-233  automotive-industry  around-the-web  tennessee 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Midwest Building World Class Tools to Spur Energy Innovation - The Energy Collective
This is the third of a four part series chronicling highlights from my seven-city tour, Energy Innovation Across America.
this-week-233  regional-reports  around-the-web  industry-reports  midwest  energy 
october 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?
workforce-development  STEM-workforce  women-in-business  this-week-233  cf-women  around-the-web 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
10Minutes on strategic supply chain management - PwC
New research shows that high-performing supply chains can achieve sales and revenue growth while managing costs. That sounds like a tall order, but there are things you can do now to manage your supply chain as a strategic asset to boost performance and profitability.
this-week-233  around-the-web  supply-chain  logistics 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
At One of Tech's Hottest Startups, a Huge New Office Aims Small -
You get the sense that this intersection of the digital and the physical is where Dorsey’s passion truly lives. Square’s new offices reflect that fascination in the way they leverage classic Mid-Century design thinking to create an idealized space for modern-day knowledge work. In Square’s inner world, as with its products, the goal is a harmonious convergence of the digital and physical to create a virtuous feedback loop.
this-week-233  around-the-web  collabarative-workspace  high-tech  office-design 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
UNGC CEO Study 2013 - Addressing Sustainability Challenges - Accenture
The global economy is on the wrong track, and business is not playing its part in forging a sustainable future. This is the strong view from our study of more than 1,000 chief executive officers (CEOs) across the world: A clear majority—67 percent—do not believe business is doing enough to address global sustainability challenges.
executive-surveys  this-week-233  around-the-web  business-globalization  studies  executive-leadership  sustainable-development 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Surprise: 3D Printing Won't Be Closing Any Factories Down – ReadWrite
3D printing is capturing the attention of a lot of people these days, with promises to disrupt the manufacturing process. But like many promises of technology that will usher in a golden age, the reality is far less shiny. 3D printing will change the way goods are manufactured, but the old ways will still essentially remain in play, albeit with some changes. In other words, don't count out the Rust Belt quite yet.
this-week-233  around-the-web  3d-printing 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
2014 State Business Tax Climate Index - Tax Foundation
The Tax Foundations 2014 edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index enables business leaders, government policymakers, and taxpayers to gauge how their states' tax systems compare.
business-taxes  this-week-233  corporate-tax  state-taxes  around-the-web  ranking 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
U.S. Adults Fare Poorly in a Study of Skills -
The study shows that the well-documented pattern of several other countries surging past the United States in students test scores and young people’s college graduation rates corresponds to a skills gap, extending far beyond school. In the United States, young adults in particular fare poorly compared with their international competitors of the same ages — not just in math and technology, but also in literacy.
STEM-workforce  this-week-233  rankings  around-the-web  studies  skilled-labor 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Is the U.S. Electronics Manufacturing Resurgence All Hype? - News
With the launch of the Moto X factory in Fort Worth, Texas, and Apple’s announcement that they will also assemble a Mac Pro stateside with a few components to be manufactured in the U.S., there is some optimism that the U.S. has established a new foothold in electronics manufacturing. Is this resurgence realistic, and if so, how long would it take?
electronics-industry  this-week-233  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  fort-worth  industry-reports  texas  backshoring 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing and Energy: Advantage USA - IndustryWeek
Could the United States become a low-cost manufacturing destination? The energy revolution in the U.S. is helping make that pipedream a pipeline possibility.
this-week-233  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  energy 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Automation Strategies Should be Shaped According to Sectors - Packaging World
Manufacturing is too complicated for one-size-fits-all solutions, yet 10,000 unique solutions is an equally inappropriate approach. Instead, let’s view manufacturing as a continuum made up of sectors.
manufacturing  this-week-233  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  automation  matt 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Michigan High School Prepares Students for the Real World - and Real High-Tech Jobs -
Many high schools around the country have career and technical programs, but CSI’s model is unique due to its direct link to the specific job needs of the community and the level of skill students acquire.
michigan  workforce-development  jobs  technology  this-week-233  around-the-web  high-tech  education 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
U.S. Is Overtaking Russia as Largest Oil-and-Gas Producer -
The U.S. is overtaking Russia as the world's largest producer of oil and natural gas, a shift that is reshaping markets and eroding the clout of traditional energy-rich nations. Russell Gold reports. Photo: Getty Images.
this-week-233  around-the-web  natural-resources  energy 
october 2013 by areadevelopment
Mercedes-Benz decision launched a new era for Alabama (opinion from Greg Canfield) -
Twenty years ago this past Monday, on Sept. 30, 1993, Mercedes-Benz announced plans to build its first U.S. factory in Vance, Ala. In just two decades, Alabama has transformed from a state with virtually no experience in auto production into the country’s fourth largest auto producer, churning out nearly 900,000 vehicles a year.
economic-development-news  this-week-233  automotive-industry  regional-reports  around-the-web  mercedes-benz  alabama 
october 2013 by areadevelopment

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