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America and China: Choose me! No, me! - The Economist
U.S. mayors are streaming into China to tell potential investors how welcome they would be. In 2007, on average, an American mayor touched down every two months. By 2013, it was one every ten days. In October that average rose to one every three days as mayors from Kokomo, Indiana to Portland, Oregon flew in to sell their cities.
alabama  economic-development-news  china  fdi-usa  this-week-240  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Re-Shoring: Is it Fab or Fad? - Supply Chain 24/7
Re-shoring activities are underway, that much is for sure. But is this part of a larger trend that brings the fabulous news that the U.S. economy is anxiously awaiting? Or is re-shoring just a fad?
backshoring  this-week-240  around-the-web  global-supply-chain 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Using Regional Economic Development Strategies To Diagnose And Treat Skill Gaps - Forbes
In The Talent Equation, authors Matt Ferguson (CEO of CareerBuilder), Lorin Hitt (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), and Prasanna Tambe (Stern School, New York University) hit on a key issue that should help to shape our perspective on this issue. - Skills shortages are hard to see when looking at national data, but zoom into the local level, and the talent shortages become very clear.
skilled-labor  workforce-development  STEM-workforce  this-week-240  around-the-web  studies 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
That ‘Made in U.S.A.’ Premium -
Last year, Dillards, the midtier department store, wanted to promote American-made clothing, according to Fessler USA, an apparel maker in eastern Pennsylvania. It turned to Fessler to produce tops. Theirs was a brief relationship.
fashion  apparel  u.s.-manufacturing  china  this-week-240  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Politics and R&D Dont Mix - The CFO Report - WSJ
Companies across the U.S. are hoping one of their most-valued federal tax breaks has at least as many lives as a cat. A tax credit that lets them write off some of their research and development costs is set to expire—for the ninth time since 1981—at the end of this year.
taxes-incentives  government-policy  research&development  this-week-240  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
CEOs Forecast Uptick in Sales, Investment and Hiring Over Next Six Mon - Business Roundtable
CEO Outlook Index Shows Modest Increase in Expectations for Economic Growth; CEOs Cite Regulation as Top Cost Pressure
executive-surveys  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-240  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Shale boom keeps railroads busy as crude oil shipments rise - News OK
The nations railroads, including BNSF Railway Co., are getting more business from oil producers and from shipments of sand used in hydraulic fracturing, a BNSF executive said Tuesday in Oklahoma City.
bnsf  freight-logistics  natural-gas  energy  this-week-240  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
The Big Trends Changing Community Development - Harvard Business Review
Big trends in business and society tend to march along at a measured pace. When change happens fast in some area, it’s usually because multiple trends are converging to accelerate the process. This is what is going on now in community development. Three lines of progress are crossing, and rapidly reshaping how businesses and nonprofits together strengthen the locales in which they operate.
economic-development-news  This-week-240  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Texas' economy stands taller thanks to global investment - Houston Chronicle
You could fill Reliant Stadium nearly two and a half times over with the number of Texans who work for an insourcing manufacturer. Texas economy stands taller than most thanks to foreign companies like Air Liquide USA, AMEC, BASF, Bayer, Flextronics and Novartis Alcon investing in the Lone Star State. Texans know the positive impact these insourcing companies have on local communities. They also know what is at stake if America continues to lose its global market share of foreign direct investment.
texas  fdi-usa  regional-reports  This-week-240  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Breaking the US growth impasse - McKinsey & Company
Business leaders can give the US economy a shot in the arm by stepping out of their comfort zones, pursuing innovative partnerships, and creating industry standards.
economic-growth  executive-leadership  economic-analysis  this-week-240  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo Is Worried About A Job-Killing Tax Grab By New NYC Mayor - Forbes
New Yorkers of all political persuasions are starting to line up against New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s income tax hike, which is looking more and more like a trainwreck.
This-week-240  around-the-web  matt  new-york  new-york-city  taxes-incentives  jobs 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Self-Driving Planes, Trains, Trucks Will Lead Supply Chain Redesign - Commercial Carrier Journal
Are robo-trucks already taking drivers off the road? It’s a possibility, though an indirect one, suggests Fred Andersky, director of government and industry affairs for Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems.
This-week-240  around-the-web  matt  supply-chain  jobs  automation 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Canadas America-Sized Perception Problem - The Globe and Mail
U.S. executives, including those responsible for choosing sites for corporate expansion, think their own country ranks higher than Canada on almost every measure of business climate.
This-week-240  around-the-web  matt  economic-development  site-selection  canada  location-canada  operating-costs  workforce 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Amazon Says Testing Delivery by Drone - CNBC
Online retailer is testing package delivery using drones, the company's CEO Jeff Bezos told CBS television program "60 Minutes" late Sunday.
This-week-240  around-the-web  amazon  logistics  matt  online-retail  uav-aerospace 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Where Factory Apprenticeship Is Latest Model From Germany -
BMWs plant in Greer, S.C., is its only one in the United States. The company offers a program called BMW Scholars that allows young workers to study at technical colleges and work.
This-week-240  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
CEOS, Bring Your Manufacturing Back to the U.S.! - The Experts - WSJ
Eric Spiegel (@ericspiegel) is the president and CEO of Siemens U.S.A. and the author of the 2009 book - Energy Shift: Game-changing Options for Fueling the Future.
energy  u.s.-manufacturing  backshoring  executive-leadership  opinion  this-week-240  around-the-web 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
The transformation of manufacturing - Deloitte University Press
Changes are sweeping the world of manufacturing. Advanced materials and innovative production technologies are maturing. Digital manufacturing techniques are gaining adoption. These technology trends are offering manufacturers new ways to compete, innovate, and grow profitably even as they face challenges from volatile energy costs, workforce shortages, proliferating regulations, and a host of evolving risks.
manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  backshoring  manufacturing-automation  workforce-development  this-week-240  around-the-web 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
A Skeptic’s Guide to 3D Printing - strategy+business
Excitement about any new technology should be balanced with the application of time-tested forecasting tools.
3d-printing  this-week-240  around-the-web 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Nine States Have Unemployment Rates Higher Than U.S. Average - Stateline
Nevada once again leads the nation with the highest unemployment rate, but its 9.3 percent rate in October is the lowest in five years.
economic-indicator-reports  demographics  unemployment-statistics  regional-reports  this-week-240  around-the-web 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Carnegie Mellon Bringing Sciences Programs to Brooklyn -
Joining a club that already includes Cornell University, New York University and Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University on Wednesday became the fourth institution of higher learning — and the first from out of state — to announce plans for an applied sciences program in New York City.
research&development  research-center  innovation-centers  university-economic-development  economic-development-news  brooklyn  new-york-city  this-week-240  around-the-web 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
We the Geeks: "Don’t Be Bored, Make Something" - The White House
A new generation of American pioneers is democratizing the tools of the industrial revolution and spreading them to students around the country. But these tools aren’t the rusty machines you might imagine – they’re 3-D printers, laser cutters, and water jets, and they give you the ability to make almost anything. Not only that, they may be coming soon to a school near you.
government-policy  u.s.-manufacturing  maker-economy  small-manufacturing  this-week-240  around-the-web 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
How The Maker Movement Is Reinventing Retail - Forbes
The jury is still out on whether the maker movement could bring about a new American industrial revolution. But anecdotal evidence suggests it's well on its way to reinventing retail. Consider the craft maker whose merchandise got so much exposure through a recent Etsy-Nordstrom partnership that she and her husband both quit their day jobs to handle production and sales. Or take the math professor who sent his “rocket cup” design to Shapeways to produce a 3D ceramic tool for teaching students about paraboloids. After cup sales went gangbusters on Shapeways, a Fred & Friends wholesale order put it onto Urban Outfitter’s shelves.
maker-economy  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-240  around-the-web  small-manufacturing 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Has China Lost its Low-Cost Edge? - Supply Chain 24/7 Paper
Chinas Low-cost Edge. What does this mean for your supply chain? Should you be concerned?
china  labor-costs  skilled-labor  this-week-240  around-the-web 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
Forecast Growth in Generic Drugs Could Aid Long Island - Newsday
Some drugmakers on Long Island would likely benefit under a new forecast of increased global demand for generic prescription medicines.
economic-development  site-selection  around-the-web  long-island  this-week-240  matt  jobs  pharmaceuticals  suffolk-county  nassau-county  medical-industry 
november 2013 by areadevelopment
University Start-Ups: Critical for Improving Technology Transfer - Brookings Institution
University technology transfer has been largely dominated by a business model of licensing university patents to the highest bidder. This model is unprofitable for most universities and sometimes even risks alienating the private sector. However, a new and smarter model has emerged and is being increasingly adopted.
university-economic-development  tech-transfer  this-week-240  around-the-web 
november 2013 by areadevelopment

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