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NAFTA at 20: Ready to take off again? - The Economist
Two decades ago the North American Free-Trade Agreement got off to a flying start. Then it stalled
NAFTA  mexico  canada  nearshoring  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  this-week-243  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Mexico may be NAFTA’s biggest winner - Canadian Manufacturing
On the 20th anniversary, economic numbers indicate strongly that Mexico has gotten the most benefit from the trade deal
business-globalization  NAFTA  mexico  manufacturing  this-week-243  around-the-web  nearshoring 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
City hopes new rail yard kicks off boom around airport -
A long-awaited rail yard at Charlotte Douglas International Airport has started moving cargo, and city leaders are hoping the new facility will help spark a building boom and lure new businesses to land around the airport.
regional-reports  charlotte  intermodal  infrastructure  freight-logistics  rail-logitsics  this-week-243  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Oregon's Building Blocks for BioScience Sector - IndustryWeek
Moving ideas out of the universities and into the incubator is helping companies develop, grow and prosper.
oregon  biotech  university-economic-development  tech-transfer  this-week-243  around-the-web 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Big Idea 2014: Goodbye Silicon Valley, Hello Silicon Cities - Brookings Institution
As the United States slowly emerges from the Great Recession, led by our cities and metropolitan areas, a remarkable shift is occurring in the spatial geography of innovation.
this-week-243  around-the-web  matt  silicon-valley  technology  innovation  innovation-hubs 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
U.S. Names Domestic Test Sites for Drone Aircraft -
The Federal Aviation Administration will authorize test sites for drone aircraft in upstate New York, New Jersey and at least eight other states, the agency said on Monday, but integrating the aircraft into the nation’s airspace, set by Congress for 2015, will be phased in gradually.
unmanned-vehicles  uav-aerospace  government-policy  research&development  this-week-243  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
The Metro Areas With The Most Economic Momentum Going Into 2014 -
To gauge economic vitality, we used four metrics: GDP growth, job growth, real median household income growth and current unemployment. To measure demographic strength we looked at population growth, birth rate, domestic migration and the change in educational attainment. All factors were weighted equally.
metros  ranking  leading-locations  demographics  this-week-243  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Meet the workspace designer for Dropbox, Instagram, and other internet startups - Quartz
Lauren Geremia has designed interior office spaces for US technology startups including Dropbox, Instagram, and Hightail (formerly known as YouSendIt.) She founded her firm, Geremia Design, in 2010 to change the way employers think about office design.
architecture  interior-design  office-design  workplace-design  workplace-trends  collabarative-workspace  this-week-243  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Angel Tax Credit Could Help Tech Startups Grow -
Competition with Ohio and Indiana for jobs has Northern Kentucky business leaders wanting more tax incentives for investors in startup companies.
this-week-243  around-the-web  kentucky  ohio  indiana  taxes-incentives  startup  technology 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Car Makers Shift to Post-Recession Manufacturing Strategies - GIL Community
With unemployment numbers continuing their long, very slow descent, manufacturing output numbers rising, and real estate markets surging, it’s easy to forget the dark economic days of 2008 when the Great Recession was strengthening its grip and there was little light at the end of the tunnel.
this-week-243  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  automotive-industry  u.s.-manufacturing 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Boeing is on many wish lists, but economists say states should rethink their big tax breaks - The Washington Post
Every state that covets them is, at Boeings urging, preparing a package of tax breaks and other government incentives, reaching into the billions of dollars. It’s the latest example of a decade-long trend: As good jobs have become harder to find, states have approved bigger economic handouts to attract or keep individual companies.
taxes-incentives  boeing  economic-development-news  aerospace  this-week-243  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
5 U.S. startup cities to watch in 2014 - Upstart Business Journal
They have new and growing incubators and startup community centers in town, inventive plans to tackle the challenges of startups, and creative ways they're spurring economic development among entrepreneurs. See our top five picks for startup cities of 2014.
startup  ranking  metros  this-week-243  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Tax Reform Proposals Carry Harrowing Implications for CRE - National Real Estate Investor
Legislators are negotiating the details of a huge reform of the nation’s tax code, and some ideas under consideration could prove to be toxic to the commercial real estate business.
corporate-tax  government-policy  asset-management  lease-accounting  taxes-incentives  this-week-243  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Houston energy companies ramped up corporate campus plans in 2013 - Houston Business Journal
Houston energy companies went big with corporate campus plans this year, investing in newer, more modern amenities as they compete with each other to retain and recruit top employees.
houston  energy  corporate-headquarters  corporate-real-estate-news  this-week-243  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Key PISA test results for U.S. students - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post
Here are highlights of the newly released 2012 scores from the Program of International Student Assessment, an exam given every three years to 15 year olds around the world in reading, math and science.
education  workforce-development  studies  this-week-243  around-the-web  competitiveness 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
How do Michigan and Wisconsin Compare in the Eyes of VCs? - Xconomy
One thing they definitely have in common: a desire to foster a new, innovative slice of the local economy, built on high-growth technology companies.
startup  high-tech  biotech  metros  economic-development-news  regional-reports  midwest  this-week-243  around-the-web  venturecapital  economic-development-vc 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Wells Fargo Securities Economics Group: 2014 Economic Outlook - YouTube
Sustained subpar growth, low inflation, and Fed easing underlie our outlook for 2014. A mixture of positive results for short-run growth have emerged, but also evident are the lingering long-run problems that cannot be solved by another bout of stimulus. Setting a more balanced course for fiscal and monetary policy will be key to reducing uncertainty and hopefully set the stage for improving, sustainable growth in the years ahead.
economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  this-week-243  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
The Suburban Corporate Wasteland - WNPR News
Decades ago, many corporate headquarters moved from cities to the suburbs into sprawling campuses surrounded by trees. Now with downsizing and cost cutting, many of these suburban “temples” sit empty.
suburbs  office-market  corporate-headquarters  connecticut  this-week-243  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
States Charge Ahead With Their Own Crowdfunding Laws - Reuters
Waiting for Washington could become the modern-day version of Waiting for Godot. As federal crowdfunding legislation languishes on Capitol Hill, a handful of states have decided to press forward with their own equity crowdfunding legislation.
capital-access  crowd-funding  government-policy  this-week-243  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Big Idea 2014: A Global Glimpse Into the Future - LinkedIn
While it is never easy to predict with certainty what is likely to happen, I believe that as business prepares for 2014 there are some trends that will impact global growth and which business should be ready for.
this-week-243  around-the-web  matt  infrastructure  shale-gas  manufacturing 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Global Location Trends 2013 Annual Report - IBM Institute for Business Value
The global landscape for foreign direct investment is changing considerably, as companies are adapting their global footprints to rapidly changing operating conditions and new opportunities around the world. As a result, we are witnessing a marked reconfiguration of where foreign direct investment is going. While the United States is seeing greater near-shoring, China is experiencing a transformation of its role in the global economy, and other emerging economies are positioning themselves as new key investment destinations. In this context, companies need to embrace strategic footprint planning and structure their global operations into agile and integrated enterprises that are able to adapt to changing conditions and opportunities across the world.
studies  ranking  international-location-reports  this-week-243  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
US Economic Forecast, December 2013 - Deloitte University Press
Despite a hit to government productivity—some agencies have lost a month to the shutdown and the need to address budget uncertainty—most US economic actors were not affected. The economy continues to grow at a moderate 2.0 percent underlying rate, and circumstances continue to point to an acceleration of growth in the medium term.
economic-indicator-reports-analysis  this-week-243  around-the-web  economic-forecast 
december 2013 by areadevelopment
Where Working-Age Americans Are Moving - Forbes
A close look at recent migration data shows that a significant number of younger people do indeed prefer urban life and can endure, temporarily at least, the high housing costs that go with it. However, the data also show that as they age, Americans continue, in general, to shift to suburbs, and later smaller communities, looking to buy homes and start families.
demographics  data-news  diaspora  this-week-243  around-the-web 
december 2013 by areadevelopment

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