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The emergence of "4D printing" - TED.com
3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s; TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time. This emerging technology will allow us to print objects that then reshape themselves or self-assemble over time. Think: a printed cube that folds before your eyes, or a printed pipe able to sense the need to expand or contract.
advanced-manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  4d-printing  video  this-week-248  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Could the Detroit of the future be Cupertino? – Quartz
Sure, it seems laughable. Cupertino, California is the posh home base for one of the largest, most disruptive and successful companies in the world. And Detroit is languishing in bankruptcy court after becoming the largest-ever municipal filing last summer. Still, J.P. Morgan municipal bond analysts make the point that Cupertinos reliance on a single company..
silicon-valley  detroit  apple  automotive-industry  this-week-248  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
NASA boards the 3-D manufacturing train - R&D
In addition to the U.S. Air Force, DOE, NIST and NSF, NASA is part of the government team investing in, America Makes, formerly known as the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Insti­tute, a public-private partnership created to transition this exciting technology into mainstream U.S. manufacturing.
government-policy  research&development  aerospace  NASA  this-week-248  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Metro Startup Hubs And The University Factor - Forbes
Research universities have long been thought of as one of the nation’s powerful engines of economic growth.
this-week-248  around-the-web  startup  university-economic-development  education  north-carolina  south-atlantic  metros 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin’ Govs: Part V - State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI)
The fifth installment of SSTI’s Tech Talkin’ Govs series includes excerpts from speeches delivered in Connecticut, Maine, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.
technology-based-economic-development  economic-development-news  government-policy  this-week-248  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Tennessee Governor Wants to Make Community College Free - The Washington Post
Any graduating high school senior could attend a two-year community college for free under a new proposal laid out by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R), a massive expansion in higher education that would increase the percentage of residents with advanced certificates or degrees.
education  tennessee  workforce-development  around-the-web  this-week-248  matt 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
New semiconductor materials could spur U.S. manufacturing - Medill Reports Northwestern University
The institute, led by research universities including North Carolina State and businesses such as Durham-based semiconductor manufacturer Cree Inc., represent a growing global trend of synergy between producers and educators to push forward new technological innovations.
around-the-web  semi-conductor  electronics-industry  high-tech  north-carolina  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-248 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Guide to real estate outsourcing - Jones Lang LaSalle
Real estate and facilities strategy can be a major contributor to your company’s success—provided you have the right team in place. Our latest guide to real estate outsourcing provides an overview of corporate real estate and facilities sourcing strategies, and the impacts they can have on your organization.
asset-management  real-estate-outsourcing  commercial-real-estate  facility-planning  this-week-248  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Airbus Alabama Assembly Line Reaches Construction Milestone (Video) – Made in Alabama
Work on the Airbus Alabama assembly line has reached a significant construction milestone, with the entire “skeleton” of the first building at the aviation giant’s Mobile Aeroplex complex now visible.
this-week-248  around-the-web  matt  alabama  aerospace  airbus  manufacturing 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Bid Could Bring a High-Tech Manufacturing Hub to Detroit - The Detroit News
At least three Michigan lawmakers say Metro Detroit is well-positioned to earn one of four high-tech advanced manufacturing hubs that are up for grabs in a national competition — an effort backed by the state’s economic development agency.
around-the-web  this-week-248  detroit  michigan  economic-development  manufacturing  manufacturing-hubs  high-tech  technology  matt 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
UAW Close to Big Win Thanks to VW - IndustryWeek
While a vote has not yet been scheduled, the UAW says a majority of the 1,700 workers at VW's plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee have signed cards asking for union representation.
automotive-industry  organized-labor  workforce-development  tennessee  volkswagen  this-week-248  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
The Toughest Cities for Recruiting Tech Talent - Nextgov.com
It may be a surprise to some that San Francisco, New York and Washington are on the same list as cities in the Midwest for being the most difficult places to recruit technology talent.
metros  workforce-development  studies  high-tech  skilled-labor  ranking  this-week-248  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Managing a Millennial Workforce in an Era of Connected Things - Wired.com
The future is upon us: the millennial generation. Millennials come armed with mobile devices of every size, and the corresponding mindset that immediate access is a necessity.
this-week-248  around-the-web  matt  workforce 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Can Natural Gas Bring Back U.S. Factory Jobs? - National Geographic
When industrialist John Correnti announced last year he was opening a $1 billion steel mill in the struggling delta town of Osceola, Arkansas, officials feted him at the marbled state capitol.
this-week-248  around-the-web  matt  natural-gas  jobs  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  energy  economic-development 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Mexico on its Way to Beating Japan - The Offshore Group
Mexico is on its way to outpacing Japan as the No. 2 importer of cars to the U.S., according to Auto News.
mexico  Japan  automotive-industry  this-week-248  around-the-web  matt 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Lessons from the Austin Technology Incubator’s first 25 years - Xconomy
The Austin Technology Incubator (ATI) turned 25 this week. So it may be worth examining ATI for lessons on incubator sustainability.
business-incubators  austin  high-tech  startup  this-week-248  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Can Manufacturing Spur a Jobs Revival? - Barberbiz
Despite the uncertainties and frailties caused by a dysfunctional government, a cursory view would indicate that U.S. manufacturing is on a much better footing today than it was just a few years ago. We have some mega-trends in our favor.
opinion  state-of-union  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-248  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Panama Challenging Florida as Gateway to Americas - Jacksonville Business Journal
Florida may soon see an increase in the sale of blueberries and strawberries to Panama, but Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam warned Thursday the state may find itself challenged as the region’s economic hub by the Central American nation.
this-week-248  around-the-web  matt  florida  panama-canal  trade 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Pumping Up the U.S. Economy - WSJ.com
The shale boom is greasing the wheels of the U.S. economy. Gross domestic product grew at a 3.2% annual rate in the fourth quarter, the Commerce Department reported Thursday, adding to evidence that the economy has shifted into higher gear. Indeed, if not for October's government shutdown, growth would have been 3.5%.
natural-gas  energy  economy  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-248  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Clears Significant Hurdle - ArkansasBusiness.com
The long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada moved a significant step toward completion Friday as the State Department raised no major environmental objections to its construction.
this-week-248  around-the-web  keystone-pipeline  economic-development  canada  energy  oil  pipelines 
january 2014 by areadevelopment
Delivering an American Economic Comeback - Department of Commerce
All Americans love a comeback story. And that is the story that President Obama weaved in his powerful State of the Union address.
this-week-248  around-the-web  matt  location-usa  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-development  fdi 
january 2014 by areadevelopment

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