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Uptick in Manufacturing Focuses Attention on Human Capital - Deloitte – The HR Blog
The traditional manufacturing view of HR as a tactical, back-office cost center is changing. Talent is being looked at much more strategically — and rightly so.
humanresources  labor  workforce-development  skilled-labor  u.s.-manufacturing  manufacturing  this-week-249  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Reshoring Initiative’s Harry Moser: Bring Manufacturing Back Because of the Economics - Industry Market Trends
This is a process based in economics, not cheerleading. Yet, Moser’s patriotism shows through in his enthusiastic attitude towards manufacturing.
reshoring  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-249  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Tax Reform for U.S. Manufacturing - IndustryWeek
The United States has one of the highest effective corporate tax rates in the world, especially for manufacturers.
corporate-tax  taxes-incentives  this-week-249  around-the-web  u.s.-manufacturing 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Manufacturing: Understanding Its Past and Its Potential Future - Brookings Institution
The development of the U.S. manufacturing sector over the last half-century displays two striking and somewhat contradictory features:
u.s.-manufacturing  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  this-week-249  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Kentucky Shatters All-Time Export Record in 2013 - Northern Kentucky Tri-ED
For the third straight year, Kentucky’s exports set a new all-time annual record. Governor Steve Beshear today announced the new mark of $25.3 billion in sales of Kentucky-made products and services in 2013.
around-the-web  this-week-249  matt  kentucky  south  exports 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
How Low-Cost Nat Gas May Be Helping to Fuel a Resurgence in U.S. Manufacturing - Fox Business
Inexpensive natural gas may be giving the U.S. a powerful and unique cost advantage that is incentivizing hundreds of companies to manufacture in the United States.
this-week-249  around-the-web  energy  matt  natural-gas  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Calgary Harnesses Its Logistics Energy - JOC
Here between the Canadian Rockies and plains, it\’s not hard to see why major shippers are setting up shop or expanding their distribution operations in Calgary. The Trans-Canada and CANAMEX highways systems intersect at Calgary, giving shippers access to a population of roughly 50 million within 24 hours. The intermodal terminals of the region\’s two Class I railroads provide shippers with service to the major West Coast ports, Vancouver and Prince Rupert. Shippers with more time-sensitive freight are using belly capacity in passenger planes and warehousing at the growing Calgary International Airport.
location-canada  global-supply-chain  infrastructure  logistics  calgary  alberta  canada  this-week-249  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Q&A: Caterpillar (CAT) Engineer Stacey DelVecchio Talks Women in Manufacturing - IBT
Between 2010 and 2013 the number of men employed in manufacturing has grown 7 percent while the figure for women has fallen by 0.3 percent. Though women account for nearly half of all non-farm payrolls they represent less than 30 percent of the manufacturing sector. But Stacey DelVecchio is out to change that.
caterpillar  cf-women  u.s.-manufacturing  workforce-development  this-week-249  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Union Vote In Tennessee: Here’s What You Need To Know About The Push To Create A German Style Works Council At A Volkswagen Plant In Chattanooga - IBT
Volkswagen's billion-dollar Chattanooga, Tenn., factory was built with $500 million in incentives from the state. Now, workers there will decide whether or not to from a work council to negotiate routine labor issues, such as vacation time and training. The UAW has the most at stake in this vote, which, if passed, would make the first union foothold in a foreign-owned auto plant in the United States.
tennessee  organized-labor  UAW  volkswagen  chattanooga  this-week-249  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Disturbing Data on U.S. Skills - MAPI: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
Recent survey data suggest that U.S. students and adults are comparatively weak in math literacy relative to their counterparts in the rest of the world The science proficiency results are only marginally better for the U.S. A competitively skilled workforce that is up to the task of innovating and producing is crucial for U.S. factories
industry-organizations  labor  skilled-labor  STEM-workforce  economic-indicator-reports  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-249  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Small Business Owner On Why He Makes His Products In The U.S. - Huffington Post
John Cafarelli, founder and CEO of men's skincare and grooming company Ernest Supplies, joins HuffPost Live to talk about making his products locally.
small-business  u.s.-manufacturing  logistics  supply-chain  e-commmerce  this-week-249  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Foxconn Working With Google on Robotics - WSJ
Foxconn has long been associated as the partner for Apple, assembling the majority of the U.S. company’s iPhones and iPads. But few people know the Taiwanese contract manufacturer, also known as Hon Hai Precision industry, has been quietly working with Google.
this-week-249  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  google  robotics-manufacturing  robotics  foxconn 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
The Doc Prescribes Warehouse Outsourcing - World Trade 100
Medical technology and device manufacturers are faced with many costly factors that go into warehousing their products.
this-week-249  around-the-web  matt  medical-industry  medical-device  medtech  warehousing  manufacturing 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Welcome to the Era of the Hardware Startup - GEreports
Is 2014 the dawn of the hardware start up era? Beth Comstock, Chief Marketing Officer at GE, shares her thoughts on how the hardware start up has the potential to re-invent industry as we know it.
this-week-249  around-the-web  matt  startup  manufacturing  technology  3d-printing 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Big Opportunities for Small Business Manufacturing in 2014 - Industry Market Trends
The world of manufacturing appears to be expanding in the United States during this slow and cautious upswing in the economy. What is new and most intriguing is that the growth is in areas of small business.
small-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-recovery  this-week-249  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
To Attract Tech Workers, Developer Envisions the City in the Suburbs - Xconomy
Can a real estate developer create the feeling of an urban neighborhood, complete with its grit and culture, in the suburbs? Assuming it’s possible would such a place attract the kind of employees that technology companies today are competing to hire?
diaspora  skilled-labor  high-tech  suburbs  urban-planning  office-market  commercial-real-estate  this-week-249  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Governors Pitch Novel Tactics to Create Jobs - Stateline
Governors of both parties also are proposing to reduce taxes or red tape on businesses, with the hope that employers will hire and expand more.  For example..
metros  government-policy  immigration-reform  workforce-development  healthcare-industry  this-week-249  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Radically reshaping manufacturing: A conversation with Katy George - McKinsey & Company
In this interview, the McKinsey director explains next-shoring and why dramatic changes in demand and technology, as well as in energy and labor costs, are forcing manufacturers to rethink production and distribution strategies.
next-shoring  nearshoring  business-globalization  advanced-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-249  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Gary Green on Gearing up for Manufacturing Comeback - Winston-Salem Journal
Each time the American economy emerges from an economic downturn or recession, the jobs created by renewed growth require a higher level of technical skills than those that are lost in the decline.
this-week-249  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  jobs  workforce 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
US lead in science and technology shrinking - US National Science Foundation (NSF)
The United States predominance in science and technology eroded further during the last decade, as several Asian nations - particularly China and South Korea - rapidly increased their innovation capacities.
STEM-workforce  research&development  innovation-hubs  education  china  south-Korea  studies  competitiveness  this-week-249  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment

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