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Stephen Gray: Why Henry Ford's Assembly Line No Longer Exists - Gray Construction
Nearly everywhere you turn, people are speculating about the fate of U.S. manufacturing. Some of this talk is geared toward positive reinforcement of a manufacturing renaissance, while other talk is mostly negative with some even calling it a myth. So, what is really going on? I spoke recently with Area Development magazine on this very issue but wanted to dig into it further since there are so many conflicting reports.
u.s.-manufacturing  opinion  this-week-252  around-the-web  backshoring  3d-printing  robotics-manufacturing  walmart  siemens 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Yes, Virginia, There Is a U.S. Manufacturing Boom - Businessweek
Accounts extolling the return of manufacturing jobs are not a myth. The rebound is very real, and and it will likely gain even more momentum as companies worldwide come to realize the cost advantage U.S. manufacturing has gained from cheap domestic energy, most notably natural gas.
u.s.-manufacturing  jobs  this-week-252  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Data Love: U.S. Cluster Mapping Project - Camoin Associates Blog
Based at the Harvard Business School and supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, the U.S. Cluster Mapping Project provides data and tools used to benchmark the economic performance of industry clusters across the United States.
site-selection-tools  industry-clusters  demographics  maps  this-week-252  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
How to Save the Shale Revolution - Ideas Lab
Enlightened state regulators, a coalition of the willing, and continued improvements in technology together hold promise for elevating best practices around fracking to the status of new norms.
natural-gas  energy  shale-gas  government-policy  this-week-252  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Americas Futuristic Factories - US News
Advanced manufacturing promises new jobs and a chance for the U.S. to regain its competitive edge.
this-week-252  around-the-web  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  matt  economic-development 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
It is Official: Google Barge will Dock at Port of Stockton -
Google Inc.'s mysterious floating technology showroom is due to take up residence at the Port of Stockton, the port director confirmed today.
this-week-252  around-the-web  matt  google  california  pacific-states 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Why Cities Are Chasing High-Tech Manufacturing - Chicago magazine
Chicagos new digital manufacturing hub is a good example of how public subsidies are targeting tech—and the economic logic behind it.
chicago  additive-manufacturing  high-tech  advanced-manufacturing  digital-manufacturing  government-policy  metros  this-week-252  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
What is the Future of the Data Center? The Big List of Thought Leadership Perspective - SiliconANGLE
Data centers are at the center of modern software technology, serving a critical role in the expanding capabilities for enterprises
this-week-252  around-the-web  matt  data-centers  technology 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Why American Manufacturing Still Matters - IndustryWeek
We cannot be only a nation of ideas and services; we cannot depend on others to make the critical tools and machines we need to grow our economy and maintain our security.
this-week-252  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Could Growing Popularity of Intermodal Actually Mean Fewer Drays? -
While some trucking companies have added short-haul rail intermodal dray services to their mix of options, some shippers are looking to cut down the amount they spend on drayage by building distribution centers right alongside rail facilities.
this-week-252  around-the-web  matt  intermodal  logistics  distribution-centers 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Facebook Looking Into Buying Drone Maker Titan Aerospace - TechCrunch
Facebook, one of the primary backers of the initiative, which aims to bring affordable Internet access to the 5 billion people in the world who still lack connectivity, is in talks with a company that could help further that agenda.
this-week-252  around-the-web  matt  aerospace  facebook  internet  uav-aerospace  unmanned-vehicles 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
The Great Disconnect: Americans Want Washington To Deal With Manufacturing, But Washington Is Not Responding - Manufacturing & Technology News
There is a wide disconnect between the American public and policymakers in Washington, D.C., on the importance of manufacturing to the U.S. economy and the need for action to restore American industrial competitiveness.
this-week-252  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  Washington-DC  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  education  made-in-america  infrastructure  economic-development 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Forget What the Pundits Tell You, Coastal Cities are Old News - it’s the Sunbelt that’s Booming -
Since 2010, according to an American Community Survey by demographer Wendell Cox, over one million people have moved to the Sunbelt mostly from the Northeast and Midwest. Any guesses for the states that have gained the most domestic migrants since 2010?
demographics  regional-reports  southwest  south-atlantic  texas  florida  north-carolina  arizona  this-week-252  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Passes China To Become Most Favored Destination For Foreign Investment, But Washington Could Imperil That - Forbes
For the first time since China took the lead from the U.S. in 2002, the Index revealed that foreign investors now consider the U.S. the world’s most attractive destination for future investment opportunities.
around-the-web  matt  location-usa  fdi  china  Washington-DC  obama  this-week-252 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Guest Opinion: State Needs to Invest in STEM - Puget Sound Business Journal
Last year, the Washington Legislature took a bold step to improve teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering and math, also known as STEM.
this-week-252  around-the-web  matt  washington  pacific-states  STEM-workforce  STEM  economic-development  workforce  workforce-development  science  technology  engineering  math 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Activity in China Reaches Seven-Month Low - IndustryWeek
Drop in HSBC purchasing managers' index due in part to government's stricter monetary policy, economists say.
this-week-252  around-the-web  manufacturing  china  matt 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
SC Tennessee Workforce Alliance Helps Transform Old GM Building Into Bustling Training Center - EMSI
In south central Tennessee, it’s known as the Northfield Project. Community leaders, led by the South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance, have turned a former GM building into a hotspot for demand-driven technical training, conferences, and business office space. The transformation is a vivid example of a workforce board and its county mayors taking the lead to help rejuvenate their regional economy.
adaptive-re-use  GM  tennessee  workforce-development  this-week-252  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
How Automation Helps Bring Manufacturing Jobs to the U.S. - Automation World
By retaining manufacturing in the U.S., we keep management, maintenance, skilled trade and operator jobs that would otherwise be offshored.
this-week-252  around-the-web  advanced-manufacturing  manufacturing-automation  backshoring  u.s.-manufacturing 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Bakken Crude, Rolling Through Albany -
With little fanfare, this sleepy port has been quietly transformed into a major hub for oil shipments by trains from North Dakota and a key supplier to refiners on the East Coast. Hidden in plain sight, Albany’s oil boom has taken local officials and residents by surprise.
bakken-shale  energy  albany  new-york  natural-gas  logistics  freight-logistics  this-week-252  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Fueled by Exports, Manufacturing Remains Critical to California's Economy - Industry Week
California is ranked #1 in the US for manufacturing jobs, firms and output Manufacturers in the state face challenges including a complex regulatory climate Four policy changes could improve the business climate
california  u.s.-manufacturing  regional-reports  this-week-252  around-the-web 
february 2014 by areadevelopment

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