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Viewpoints: Manufacturing is the New IT Career - Manufacturing Engineering
Changing the national mindset proves more difficult. Yet if we know “manufacturing” is a dirty word to the majority of Americans, why not consider a new name that defines today’s reality? A better label is industrial technology. Positioned as the “new IT,” industrial technology is digitally-driven, smart production. It is the future of America, ripe with opportunities for a new generation digital-savvy talent.
opinion  labor  workforce-development  this-week-255  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Insourcing Survey 2014: Full Findings - PwC
Nearly two-thirds of CFOs anticipate increased investment in the United States within the next 12 months, and more than half expect to increase employment over that same period.
executive-surveys  studies  CFO  insourcing  backshoring  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Next Space: The Office of the Future for the Workers of Today - ideas + buildings
Six firms were to choose a suite on an empty floor of an existing office building in Crystal City, Virginia, and design a workplace including enclosed offices, open workspace and a pantry.
office-design  workplace-design  collabarative-workspace  facility-planning  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Technology Driving U.S. Manufacturing Renaissance - Ideas Lab
Despite what some feel is a faltering economic recovery, the numbers being logged by the manufacturing sector tell a strong story.
advanced-manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  3d-printing  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-analysis  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Fit to Print: New GE Plant Will Assemble World’s First Passenger Jet Engine With 3D Printed Fuel Nozzles, Next-Gen Materials - GE Reports
GE Aviation will open a new assembly plant in Indiana to build the world’s first passenger jet engine with 3D printed fuel nozzles and next-generation materials, including heat-resistant ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) and breakthrough carbon fiber fan blades woven in all three dimensions at once.
GE  aerospace  3d-printing  additive-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  indiana  industry-reports  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Mayors Announce Support For Houston-To-Dallas High-Speed Rail - Houston Public Media
Gathered in the City Hall rotunda with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, Parker says about 50,000 Texans every week make a round-trip on I-45 between Houston and Dallas. The one-way drive takes about four hours. Promoters of high-speed rail say the travel time would be cut to 90 minutes.
texas  high-speed-rail  infrastructure  government-policy  regional-reports  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Landfill gas to build Toyota cars and a greener community - Lane Report
Can a car company be a vehicle for change? Toyota thinks so. The Kentucky plant that manufactures some of the greenest cars on the road, including two hybrid models, will soon be powered in part by green electricity.
facility-planning  sustainable-development  kentucky  toyota  automotive-industry  energy  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
The Most Efficient Mode Of Transportation In America Isn't A Prius -- It's A Train - Forbes
Pricing and regulations need to be nailed down in order for railroad companies to commit to moving trains on natural gas. But trains are already the most efficient mode of transportation in America, thanks to new innovation in one of America’s oldest industries.
freight-logistics  GE  norfolk-southern  logistics  rail  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
States Pass Innovation-Focused Legislation - SSTI
Investments and policy to support innovation-focused agendas have flourished with the close of the 2014 legislative sessions in several states. Crowdfunding legislation, incentives for attracting talent, higher education affordability, punishing patent trolls, and encouraging greater accountability are some of the areas where lawmakers focused their efforts.
government-policy  innovation  economic-development-news  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
A tale of two Mexicos: Growth and prosperity in a two-speed economy - McKinsey & Company
A modern, fast-growing Mexico, with globally competitive multinationals and cutting-edge manufacturing plants, exists amid a far larger group of traditional Mexican enterprises that do not contribute to growth. These two Mexicos are moving in opposite directions.
fdi-mexico  NAFTA  business-globalization  nearshoring  mexico  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
2014 Q1 CFO Signals: What North America’s CFOs are thinking – and doing - Deloitte
A breakout year for corporate growth? Maybe. Maybe not. Last quarter marked the first calendar year in which CFOs’ own-company optimism stayed net positive for all four quarters. In fact, the proportion of CFOs citing improving optimism exceeded the proportion citing declining optimism by a wide margin for the entire year.
CFO  executive-surveys  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
State of the U.S. Economy: Ensuring America’s Innovators Can Thrive - LinkedIn
The U.S. has 6 million workers employed in technology and the highest concentration of knowledge and technology intensive industries in the world, representing 40 percent of our GDP. For our nation’s economy to continue to grow and remain globally competitive, we have to build on that momentum.
government-policy  economic-recovery  economic-analysis  patent-law-reform  workforce-development  skilled-labor  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
What’s Your (Missing) Supply Chain Talent Strategy? - Supply Chain 24/7
Supply chain managers face a coming shortage of talent. The best should be putting strategies in place now to prepare for the future.
skilled-labor  supply-chain  logistics  labor  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Governor Mike Pence Signs off on Business Tax Cuts - Indianapolis Star
Gov. Mike Pence today signed into law a package of tax cuts for business that would give Indiana one of the nation’s lowest corporate tax rates.
economic-development  site-selection  this-week-255  around-the-web  indiana  midwest  taxes-incentives  matt 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
US Economic Forecast March 2014 - Deloitte University Press
The US economy continues to grow about 2 percent per year, but chances are quite high that growth will accelerate sometime in the next 18 months.
economic-forecast  studies  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
UNLV to Roll out Drones Minor in Fall - Las Vegas Review-Journal
It’s kind of like playing Xbox, but with real-life applications: monitoring gas pipelines and electrical grids, investigating nuclear explosions, policing the streets, delivering pizza.
this-week-255  around-the-web  matt  nevada  mountaiin-states  las-vegas  unmanned-vehicles  education  workforce  uav-aerospace 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
States Boost Workforce Development to Attract Employers - WSJ.com
State governments have long offered tax incentives to draw new businesses, but when Alan Easome scouted sites for a new $300 million tire plant last year, he was most impressed by the technology training labs at a community college in eastern Mississippi.
this-week-255  around-the-web  matt  workforce-development  workforce  economic-development  mississippi  florida  georgia  south-atlantic  south  arkansas  education 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Skilled Welder Shortage Looms in U.S. With Many Near Retirement - Businessweek
The assembly line jobs that used to employ most welders have largely been outsourced or automated. Today, the focus is quality, not quantity.
this-week-255  around-the-web  matt  welding  manufacturing  skills-gap  labor  workforce 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. innovation drives manufacturing’s charge - Plant Engineering
By any standard, 2013 was a big rebound year for manufacturing, and the momentum continues into 2014. While there are some challenges on the horizon, Karen Kurek, partner and national industrial products practice leader for McGladrey LLP, said there is plenty of room for growth in 2014.
u.s.-manufacturing  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  studies  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
The limited economic impact of the US shale gas boom - vox
Even if current estimates prove accurate, the long-run benefits to the US economy will be relatively small. Improving energy efficiency and promoting low-carbon technologies will be just as important as before
economic-analysis  natural-gas  shale-gas  energy  manufacturing  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
A Step-by-Step Guide to Your Next Office Renegotiation or Relocation - Jones Lang LaSalle Spaces Blog
As a lease expiration date approaches, many mark their calendars in dread of the administrative tasks ahead. And although moving is complicated, it’s also a unique opportunity to reinvent your culture, address your space utilization and ensure your strategy is aligned with organizational objectives.
office-market  lease-negotiation  asset-management  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
What it Takes to Move a Law Firm, Part I - Work Design Magazine
Pillsbury, in Washington, DC, and DLA Piper, in Chicago, are both moving into new spaces after 25 years at their respective locations. Real estate experts Robert Aldrich, a Managing Director at Cassidy Turley, and Andre Bellerjeau, the Global Practice Leader of Workplace for Little, spoke with key players behind both transactions about their decisions to move and how they are managing the changes that moving entails.
workplace-design  office-design  office-market  site-selection  law  corporate-headquarters  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
New CSX terminal will bring big changes - The Tampa Tribune
One of Floridas most controversial transportation projects in recent years is scheduled to begin operation April 2 at a new CSX high-tech rail terminal between Lake Wales and Wahneta, where cattle still outnumber people.
rail-logitsics  interior-architecture  freight-logistics  florida  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
PDF: U.S. Metro Economies - Impact of the Manufacturing Renaissance from Energy Intensive Sectors - The United States Conference of Mayors
Since the end of the recession, the nations manufacturing sector has been a keystone of economic growth, especially in our metropolitan areas. Over the last three years, metro area manufacturing employment has expanded by an average annual rate of 1.7%. Energy intensive industry, in particular, has been a key component in manufacturing’s expansion.
u.s.-manufacturing  energy  metros  economic-indicator-reports  shale-gas  natural-gas  this-week-255  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Why San Francisco Is Not New York - NYTimes.com
For some time, people have been saying that San Francisco is transforming into another, different kind of big city.
this-week-255  around-the-web  new-york-city  new-york  san-francisco  california  mid-atlantic  pacific-states  high-tech  technology  startup 
march 2014 by areadevelopment

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