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4 Texas Metros in Top 10 for Economic Recovery Since Recession - Brookings Institution
Here are the top 10 metro areas ranked for best performance in the extent to which they have recovered their pre-recession levels of jobs, unemployment, output (gross product), and house prices through the fourth quarter of 2013
demographics  ranking  metros  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-256  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Should We Ditch the “Green Economy”? - INSEAD Knowledge
Faced with public pressure to lower their carbon footprint, and the high cost of setting up sustainable energy supplies, businesses and governments now have a third option.
green-economy  sustainable-development  this-week-256  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Gigabit boondoggle unwinds in Chicago - AEIdeas
The state of Illinois gave $2 million to Gigabit Squared to wire the Chicago South Side for ultra high speed broadband, and now they want their money back.
ICT  infrastructure  broadband  google-fiber  economic-development-news  this-week-256  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
For Infrastructure’s Sake, America Needs Skilled Workers - Governing
The United States lags behind other countries when it comes to sophisticated infrastructure in part because it lacks the workers to build or maintain it.
skilled-labor  infrastructure  this-week-256  around-the-web  competitiveness 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
America's New Brainpower Cities -
The clear pattern now is for brainpower, like population and jobs, to continue dispersing, largely to the South, the Southeast and the Intermountain West, with ramifications that will be felt in the economy in the decades ahead.
south  south-atlantic  mountain-states  regional-reports  diaspora  education  labor  demographics  ranking  metros  this-week-256  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
A new act for fracking? - McKinsey & Company
The latest wave of innovation could greatly improve production and lower costs.
natural-gas  fracking  energy  shale-gas  this-week-256  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Santa Teresa ‘inland port’ opens - Albuquerque Journal News
The launch of operations here represents the culmination of an infrastructure investment by Union Pacific of more than $400 million since 2011 – all private investment by the company – well ahead of schedule.
inland-ports  freight-logistics  intermodal  logistics  new-mexico  infrastructure  this-week-256  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Modular Does Not Always Mean Flexible For Pharmaceutical Facilities - Pharmaceutical Online
Lately, the pharmaceutical industry has become increasingly interested in flexible facilities. As a result, we are seeing a shift from large, single-product-dedicated brick-and-mortar facilities to multiple versatile facilities including single-use process equipment. Flexible facility designs are often discussed in the same breath as modular designs, and the two terms are not interchangeable - in fact, they aren't even always that closely connected.
facility-planning  modular-facilities  pharmaceuticals  biotech  industry-reports  this-week-256  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
The Aerospace Manufacturing Business Is Booming in Many Southern States - GOVERNING
The South is home to auto giants Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and Nissan Motor Co. It is increasingly attracting some of the biggest names in aviation, including Boeing Co. in South Carolina, Airbus in Alabama, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. in Georgia and GE Aviation in North Carolina.
this-week-256  around-the-web  matt  aerospace  south  automotive-industry  boeing  south-carolina  airbus  alabama  ge-aviation  north-carolina  economic-development  manufacturing  site-selection 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
3-D Plant Manufacturing Aircraft Engine Parts Opens in New Hampshire - Technology content from IndustryWeek
Safran, an international high-tech company in the aerospace sector, and Albany International Corp., an advanced textiles and materials processing company, today inaugurated today a new plant in Rochester, N.H., that will produce 3-D woven RTM composite parts for aircraft engines.
new-hampshire  3d-printing  aerospace  industry-reports  additive-manufacturing  this-week-256  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Startup City: The Urban Shift in Venture Capital and High Technology - Martin Prosperity Institute
San Franciscos SoMa neighborhood; Cambridge, Massachusetts Kendall Square; Lower Manhattan: These are the dense, walkable neighborhoods that have become the new hubs of America’s tech scene, as the center of gravity for venture investment and start-up activity shifts from suburbs to urban centers.
startup  metros  urban-planning  high-tech  venturecapital  this-week-256  around-the-web  studies  demographics  skilled-labor  diaspora  university-economic-development 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Jobs and Skills and Zombies -
But the belief that America suffers from a severe “skills gap” is one of those things that everyone important knows must be true, because everyone they know says it’s true. It’s a prime example of a zombie idea — an idea that should have been killed by evidence, but refuses to die.
skilled-labor  economic-analysis  this-week-256  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Method is the new green giant in Chicago - Postcards
The fast-growing, eco-friendly company is building an innovative manufacturing plant on Chicago's ripe-for-renewal South Side.
sustainable-development  u.s.-manufacturing  facility-planning  chicago  this-week-256  around-the-web 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Navigating the Question of Location in the Development of Software Products - Jones Lang LaSalle
The selection of a location to support Software Development activities can be a complex proposition due to the particular nuances and data requirements the industry seeks to measure when analyzing location options.
this-week-256  around-the-web  matt  site-selection  software 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
BMW To Spend $1B To Expand Output At South Carolina Factory By 50% - Forbes
It will be the fifth expansion of the Spartanburg, S.C., plant since BMW first started producing cars in the United States 20 years ago. By 2016, BMW will be able to produce up to 450,000 vehicles a year, up from 300,000 currently. The investment will add 800 jobs to the site, increasing the total workforce to 8,800.
this-week-256  around-the-web  BMW  south-carolina  automotive-industry  u.s.-manufacturing 
march 2014 by areadevelopment
Editorial: Texas messing with California - The Orange County Register
That’s three Fortune 500 companies in eight years that have abandoned the state in which they were founded, taking with them the economic activity they generated here and the thousands of jobs that came with.
this-week-256  around-the-web  california  texas  economic-development-news  site-selection 
march 2014 by areadevelopment

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