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CFO as Chief Frontier Officer - Deloitte University Press
CFOs are very well positioned to navigate and lead growth in new markets—given their abilities to manage risk, provide objective counsel, and bring analytical rigor to strategic choices.
executive-leadership  CFO  risk-management  business-expansion  business-globalization  this-week-257  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Jobs in Aerospace Manufacturing Growing in Southern United States
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.
regional-reports  south-carolina  alabama  georgia  north-carolina  aerospace  this-week-257  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
4 things to know about Alabama's new crowdfunding law - Birmingham Business Journal
Gov. Robert Bentley recently signed into a law a measure that is expected to help small businesses gain capital through crowdfunding.
crowd-funding  capital-access  government-policy  alabama  this-week-257  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Rubber Manufacturing in America: Auto industry continues to motor along -
With the recession in the rearview mirror and North American light duty vehicle assembly production returning to pre-recession heights, the automotive industry is back on track. But forgive companies for being skeptical.
automotive-industry  rubber-industry  economic-analysis  this-week-257  around-the-web  industry-reports 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S.--EU Trade Deal Could Help Launch A New Era Of Manufacturing - Forbes
The United States and European Union are negotiating what would be the world’s largest bilateral trade agreement, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP). Trade barriers between our countries are already low, but eliminating them would significantly reduce the cost of business operations, increase competitiveness and encourage even greater innovation and growth opportunities.
free-trade-agreements  europe  business-globalization  government-policy  this-week-257  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Can St. Louis become the next tech hub? - Fortune Tech
Given the enormous wealth created by tech startups in Silicon Valley, it's no surprise to learn that yet another city is eager to remake itself in the Valley's image. That's why, in addition to Silicon Alley in New York and Boston's CyberDistrict, there's also a Silicon Beach, a Silicon Prairie, and a Silicon Roundabout, and a dozen or so other places whose "Silicon" nicknames haven't yet caught on beyond that particular area.
silicon-valley  high-tech  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  st-louis  missouri  this-week-257  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Metropolitan Jobs Recovery? Not Yet - Brookings Institution
According to the Monitor’s read out on metropolitan-area conditions, no less than 61 of the 100 largest U.S. metro areas are still below pre-recession peak jobs levels as of the end of 2013 (see map). The picture is pretty stark, with many of the metro areas hardest-hit by the recession still far from pre-recession employment levels.
economic-recovery  metros  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  this-week-257  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Great Northern Corridor Coalition aims to improve freight-rail transportation from Pacific Northwest to Midwest - Progressive Railroading
Earlier this year, government and port representatives from seven states, as well as other freight-rail constituents, announced the formation of the Great Northern Corridor Coalition. The alliance aims to promote regional cooperation, planning and shared implementation to improve freight-rail movements from the Pacific Northwest to Midwest.
freight-logistics  rail-logitsics  economic-development-news  industry-organizations  regional-reports  plains-states  midwest  pacific-northwest  corridors  this-week-257  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Uncertainty and Fiscal Cliffs - The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Motivated by the US Fiscal Cliff in 2012, this paper considers the short- and longer- term impact of uncertainty generated by fiscal policy. Empirical evidence shows increases in economic policy uncertainty lower investment and employment.
economic-indicator-reports  economic-analysis  studies  government-policy  this-week-257  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
23 Lessons I Have Learned About Economic Development -
One of the cool things about economic development as a professional field is that everyone seems to end up in it by accident. People come to economic development from all sorts of backgrounds: urban planning, real estate, finance, law, entrepreneurship, etc.
this-week-257  around-the-web  matt  economic-development  site-selection 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Rubber manufacturing in America: Tire makers pump billons into facilities -
Looking strictly at the rising import penetration of passenger and light truck tires in the U.S. replacement business, it might be easy to get the impression that tire manufacturing in the U.S. is a dying industry.
u.s.-manufacturing  asset-management  facility-planning  industry-reports  rubber-industry  tire-manufacturing  automotive-industry  this-week-257  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
The U.S. should encourage more manufacturing here at home: New Balance CEO | Daily Ticker - Yahoo Finance
The United States today has fewer people working in manufacturing than it had in 1941 before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the rush to produce weapons. But not all U.S. manufacturers are shadows of their former selves. Case in point: New Balance, the Boston-based athletic shoe producer.
apparel  new-balance  u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-257  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Distributed Manufacturing: 7 Advantages over Traditional Manufacturing - Cerasis
Over the next few years we will see companies take a step back from scale. In a newly connected world, small teams will be, and already are, capable of managing large scale production.
micro-factories  distributed-manufacturing  facility-planning  global-supply-chain  logistics  this-week-257  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Five Ironies in Workplace Design - Amanda Schneider - Huffington Post
As quickly as we solve one workplace design challenge, new challenges emerge. Like a game of "Whac-A-Mole" it seems by the time we hit one mole, two more pop up.
workplace-design  office-design  collabarative-workspace  this-week-257  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Industrial: Time for 3-D Thinking - Daily News Article -
Industrial investors must also go beyond the 2-D of land and sea movement of goods to a 3-D analysis of capital, physical location and physical design
asset-management  logistics  e-commmerce  3d-printing  industrial-real-estate  economic-analysis  this-week-257  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Modeled after Airbnb, online service aims to disrupt commercial real estate - The Washington Post
The idea behind HiRise somewhat resembles that behind Airbnb, the vacation rental service, and Uber, the car-sharing service: landlords with small amounts of vacant space can post terms online and prospective tenants can lease the room over the Web, rather than hiring a broker.
site-selection-tools  lease-negotiation  jones-lang-lasalle  this-week-257  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Annual State-Local Tax Burden Ranking FY 2011 - Tax Foundation
In 2011, the residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut had the highest state-local tax burdens as a share of income in the nation. In these states, residents have forgone over 11.9 percent of income due to state and local taxes.
taxes-incentives  this-week-257  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment

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