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Corporate Relocation Survey 2014 - Atlas Van Lines
Across company size, around a fifth of firms expect budget increases in 2014, while the majority expects budgets to remain the same. This follows a trend that emerged last year and suggests the creative budgeting of the Great Recession has become the new normal. Over the last two years, relocation volumes have risen at a greater rate than budgets.
studies  site-selection  corporate-headquarters  this-week-260  around-the-web 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
The Waning Days of Indiana's Model Factory Town - Stephanie Garlock - The Atlantic Cities
For nearly a century, a neighborhood seemingly straight out of the English countryside has stood tucked away along the industrial coastline of East Chicago, Indiana.
u.s.-manufacturing  urban-planning  indiana  chicago  regional-reports  midwest  this-week-260  around-the-web 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Honolulu is even more expensive than New York or San Francisco - Vox
The commerce department has begun releasing data on something called "regional price parity," a figure that shows how high prices in a given place are compared to the rest of the nation.
cost-of-doing-business  quality-of-life  this-week-260  around-the-web 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
How to Calculate and Present Deep Retrofit Value - Rocky Mountain Institute
Energy efficiency projects in the United States and around the world are attractive investments, but receive far less attention and capital than they deserve. This is in part due to a narrow definition of their value that typically focuses on saved energy costs.
this-week-260  around-the-web  green-facilities  green-retrofits  sustainable-development  studies 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Picks up as U.S. Consumers Spend - Finance & Commerce
Manufacturing picked up in April after consumer spending surged the prior month, showing the U.S. economy is poised to lift off in the second quarter.
this-week-260  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  consumer-spending 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
How Global Manufacturing Cost Competitiveness Has Shifted Over the Past Decade - bcg.perspectives
The new BCG Global Manufacturing Cost-Competitiveness Index tracks changes in direct manufacturing costs among the world’s leading goods-exporting nations from 2004 to 2014.
cost-of-doing-business  business-globalization  studies  manufacturing  this-week-260  around-the-web  international-location-reports 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Global corporate tax and withholding tax rates - Deloitte
Global tax rates 2014 provides corporate income tax, historic corporate income tax and domestic withholding tax rates for more than 150 countries.
international-location-reports  corporate-tax  this-week-260  around-the-web 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
What is the Phoenix brand? - Knowledge @ W.P. Carey
The Phoenix metropolitan area – often called the Valley of the Sun or simply the Valley -- is home to more than 4.3 million people living in 27 incorporated cities and towns and unincorporated counties. It covers a broad geography and diverse population. But what is the “Valley of the Sun” and what is its brand – and why does this matter?
regional-reports  metros  phoenix  this-week-260  around-the-web 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
A Skills Map for Indiana - Indiana Business Review
Since the end of the Great Recession, firms have increasingly cited the presence of a skills gap as a key factor in the sluggish hiring levels. The problem seems especially acute in manufacturing, where advanced techniques are dramatically increasing the demand for postsecondary skills in addition to experience
indiana  workforce-development  skills-gap  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-260  around-the-web  regional-reports 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Charles Schwab one of many large companies eyeing Dallas after Toyota move - Dallas Business Journal
San Francisco-based Charles Schwab is one of a number of large companies eyeing Dallas-Fort Worth for possible expansion on the heels of Toyota Motor Co.'s decision to relocate its North American headquarters to the region.
california  texas  corporate-headquarters  site-selection  this-week-260  around-the-web 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Two Global Companies Bet on the Future of U.S. Manufacturing - Automation World
Companies like GE and Siemens have made headlines over the past few years by re-shoring, building or modernizing manufacturing facilities in the U.S, investing hundreds of millions of dollars and hiring thousands of new workers.
around-the-web  this-week-260  siemens  GE  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  matt 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Book Talk with MIT's Andrew McAfee's "The Second Machine Age" - The Aspen Institute
As the full impact of digital technologies is felt, we will realize immense bounty in the form of dazzling personal technology, advanced infrastructure, and near-boundless access to the cultural items that enrich our lives. Amid this bounty will also be wrenching change. Professions of all kinds — from lawyers to truck drivers — will be forever upended. Companies will be forced to transform or die. Recent economic indicators reflect this shift: fewer people are working, and wages are falling even as productivity and profits soar.
this-week-260  around-the-web  advanced-manufacturing 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
LG’s Plan to Deface the Palisades -
The Palisades, the cliffs that stretch more than 20 glorious miles along the Hudson River north of New York City, have been protected for almost a century by agreement of New York and New Jersey from tall buildings that damage the area’s natural beauty.
new-jersey  LG  corporate-headquarters  CSR  this-week-260  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
How 3D Printing Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing -
With traditional manufacturing methods, it’s not practical to manufacture a single item or short run of products — it’s simply too expensive, in terms of both time and money.
this-week-260  around-the-web  3d-printing  manufacturing  matt  advanced-manufacturing 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Systematizing Continuous Improvement: It’s Not About the Methodology or Tools - IndustryWeek
The most important paradigm shift that needs to occur to successfully embed CI into the DNA of the organization is to change people’s mental model such that they stop thinking of improvement work as a series of largely disjointed or unrelated activities competing for increasingly limited time and resources.
around-the-web  this-week-260  matt  manufacturing 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
The Automotive Funding Shortfall - The Manufacturer
Guy Walsh, regional director at ABN AMRO Commercial Finance PLC highlights the need for better access to funding for SMEs in the automotive sector.
this-week-260  around-the-web  matt  automotive-industry  manufacturing 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Academy Aims to Close Skills Gap - TBO
A survey last year of 109 manufacturing companies in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties showed a chronic need for high-skilled workers, from solderers to machinists to welders.
this-week-260  around-the-web  manufacturing  skills-gap  workforce-development  florida  south-atlantic  matt 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Study Reveals Striking Shifts in Global Manufacturing Costs over the Past Decade - BCG
New BCG Cost-Competitiveness Index Finds Mexico Is Less Expensive Than China, the UK Is the Low-Cost Manufacturer of Western Europe, and Many Emerging Markets Known for Low Costs Are No Longer Cheaper Than the U.S.
this-week-260  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  energy  natural-gas  mexico  china  united-kingdom 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
It was a Less than Stellar 2013 Online for Many Top 500 Manufacturers - Internet Retailer
At first glance, the 14.4% growth in 2013 web sales for the 68 consumer brand manufacturers in this year’s Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide seems relatively impressive, sitting just slightly off the 17.1% overall online sales growth rate of the Top 500 and almost twice as high as the growth rate for catalogers
manufacturing  this-week-260  around-the-web  matt  apple  electronics-industry  e-commmerce  retail  online-retail 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Warehouse Automation as a Strategic Catalyst - Supply Chain 24/7
In today’s fast-changing retail-industry environment, warehouse automation can be a surprisingly powerful tool for meeting new supply-chain challenges head on and using the supply chain to create competitive advantage.
this-week-260  around-the-web  supply-chain  warehousing  retail  automation  matt 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Chart: Wind Dominates the 37GW of Power Under Construction - Greentech Media
For all of the renewable bright spots on the Ventyx map, the additions still have a long way to go in unseating fossil fuels as the dominant source of energy in the U.S.
green-economy  wind-energy  renewable-energy  energy  maps  this-week-260  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Creating a Model for Urban Manufacturing in NY - Epoch Times
Brooklyn Navy Yard’s diverse businesses and mission-driven governance a model of success.
this-week-260  around-the-web  matt  new-yok  new-york-city  brooklyn  manufacturing 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
It Makes Sense For Toyota To Leave California For Texas - Forbes
For Japanese auto brands, the logic of keeping their U.S. sales and administrative arms in California is breaking down under the outsized penalties of conducting business in the Golden State and the changing dynamics of the North American automotive industry. So Toyota is leaving, according to Automotive News.
automotive-industry  california  texas  toyota  this-week-260  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Come Shale, Come All - Global Trade Magazine
Mike Shannon, global leader of chemicals and performance technologies at big-four auditor KPMG, says chemical and plastics companies are eying North America for growth. Attracted by the abundance of shale gas in the U.S.—particularly in Texas, Louisiana and Michigan—numerous big-name companies are setting up shop in this region.
this-week-260  around-the-web  chemicals-industry  shale-gas  natural-gas  economic-development  matt  energy 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Robotics Are Moving Into Advanced Industrial Applications - ThomasNet News
From three-dimensional bin picking to food-grade applications, robotics are moving into new manufacturing frontiers.
this-week-260  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  robotics-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Mercer County Community College Debuts First New Jersey Mobile Manufacturing Training Classroom - NJBIZ
County college officials and state Labor Commissioner Harold Wirth debuted New Jersey’s first mobile manufacturing training classroom at Mercer County Community College last Friday.
this-week-260  around-the-web  new-jersey  mid-atlantic  manufacturing  workforce-development  mobile-technology 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Innovation hub will foster great ideas for our cities - Knight Foundation
The city is naturally a great engine of supercreativity. How can we take advantage of this great engine?
metros  innovation-hubs  this-week-260  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
Accelerator programs help secure Tennessee’s image as tech hub - The Nashville Ledger
A collective of software and consumer Internet-based accelerator programs has placed Tennessee on the map – strikingly close to the technology holy ground of Silicon Valley.
innovation-hubs  startup  small-business  business-incubators  tennessee  this-week-260  around-the-web 
april 2014 by areadevelopment
A Consensus in Washington, but No Action -
The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project has not even started. Instead, the $652 million project has become the latest emblem of Washington’s struggle to accomplish much of anything, even when all sides agree, and a vivid illustration of how the toxic political climate has made inertia the most powerful force in town.
port-of-savannah  logistics  infrastructure  this-week-260  around-the-web  south-carolina  georgia  government-policy 
april 2014 by areadevelopment

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