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Forget Big Suburban Campuses, Innovative Corporations are Moving Downtown - Brookings Institution
As of 2009, the majority of people across the globe lives in cities and by 2050 that share is expected to reach 70%. In mature and emerging economies alike, cities are the engines of the global economy—in 2011, just the 300 largest metro areas accounted for 48% of total global output.
this-week-264  around-the-web  corporate-headquarters  metros  site-selection 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Big Breweries Move Into Small Beer Town — And Business Is Hopping : The Salt - NPR
With more breweries per capita than any U.S. city, Asheville, N.C., has become a sort of Napa Valley of beer.
brewing  north-carolina  industry-reports  food-processing  this-week-264  around-the-web 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Global Talent Shortage Hits Seven-Year High - Manpower Group
ManpowerGroup's survey of more than 37,000 employers in 42 countries and territories found that 36 percent of global employers are having difficulty finding candidates with the right skills to fill open positions.
labor  skilled-labor  workforce-development  studies  this-week-264  around-the-web 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
European Automotive Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the USA - HMC Global
The economic slowdown of 2008 had a profound impact on the automotive industry, shifting sales to new regions and spreading marketing focus across a wider range of consumers.
this-week-264  around-the-web  matt  fdi  location-usa  europe  automotive-industry  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Consolidation of Nike's manufacturing operations continues - Portland Business Journal
The number of contract factory workers who make Nike products has declined 17 percent since it reached a high of 1.2 million workers in fiscal 2009. The decline is a result of efforts to automate parts of the manufacturing process and efforts to make it more efficient.
nike  manufacturing  manufacturing-automation  advanced-manufacturing  apparel  this-week-264  around-the-web 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
The Cities Winning The Battle For Information Jobs 2014 -
To come up with our list of the cities with the fastest-growing information sectors, we zeroed in on the 55 metropolitan statistical areas that have at least 10,000 information jobs, which includes software, publishing, broadcasting and telecommunications services. The top 10 is dominated by large metro areas renowned as tech hubs – Madison, at No. 5,  is the smallest by far. In first place is Silicon Valley — San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara — followed by San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, which together employ over 110,000 information workers. There are also some surprising places on the list, including a few Sun Belt metro areas that were hard hit in the housing bust.
demographics  studies  ranking  economic-indicator-reports  high-tech  information-technology  this-week-264  around-the-web  metros 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Why Independence LED Moved Manufacturing Back to the US - Ten Reasons to Reshore - IndustryWeek
Why moving manufacturing (production) back to the United States -- to Southeastern Pennsylvania, is the best decision my company has ever made. -- Independence LED Chairman & CEO Charlie Szoradi.
backshoring  Pennsylvania  u.s.-manufacturing  business-globalization  this-week-264  around-the-web  advanced-manufacturing  market-proximity 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Worldwide cost of living 2014 – The Economist Intelligence Unit
The Worldwide Cost of Living is a twice yearly Economist Intelligence Unit survey that compares more than 400 individual prices across 160 products and services. These include food, drink, clothing, household supplies and personal care items, home rents, transport, utility bills, private schools, domestic help and recreational costs.
rankings  metros  cost-of-doing-business  cost-of-living  site-selection-factors  international-location-reports  this-week-264  around-the-web  studies 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Winter Haven Industrial Investors LLC gets green light for $400M project - Tampa Bay Business Journal
The two-month-old Central Florida Intermodal Logistics Center in Winter Haven is helping redefine how freight moves through the state, and now it has spawned a mammoth industrial development nearby.
florida  regional-reports  intermodal  freight-logistics  infrastructure  industrial-park  this-week-264  around-the-web 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Obama Administration Designates the First 12 Manufacturing Communities through the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership - The White House
America’s middle class was built on the strength of our manufacturing sector. Today, five years after we pulled our economy back from the brink of collapse, manufacturers have created 647,000 jobs.
this-week-264  around-the-web  matt  obama  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-development 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
While Companies Shift Addresses to Tax Havens, CEOs Stay Put - Bloomberg
Dozens of large, publicly traded companies with American roots, and American executives, are actually incorporated in tax havens abroad. Most of them got the offshore address long after they started in business. Shifting an existing company's domicile out of the country is known as "inversion."
corporate-tax  tax-shelters  inversion  business-globalization  this-week-264  around-the-web 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
Suppliers Invest in Brick and Mortar – Automotive News
North American vehicle production has grown to the point where it's no longer enough for suppliers to run an extra shift to keep up with customer demand.
this-week-264  around-the-web  automotive-industry  matt  brick-and-mortar  manufacturing 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
IBM Research Discovers New Class of Industrial Polymers -
New experimental polymers could deliver cheaper, lighter, stronger and recyclable materials ideal for electronics, aerospace, airline and automotive industries
this-week-264  around-the-web  manufacturing  IBM  electronics-industry  automotive-industry  aerospace  matt 
may 2014 by areadevelopment
There are Some jobs Now in Manufacturing. Kids Just are not Interested in Taking Them - The Washington Post
After a half a century of decline, though, it may take more than a few years for manufacturing's image to recover -- and for those jobs that are coming back to stick around.
this-week-264  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  apprenticeships  technichal-college  workforce 
may 2014 by areadevelopment

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