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War for talent – time to change direction - KPMG
Skills shortages are set to increase as globalization and competitive pressures take hold across sectors and industries and improving economic conditions spur employees to seek new jobs.
skilled-labor  workforce-development  this-week-265  around-the-web  STEM-workforce 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Study on future automotive growth markets and implications for suppliers - Roland Berger
The car industry must get ready for changing conditions in the BRIC countries: The Russian market is shrinking, growth in Brazil is slowing and India's development is uncertain. China is the only market that will grow substantially. This means car suppliers must take appropriate action and tap new growth markets.
business-globalization  industry-reports  automotive-industry  this-week-265  BRIC-countries  china  brazil 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Miami Tech and Startup Scene Flowers - WSJ
This city is well known for its coastline, club scene and condo-building crazes. Now it is adding a new distinction: tech hub.
this-week-265  around-the-web  matt  miami  florida  south-atlantic  high-tech  technology  startup 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Steel Cites South Korean Imports in Plans to Idle Plants - WSJ
U.S. Steel Corp. said it would temporarily close plants in Texas and Pennsylvania and blamed illegally priced imports, raising the volume on trade disputes with China and South Korea.
this-week-265  around-the-web  steel-industry  imports  matt  texas  Pennsylvania  southwest  mid-atlantic  trade  south-Korea  china  asia 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Why We Still Can’t Afford to Fix America’s Broken Infrastructure - FiveThirtyEight
Investment in U.S. infrastructure continues to lag, even as jobs growth, GDP growth and home sales all have rebounded since the end of the recession. Economists have long argued that better infrastructure — roads and highways, bridges and ports, tunnels and dams — results in greater jobs growth and business investment.3 So as government finances improve, why aren’t we seeing infrastructure spending return?
logistics  infrastructure  government-policy  competitiveness  international-location-reports  this-week-265  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Cities and Fostering Urban Food Production - Sustainable Cities Collective
Small growers and urban farms are springing up across the nation, but many cities lack the infrastructure, zoning laws and foresight to truly leverage this transition.
this-week-265  around-the-web  matt  agriculture  sustainability  food-processing 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
How Technology Is Transforming U.S. Manufacturing - WSJ
The U.S. manufacturing revival is if anything more real and more profound than has been acknowledged.
this-week-265  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-industries  3d-printing  technology 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Women Take on Manufacturing - CNNMoney
Think manufacturing is still a man's world? Not to these 7 women. They're moving up the ranks, starting their own firms and successfully running family businesses.
this-week-265  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  workforce  women-in-manufacturing 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Remanufacturing Key to Supply Chain Growth - Supply Chain 24/7
New APICS survey finds that remanufacturing and reverse logistics are no longer niche competencies and improving visibility and integration of remanufacturing are essential to efficient, sustainable supply chain operations.
this-week-265  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  remanufacturing  logistics  reverse-logistics  supply-chain 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Walmart Made in USA Push Exposes Strains of Manufacturing Rebirth - Reuters
When Walmart pledged last year to buy an extra $250 billion in U.S.-made goods over the next decade, it appeared to be just what was needed to help move America's putative manufacturing renaissance from rhetoric to reality.
this-week-265  around-the-web  walmart  made-in-america  manufacturing  reshoring  u.s.-manufacturing  matt  economic-development 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
German aviation engineers visit Tech, Gulfstream, Airbus on trade mission - SaportaReport
Through site visits to manufacturing centers in Savannah and Mobile, Ala. that the scientists will see how aerospace technology is being put to practical use. The Gulfstream plant in Savannah is booming and is a big reason Georgia has climbed to No. 4 among states that report aerospace exports, according to a report by Georgia’s Department of Economic Development.
aerospace  regional-reports  germany  industry-reports  georgia  alabama  this-week-265  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Longer Term Impact for American Manufacturing - Agracel, Inc.
The trend of manufacturing firms moving production from Europe and China to the USA is in the early stages. We’d put it in the first or second inning. The type of firms making these moves will change over time, occurring where the basic building blocks of industrial production are produced most economically.
backshoring  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-265  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Why U.S. Manufacturing Is Poised for a Comeback (Maybe) - WSJ
Manufacturing in the U.S. is starting to make a comeback, and is poised for even bigger gains in the years ahead.
this-week-265  around-the-web  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-development  matt 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Ready for Takeoff: The 2014 A.T. Kearney Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index - A.T. Kearney
In spite of the slow and uneven economic recovery, business executives now feel more bullish about the global outlook. A majority of business leaders report that this optimism will translate into increased levels of foreign direct investment in the next 12 months.
executive-surveys  fdi-usa  business-globalization  studies  this-week-265  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Crate and Barrel: Mexico Sourcing Has Pluses, Minuses - JOC
Nearshoring to Mexico can reduce transit time and transportation costs, but those savings can be offset by added costs for customs clearance and security inspections, a supply chain executive at retailer Crate and Barrel said.
logistics  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  mexico  nearshoring  this-week-265  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Fargo reinvents itself as a magnet for creative types and entrepreneurs - Star Tribune
Plenty of towns talk about revitalizing their downtowns. Fargo is actually doing it, thanks to the happy combination of a good economy, a thriving business climate and motivated residents.
quality-of-life  downtown-revitalization  north-dakota  small-business  business-climate  this-week-265  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Helping Businesses Use Workplace Design to Impact their Bottom Line -The Engaged Scholar E-Newsletter - Michigan State University
Many studies have shown that the design of a workplace has an impact on employee performance and business efficiency. But often, design principles are very industry-specific, making it challenging for a broad range of professionals in the design industry to access comprehensive data applicable to various sectors of the workforce, especially the knowledge sector.
workplace-design  collabarative-workspace  indoor-environmental-quality  this-week-265  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Selling manufacturing to a new generation - Knoxville News Sentinel
The goal is to get people to see manufacturing jobs as the high-tech, high-skilled and high-paying careers they can be in the second decade of the 21st century.
u.s.-manufacturing  skilled-labor  workforce-development  training  education  this-week-265  around-the-web 
may 2014 by areadevelopment

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