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Building a Nation of Makers - Milstein Commission Final Report - NorTech
A University of Virginia Miller Center commission, chaired by former Governors Haley Barbour and Evan Bayh, released a report offering innovative, non-partisan, actionable ideas on how to create middle-class manufacturing jobs.
u.s.-manufacturing  innovation  workforce-development  this-week-267  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Inside Johnson & Johnson’s Innovation Center - Innovation Excellence
As innovation becomes more recognized as the sustaining lifeblood of any company, more organizations are investing in improving their connections to entrepreneurs, startups, researchers, academic institutions and other outside entities to strengthen their pipelines for insights, ideas, and collaboration.
innovation-centers  healthcare-industry  johnson&johnson  boston  research&development  startup  this-week-267  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Are large headquarters unproductive? - vox
Headquarters play important strategic roles in modern companies, but downsizing of headquarters is often advocated as a cost-cutting measure. This column presents evidence from Japanese firm-level data that the size of headquarters is positively associated with firms’ overall productivity. Moreover, the benefits of ICT are greater for companies with relatively large headquarters. Downsizing headquarters to cut costs may thus be harmful for long-term company performance.
this-week-267  around-the-web  corporate-headquarters  CFO 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Why Elon Musk’s Solar City Is Buying Silevo and Plans a Giant Factory for High-Efficiency Solar Panels - MIT Technology Review
Solar City is one of the country’s largest and fastest-growing solar installers, largely as a result of an innovative business model that allows homeowners and businesses to avoid any up-front cost. If its plans pan out, it will also become a major manufacturer of solar panels, with by far the largest factory in the U.S.
solar  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-267  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
3D: Believe the hype - KPMG
The advent of 3D printing could revolutionize the relationship between retailers and manufacturers – and consumers. Is your company ready for the opportunity, and the threat?
3d-printing  additive-manufacturing  this-week-267  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Incubators, Accelerators, Venturing, and More - bcg.perspectives
Many of these companies have opted to locate their incubators and accelerators in one of four widely recognized innovation hot spots: Silicon Valley, Berlin, London, and Tel Aviv. Others, though, concentrate their incubation and acceleration activities near their corporate R&D units or near or within certain target markets.
innovation-hubs  research&development  business-incubators  business-accelerators  venturecapital  this-week-267  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
CFO Insights: Whats keeping CFOs up in 2014? - Deloitte
While the economic landscape may be (thankfully) tamer, the pressures on finance chiefs and their companies to perform continue to mount. Some, such as regulatory uncertainty, are ongoing, while others, such as data security, have quickly come to the for
CFO  this-week-267  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
How Finance Gutted Manufacturing - Boston Review
Since the 1980s, financial market pressures have driven companies to hive off activities that sustained manufacturing.
CFO  manufacturing  innovation  this-week-267  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Auto makers, suppliers must cultivate strong relationships -
Without suppliers that original equipment manufacturers can count on, the automotive industry could not exist.
OEMs  automotive-industry  supply-chain  this-week-267  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Real Estate, Incentives Draw Charlotte Companies South of the Border - Charlotte Business Journal
A day after S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley and others in S.C. politics welcomed three companies and as many as 7,100 new jobs to Chester and York counties, soul-searching continues over the latest shots in the on-again, off-again border war.
this-week-267  around-the-web  matt  charlotte  north-carolina  south-carolina  south-atlantic  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Obama Pledges To Build Up U.S. Manufacturing - Manufacturing Business Technology
Surrounded by an array of gadgets and high tech equipment, President Barack Obama pledged to boost American manufacturing and to give entrepreneurs greater access to production tools that would help bring their ideas to fruition.
this-week-267  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  obama  entrepreneurship 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
6 Ideas To Make American Manufacturers More Innovative - FORBES
Innovation certainly is about developing new, cutting-edge technologies that will change the way we live, work and play; but innovation is more than that.
this-week-267  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  innovation  supply-chain  u.s.-manufacturing 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. CEOs more pessimistic on economy, capital expenditures - Reuters
U.S. chief executives are slightly less positive about the economy's growth prospects this year and fewer of them expect to increase their capital expenditures in the next six months, according to a quarterly by the Business Roundtable released on Tuesday.
executive-surveys  economic-indicator-reports  economic-forecast  this-week-267  studies  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Good news: Profits are up. But so are corporate income taxes and international disputes. - pwc
The average effective tax rate (ETR) has edged upward over the past three years for industrial products and automotive sectors. The increase reflects an improvement in the global business climate: greater profits often mean higher taxes.
taxes-incentives  corporate-tax  CFO  this-week-267  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Economic Development Administration and Harvard Business School Unveil Brand New U.S. Cluster Mapping and Registry Website - Innovation America
The U.S. Cluster Mapping and Registry project aims to strengthen U.S. competitiveness by understanding the economic performance of clusters and regions across the United States.
site-selection-tools  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  maps  this-week-267  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Craft Brews & Economic Development: The Rules are Changing - Camoin Associates
As economic developers, we often discuss leakages, supply chains, and industry clusters—and what more fun way to explore these topics than through the lens of craft beer, cider, and spirits.
this-week-267  around-the-web  matt  beverage-industry  economic-development  supply-chain  brewery 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Why Where are you Located has Become a Tricky Question for Many Entrepreneurs - The Washington Post
Start-ups that are willing to hop around or spread out present a wealth of opportunity for economic development officials, who are constantly trying to recruit companies that have the potential to grow and create jobs in their communities.
this-week-267  around-the-web  matt  economic-development  entrepreneurship  startup  innovation  site-selection 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Intelligent Community Forum Names Toronto 2014 Intelligent Community of the Year - Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
The citys Prosperity Agenda, a plan that brings together the city’s stakeholders who can and want to contribute to Toronto’s long-term prosperity, is built around a single vision. It is a call to action for a renewed level of investment in the city, as well as cooperation among industry, labor, educators and orders of government to enhance competitiveness and stimulate sustained economic growth for the benefit of all. And, despite the fact that the labor workforce and population have both grown year over year, the unemployment rate in Toronto is at its lowest since 2008.
metros  innovation-hubs  ICT  workforce-development  government-policy  economic-development-news  this-week-267  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
San Jose, CA #1 City for Employee Satisfaction; Glassdoor’s Employment Satisfaction Report Card by City (2014) - Glassdoor Blog
Glassdoor has released its second annual Employment Satisfaction Report Card by City (2014), offering a comparison by city of overall employee satisfaction, number of employers hiring, business outlook expectations and more, according to local employees in the 50 largest U.S. metros.
metros  ranking  this-week-267  around-the-web  quality-of-life 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Enterprising States 2014: Re-Creating Equality and Opportunity - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Utah lands in the top 6 in each of the five policy categories and 3rd in overall economic performance. It is the only state to finish in the top 10 on all six lists. Colorado appears on 5 top 10 lists, Texas on 4, and Washington is in the top 15 of five lists.
ranking  studies  business-climate  this-week-267  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Turn Detroit into Drone Valley - POLITICO Magazine
But the biggest advantage of the 50-different-Silicon Valleys approach isn’t just in what it affords isolated regions or entrepreneurs—it’s in accelerating innovation everywhere.
this-week-267  around-the-web  unmanned-vehicles  detroit  michigan  midwest  aerospace  silicon-valley  matt  innovation  uav-aerospace 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Silicon Valley Tries to Remake the Idea Machine -
Silicon Valley mythology may suggest that modern-day innovation happens in garages and college dorm rooms, its own foundations were laid, in large part, through government research.
silicon-valley  government-policy  innovation  research&development  innovation-centers  this-week-267  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
US Manufacturing Workers Needed For Future Sustainability - Cerasis
Despite the exciting and innovative things happening in the industry, millennials’ outdated perception of shop-floor jobs is increasingly precluding them from following the career path. And Gen-Z, thumb deep in their smart phones, face an even greater disconnect.
this-week-267  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  workforce-development  workforce  u.s.-manufacturing  3d-printing 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
3D Printing and the New Shape of Industrial Manufacturing - Manufacturing Institute
Surely, the potential of 3D printing (3DP) has captured the popular imagination. From jet engine parts to made-to-fit bikinis, the technology is being hailed as a revolution in how products are manufactured.
this-week-267  around-the-web  manufacturing  matt  3d-printing  advanced-manufacturing 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Nevada, Texas square off for Tesla Battery Plant - USA Today
The battle for electric car maker Tesla Motors' multibillion-dollar battery plant is supposed to be a four-way race.
this-week-267  around-the-web  nevada  mountain-states  texas  southwest  automotive-industry  tesla  site-selection  economic-development  matt 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
A Basic Lesson on the U.S.’s Corporate Income Tax System - Tax Foundation
How much would the U.S. government would lose in revenue over 5 years if Walgreens were to merge with a Swiss company and move their headquarters to Switzerland?
corporate-headquarters  corporate-tax  tax-shelters  offshoring  this-week-267  around-the-web 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
Is the US Manufacturing Renaissance Sustainable? - Cerasis
The US Manufacturing Renaissance theme and overall economic growth have largely tracked the expectations posited by experts, and there have also been some welcome surprises to the upside in certain elements of this theme.
this-week-267  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
North Carolina Drone Legislation is Critical to these Startups - Triangle Business Journal
Specifically, Lift's drones take still and video shots of everything from landscape architecture projects to festival crowds to stills of a potential real estate deal.
this-week-267  around-the-web  matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  unmanned-vehicles  startup  uav-aerospace 
june 2014 by areadevelopment

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