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Could There Be an Economic Rebirth for Rural America? - Pamela Patterson
While much of rural America encompasses large agribusinesses, for many rural communities that only comprises just 7 percent of the businesses in those communities. The marketplace has changed from butcher, baker and candlestick maker to butcher, food product entrepreneur and high-tech worker. All of them are using innovative ways to re-new, replace or repair infrastructure.
rural-economic-development  this-week-271  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
In Maryland's 'innovation economy,' a contrarian view of acquisitions -
Region's startup community is growing but dwarfed by Silicon Valley; entrepreneurs want more California money to flow here
venturecapital  economic-development-vc  maryland  capital-access  startup  innovation-hubs  this-week-271  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Barometer survey of manufacturing executives - July 2014 - PwC
US manufacturers are planning to spend more on infrastructure in the coming year as competitive pressures grow. Additionally, M&A plans have increased.
manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  executive-surveys  this-week-271  around-the-web  economic-forecast 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Comptroller: State needs to boost support for job-training... -
The expansion of the states up-and-coming workforce comes as workplace skills requirements are evolving at breakneck speeds. Without the necessary education, this rapid shift toward new and greater skill requirements could leave many of Texas’ young workers with limited access to good jobs.
government-policy  workforce-development  texas  this-week-271  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Siemens expands strategic partnership with Penn St - Today's Medical Developments
Multi-million dollar grant for product lifecycle management software helps Pa. prepare a highly-skilled STEM workforce for the U.S. manufacturing resurgence
workforce-development  Pennsylvania  STEM-workforce  university-economic-development  education  this-week-271  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
GE FirstBuild Facility Opens its Doors - CNET
The FirstBuild microfactory opened today, and it has already generated a number of small-batch appliance concepts.
this-week-271  around-the-web  GE  general-electric  matt  manufacturing 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
North Carolina Innovation, From Barcodes to Berries - Xconomy
If you’ve made a retail purchase recently, chances are good you used technology developed in Research Triangle Park without even realizing it.
ecommerce  biotech  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  north-carolina  this-week-271  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Fastest Internet in the U.S.: Which City Will Win the Race? - Next City
The problem of slow speeds and expensive service has solidified as a policy topic worthy of local discussion and action. In just the past few months, city after city has taken steps toward improving community connectivity.
google-fiber  ICT  broadband  metros  economic-development-news  this-week-271  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Investing in America: How Companies are Prioritizing Economic Development in the U.S. - TriplePundit
A strong economy often starts with the basics – education and small businesses. In fact, small businesses employ more than half of the private-sector workforce, and many argue that an educated workforce can create a stronger economy. To make sure America’s small businesses continue to be job creators, a number of organizations have reinvested in the little guy.
CSR  sustainable-development  economic-development  this-week-271  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Zooming In: Site Development Details Can Make All the Difference - GS&P
Over the last few years, I’ve been working on the Lentz Public Health Center project in Nashville that is scheduled to open at the end of the summer. While it has turned out to be an incredible space that will serve the healthcare needs of many, I can’t help but think back to how we had our work cut out for us in the early phases of site development. From addressing poor soil issues due to old earth spoils and demo debris to relocating huge combined sewers built in the early 1900s, there is a great deal that can be “zoomed in” on for this project.
facility-planning  gray-field  redevelopment  site-selection  green-facilities  this-week-271  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
General Electric Strengthens Ties to Cincinnati - WSJ
General Electric Co is about to strengthen its ties to downtown Cincinnati in the latest sign that urban centers in the Rust Belt are becoming more attractive to U.S. corporations.
this-week-271  around-the-web  rust-belt  general-electric  Cincinnati  ohio  midwest  matt 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Vinton G. Cerf: The Value of Investment by the U.S. Government Cannot Be Overstated - Scientific American
Written testimony for the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation hearing, The Federal Research Portfolio: Capitalizing on Investments in R&D held on July 17, 2014
this-week-271  around-the-web  research&development  government-policy 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Innovation Hubs Are Accelerating American Manufacturing - Forbes
There’s a renaissance underway in American manufacturing. Even as rising wages and energy costs in China are leading more U.S. companies to bring manufacturing stateside, economic indicators point towards real industrial progress.
this-week-271  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  innovation-hubs 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
In Venezuela, Old Cars Become Investment Vehicles - WSJ
This car-crazed country's auto industry, once the third largest in South America, is seizing up as manufacturers struggle to produce a few vehicles a day.
this-week-271  around-the-web  matt  automotive-industry  venezuela  south-america 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
US industrial manufacturers plan for better times ahead - PwC Industrial Insights Blog
US manufacturers are moving ahead with their investment plans, according to PwCs Q2 2014 Manufacturing Barometer report. About half of respondents are planning longer-term CAPEX spending – up 13 points from the prior quarter.
this-week-271  around-the-web  executive-surveys  economic-forecast  u.s.-manufacturing  industry-reports 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Reid tees up bill to end tax break for outsourcing - TheHill
Sen. John Walsh introduced S. 2569, the Bring Jobs Home Act, which would provide incentives to businesses that bring jobs back to the United States, including a the ability to write off cost associated with relocating to the United States and an additional 20 percent tax credit.
government-policy  business-globalization  backshoring  offshoring  this-week-271  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
America’s Crazy, Upside-Down Immigration System - Vivek Wadhwa - POLITICO Magazine
Visit the campuses of engineering colleges in the United States, and you’ll find that a large proportion of the students are foreign-born. Ask these students what they expect to do when they graduate, and nearly all will say that they plan to complete a one- or two-year internship in the United States and then return home.
workforce-development  immigration-reform  STEM-workforce  education  this-week-271  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
The World’s Most Innovative Countries 2014 - INSEAD Knowledge
This year, we pay special attention to the human factor in innovation, which looks at education, the availability and incentivising of talent and mobility across borders and between cities. The champions in this regard remain Switzerland and Singapore in terms of attracting talent and offering hubs where critical mass can be gathered and shared. The US remains a reference in this regard thanks to its university system which attracts talent from all over the world.
innovation  ranking  international-location-reports  this-week-271  around-the-web  workforce-development  education 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Skeptics Question Wal-Mart’s Love Affair with U.S. Manufacturing - Real Time Economics - WSJ
The $250 billion goal means the company will spend an average $25 billion more each year—which works out to about 1% of the company’s $279 billion in annual U.S. sales.
walmart  u.s.-manufacturing  industry-organizations  this-week-271  around-the-web 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
California Hastens Tax Breaks to Lure Aerospace Industry - Businessweek
California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law earlier this month granting a $420 million tax break for aerospace companies to help Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. bid for a lucrative U.S. bomber contract.
this-week-271  around-the-web  matt  aerospace  california  pacific-states  taxes-incentives  boeing  lockheed-martin  manufacturing 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
10 Areas Where Google Enterprise Could Revolutionize Manufacturing - Forbes
Google Enterprise has the potential to revolutionize manufacturing by adding greater contextual intelligence, collaboration and clarity of customer requirements from quote to delivered order.
around-the-web  this-week-271  google  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  matt 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Samsung Plants Flag in Meatpacking District - WSJ
Creating a flagship office in a glass-and-steel building in the Meatpacking District is part of one company's strategy for winning a recruiting war in New York City.
this-week-271  around-the-web  matt  Samsung  high-tech  technology  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  manhattan 
july 2014 by areadevelopment

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