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Room for Debate: 3-D Printing Will Be a Manufacturing Engine for the Economy -
How will the rise of 3-D printing in manufacturing affect the American economy and how will we fare as consumers and workers?
3d-printing  opinion  additive-manufacturing  this-week-274  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing in the Digital World: Identifying & Mitigating Cyber Risks - Gray Construction
For economic reasons, many companies manufacture through the use of these long international supply chains...The problem with that is the longer your supply chain is, the harder it is to secure it.
ICT  global-supply-chain  IT  cyber-security  manufacturing  this-week-274  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
A Song and Dance for Tesla Gigafactory - San Jose Mercury News
It is the summers biggest economic development sweepstakes: Officials in five Western states, including our own, are scrambling to woo Tesla to be the home of its $5 billion gigafactory, to build batteries for its cars and other companies.
this-week-274  around-the-web  tesla  automotive-industry  economic-development  site-selection  pacific-states  gigafactory 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
New Jersey has educated workers, quality transportation options, and, of course, those big-ticket tax incentives, so … why are companies leaving? - NJBIZ
New Jerseys strengths — an educated workforce, transportation connectivity and, of course, incentive offerings — are often clouded by concerns such as high tax structure and salary demands. Or, quite simply, the need to consolidate.
new-jersey  site-selection-factors  skilled-labor  transportation  infrastructure  taxes-incentives  government-policy  this-week-274  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Transatlantic Approaches to Supporting Manufacturing - Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
The EU supports companies, sectors, and scientific research, and continues to value national champions. The U.S. emphasizes the gravitas of the military dimension and basic scientific research as reasons for industrial policies.
government-policy  research&development  manufacturing  defense-sector  this-week-274  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
American Apparel, others try to profit from domestic production - LA Times
Textile companies built 23 new plants in the U.S. from 2011 through 2013, according to the National Council of Textile Organizations. This year, companies have invested at least $1.8 billion in building and expanding factories, many in the South.
apparel  this-week-274  around-the-web  industry-reports  textiles-clothing-industries 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Universities: A Catalytic Step Toward Revitalizing American Manufacturing | Education / Training content from IndustryWeek
The United States needs to forge stronger industry-university research collaborations and also incentivize universities to focus more on training students with the requisite skills to support U.S. engineering-based industries.
skilled-labor  workforce-development  STEM-workforce  university-economic-development  research&development  tech-transfer  this-week-274  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
2014 Q2 Global CFO Signals - Wanted: Political and regulatory clarity - Deloitte
For CFOs, these may indeed be the best of times. Uncertainty is down. Asset prices are up. Interest rates remain stable. And cash and credit continue to be plentiful. From a CFOs perspective, conditions have been consistently favorable in many of the countries reporting, with the U.S. being the sweet spot.
CFO  executive-surveys  this-week-274  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
California may waive environmental rules for Tesla battery factory - LA Times
California would exempt Tesla Motors Inc. from some of its toughest environmental regulations as part of an incentive package being discussed with the automaker to build a massive battery factory in California, a key state senator said.
tesla  gigafactory  california  this-week-274  around-the-web  automotive-industry  electric-vehicle  batteries 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
How America Can Win the Future in Manufacturing - IndustryWeek
The future of American manufacturing will be won by innovative small and medium-sized companies out to change the world – but only if they have the tools they need to compete.
manufacturing  this-week-274  around-the-web  u.s.-manufacturing  innovation  matt 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
3 Startup Myths Debunked by Recent Eau Claire Tech News - Xconomy
Wisconsin economic development officials and startup advocates like to say that innovation happens in all parts of the state, not just in its two biggest cities, Milwaukee and Madison. That mantra isn’t always evident, given the lower level of startup activity outside the state’s two hubs. But there certainly are pockets of innovation statewide.
biotech  high-tech  startup  innovation-hubs  wisconsin  economic-development-news  this-week-274  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Amazon 3D Printing Store an Early Success -
Just a couple weeks ago, we reported that Amazon launched a customization option, Creative Expressions, within their 3D Printed Products Store.
this-week-274  around-the-web  amazon  3d-printing  matt 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Economic Incentives Remain Essential to Developing Texas Economy -
The most important key to success in economic development is to create an environment where companies want to locate.
this-week-274  around-the-web  taxes-incentives  texas  southwest  economic-development  site-selection  matt 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
2014 IW US 500: Chem Top Ten Show Durability, Toughness - IndustryWeek
Fiscal 2013 was a solid year for the top 10 chemical manufacturing companies in this years IW U.S. 500.
this-week-274  around-the-web  matt  chemicals-industry  manufacturing 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
What US State has the Fastest Internet Speed? Virginia - CNET
Coming in with an average of 13.7 megabits per second, the Southern state boasts the speediest broadband service in the country.
this-week-274  around-the-web  broadband  matt  internet  virginia  south-atlantic 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Recoupling Manufacturing and Innovation - SSTI
It is extremely unlikely that every U.S. manufacturer that has moved jobs overseas will move them back, and given the nature of the hyper-globalized world market, this may not be advisable. But as Americans continue to bring great ideas to light, they should feel comfortable viewing the U.S. as a place to adapt, partner, and execute – a recoupling of innovation and manufacturing.
u.s.-manufacturing  innovation  competitiveness  this-week-274  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
A State-by-State Look at Where Each Generation Lives - Governing
Millennials, Gen Xers and baby boomers different needs and wants lead them to flock to different places.
diaspora  demographics  regional-reports  this-week-274  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Mexico Energy Reform to Attract International Interest - Houston Chronicle
With final Congressional approvals now in place, Mexico and President Enrique Peña Nieto can begin celebrating the passage of the secondary legislation necessary to codify last years constitutional amendments that opened the energy sector to private investment.
this-week-274  around-the-web  matt  mexico  texas  southwest  energy 
august 2014 by areadevelopment

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