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States Clear Way for Crowdfunding - Pew Trusts Stateline
In the last three years, Wisconsin and 11 other states plus the District of Columbia have passed laws or regulations allowing startups to use crowdfunding to raise money from investors, without having to jump through all the regulatory hoops that companies with shareholders usually do.
crowd-funding  economic-development-news  government-policy  startup  capital-access  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Business R&D Highly Concentrated by State and Metropolitan Location - US National Science Foundation (NSF)
Nearly half of the research and development paid for and performed by companies in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia in 2011 was performed in five states: California, Washington, Texas, Massachusetts, and Michigan.
research&development  regional-reports  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
10 Ways Manufacturers Can Beat the Talent Shortage - IndustryWeek
An experienced manufacturing executive offers creative steps manufacturers can take to plug the skills gap and gain the highly skilled, loyal workforce that can propel their company forward
skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Here's what Silicon Valley can learn from good old Midwestern values - VentureBeat
This Collaborative Economy prospers on the rise of local neighborhoods in home-sharing, friendly human connections with fist bumps in peer-ride sharing, and the ability to share money with each other at better rates than banks. A year ago, I spoke with an insurance company in Iowa. They shared with me that, while these new startups are interesting, they aren’t really anything new. They reminded me that the Midwest has been participating in these friendly behaviors for a century and a half.
midwest  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Detroit: America Emerging Market - TIME
How the city can teach us to reinvest the rest of the U.S. economy
around-the-web  this-week-275  detroit  michigan  midwest  matt 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Is California too green for Tesla's 'gigafactory'? - LA Times
For its $5-billion battery "gigafactory," Tesla is considering states whose electricity is considerably less environmentally friendly than California's.
gigafactory  california  green-economy  sustainable-development  government-policy  electric-vehicle  automotive-industry  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
California vs. Texas in Fight to Attract and Retain Businesses - LA Times
When California rolled out a $750-million plan this year to attract and retain businesses, many aspects mirrored longtime perks used by Texas — where officials love nothing more than stealing jobs from the Golden State.
california  pacific-states  this-week-275  around-the-web  texas  southwest  matt  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Building a Mini Silicon Valley - Innovation Hub - WGBH
How do states with smaller populations grab young talent? We look at Vermont’s strategy - and why it’s so tough to lure millennials away from New York, San Francisco, and Chicago.
vermont  innovation-hubs  rural-economic-development  workforce-development  diaspora  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Entrepreneurship Index shows Prairie catching up - Silicon Prairie News
Economists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln published the results of their annual State Entrepreneurship Index last week. Though co-author Eric Thompson admitted the index reinforces a long-standing bias toward the east and west coasts, he said Prairie states like Iowa and Nebraska ranked well.
studies  ranking  entrepreneurship  small-business  state-rankings  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
The Next Frontier for 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing - Chicago Tribune
As Chicago wraps its mind around 3D printing for consumers, business and transformative projects including the UI Labs-led Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, there's a document that provides some broad insights.
this-week-275  around-the-web  matt  chicago  illinois  midwest  3d-printing  additive-manufacturing  manufacturing 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Long Island Gains From Industrial Demand - WSJ
The recession had put relocation plans for Top Hat Imagewear Inc. on ice. But this year, the designer and maker of high-end uniforms for the luxury hospitality industry will move its Hempstead operations to a substantially larger, brighter and more-efficient space in Hicksville, Long Island.
this-week-275  around-the-web  matt  long-island  new-yok  mid-atlantic  site-selection  economic-development  industrial-real-estate  manufacturing 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Workforce Investment Act Leaves Many Jobless and in Debt - NYTimes.com
An extensive analysis of the program by The New York Times shows, many graduates wind up significantly worse off than when they started — mired in unemployment and debt from training for positions that do not exist, and they end up working elsewhere for minimum wage.
government-policy  WOIA  workforce-development  skilled-labor  STEM-workforce  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
The Shifting Economics of Global Manufacturing - bcg.perspectives
The manufacturing cost competitiveness of the U.S. and Mexico improved substantially over the past decade compared with all the other economies in our index. For these two rising global stars, productivity-adjusted wages and currency rates have remained stable or improved relative to the other countries. Both nations also have very competitive energy costs.
studies  international-location-reports  mexico  u.s.-manufacturing  manufacturing  nearshoring  backshoring  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
A Look at College Degree Migration - Newgeography.com
Regions like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago can take heart from the fact that they are still among the top destinations of in-migrants with college degrees. But, Unfortunately for them, even higher numbers of people left.
metros  demographics  workforce-migration  skilled-labor  diaspora  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Public, Private Funding for University-Led Manufacturing Innovation Partnerships - SSTI
To revitalize the U.S. manufacturing base, states and private organizations are turning their attention to support university-led, manufacturing Research and Development (R&D) partnerships that reduce the cost of manufacturing domestically and equip U.S. manufacturers with cutting-edge technologies.
u.s.-manufacturing  research&development  university-economic-development  research-commercialization  public-private-partnerships  this-week-275  around-the-web 
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.
u.s.-manufacturing  SME's  small-manufacturing  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
The robots aren’t here for our jobs—at least not in manufacturing - BetaBoston
It appears the manufacturing industry may be a special case, in which automation and artificial intelligence can actually protect jobs rather than replace them.
robotics-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
The Overseas Sourcing Decision - Next Generation Supply Management - Industry Week
There are times when it is the right decision to source with overseas sources and there are times when it is not. Knowledge of Manufacturing Critical-path Times can help you make smarter decisions when it comes to using overseas suppliers.
global-supply-chain  outsourcing  manufacturing  Total-Cost-Ownership  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Mexico Energy Reform and North American Energy Independence - Foreign Affairs
Since the December 2012 inauguration of President Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico has implemented a series of reforms that could forever change Mexican governance and its economic competitiveness.
this-week-275  around-the-web  matt  mexico  energy 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
How to turn a security guard into a skilled worker - Quartz
As the US crawls out of a jobless recovery, it seems unbelievable that manufacturing companies claim they can’t fill jobs.
skilled-labor  workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
The Return of America’s Cities: Economic Rebound and the Future of U.S. Urban Centers - PennIUR
Now that the prospects for economic growth of cities have improved, it is time to address ongoing urban challenges: to fix big city schools, reform pension systems, and invest in needed regional infrastructure, for the nation’s urban future.
metros  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  government-policy  economic-development  infrastructure  education  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
What the U.S. labor force can learn from German manufacturing - PBS News Hour
At BMWs only American plant, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the German car company has implemented a very German tradition — the apprenticeship — in what they call their Scholars Program.
workforce-development  apprenticeships  automotive-industry  BMW  south-carolina  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Preliminary Construction For California High-Speed Rail Begins - KPBS
Preparatory work has begun on Californias high-speed rail network after years of legal fights and delays. But the project is facing the same skepticism and challenges as other big infrastructure ventures in the past.
california  high-speed-rail  infrastructure  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Better-paying jobs stage a comeback - The Washington Post
The recovery in the U.S. job market is finally spreading to industries with good pay after years of being concentrated in fields with low wages. Hiring has picked up steam in areas such as construction, manufacturing and professional services in recent months — sectors with a median hourly wage of at least $20.
labor  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
How to Integrate Economic Growth and Community Development Efforts to Manage Zero-Sum Labor - MarkLautman.com
The first step is to get a grip on the problem. This means developing an understanding of the nature and dimension of the threat to your company, your industry and your host communities.
economic-development  this-week-275  around-the-web  labor  workforce  community-development 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Robotics and Automation for the Food Industry - Food Safety Magazine
Robots have changed manufacturing in almost every industrial sector and have increased efficiency and product consistency.
this-week-275  around-the-web  matt  food-processing  manufacturing  automation  advanced-manufacturing  robotics-manufacturing  robotics 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
The Global Workforce Crisis: $10 Trillion at Risk - bcg.perspectives
The U.S. must find ways to better utilize its workforce as well as increase its economic activity—for example, by repatriating much of the manufacturing it outsourced in recent decades—or it will continue to experience relatively high unemployment.
economic-analysis  business-globalization  economic-forecast  labor  workforce-development  this-week-275  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment

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