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Americans Approve of Unions but Support "Right to Work" - Gallup
A slim majority of Americans, 53%, approve of labor unions, although approval remains on the low end of Gallup's nearly 80-year trend on this question. Approval has been as high as 75% in the 1950s. Currently, 38% disapprove of unions.
this-week-276  around-the-web  right-to-work  unions  surveys 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
South Dakota: Quietly booming - The Economist
Quiet success might be South Dakota’s motto. It has no oil industry; its neighbour North Dakota, with its shale-oil boom, gets all the notice. It has no large military base. There is not even an influential university. Yet South Dakota’s 3.7% jobless rate is the third-lowest in America. The rate is even lower in Sioux Falls, which has the fourth-fastest-growing economy in the country.
regional-reports  south-dakota  this-week-276  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Silicon Valley Offices Are Stunningly Pricey, Just Like the Workers Inside - WIRED
The internet’s promise of instant global communication was supposed to free businesses from the constraints of geography. But judging from a new survey of the tech real-estate market, the industry that birthed the internet is still very much tied to its place of origin: Silicon Valley.
corporate-headquarters  high-tech  commercial-real-estate  silicon-valley  office-market  this-week-276  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Reshoring Or Offshoring: U.S. Manufacturing Forecast 2015-2016 - Forbes
The outlook for manufacturing activity in the United States depends on many factors, including the overall state of the economy. In this article, though, I focus on the offshoring/reshoring issue: where will manufacturing activity take place in the coming years?
u.s.-manufacturing  backshoring  onshoring  offshoring  this-week-276  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Manufacturing Is Rolling on Aged Wheels - WSJ
Companies Skimp on Industrial Equipment While Pursuing Deals and Share Buybacks
u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-276  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
How to Lead a Manufacturing Revolution - IndustryWeek
Siemens Industry CEO opens up about his role in the American Manufacturing Renaissance and what it means for manufacturing, the workforce and the industries of the future.
siemens  business-globalization  u.s.-manufacturing  opinion  CEO  this-week-276  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. seaports 2014 overview and outlook - JLL
Of the 13 seaports tracked in this study, 2013 TEU volume was 3.3 percent higher than 2007, which, for many seaports was a banner year. West Coast seaports are 6.8 percent below their ‘07 peak levels while East Coast ports exceed their volumes by 19.1 percent.
logistics  freight-logistics  infrastructure  studies  this-week-276  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Is 3D printing our Gutenberg press? - PwC Industrial Marketing Blog
From hobbyists to aerospace engineers, the ranks using additive manufacturing are swelling and are seeing gains in speed and flexibility in research and development, enabling quicker launches of new products and product customization (the “lot of one” model). They’re also crossing a critical threshold from tinkerer and prototyper to producers of the final product.
3d-printing  this-week-276  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Cheyenne business park prepares to open rail connections - Casper Star Tribune
When Lee Searing began looking to expand his manufacturing company outside California, he eyed states with fast-growing economies. Utah and Wyoming were among those at the top of the list, but Searing said one location in particular stood out to him.
rail-logitsics  site-selection-factors  wyoming  infrastructure  this-week-276  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
38 maps that explain the global economy - Vox
Commerce knits the modern world together in a way that nothing else quite does. Almost anything you own these days is the result of a complicated web of global interactions. And there's no better way to depict those interactions and the social and political circumstances that give rise to them than with a map or two. Or in our case, 38.
around-the-web  this-week-276  maps 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
Canada's Lower Corporate Tax Rate Raises More Tax Revenue - Tax Foundation
Part of the attraction is the substantial tax reforms that occurred over the last 15 years in Canada. First among these is the dramatic reduction in the corporate tax rate, from 43 percent in 2000 to 26 percent today. The U.S. currently has a corporate tax rate of 39 percent, but lawmakers are reluctant to do what Canada did, i.e. lower the tax rate, for fear of losing tax revenue. The natural question is: How much tax revenue did Canada lose? Answer: None.
location-canada  taxes-incentives  government-policy  inversion  corporate-tax  corporate-headquarters  corporate-tax-reform  canada  this-week-276  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
"Ranking America’s Top Young Adult Labor Forces: A Rust Belt Rising?" - Cleveland State University Center for Community Planning and Development
Greater Cleveland ranks 8th nationally in the percentage of 25- to 34-year-olds in the labor force with a graduate or professional degree, ahead of such “brain hubs” as Chicago, Seattle, and Austin. The analysis speculates as to whether or not this is a leading indicator to broader economic growth. Comparisons are made with Boston and Pittsburgh—two metros further along in the economic restructuring process.
urban-planning  demographics  metros  skilled-labor  workforce-development  ranking  this-week-276  around-the-web 
august 2014 by areadevelopment
NV Energy Offers Electrical Rate Program for Newly Located Business in Nevada
NV Energy is now offering a pilot program that provides a discount on electric rates for new businesses that locate in the state of Nevada.
this-week-276  around-the-web  matt  nevada  mountain-states  incentives-taxes-grants-loans  site-selection  economic-development 
august 2014 by areadevelopment

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