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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder Debuts New Workforce Talent Department -
The newly created Michigan Department of Talent and Economic Development will focus on getting more Michiganders aligned with careers, Gov. Rick Snyder announced today.
this-week-279  around-the-web  matt  michigan  midwest  workforce-development  workforce 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Rochester Focuses On A New Picture Of American Manufacturing - NPR
The U.S. leads the way in many types of research and technology, but as we've heard about for years now, new technology means fewer jobs. And when workers are needed, companies can find them cheaper abroad. So, what does all this mean for the U.S.? Where does the modern factory fit into American life?
u.s.-manufacturing  rochester-ny  kodak  rustbelt  this-week-279  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Manufacturing: A Remembrance And A Look Ahead - NPR
Overall, most experts are bullish about U.S. manufacturing, citing these factors: Energy. The shale-gas revolution has cut natural gas prices by two-thirds since 2008. Technology. Wireless intelligence and data analytics are giving manufacturers better control over production. Additive manufacturing. With an additive process, manufacturers can layer on materials to build goods, leaving little waste.
u.s.-manufacturing  ICT  energy  energy-costs  natural-gas  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-279  around-the-web  competitiveness 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Aboard a Cargo Colossus: Maersk’s New Container Ships -
The Triple-E’s can carry more than 18,000 containers, piled 20 high, with 10 above deck and 10 below. But they can sail only between Europe and Asia, as their nearly 194-foot wide hull is too large to fit into American ports or to slip through the Panama Canal.
global-supply-chain  freight-logistics  seaports  panama-canal  this-week-279  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Bridgestone Starts Producing Its Own Rubber - Businessweek
Bridgestone hopes its efforts to understand and develop the guayule plant will allow more American farmers to start growing the crop. The tire maker plans to be using guayale in its tires by the early 2020s.
rubber-industry  automotive-industry  this-week-279  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
The Rise of Robotics - bcg.perspectives
Robots are beginning to augment and replace labor in many industries—a megatrend that is transforming the economics of manufacturing and reshaping the business landscape.
advanced-manufacturing  shop-floor  skilled-labor  robotics-manufacturing  this-week-279  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Reshoring: Why It’s Not Easy - Brookings Institution
In an era when clustered capabilities matter as much as labor or energy costs, the United States has a lot of work to do to rebuild its network of regional industrial ecosystems. Whether it can manage that will determine a lot about how the reshoring opportunities plays out, metro area by metro area.
innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  reshoring  industrial-ecosystems  labor-costs  energy-costs  this-week-279  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
An Open Office Experiment That Actually Worked - Harvard Business Review
Nowadays many people regard open-plan offices with skepticism — remnants of a once-cool work space fad that led to more distraction than innovation. But we at The Bridgespan Group decided to test that conventional wisdom six months ago when we moved 70 employees from offices and cubicles on two floors of a building in Boston’s Back Bay to a dramatically different space fashioned out of the gutted top floor of a tower four blocks away.
open-office-plans  office-design  collabarative-workspace  this-week-279  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Intelligent Efficiency: A game-changer in building energy savings? - Johnson Controls Institute for Building Efficiency
Experts attending an Institute for Building Efficiency roundtable agreed that it is time for more holistic approaches to building energy savings using available technologies to support the optimization of building performance. Intelligent efficiency looks beyond specific components – it enables a step-change in efficiency by using information and communications technologies to optimize performance building- and campus-wide.
green-retrofits  facility-planning  green-facilities  sustainable-development  this-week-279  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Improving Manufacturing Education and Innovation - IndustryWeek
The United States has long led the world in science-based innovation—as over the past half century research from U.S. academic, corporate, and government laboratories contributed to a series of breakthrough technological innovations in everything from transistors and mobile phones, to lasers, graphical user interfaces, the Internet, genetic sequencing, and biologic drugs.
skilled-labor  skills-gap  innovation  workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-279  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Economic Conditions Snapshot, September 2014: McKinsey Global Survey results - McKinsey & Company
A record number of survey respondents now fear geopolitical instability poses a threat to economic growth, both domestically and globally.
economic-development-news  economic-forecast  executive-surveys  this-week-279  around-the-web  business-globalization 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Private companies outperform the economy but plan to hire just a little - Q2 2014 Trendsetter Barometer - PwC
We spoke to over 200 private-company leaders about what they envision for the year ahead. They told us they're more optimistic about the economy, have ambitious revenue goals, and plan to hire new workers in 2014. Read our report to hear what else they're planning for the year ahead.
economic-forecast  executive-surveys  private-sector  this-week-279  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Digital States Survey: Which States Are the Best of the Best? - Government Technology
e.Republic's Center for Digital Government examines specific program areas to see which states set the standard for using technology to deliver some of government's most vital services. The result is our 2014 Best Practice Leaders -- seven states that excel in using modern technology and innovative techniques to support key policies and crucial programs, along with two states that showed the biggest improvement in this year's survey.
infrastructure  ICT  technology-based-economic-development  ranking  this-week-279  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Is New York City Eyeing Corporate Tax Reform? - Tax Foundation
New York City’s current corporate tax climate looks a lot like pre-reform New York State. It has a banking corporation tax that is separate from the general corporate tax, and that general corporate tax also has four bases.
this-week-279  around-the-web  new-york-city  corporate-tax  business-climate  government-policy 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Good-Paying Jobs and Economic Development Focus of New Statewide Push Expanding Aerospace and Aviation Industries -
Ohio's place in aviation and aerospace history is indisputable, from the Wright Brothers to the 25 astronauts who hail from the state.
this-week-279  around-the-web  matt  aerospace  ohio  midwest  economic-development  aviation  jobs 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
GM Sets Super-Charged Growth Plan - IndustryWeek
GM, in an investors and analysts conference, pledged to drive its European unit into the green in 2016 and to increase profit margins in its core North American market to 10.0 percent in 2016, from 7.8 percent in 2013.
this-week-279  around-the-web  matt  general-motors  GM  automotive-industry 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Study says green buildings don’t create happier workers, yet - UC Berkeley News Center
People working in buildings certified under LEED’s green building standard appear no more satisfied with the quality of their indoor workplace environments than those toiling in conventional buildings, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.
workplace-design  LEED  office-design  workforce-development  this-week-279  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Study: The traditional office will soon be extinct - PCWorld
It’s not news that mobility is one of the major driving forces in IT today. Smartphones and tablets continue to supplant traditional PCs as primary computing devices, as people are getting more done from wherever they happen to be.
workforce-development  workplace-design  workforce-mobility  workplace-trends  this-week-279  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
When Talent Started Driving Economic Growth - Roger Martin - Harvard Business Review
The mid-1970s was an inflection point in American history: the moment when talent became recognized as the engine of economic growth. And with that recognition, economic power shifted to its suppliers. Some of the highlights:
economic-analysis  workforce-development  organized-labor  skilled-labor  supply-side-economics  this-week-279  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
$4.4 Million Grant to Increase Job Training Opportunities - WNC
More than $4.4 million in federal funding will enable Western Nevada College to offer students more services to meet the skilled labor demands of today’s businesses.
this-week-279  around-the-web  matt  nevada  mountain-states  skilled-labor  workforce-development  workforce  economic-development  incentives-taxes-grants-loans 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
US Economic Forecast: Volume 2 Issue 3 - Deloitte University Press
Despite a laundry list of concerns, the fundamentals driving our optimistic views of the US economy remain in place. If anything, positive news from labor markets suggests a high probability of acceleration sometime in the next year or two.
economic-forecast  economic-analysis  this-week-279  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Can Manufacturing in Massachusetts Go Viral? - The Boston Globe
You can place most manufacturers in Massachusetts into one of two buckets. Some have been here forever and built up facilities and skilled workforces, like Crane & Co. (1801), Smith & Wesson (1852), or Gillette (1895). Younger companies that make stuff here tend to sell new, expensive, sophisticated products in fast-changing industries.
this-week-279  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  jobs  Massachusetts  new-england  workforce-development 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
10 Skills that can Launch a Fulfilling Manufacturing Career -
Technology educators in Minnesota have become more aware of the opportunities that manufacturers now offer, and are steering their programs toward manufacturing skill sets.
this-week-279  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  minnesota  midwest  workforce-development 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Penske Presents: Surveys Finds 3PLs Hitting Stride Amid Economic Uncertainty - Nearshoring Trend Continues - Penske Logistics
Near-shoring is growing, with over 75 percent of North American CEOs reporting that some of their customers have shifted some of their operations from China to Mexico. This is impacting the revenue streams of 3PLs with nearly one-third of North American respondents reporting increased volume and revenues as a result of near-shoring. Rising Chinese wages, the benefits of a shorter supply chain from Mexico to the U.S., and increasing transportation costs have driven this near-shoring trend. In addition, several CEOs also remarked that Mexican government incentives have contributed to the movement.
global-supply-chain  3PL  logistics  studies  executive-surveys  this-week-279  around-the-web  nearshoring  backshoring  e-commmerce 
september 2014 by areadevelopment
Airbus looks to grow $6.1B Ohio supply chain -
France-based Airbus forecasts air traffic will grow almost 5 percent annually over the next 20 years. That will require 29,200 new passenger and freighter aircraft to be built, including 10,400 to replace existing planes with more efficient ones. The total investment is expected to exceed $4.4 trillion.
global-supply-chain  aerospace  ohio  alabama  airbus  fdi-usa  this-week-279  around-the-web 
september 2014 by areadevelopment

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