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U.S. Executives Remain Bullish on American Manufacturing, Study Finds - BCG
Decision Makers at Large Manufacturers Expect the U.S. Share of Their Production to Rise an Average of 7 Percent in Five Years; Half Expect to Boost U.S. Factory Jobs by 5 Percent or More, According to Latest BCG Manufacturing Survey
studies  u.s.-manufacturing  executive-surveys  backshoring  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Data is the Key to the Factory of the Future - Economics and Statistics Administration
Data and analytics can help manufacturers at nearly every step in the process, from their global supply footprint to the turn of a screw in their factories. And because a healthier manufacturing sector is an important part of a healthier economy, the benefits of data-driven manufacturing will be felt throughout the country as well.
advanced-manufacturing  big-data  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Three Trends Happening Now in the U.S. Industrial Sector - Cassidy Turley
The industrial outlook is clouded given the less sanguine economic conditions everywhere else in the world. Downside risks aside, 2014 is on track to be the third strongest year ever for the industrial sector in terms of net absorption.
corporate-real-estate-news  economic-analysis  industrial-real-estate  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
The Intelligent Community Forum Announces World’s Smart21 Communities of 2015 - Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
Tech is not all there is to a great community.  Some are aspirational but all have launched programs that are innovative, and will do something that most cities, towns and regions have been attempting since the broadband economy emerged: launch a successful and full-scale full revolt against brain drain and the creation of industries that will produce jobs. The Smart21 Communities of 2015 is comprised of five communities from the United States, four communities from Australia, four communities from Taiwan, three communities from Canada, and one community each from Brazil, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya and New Zealand.
metros  ICT  innovation-hubs  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
What you don’t know about megatrends can hurt you - PwC
All businesses have to deal with industry-specific issues, but in today’s world they must also look at the disruptive forces that are changing the rules of the game.
airline-industry  aerospace  urbanization  metros  natural-resources  resource-scarcity  demographics  business-globalization  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Few States Escape Recession's Impact on Businesses - Stateline - The Pew Charitable Trusts
The number of private employers decreased in most states during the recession, but not in oil-rich states, New York or the District of Columbia, a Stateline analysis of recent census data found.
demographics  regional-reports  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Economic Impact Report – Google Economic Impact
Google has named Reno as the 2014 eCity for the State of Nevada. The eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business communities in all 50 states.
this-week-281  around-the-web  reno  nevada  matt  mountain-states 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Where Young College Graduates Are Choosing to Live -
As young people continue to spurn the suburbs for urban living, more of them are moving to the very heart of cities. The number of college-educated people age 25 to 34 living within three miles of city centers has surged, even as the total population of these neighborhoods has slightly shrunk. Some cities are attracting young talent while their overall population falls, like Pittsburgh and New Orleans. And in a reversal, others that used to be magnets, like Atlanta and Charlotte, are struggling to attract them at the same rate.
leading-locations  demographics  diaspora  skilled-labor  workforce-migration  urban-planning  metros  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Viewpoint: Can Walmart's 'Made in America' Campaign Last? - ThomasNet News
Some say the cost of producing anything in the United States is prohibitive, but others, like me, argue that, ultimately, you get what you pay for, and we’re seeing that every day as supply chains that went offshore are dealing with major time and quality issues.
walmart  opinion  backshoring  u.s.-manufacturing  global-supply-chain  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Companies Continue to Flee Uncompetitive U.S. Tax System - Tax Foundation
The Treasury Department last month adopted new rules to make inversions, such as this one, less attractive, but the rules do nothing to address the fundamental problem, which is that the U.S. relies far too heavily on business taxation, particularly corporate taxation.
this-week-281  around-the-web  inversion  business-globalization  corporate-tax  corporate-tax-reform 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Recent Research: Is Bigger Better in Economic Development? - SSTI
Over the past decade, two ideas have become more and more popular among innovation and economic development leaders. First, that maximizing collaboration between institutions, interest groups, stakeholders and communities is pivotal in building an innovation ecosystem that can succeed and grow over time. Second, that proximity matters, and by focusing on innovation networks at the regional or metro scale, rather than at the national or state level, initiatives can have a real, measurable economic impact.
economic-development-news  innovation-hubs  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Useful Stats: Business Survival Rate by State, 2003-2013 - SSTI
Nationally, 610,082 businesses were established in the United States in 2003. Of these businesses, 226,809 (37.17%) survived until 2013. A state by state look yields interesting results about which states’ businesses faired the best throughout this 10-year time period.
small-business  startup  economic-indicator-reports  maps  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Joel Kurtzman’s Case for Economic Optimism - strategy+business
Because of factory automation and robotics, North American productivity is staggering. The U.S. produces about seven times as much factory output per employee as China does. To be sure, this is tough for individuals. Factory workers need a minimum of two years of college, and ideally four years. But because productivity has grown faster than wages, labor in North America is not much more expensive than in Asia. There is still a lot of room to pay workers more, which would be very helpful for resolving income inequality.
u.s.-manufacturing  economic-recovery  economic-forecast  economic-analysis  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Do a 180: How to Turn Around an Underperforming Factory - IndustryWeek
Embrace a culture of recognition. Don’t stop at the one-offs. Develop a whole program for recognizing great work in order to surface new best practices, and then score your team leaders on how well they do engaging with line workers. Make it part of quarterly and annual performance reviews.
shop-floor  workforce-development  humanresources  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
The Supply Side: Bicycle maker says onshoring effort tough, but worthwhile - The City Wire (NW Arkansas)
From GE light bulbs to Kent Bicycles and Element TVs the lights are on again in recent weeks as a handful of Wal-Mart suppliers answered the early call to put America back to work.
walmart  backshoring  onshoring  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Businesses feel left out as railways shift trains toward frac sand, oil - Wisconsin State Journal
Demand for rail transport in the Midwest has soared in recent years as oil trains roll out of North Dakota and mines in Wisconsin generate massive amounts of sand for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
fracking  energy  natural-gas  freight-logistics  midwest  wisconsin  rail-logitsics  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
A split message from US industrial manufacturers in our latest manufacturing survey - PwC
While management teams see growth opportunities, they are being cautious in moving forward. They are worried about external factors they can’t control, resulting in less near-term spending and a retrenchment in investment plans. Domestically, they are concerned about changes to legislative/regulatory and tax policies, with 59 percent of respondents citing legislative/regulatory pressures as the major headwind to growth over the next 12 months. The other major concerns are lack of demand and taxation policy.
economic-indicator-reports  executive-surveys  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
A Look at New Employment Data for Metropolitan Labor Markets - Brookings Institution
The Great Recession created some of the toughest employment conditions that American workers experienced in the postwar period. The economy overall shed 8.7 million jobs in 2008 and 2009, and the unemployment rate reached a 25-year high of 10 percent in 2009. That year, more than 14 million Americans were looking for work but unable to find it, more than double the number before the recession started.
economic-recovery  economic-indicator-reports  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  demographics  this-week-281  around-the-web 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Why Germany Dominates the U.S. in Innovation - Harvard Business Review
Reading the headlines, you might think that the most urgent question about national success in innovation and growth is whether the U.S. or China should get the gold medal. The truth is: Germany wins hands down.
this-week-281  around-the-web  innovation-hubs  competitiveness  manufacturing  germany 
october 2014 by areadevelopment
Viewpoint: It Takes a Village to Spark Youth Interest in Manufacturing - ThomasNet News
It takes a village — every one of us in manufacturing — to ensure that there is a next generation of skilled workers. When it comes to inspiring young people, it takes a village filled with those of us who are passionate about our careers and willing to be role models for those who hopefully will follow in our work boots.
this-week-281  around-the-web  workforce-development  STEM-workforce  skills-gap  u.s.-manufacturing 
october 2014 by areadevelopment

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