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White House Picks UT to Lead National Composites Manufacturing Institute - Tennessee Today
President Obama will announce today that UT will lead the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation, or IACMI, a $259 million public-private partnership. The Institute reflects a $70 million commitment from the US Department of Energy (DOE) and $189 million from IACMI’s partners.
tennessee  public-private-partnerships  u.s.-manufacturing  government-policy  composites-manufacturing  this-week-288  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Shale gas in the US: What now? - PwC Industrial Insights Blog
Shale has been and likely will continue to be a boon to domestic manufacturing. According to a recent PwC analysis, shale gas development could mean annual cost savings of more than $22 billion by 2030 and 930,000 manufacturing jobs. Looking out another ten years to 2040, it’s possible we could reach $34 billion in annual cost savings and 1.4 million new jobs.
shale-gas  energy  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-288  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
The 2015 Economic State Of The Union: Get Ready For The Next Debt Crisis - Manufacturing & Technology News
My basement is full of 30-plus-year-old reports with titles like "America at the Crossroads," "America's Two-Minute Warning," and "America's Competitive Crisis." These reports and hundreds more were written at the national, state and city levels by America's top business, labor and academic leaders in the 1980s. Their warnings of lower U.S. living standards -- the reality that America now faces -- received tremendous attention at the time but, in the end, were ignored.
u.s.-manufacturing  economic-forecast  this-week-288  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
2015 Manufacturing Predictions - IndustryWeek
Mike Opal, Sr. Evangelist Global Cloud Alliances; Kevin Howard, Sr. Packaging Engineer/Consultant, Packnomics, LLC; Dr. David Simchi-Levi, Co-Director, Leaders for Global Operations, MIT; Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP; Jim Lawton, CMO, Rethink Robotics; Thomas Trappler; Sr. IT Commodity Manager, University of California, David J. (Joe) Armstrong, Principal, Inventory Curve, LLC
executive-surveys  economic-forecast  manufacturing  this-week-288  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Georgia Offered Mercedes-Benz Incentive Package of $23.3 Million - NorthJersey.com
Georgia offered Mercedes-Benz USA an incentive package worth $23.3 million to move to the state from Montvale, according to a letter released Tuesday that says the new U.S. headquarters for the German car maker will involve a total investment of $74 million.
area-development-news  this-week-288  matt  mercedes-benz  automotive-industry  taxes-incentives  georgia  south-atlantic  economic-development  site-selection  Atlanta  new-jersey  mid-atlantic 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
The Myth of America’s Manufacturing Renaissance: The Real State of U.S. Manufacturing - The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
To listen to most pundits and commentators, U.S. manufacturing has turned a corner and is roaring back after the precipitous decline during the 2000s. Long gone are the dismal days when manufacturing jobs and output were lost due to foreign competition. Higher foreign labor costs, cheap oil and gas here at home and automation are combining to make America the new global manufacturing hub: at least according the now dominant narrative. Indeed, the term “manufacturing renaissance” is used to describe this new state of affairs. However, as a new ITIF report shows, the data do not support such a rosy scenario.
industry-organizations  u.s.-manufacturing  studies  backshoring  this-week-288  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Google Didn't "Get it Wrong": A Deeper Look into that Recent WaPo Piece about Open Offices - Work Design Magazine
In the wake of the latest diatribe against open office plans, Kay Sargent, director of workplace strategies for Lend Lease, says the vitriol is misguided. Google didn’t “get it wrong” and the open office trend isn’t “destroying the workplace”. Here are six approaches to creating more harmonious workspaces, open or otherwise.
google  workplace-design  collabarative-workspace  this-week-288  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Guest: Washington’s potential in the new economy - The Seattle Times
Bolstering research in Washington’s universities and encouraging public-private sector research partnerships would move innovative ideas toward commercialization
washington  regional-reports  research-commercialization  public-private-partnerships  this-week-288  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Associate’s Degrees and the Future of Jobs - Boston.com
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates there will be at least a million more jobs at the associate’s degree level in 2022 than there were in 2012. That represents a 17.5 percent increase, much larger than the job market as a whole. The bureau expects other middle-skill jobs (requiring post-secondary non-degree education) to grow at a similar pace.
middle-wage-jobs  skilled-labor  economic-indicator-reports  demographics  this-week-288  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin’ Govs: CA, KY, VT Govs Pitch Energy Goals, Higher Ed Reform To Spur Economic Growth - SSTI
Now in its 15th year, SSTI's Tech Talkin' Govs series has returned as governors across the country formally convene the 2014 legislative sessions. The series highlights new and expanded TBED proposals from governors' State of the State, Budget and Inaugural addresses. The first edition includes excerpts from speeches delivered in California, Kentucky, and Vermont.  This year, several governors have combined their inaugural addresses with the traditional address to the state legislature. Remarks from these speeches related to technology, innovation and economic development will be included in the roundups.
government-policy  high-tech  economic-development-news  industry-organizations  this-week-288  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
2014 Best-Performing Cities - Milken Institute
In the 2014 index, technology and shale energy remain the two overarching factors driving the performance of top metros. However, these cities also possess a variety of other positive traits that help explain their success. Several metros with dense urban areas, for example, have the innovation advantage: They are able to offset high costs, an unfavorable tax structure, and a burdensome regulatory environment thanks to the clustering of talent and technology in an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
leading-locations  studies  rankings  metros  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-288  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
The Nerds Office Perspective - Winter 2014
The NERDS—Nashville, East Bay, Raleigh-Durham, Denver, and Salt Lake City are gaining momentum as people and corporations look to tap into that next hotspot. Find out how these markets are performing as economies and office markets, and why they're so appealing.
innovation-hubs  metros  nashville  silicon-valley  raleigh-durham  denver  salt-lake-city  office-market  studies  commercial-real-estate  this-week-288  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing's Post-Recession Transformation - MAPI
The Great Recession was devastating to manufacturing and the subsequent prolonged recovery permanently took away years of potential growth. The sector’s structure has changed; industries that make up one-quarter of manufacturing value-added fell substantially short of their pre-recession production levels and are still recovering. Manufacturing as a whole, meanwhile, is in an economic expansion.
u.s.-manufacturing  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  this-week-288  around-the-web  industry-organizations 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
CFO Signals 2014 Q4 - Deloitte US
Despite lingering concerns about the potential frailty of the global economic recovery, growing worries about geopolitical disruptors, and uncertainty in the aftermath of US mid-term elections, the tenor of CFOs this quarter is clearly one of rising optimism and confidence.
executive-surveys  economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-288  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Shinola Watch Dial Factory Visit - Cool Hunting
The resurgence in stateside manufacturing is largely thanks to more educated and passionate consumers.
this-week-288  around-the-web  manufacturing  matt  detroit  michigan  midwest  factories 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Attracting, Retaining Talent Key to Driving Economy Forward - Xconomy
A major issue continues to be how to attract and train the necessary talent to drive forward both individual businesses and the economy as a whole. This issue is being addressed in pockets (such as some nascent, innovative programs in Michigan), but not nearly at the scope that is needed. Among other things, it involves changes in how we view secondary education, college and vocational training, immigration, and the relationship between employers and educators. And change is both essential and urgently needed.
skilled-labor  workforce-development  this-week-288  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Job Engine Running Low on Gas as Energy Costs Tumble - WSJ
U.S. oil and gas companies have been an engine of growth through much of an otherwise lackluster economic expansion, providing steady employment, solid wages and fierce competition for workers across wide swaths of the country.
this-week-288  around-the-web  matt  energy  oil  jobs 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Stronger Supply Chains Are the Key to US Manufacturing Growth - IndustryWeek
Since 2010, the U.S. manufacturing industry has experienced significant growth—often referred to as the manufacturing renaissance—due to a combination of organic growth, foreign direct investment and reshoring by companies like Apple, Caterpillar and Whirlpool returning their operations to the United States.
this-week-288  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  supply-chain  u.s.-manufacturing  fdi  reshoring  apple  caterpillar  whirlpool 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Which States Created the Most Jobs in 2014? - Stateline - The Pew Charitable Trusts
Boosted by an oil and gas boom, North Dakota’s jobs total grew by 4.8 percent between December 2013 and November of this year, the largest increase of any state. Texas’s employment growth ranked second at 3.7 percent, and Utah was third at 3.4 percent. Thirty-three states and the District of Columbia experienced employment growth of 1 percent or more.
economic-indicator-reports  unemployment-statistics  economic-recovery  this-week-288  around-the-web 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
The right generation at the right time - Peter G. Martin, Ph.D., Vice President, Business Value Solutions, Schneider Electric - The International Society of Automation
When I researched generational characteristics for a presentation of my own, what I learned surprised me. Instead of the industrial misfits they had been made out to be, the millennial generation might be exactly what industry needs today.
workforce-development  skills-gap  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-288  around-the-web 
december 2014 by areadevelopment
Emails Show NC Faced Long Odds Vying with SC for Big Companies - CharlotteObserver.com
North Carolina officials want to close the gap with South Carolina and other states that offer larger incentive packages and lower tax rates to lure companies – sometimes causing Charlotte to miss out on hundreds of jobs.
this-week-288  around-the-web  matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  south-carolina  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection 
december 2014 by areadevelopment

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