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Why Grow Jobs when you can Steal them? - Tallahassee Democrat
Forget the charm offensive. In Gov. Rick Scott’s war against other states for jobs, his strategy is more akin to the taunt offensive. As the nation is emerging from the deep recession and jobs are being created, governors have determined that luring jobs from other states is a legitimate economic development tool.
this-week-289  around-the-web  matt  florida  south-atlantic  economic-development  jobs 
march 2015 by areadevelopment
Economic Sentiment Rises among U.S. Industrial Manufacturers, According to PwC’s Q4 Manufacturing Barometer
Aiming to fill the skill gap, majority of respondents plan to hire new workers Concerns regarding legislative/regulatory pressures drop
pwc  studies  executive-surveys  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-forecast  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
From Headquarters to ahead-quarters - Roland Berger
In globally operating companies, the pressure on corporate headquarters is constantly rising: they are increasingly called upon to justify their existence to the operating entities and demonstrate just how their functions contribute to the company's overall performance. Moreover, corporate headquarters face new challenges arising from the growing complexity of markets and the ever-intensifying competition.
corporate-headquarters  around-the-web  this-week-289 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
The Productivity Challenge of an Aging Global Workforce - HBR
The world is aging, and that matters for growth. In the past, an abundant and growing labor pool was a powerful engine of the world economy; today, the number of workers is starting to decline in many countries. This leaves no alternative but for companies, individuals, and governments to work in smarter ways. In an era of profound demographic change, another productivity revolution is a necessity.
skilled-labor  workforce-development  workforce-aging  workplace-productivity  around-the-web  this-week-289 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
The 14 Best Startup Cities in America - Popular Mechanics
No disrespect to San Francisco or Brooklyn, but we wanted to identify the next wave of cities building an ecosystem to turn innovators into entrepreneurs.
automotive-industry  small-business  startup  ranking  metros  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Global Metro Monitor 2014 - An Uncertain Recovery - Brookings Institution
The number of U.S. metros that achieved full recovery to 2007 levels in both employment and income has nearly doubled since the 2012 Global MetroMonitor was published, with 32 out of 80 metros in this category in 2014, versus 17 in 2012.
metros  ranking  economic-indicator-reports  leading-locations  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Raffaello D’Andrea - co-founder of Kiva Systems - on the Future of Robotics - bcg.perspectives
"We always thought about manufacturing when we were growing the company (Kiva Systems), but we were really focused on distribution. There was just so much opportunity in distribution that we said, well, manufacturing will come later—maybe we will spin off another company, maybe we will start another division. That still may happen. The underlying ideas can certainly be brought to manufacturing."
robotics-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  distribution-centers  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Top7 Intelligent Communities of 2015 - Intelligent Community Forum (ICF)
According to the New York-based think tank, which has been naming the world’s most Intelligent Community of the Year since it named Singapore in 1999, Canada and Taiwan continue to reach the group’s Top7 regularly. The list also includes two American communities (Columbus and Arlington County), which were on the list in 2014 as well. Following are profiles of the accomplishments for each 2015 Top7 Intelligent Community, as established using the Intelligent Community Forum’s Community Indicators of success:
studies  ranking  smart-cities  ICT  economic-development-news  metros  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
NAIAS: Michigan’s Brainpower Will Drive the Global Automotive Industry - Michigan Advantage Blog
The 2015 North American International Auto Show opened to the public this past weekend, drawing large crowds hoping to see some of the newest product launches and industry-changing innovations.
this-week-289  around-the-web  matt  michigan  midwest  automotive-industry 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Incentives Update Would Spur Alabama Job Creation, Top Officials Say - Alabama Department of Commerce
Leaders of Alabama’s economic development team are working with Governor Robert Bentley and other top officials to overhaul Alabama’s incentive laws, enhancing the state’s competitiveness as it pursues new jobs and investment.
around-the-web  this-week-289  matt  alabama  south  taxes-incentives 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
What are you doing to bridge the talent gap? 8 tips to help manufacturers recruit and retain skilled workers - PwC Industrial Insights Blog
Increasingly, these are skilled jobs that require managerial, technological, or engineering talent. And lots of industries are looking for this kind of talent. So manufacturers have to work harder to compete for scarce resources. A new global report on talent management offers some fresh ideas on how to attract and retain the right people.
STEM-workforce  skilled-labor  workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
15 Great Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production - Great Rated!
At Hilcorp, they're serious about the motto: "When Hilcorp Wins, We All Win." This privately-held oil and natural gas company rewards people with generous bonuses when goals are met.
this-week-289  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  workplace 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Which U.S. Metros Currently have the Strongest Labor Markets? - Garner Economics
In this brief we examine labor force and unemployment rate changes for 372 U.S. metropolitan areas between November 2013 and November 2014 as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
this-week-289  around-the-web  metros  economic-indicator-reports 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
But more impressive than the show itself is what I sensed was happening outside the Cobo Center, where I continued to pick up on this sense of pride and even defiance. The city has been down, no question about that, but it was far from out. And if you were to go downtown, you very well might be surprised. I know I was, as there is an economic vitality that I think many cities would envy.
detroit  economic-development-news  shinola  automotive-industry  u.s.-manufacturing  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  metros  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
State of the Union Conundrum: Can Obama take Credit for Economy? - LA Times
President Obama will lay out an ambitious vision Tuesday for government's role in American life, from such everyday concerns as how to pay for mortgages, tuition and doctors' bills to broader issues including the climate and national security
this-week-289  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  obama  economy 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Georgia Incentives to Mercedes: $24,540 Per Job - The Detroit News
The state of Georgia last week further outlined its incentives offerings to Mercedes-Benz USA and the total number of jobs and investment expected as part of the company's headquarters relocation.
this-week-289  around-the-web  matt  automotive-industry  mercedes-benz  taxes-incentives  georgia  south-atlantic  mid-atlantic  new-jersey  economic-development  site-selection 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Is Ontario Ready to be Canadian Economic Engine? - PLANT
Manufacturing is gearing up but the province’s industrial landscape will be different.
this-week-289  around-the-web  manufacturing  canada  location-canada  ontario  central-canada 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Google Self-Driving Cars may be Built by GM, Ford, Toyota, or Mercedes - Slate
While the world’s major automakers were twiddling their cruise-control knobs, Google zoomed past them in developing the technology for the driverless cars of the (possible) future.
this-week-289  around-the-web  matt  google  automotive-industry  midwest  detroit  michigan  GM  mercedes-benz  ford  toyota 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
State Budgets Target Investments in Workforce, Higher Education - SSTI
As governors around the country begin their newest terms, their proposed budgets are beginning to take shape. Although few governors specifically target technology based economic development, after the first wave of budgets a variety of initiatives related to workforce development and higher education have garnered support.
workforce-development  government-policy  governors-agendas  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin’ Govs: Energy, Workforce Initiatives Prominently Featured in Gubernatorial Addresses - SSTI
The series highlights new and expanded TBED proposals from governors' State of the State, Budget and Inaugural addresses. The second installment of this year’s series includes excerpts from speeches delivered in Arizona, Idaho, Indiana, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
government-policy  high-tech  technology-based-economic-development  arizona  idaho  indiana  south-dakota  virginia  washington  west-virginia  wisconsin  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
How can US manufacturing gain momentum in 2015? - The Strategic Sourceror
91 percent of executives at U.S. manufacturing firms are concerned about how supply disruptions will impact factory production. Geopolitical shifts, global conflicts and lesser obstacles can be predicted, but the accuracy of estimations are only so strong. These considerations are supporting cases for reshoring, as procurement officers would like to benefit from a shorter supply chain that isn't so asset-heavy.
natural-resources  supply-chain  economic-forecast  u.s.-manufacturing  backshoring  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Chattanooga Is First Mid-Size City To Designate An Innovation District -
Much like those in larger cities, the Chattanooga Innovation District will include a catalytic mix of startup businesses, business incubators and accelerators alongside other innovation economy generators and amenities available in a dense, walkable urban core.
chattanooga  tennessee  innovation-hubs  government-policy  small-business  business-incubators  business-accelerators  startup  around-the-web  this-week-289 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Can Manufacturing Learn A Lesson From Farm-To-Table? -
When industries turned to machines and away from the hands of artisans during the first industrial revolution, the manufacturing of goods became quantity and speed over quality and care. Products lost the potential for personalization, replaced by a one-size-fits-all approach.
this-week-289  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Will Hospitals Become the New Vanguard in Urban Economic Development - ICIC
The importance of hospitals to our quality of life extends well beyond the healthcare services they provide. They are also major drivers of economic growth.
around-the-web  this-week-289  economic-development  matt  healthcare 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing, R&D Colocation Shines at First Solar's Perrysburg Plant - IndustryWeek
Asked why the Perrysburg facility has thrived when so many other U.S. factories have been shipped to Asia, Koralewski said a key factor was that production and R&D were co-located at the plant, and so innovations and improvements are quickly introduced into the production process while issues on the line are rapidly brought to the attention of engineers. Some 25% of the shop floor area is devoted to R&D.
research&development  co-location  solar  ohio  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-289 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
30 Under 30 Reinventing Manufacturing In A Greener, Tech-Savvier World - Forbes
The classic picture of the manufacturing industry is that of conveyor belt upon conveyor belt of identical, mass produced products on the inside and large chimneys belching smoke into the atmosphere on the outside.
this-week-289  around-the-web  manufacturing  matt  technology 
january 2015 by areadevelopment
How To Design An Office That Actually Makes You Better At Work - Co.Exist
Forget all the crazy offices designed to make employees more creative. In reality, you only need a few simple things for everyone to get the most out of their workplace.
office-design  workplace-design  this-week-289  around-the-web 
january 2015 by areadevelopment

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