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Why Advanced Manufacturing Will Boost Productivity - bcg.perspectives
Roughly three-quarters of U.S.-based manufacturing executives surveyed said that they expect advanced manufacturing to improve productivity and create more localized production.
advanced-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  industrial-production  this-week-292  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
6 Ways 2015 Will Be a Landmark Year for Manufacturing - GE Ideas Lab
Transformative changes brought on by Big Data, the Internet of Things and the natural gas boom point to a U.S. manufacturing resurgence.
big-data  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-292  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
2015 Industrials Trends - strategy&
Companies in the industrial sector continue to do well, but they must use their cash to boost digitization efforts and expansion strategies.
manufacturing  studies  this-week-292  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
MI, OH, OK, TN, WI Budgets Highlight Workforce Development, Tax Credits - SSTI
This week, governors in Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Wisconsin unveiled their budget proposals. Included in the governors’ recommendations are several cases of agency restructuring and funds for workforce development, innovation tax credits, and other TBED-relevant issues.
tech-based-economic-development  government-policy  michigan  ohio  tennessee  wisconsin  this-week-292  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Energy Department Announces New Office of Technology Transitions - Department of Energy
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced the launch of the Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) to help expand the commercial impact of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) research. The office will work closely with the national laboratories and engage with industry to commercialize technology and strengthen the global competitiveness of U.S. industries based on scientific and technological innovations.
energy  research-commercialization  research&development  government-policy  public-private-partnerships  this-week-292  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Recent Population Change in US States, 2012-2014 -
How are states faring in these two years of modest recovery? Change is never simple. States vary in their rates of births and deaths, “natural increase” (or decrease, possibly), rates of immigration from abroad, and especially in domestic, internal migration. I present four maps, for population change, natural increase, immigration, and domestic migration.
demographics  leading-locations  this-week-292  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Kauffman-Funded Research Measures How Taxes Affect Investment Incentives for Startups and Innovative Firms -
The research examines how several tax incentives try to encourage investment in research and development and by small businesses. However, those advantages are weakened, and sometimes eliminated, for two main reasons: first, because businesses that invest in new ideas rely more on higher-taxed equity than do firms that focus on tangible investment; and, second, because startups are often limited in their ability to use tax deductions and credits. These limits can more than offset the benefit from tax incentives.
small-business  taxes-incentives  government-policy  studies  research&development  r&d-tax-credit  this-week-292  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
'Made in China' Is Increasingly Becoming 'Made in USA' - NBC
Chinese foreign direct investment in the U.S. totaled $12 billion last year, topping $10 billion for the second year in a row, according to the Rhodium Group, which tracks Chinese money flows into the U.S. It was three years ago in 2012, when—for the first time ever—Chinese foreign investment in America lapped investment flows in the other direction to China.
china  fdi-usa  FDI-Asia  business-globalization  this-week-292  around-the-web  u.s.-manufacturing 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
2014 Q4 Global CFO Signals - Deloitte
Going into 2015, CFOs globally appear upbeat, if restrained. In the Q4 edition of Global CFO Signals, CFOs’ optimism about their own companies’ prospects remains positive in all but one of the 11 surveys featured.
executive-surveys  economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports  CFO  Deloitte-Consulting  this-week-292  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
West Coast Labor Dispute Brings Crippling Delays to Seaports -
LOS ANGELES — A simmering labor dispute between the longshoremen’s union and shipowners has brought crippling delays here and to other West Coast seaports. And the slowdown escalated this week as owners said they would suspend the unloading of container and other cargo ships on Thursday, Monday and the weekend because of what they called “a strike with pay.”
seaports  west-coast-ports  port-of-los-angeles  port-of-long-beach  port-of-oakland  port-of-seattle  around-the-web  this-week-292 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
5 Ways to Fill Your Supply Chain Knowledge Gaps - Supply Chain 24/7
Is your organization suffering from supply chain knowledge and skillset gaps? Here are five strategies to get back on track.
lists  supply-chain  skills-gap  skilled-labor  workforce-development  this-week-292  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
U.S. Becomes Hot Spot for Aerospace Manufacturing - Reuters
The aerospace industry is shifting more manufacturing investment to the United States after a decade in which production jobs in the sector flowed to China and other emerging economies, according to a new study.
this-week-292  around-the-web  matt  aerospace  manufacturing  reshoring  advanced-manufacturing 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Rise of the Machines: Robots Poised to Transform Global Manufacturing - The Globe and Mail
Advanced industrial robotics are at an “inflection point,” with lower costs and higher capabilities set to reshape the global manufacturing industry, according to new research from Boston Consulting Group. It predicts that, in the next decade, almost a quarter of automated tasks will be performed by robots – up from 10 per cent today.
this-week-292  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  robotics-manufacturing 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
First 3-D Printed Car Displayed At Battelle In Columbus - WBNS-10TV
A car-lover's dream in shiny blue and white drew admiring glances from employees of Battelle Memorial Institute. It's an engineering experiment that could point the way for cheaper family cars in the future.
this-week-292  around-the-web  matt  columbus  ohio  midwest  automotive-industry  3d-printing 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Dairy Farmers of America Plans to Cross the State Line to New KCK Headquarters - The Kansas City Star The Kansas City Star
Dairy Farmers of America announced plans Tuesday to build a $30 million headquarters in Kansas City, Kan., ending 16 years in Missouri and renewing cries of a border war.
site-selection  economic-development  missouri  kansas  midwest  plains  kansas-city  headquarters  this-week-292  around-the-web  taxes-incentives 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Obama Targets Foreign Profits: What are the Impacts on the Tax Efficient Supply Chain? - Forbes
A key challenge is to combine a corporate structure that allows for a low effective tax rate with the optimal physical supply chain.  These two goals are not mutually exclusive.  Supply chain transformations often require regional centralization as a way of creating new synergies.
tax-shelters  corporate-tax-reform  corporate-tax  global-supply-chain  this-week-292  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Making Big Data Work: Supply Chain Management - bcg.perspectives
In recent decades, companies have looked to technology, lean manufacturing, and global production to increase efficiency and reduce costs. However, these tactics are leading to diminishing returns.  Big data and advanced analytics represent the next frontier of supply chain innovation.  Three opportunities offer high potential.
big-data  supply-chain  lean-manufactuiring  business-globalization  this-week-292  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Could Boeing Buy Defense Aerospace Company Northrop? - Puget Sound Business Journal
A prominent aerospace analyst has suggested Air Force contracts awarded this spring could lead to consolidation within the aerospace defense industry. That could be a good opportunity for Boeing.
this-week-292  around-the-web  matt  aerospace  boeing  northrop-grumman  lockheed-martin 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Can High-Tech Reverse Outsourcing of United States Clothing Manufacturing? - Fox News
A company called SoftWear Automation is collaborating with researchers at Georgia Tech to develop robots capable of manipulating fabrics through conventional sewing machines.
this-week-292  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing  robotics  high-tech  georgia  south-atlantic  textiles-clothing-industries 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
An Incubator for Innovation -
As interest has cooled among V.C.s, entrepreneurs have struggled to find support for ambitious, “hard” energy technologies ideas. But, scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory may have found a better way to support entrepreneurial scientists who once depended on venture capital. The technology incubator program, Cyclotron Road, is intended to support entrepreneurs from academic laboratories until their ideas are mature enough to earn financial backing from chemical or oil and gas companies, or possibly even private investors.
public-private-partnerships  research-commercialization  energy  cleantech  business-incubators  research&development  this-week-292  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Lockheed Martin doubles size of its Orlando Innovation Demonstration Center - Orlando Business Journal
Lockheed Martin's newly remodeled Innovation Demonstration Center at its east Orlando facility is now double in size, giving clients better access to see what the defense and support company offers in immersive simulation training and logistic capabilities.
innovation-centers  research&development  aerospace  defense-sector  orlando  florida  lockheed-martin  this-week-292  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Patent system encourages American innovation - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Congress, I would caution against adopting overly broad changes so soon after the America Invents Act. Hopefully, our lawmakers will work together to keep the current patent system while suppressing bad behavior afflicting our innovators. Inventors’ Day, Feb. 11, is ideal for Congress to consider the patent system to continue American innovation and success now and in the future.
innovation  patent-law-reform  government-policy  opinion  this-week-292  around-the-web 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
The Life, Death, and Rebirth of BlackBerry Hometown - Fusion
But if there are any hard feelings about BlackBerry’s decline among Waterloo locals, I’m not seeing them. On my last night in town, Chris Plunkett, the director of external relations for Communitech, invites me out to a whisky-drinking party hosted by some young start-up entrepreneurs in town.
this-week-292  blackberry  ontario  central-canada  location-canada  matt  high-tech 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Why Elon Musk sees Brownsville, Texas as his Gateway to the Universe - Quartz
Before Portland and San Francisco became appealing to hipsters and business investors, the first was considered the filthiest city in the northern states, and the latter was lawless and wild. But then the Gold Rush and Lewis and Clark changed their fate. Growing up in the south of Texas, I wondered whether similar fortune would ever come our way.
this-week-292  around-the-web  matt  texas  southwest  tesla 
february 2015 by areadevelopment
Columbia Middle School Students Use STEM, Manufacturing Skills to Create, Race Dragsters -
Columbia Middle School sixth-graders in Nathan Williams' science classes recently teamed up with Jackson's Shop Rat Foundation for a few fun lessons in STEM - science, technology, engineering and math.
this-week-292  around-the-web  matt  STEM  manufacturing  michigan  midwest  education 
february 2015 by areadevelopment

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