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States Tout Crowdfunding As The Future Of Private Investment - NPR
Congress approved a law creating a federal framework for equity crowdfunding. The goal was simple: give startups another option to get their ideas off the ground. Supporters say it trumps traditional methods, like securing hard-to-get bank loans, tracking down angel investors or going public and selling stock. But years later, the Securities and Exchange Commission still hasn't finalized rules. That's why Minnesota, and at least a dozen other states, have either considered or passed their own crowdfunding laws.
crowd-funding  capital-access  economic-development-vc  around-the-web  this-week-300 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
If You Build It, Will They Come? - GE Ideas Lab
Four years ago, Chile launched an innovation experiment: If they convinced entrepreneurs to set up shop in Chile, would a successful innovation ecosystem follow? They’re not alone. As investors look beyond Silicon Valley, governments around the world are asking themselves the same question.
international-location-reports  chile  innovation-hubs  startup  this-week-300  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
The future of manufacturing in California - JLL
​Recent legislation and technological evolution have sparked a renaissance within the manufacturing sector in California. It’s now ranked first in the United States for manufacturing jobs, numbers of firms and gross output—accounting for 11.4 percent of the total U.S. output in 2013.
studies  regional-reports  california  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-300  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
'Blue Tech' Push Aims to Create Maritime Jobs, Businesses, Officials Say - Times of San Diego
Green Tech, make room for “Blue Tech.” San Diego city and county officials Tuesday approved a “maritime vision” for the region that will include forming a Blue Tech incubator to create jobs and businesses.
san-diego  industry-clusters  biotech  blue-tech  around-the-web  this-week-300 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing's Wage and Job-Security - IndustryWeek
The frustration among manufacturing leaders is palpable. After years of attempting to solve the skilled worker shortage and rehabilitate manufacturing's image, problems persists. Worse, it's getting complicated.
labor-costs  manufacturing  this-week-300  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Rethinking talent management – The HR Blog - Deloitte
Over the last 20 years or so, though, three factors changed the nature of the relationship between HR and the contingent workforce.
workforce-development  contingent-labor  this-week-300  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
The Long, Long Wait for a Manufacturing Renaissance - EBN
Exactly a year has passed since my six-part series on the top 10 compelling reasons fueling the onshoring trend. As I pointed out then, we are still a long way from a manufacturing Renaissance in the United States. However, the undeniable influx of jobs brought back from China and other offshoring hot spots gives us reason to hope the bleeding has at least slowed if not come to an end. At the same time, based on the flurry of media stories extolling the virtues of American manufacturing, it's easy to get carried away.
this-week-300  around-the-web  backshoring  u.s.-manufacturing 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
G.E. Seen Close to Selling Its Real Estate Portfolio -
General Electric is poised to sell its enormous real estate portfolio in a sale that could fetch about $30 billion, according to people with knowledge of the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
this-week-300  around-the-web  ge  portfolio-management  asset-management  corporate-real-estate 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Barometer - April 2015 -PwC
Business outlook improved notably among US industrial manufacturers during the first quarter of 2015.
executive-surveys  u.s.-manufacturing  around-the-web  this-week-300 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Colorado adopts Massachusetts program to help retain foreign talent - Boston Business Journal
The University of Colorado Boulder’s Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology and Entrepreneurship this fall will pilot a new program to help keep foreign technology talent within the state's borders, one that's modeled after a similar program piloted in Massachusetts.
skilled-labor  workforce-development  workforce-retention  colorado  Massachusetts  university-economic-development  this-week-300  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
New Census data: Americans are returning to the far-flung suburbs - The Washington Post
The shift calls into question a parallel and popular narrative: that Americans who once preferred the suburbs would now rather move into the city.
suburbs  demographics  this-week-300  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
AOL founder Steve Case goes in search of America's next innovation center - St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Seventy years ago, Detroit was the technology capital of the United States. Seventy years earlier, at the height of steel's golden age, it was Pittsburgh. During both periods, Steve Case points out, the stretch of California running from San Jose to San Francisco — what we now know as Silicon Valley — was mostly farmland. Its signature export wasn't computer chips or mobile apps. It was prunes.
this-week-300  around-the-web  innovation-hubs  silicon-valley  industry-clusters 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
17 Manufacturing Gifs That Will Mesmerize You - AppealingStudio
Do you ever wonder how goods like balloons, chainsaws, and poptarts are made?
this-week-300  around-the-web  matt  manufacturing 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Logistics and Distribution in U.S. Metros: Where are the opportunities for this key industry group? - Garner Economics
National economic growth has been strong over the past three years. Between the second quarter of 2012 (2Q 2012) and the second quarter of 2014 (2Q 2014) the U.S. employment base added about 4.8 million jobs, a growth rate of 3.6 percent. The more robust economy has contributed to a resurgence of the production and moving of goods. This, in turn, has driven growth in the logistics and distribution industry, which employs more than seven million people nationally.
logistics  metros  this-week-300  around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports  economic-indicator-reports-analysis 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
Midwest Town Braces For More Steel Layoffs - NPR
NPR profiled the town's efforts to diversify its economic base and become less dependent on the steel mill two years ago, as Granite City tried to apply lessons learned after the last time the plant closed in 2008 and 2009.
granite-city  illinois  steel-industry  midwest  rust-belt  this-week-300  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment
There Are 67 New Reasons for the U.S. to Build Better Public Transit - Next City
At its simplest, job proximity impacts the likelihood of employment and is important for quality of life. It also has equity implications.
transportation-funding  market-proximity  this-week-300  around-the-web 
april 2015 by areadevelopment

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