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As Obama Visits, Nike Links Trade Accord to New Hiring - NYTimes.com
Nike, saying it will create 10,000 domestic jobs, backs the president’s case that the Trans-Pacific Partnership could help American manufacturing.
nike  foreign-trade-agreements  business-globalization  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-304  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Scarce Skills, Not Scarce Jobs - The Atlantic
The "real" challenge technology presents isn't that it replaces workers, but rather displaces them.
skilled-labor  workforce-development  this-week-304  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
The Future Of Massachusetts' Offshore Wind Farm Is Uncertain - NPR
Officials in Massachusetts bet big on wind energy, sinking $113 million into a waterfront terminal designed to serve the new industry off the New England coast. But Cape Wind is all but dead.
wind-energy  regional-reports  new-england  Massachusetts  government-policy  clean-energy  this-week-304  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Economic Growth to Continue Throughout 2015 - ISM
Economic growth is expected to continue in the United States throughout the remainder of 2015, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in their Spring 2015 Semiannual Economic Forecast.
executive-surveys  economic-forecast  this-week-304  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
North Carolina Tax Revenue Exceeding Expectations Following Tax Cuts - Tax Foundation
Corporate tax rates are on a trigger schedule to reduce one percentage point each year when revenues are healthy, and this revised forecast makes it very likely that they will meet the trigger requirements this year.
corporate-tax  corporate-tax-reform  government-policy  north-carolina  this-week-304  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Iowa Gains Manufacturing Jobs For Fourth Straight Year - Manufacturers News
Manufacturers’ News reports Iowa is now home to 5,291 manufacturers employing 269,067 workers. Industrial employment in Iowa rose 4% since February of 2011, recovering 41% of jobs lost during the recession, but lagging behind the 5.8% national average increase reported by the Labor Department for the same time period.
economic-analysis  iowa  manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-304 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Collaboration Fuels Startup Community in North Carolina's Triangle - Forbes
On May 5th, Case’s Rise Of the Rest Tour stopped in the northeastern North Carolina area, which includes Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. This is his third road trip in the past year with the goal of highlighting hotbeds of entrepreneurship outside of Silicon Valley and New York.
Around-the-web  this-week-304  startup  north-carolina  raleigh-durham 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Reshoring Isn't a Myth: But It's Not a Phenomenon Either - Knowledge@Wharton
There is actually little reshoring on a net basis in the U.S., while supply chain movements are crisscrossing more than ever. Even within the same company, one department might be outsourcing while another is reshoring.
reshoring  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-304  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
10 Best States for Starting a Business - Entrepreneur
Maryland, Colorado and Virginia are the three states most supportive of innovation, according to the fourth annual Enterprising States report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
startup  entrepreneurship  ranking  state-rankings  small-business  this-week-304  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
The Future of Solar Energy - MIT Energy Initiative
Comprehensive MIT report highlights enormous potential and discusses technology and policy pathways towards affordable solar energy for the long-term future
solar  energy  energy-costs  sustainable-development  green-economy  green-facilities  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-304 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
The Distinctive Approach One Manufacturer Is Taking To Recruit Young Talent - IndustryWeek
In an effort to attract young talent, Turner Machine, a custom machine builder and full-service machine shop in Smyrna, Tenn., got creative in its recruitment methods.
workforce-development  this-week-304  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Airbus aerospace hub project finally gets off the ground - Dayton Business Journal
A deal with Airbus to create a high-tech aerospace machining hub in the Dayton area — touted as major economic development project in 2012 — is finally coming to fruition.
Aerospace  Around-the-web  this-week-304  airbus  ohio  midwest  manufacturing  Matt  economic-development  high-tech 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
The Tesla Battery Heralds The Beginning Of The End For Fossil Fuels - IFLScience
While wind and solar power have made great strides in recent years, with renewables now accounting for 22% of electric energy generated, the issue that has held them back has been their transience. The sun doesn’t shine at night and the wind doesn’t blow year-round – these are the mantras of all those opposed to the progress of renewables.
renewable-energy  Nevada  mountain-states  tesla  manufacturing  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  this-week-304  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Why global corporations should embrace corporate social responsibility - TheHill
As we have seen recently, there is a mix of poverty, crime and hopelessness pervading some of our nation’s oldest urban areas. With many industries long abandoning these cities in favor of cheaper labor, less regulation and decreased taxes, these communities have been plunged into economic hardship and an ever-declining standard of living. It is for these reasons that our influential multinational corporations should find innovative ways to be responsible in their practices.
CSR  this-week-304  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Philadelphia is a hive of innovation activity. How can we cross-pollinate across all business sectors, including technology and manufacturing. - Philadelphia Business Journal
Philadelphia has the ability to rewrite the rules on collaborative innovation. While knowledge used to be power, it is now knowledge-sharing that can create a long-term, sustainable ecosystem of growth.
Philadelphia  Metros  innovation-hubs  collabarative-workspace  small-business  this-week-304  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
‘We’re In A Race For Talent': Mass. High-Skilled Visa Workaround Back In Budget - WBUR - NPR
The application period for H-1B visas began earlier this month and the annual quota was maxed out in just a week. Here in Massachusetts, some entrepreneurs are trying to work around the system through an experiment called the Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program.
h-1b  Around-the-web  this-week-304  immigration  skilled-labor  skills-gap  entrepreneurship  startup-visa 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
With a clear vision, proposed tech corridor can happen - Albuquerque Journal News
P&W is the architecture firm recruited by the University of New Mexico’s Robert Frank and engaged primarily by UNM but also by the city to help chart our course to the creation of a vibrant new urban technology corridor.
new-mexico  albuquerque  technology-center  technology-based-economic-development  urban-planning  university-economic-development  innovation-hubs  this-week-304  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
The lies, damn lies, and statistics behind the boom in America’s right-to-work laws - Quartz
A bevy of “right-to-work” laws has been introduced in state legislatures across the United States this year. The legislation has generated intense debate and contention, making headlines across the country. What was most alarming about the parade of bills introduced this year, however, was how their proponents manipulated facts in order to propel them through state legislatures.
this-week-304  Around-the-web  right-to-work  labor  labor-costs  organized-labor  government-policy 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Record Number of Manufacturing Jobs Returning to America - MarketWatch
Made in the U.S.A. is hot again, and the number of manufacturing jobs that are returning to the U.S. — or coming to the U.S. for the first time — from overseas has hit a record level.
economic-development  site-selection  around-the-web  this-week-304  matt  made-in-america  manufacturing  jobs  location-usa 
may 2015 by areadevelopment

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