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Which States Have Created the Most Job Growth since the Great Recession? - Stateline - The Pew Charitable Trusts
North Dakota has led the way thanks to its oil boom. Employment there has jumped more than 28 percent since April 2009, the earliest low point of any state.

Other top performers are Texas and Utah, where employment has increased more than 15 percent since December 2009 and February 2010, respectively. Next are California and Colorado, where employment is up more than 13 percent since their lowest points in early 2010.
economic-indicator-reports  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  state-rankings  jobs  Around-the-web  this-week-305 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
The Permitting Process: Avoiding Pitfalls and Adopting Best Practices - Saint Consulting
Maneuvering around the potential pitfalls in the permitting process may be likened to playing a fierce round of dodge ball. It takes gamesmanship, mental toughness, negotiation skills, preparation, persistence, and help from a talented team of players.
permitting  industrial-real-estate  site-selection-factors  corporate-real-estate  this-week-305  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
The Entrepreneurs Who Saved Seattle - Fast Company
It’s hard to imagine that two people transplanting their then-tiny firm to their hometown could change a city’s economic history for decades to come. Yet this phenomenon isn’t uncommon.
innovation-hubs  seattle  microsoft  high-tech  workforce-migration  Metros  this-week-305  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Memphis as a center for infrastructure and jobs - Brookings Institution
As a global hub for trade and transportation, the metro area stands at the intersection of five major freight railroads, two interstate highways, and the Mississippi River to drive industrial growth. In addition to hundreds of warehouses and truck terminals, Memphis houses several port facilities linking a variety of global producers, consumers, and shippers in extensive value chains—led most notably by FedEx.
intermodal  supply-chain  transportation  memphis  infrastructure  Tennessee  fedex  this-week-305  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Major Manufacturing Industries Call for Quick Passage of TPA to Overcome the Status Quo Disadvantage - Shopfloor - National Association of Manufacturers
Trade agreements and particularly FTAs negotiated under prior grants of TPA have supercharged U.S. manufactured goods. Indeed U.S. FTA partners now purchase nearly half of all U.S. manufactured goods, even though they represent only six percent of the world’s population.
trade-agreements  government-policy  business-globalization  u.s.-manufacturing  industry-organizations  this-week-305  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
NFIB Survey: Taxes a Top Problem for Business - Tax Foundation
The results are always worth a look. I wouldn't recommend taking every opinion in it as gospel; business owners are but one type of contributor to the economy, and the perspectives of others are valuable in understanding the economy as well. But it has many great, long-running data series on the perspectives of business owners.
Unsurprisingly, taxes are unpopular.
corporate-tax  interest-rates  skilled-labor  labor  executive-surveys  this-week-305  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
2015 North America Ports & Logistics Annual Report - CBRE
The recent congestion at U.S. West Coast ports has placed a spotlight on labor and port efficiencies. In response, supply chain users are exploring diversification strategies that move some portion of inbound cargo to the East and Gulf Coasts.
ports  logistics  global-supply-chain  this-week-305  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Best solutions for workforce will come from Michigan, not Washington - Rep. Tim Walberg -
The rise of top-down federal mandates was a reoccurring theme at a panel discussion I recently hosted at the Jackson Area Career Center with local business leaders from Alro Steel, Elm Plating, The Enterprise Group of Jackson, and the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce.

As the panelists pointed out, the Washington knows best approach leads to large scale government programs and burdensome regulations that stifle jobs and economic growth.
government-policy  workforce-development  opinion  Around-the-web  this-week-305 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Dispersion and Concentration in Metropolitan Employment -
The just released County Business Patterns indicates a general trend of continued employment dispersion to the newer suburbs (principally the outer suburbs) and exurbs but also greater concentration in the central business districts of the 52 major metropolitan areas in the United States (over 1 million population in 2013).
demographics  Metros  suburbs  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  census-data  leading-locations  this-week-305  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
What Yahoo's energy efficiency strategy borrows from farms - GreenBiz
The company has focused heavily on decoupling the growth of its various business lines and the company's global environmental impact.
high-tech  data-centers  yahoo  sustainable-development  green-facilities  this-week-305  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Why isn't the tech boom helping the economy? - Nishant Bhajaria - LinkedIn
The tech sector is different from these older sectors when it comes to job creation. Its power is deep, but its reach very limited.
Around-the-web  this-week-305  high-tech  jobs  industry-reports  economic-analysis 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Not All STEM Jobs Guarantee Top Wages - Fast Company
Think a STEM track will guarantee a six-figure salary? A new report shows the degree isn't always a golden ticket.
this-week-305  Around-the-web  STEM-workforce  workforce-development  education 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Why People Thrive in Coworking Spaces - HBR
What makes coworking spaces – defined as membership-based workspaces where diverse groups of freelancers, remote workers, and other independent professionals work together in a shared, communal setting – so effective? And are there lessons for more traditional offices?
this-week-305  Around-the-web  workplace-trends  collabarative-workspace 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
How Airline Decisions Can Boost – Or Hinder – Local Economic Growth - Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
For policymakers, attracting and increasing flights requires a unique combination of luck, cachet and diplomacy. For large and small corporations, easy access to other parts of the world is essential. This connectivity is critical for the strength of urban economies.
this-week-305  Around-the-web  airports  logistics  Matt  economic-development 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
How global demands are impacting commercial real estate in this country - Argacel
The increased production and demand for American goods has started to impact the commercial real estate business.  In the 3rd quarter of 2014, industrial space absorption recorded its second highest level of absorption, since data collection started in 1993
economic-analysis  corporate-real-estate  business-globalization  industrial-real-estate  Around-the-web  this-week-305 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
GE Sheds Finance Arm to Become Industrial Powerhouse - Knowledge@Wharton
Signaling the end of a chapter when financial risk was rife, General Electric has announced it’s selling off the bulk of GE Capital, divesting out of the financial-services market within the next two years. While many in the general public may still think of GE as an industrial company that makes jet engines and CAT scan machines, GE had in fact ballooned into a major player in the finance sector.
GE  u.s.-manufacturing  asset-management  this-week-305  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Robots are taking on more responsibility. What does this mean for manufacturing jobs? - PwC Industrial Insights Blog
Does it follow that productivity and the ability to compete mean a diminished need for human workers? At a time when many economies are still wrestling with high jobless rates, fears and concerns surrounding robots as job-killers persist. This notion of machines displacing humans is, of course, a perennial one.

The verdict may still be out. Interestingly, 77% of manufacturers said they believed robotics will create new job opportunities (e.g., to engineer robots and their operating systems) while 73% said that robots will replace workers and reduce overall workforce.
u.s.-manufacturing  executive-surveys  productivity  robotics-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  competitiveness  this-week-305  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
New and Improved Trade Agreements? by Jeffrey Frankel - Project Syndicate
The bottom line is that if the US can boost auto exports to Malaysia, agricultural exports to Japan, and service exports to Vietnam, real wages will be bid upward more than by the creation of more jobs. That is why, if it is allowed to proceed, the TPP will, like past trade deals, help put real median US incomes back on a rising trend.
trade-agreements  business-globalization  economic-analysis  this-week-305  Around-the-web  Trans-Pacific-Partnership 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Infrastructure Week: Siemens Study Links Intelligent Infrastructure Investment to Economic Development and Job Creation - Business Wire
Study specifically evaluates broader economic impact totaling hundreds of millions of dollars in business sales and several thousand jobs through public transportation and energy efficiency building upgrades in two U.S. cities – Louisville and Salt Lake City
infrastructure  economic-development-news  STUDIES  economic-analysis  louisville  salt-lake-city  Metros  transportation  energy-efficiency  green-economy  green-facilities  this-week-305  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
Millennials Say They’ll Relocate for Work-Life Flexibility - HBR
Strikingly, 38 percent of U.S. Millennials say they would move to another country with better parental leave benefits. That’s a shocking proportion, and it should disturb everyone who cares about U.S. companies and competitiveness.
workforce-development  workforce-mobility  workplace-trends  millennials  humanresources  this-week-305  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment
An Update On Intrastate Crowdfunding - Crowdfund Insider
Normally when I write about updates on intrastate crowdfunding legislation it’s simply to let readers know that one, two, maybe even as many as three states have either enacted or proposed new legislation. Not this time, however, as the first quarter of 2015 has brought an explosion of intrastate legislation.
crowd-funding  capital-access  government-policy  this-week-305  Around-the-web 
may 2015 by areadevelopment

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