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Global Manufacturing Outlook 2015: Preparing for battle - Manufacturers get ready for transformation - KPMG
While it is clear that major transformation is coming to the manufacturing sector, few manufacturers are truly transforming their business models, operating structure, or supply chain in order to survive the battle.
executive-surveys  manufacturing  research&development  advanced-manufacturing  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-308 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Tesla's battery plan spurs producers to weigh new plants - The Detroit News
Elon Musk's plan to put batteries into millions of homes and cars is pushing two of the leading lithium producers to consider new factories to meet an expected surge in demand.
tesla  batteries  natural-resources  gigafactory  Around-the-web  this-week-308 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Wind Energy Jobs on the Rise as U.S. States Chart a Clean Path to Fight Climate Change - Susan Casey-Lefkowitz - Huff Post
States are already gearing up to reduce carbon pollution and create local jobs. Many are turning to one of the best and most cost-effective ways to cut carbon pollution: America's abundant clean energy resources.
green-economy  wind-energy  this-week-308  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
How Will Automation Affect the Workforce in Coming Years - IndustryWeek
The debate over the impact of machines on employment has raged for centuries. But recent technological advances have given the debate renewed fervor.
workforce-development  manufacturing-automation  robotics-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-308  arou 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
The Changing Nature of U.S. Basic Research: Trends in Performance - SSTI
It has long been known that academic institutions are a key driver of research and development performance in the United States. While industry still funds and performs the majority of R&D in the U.S., universities and colleges (U&C) play a pivotal role in the advancement of basic human knowledge. Using the latest data update of the National Science Foundation’s National Patterns of R&D Resources series, this article, the third and final of SSTI’s series on basic research, describes how the performers of R&D and basic research in the U.S. have changed over time.
university-economic-development  research&development  research-commercialization  competitiveness  government-policy  this-week-308  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Majority of U.S. States See Resurgence of Startup Activity in 2015, According to Annual Kauffman Foundation Report -
New business creation also rose in nearly half of the nation’s 40 largest metro areas, with startup activity largely clustered in western and southern cities,
startup  small-business  Metros  economic-indicator-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-308 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Tired of Waiting for U.S. to Act, States Pass Crowdfunding Laws and Rules -
State agencies and lawmakers, tired of waiting, are taking action, passing crowdfunding laws and regulations to let local businesses raise money from local residents. The movement is growing. Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia have enacted such rules, nine of them in the last six months.
crowd-funding  government-policy  economic-development-vc  capital-access  this-week-308  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Charlotte developers see more room for growth but are concerned about N.C. incentives - Charlotte Business Journal
Speaking on a panel this week, Charlotte real estate developers said they see plenty of room for growth before the next economic downturn.
this-week-308  Around-the-web  Matt  charlotte  north-carolina  south-atlantic 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Governor Signs Economic Growth Bill - Times Argus Online
The state will make investments to help existing businesses, attract new businesses — especially those from north of the border — and encourage home ownership.
this-week-308  Around-the-web  vermont  economic-development  site-selection  new-england 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Utah Launches Commercial Broadband Map - Government Technology
Broadband is a crucial asset for most businesses, and states like Utah are advertising through new tools just what kind of pipes they have on offer.
this-week-308  Around-the-web  Matt  utah  mountain-states  broadband  technology 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Will TPP Derail Reshoring Movement? - IndustryWeek
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is projected to reduce the rate of reshoring and manufacturing jobs being brought back to the U.S. Combined with the high U.S. dollar, the impact is likely to be severe.
this-week-308  Around-the-web  Matt  reshoring  manufacturing  location-USA 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Sexton: Senate Override of Veto of Religious Freedom Act Does Matter - Winston-Salem Journal
Ask anybody in business recruitment — elected officials and those tasked with economic development. Local and state governments try and one-up each other every day to attract knowledge-based businesses.
this-week-308  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  government-policy  north-carolina  south-atlantic 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
How a Decaying Infrastructure Hurts U.S. Manufacturing - WSJ
Make or buy all that you want in the U.S., but if the transportation system doesn’t work, your business will suffer. That’s why the U.S. must address the huge problem of decaying infrastructure.
this-week-308  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  infrastructure 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Developers Push to Reverse Valley Shortage of Vacant Industrial Space - Las Vegas Review-Journal
Developers have either started or completed construction on nearly 1 million square feet of speculative warehouse and distribution space, banking on the idea that reversing the valley’s shortage of large, vacant industrial space will lure big tenants from outside the market.
this-week-308  Around-the-web  Matt  Nevada  mountain-states  economic-development  las-vegas 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Auto Suppliers Have Work to do to Keep Pace Globally - PLANT
Pressure from Mexico, Southern US and CAFE requirements provide growth potential for auto parts manufacturers, conference hears.
this-week-308  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  manufacturing 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
GE says new taxes could force it out of Connecticut - Connecticut Post
General Electric, which reported $148 billion in revenue last year, indicated Monday it could move its headquarters out of Connecticut if the new state budget passes as proposed.
GE  corporate-headquarters  taxes-incentives  corporate-tax  connecticut  government-policy  economic-development-news  this-week-308  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Auto Reshoring from Asia to U.S. - Supply & Demand Chain Executive
These announcements are just the latest in a growing trend of auto manufacturers to move production from Asia to North America. Both slumping sales and increased production costs in China, along with the growing complexity and risk of Asia to U.S. supply chains, are forcing manufactures to consider reshoring a large portion of the production.
global-supply-chain  business-globalization  china  fdi-USA  backshoring  onshoring  automotive-industry  south-carolina  volvo  this-week-308  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
How 8 Cities Score on Making the Tech Hub Concept Work for Them – Next City
The cities with the strongest markets for civic innovation are also the cities where entrepreneurs believe strong connections exist between the tech community — those forming tech startups — and civic actors — those interested in solving entrenched municipal problems.
innovation-hubs  Metros  new-orleans  new-york-city  san-francisco  Boston  Washington-DC  Austin  chicago  high-tech  silicon-valley  entrepreneurship  this-week-308  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Unlocking the future: The keys to making cities great - McKinsey & Company
Good economic strategy attracts investment. Great strategy identifies and attracts the best growth prospects. But how do you do this? Tax breaks may be necessary, but they are not sufficient. What is more important is to figure out the city’s competitive advantages and then construct a winning offer to businesses that also makes economic sense for the city.
economic-development-news  Metros  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  government-policy  this-week-308  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Medical Device Contract Manufacturing Market Forecast 2015-2025 - MarketWatch
Where is the market for medical device contract manufacturing heading? What are the commercial prospects for this market and medical device outsourcing as a whole? Visiongain's new report shows you potential revenues and other trends to 2025, discussing data, opportunities and prospects.
this-week-308  Around-the-web  medical-device  manufacturing  medical 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Tesla, SolarCity and SpaceX are supported in part by the U.S. government - Upstart Business Journal
T esla CEO Elon Musk has one very important supporter in his quest to build the future: the U.S. government, which has subsidized Musk’s companies with an estimated $4.9 billion.
economic-development  site-selection  this-week-308  Around-the-web  taxes-incentives  tesla  automotive-industry 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Comeback Trail is Long, Rocky - Crains Cleveland Business
U.S. manufacturers have found growth hindered by a whirlwind of factors this year, from the strong dollar to the drop in oil prices to a particularly rough winter.
this-week-308  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Fades as Biggest Employer in the Most Counties - Stateline - The Pew Charitable Trusts
Between 2008 and 2013, health care appears to have surpassed manufacturing as the major private employer in the largest share of U.S. counties. Manufacturing employed the most people in about 30 percent of counties in 2008. By 2013, the share had dropped to one-fourth, while the counties where health care was the biggest employer grew to almost a third from one-fourth in 2008.
u.s.-manufacturing  healthcare  demographics  maps  this-week-308  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment

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