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How Will the Tax Bill Affect Manufacturers? - IndustryWeek
Sitting down with one tax expert for the second story in our ongoing series about how the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will change industry.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  government-policy  taxes-incentives  jobs 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Toyota, Mazda walked away from $1.5 billion incentive package from NC -
The announcement — made by Alabama's governor and leaders of both car companies in Huntsville, the site of the new plant — was anticlimactic: News of the deal was leaked late Tuesday and spread like wildfire, stunning local and state leaders, some of whom admitted they were caught by surprise.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  location-USA  automotive-industry  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  north-carolina  alabama  south  south-atlantic  jobs  advanced-manufacturing  skilled-labor  toyota  mazda 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
The 10 Big U.S. Cities With the Fastest-Growing (And Slowest-Growing) Economies - Forbes
On average, U.S. cities saw their economies grow 10.9% from 2011 to 2016, according to data released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. That's in terms of gross regional product: the total dollar value of all goods and services produced.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  Metros  jobs  tech-forum 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Wisconsin unveils million-dollar ad campaign designed to lure millennials from Chicago -
Wisconsin officials have launched a planned multi-million dollar advertising campaign to lure millennials from Chicago, but the marketing blitz is making some grumble.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  wisconsin  midwest  workforce  millennials  foxconn  chicago  economic-development 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Trucking Firms Boost Orders for New Vehicles - WSJ
December’s surge in demand for Class 8 trucks portends another busy year for freight-hauling industry
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  trucking  logistics  supply-chain  freight  freight-logistics 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Toyota and Mazda Select Alabama for New Auto Factory - Bloomberg
Alabama edged out North Carolina as the winner in a multi-state contest for a prized Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. joint car factory worth $1.6 billion, a person familiar with the negotiations said.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  alabama  north-carolina  south  south-atlantic  economic-development  site-selection  automotive-industry  location-USA  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  jobs  workforce  taxes-incentives  toyota  mazda 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
As Trump pushes border wall, Arizona governor touts a ‘SkyBridge’ to Mexico - Phoenix Business Journal
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is touting a proposed development at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport that would be home to an air cargo hub with both Mexican and U.S. Customs operations.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  phoenix  arizona  southwest  mexico  e-commmerce  logistics  supply-chain  infrastructure  cargo 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Why you should hope that Amazon really does buy Target - MSN
Usually, consumers are turned off by big mergers as it can often lead to less competition and higher prices. But if predictions that may be interested in acquiring rival Target are true, it could be a big win for online shoppers.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  retail  ecommerce  e-commmerce  amazon  high-tech  tech  technology 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
America's 24 dying industries - MSN
An estimated 141.9 million people are working in the United States, up 4.8% from 10 years ago. While this represents employment growth on a macro level, on a micro level there were many losers as well as winners -- and many industries have nowhere to go but down.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  jobs  economic-development 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
America’s forgotten towns: Can they be saved or should people just leave? - The Washington Post
One of the great debates in American politics and economics in 2018 is likely to be how to help the country's forgotten towns, the former coal-mining and manufacturing hubs with quaint Main Streets that haven't changed much since the 1950s and '60s.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  jobs  cities 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Brokers, developers anticipate healthy 2018 real estate market -
Indianapolis commercial real estate professionals believe they’ll have plenty to celebrate in 2018 thanks to a generally healthy office sector, a hot industrial market bolstered by the torrid growth of ecommerce sales, and a retail landscape in which new development will help counter some of the sector’s challenges.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  commercial-real-estate  real-estate  e-commmerce  industrial-real-estate  economic-development  site-selection 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
America's Perennial Failure At Worker Retraining - The Atlantic
The strategies used to help workers displaced by technology and globalization in the 1980s ultimately failed. So why do the country’s policymakers continue to resort to the same tactics?
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  workforce-development  skilled-labor  labor  skills-gap  manufacturing  economic-development 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Data Center Geography: Think Globally AND Locally in 2018 - Data Center Frontier
Data center geography is a hot topic. What geographic markets will be strongest in 2018, and why? What are the up-and-coming markets that may make headlines in 2018?
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  data-centers  technology  high-tech  tech  site-selection  economic-development 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon Second Headquarters: Atlanta and Austin Now Lead - Fortune
Amazon will make a big splash in 2018 by announcing the location of its second corporate headquarters—a prize expected to bring prestige and as many as 50,000 high paying jobs to the winning city.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  retail  ecommerce  high-tech  tech  technology  site-selection  economic-development  Austin  Atlanta  Georgia  texas  southwest  south-atlantic  jobs 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Tech-savvy Millennials Primed to Change Manufacturing - IndustryWeek
The largest generation in the U.S. is taking its place in manufacturing -- and the experts are betting this tech-savvy cohort is ready to stir things up.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  millennials  jobs  workforce  skilled-labor  skills-gap  economic-development  tech  high-tech  technology 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
How Germany Wins At Manufacturing — For Now : NPR
America needs to create more manufacturing jobs: That's been a constant refrain of President Trump and was one of the goals of the corporate tax cut recently passed by Congress and signed into law. The loss of manufacturing jobs has been a problem for many countries, especially the U.S. It played a big role in Trump's election.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  germany  globalization  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  competitiveness 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
What's behind Chicago's downtown jobs boom? - Crain's Chicago Business
If you want to know what's behind the Chicago jobs boom I wrote about —driven by downtown, total city employment now is at the highest level in decades—new demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau provides some awfully good hints.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  chicago  midwest  jobs 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
How to Create Good Blue-Collar Jobs in the Knowledge Economy - HBR
Fifty years ago Americans knew exactly what constituted a good job for a blue-collar worker: a position with a large manufacturer such as General Motors or Goodyear or U.S. Steel. Often unionized, it paid well and offered good benefits.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  jobs  manufacturing  economic-development 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Reversing the Illinois exodus - Chicago Tribune
Monday brings a new year but not a clean slate for Illinois. The problems that bedevil this state persist and worsen.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  illinois  midwest  jobs  economic-development  workforce 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Best cities for finding a job in 2018 - Business Insider
To find the 20 best cities for finding a job in 2018, personal-finance site WalletHub compared 182 of the most populous US cities based on 26 metrics (like job opportunities, employment growth, monthly median salary, unemployment rate, average work and commute time, and housing affordability, among other metrics.)
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  Metros  jobs 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
The Limits of Amazon - WSJ
The tech giant is very good at delivering what customers need, but is it as well positioned to sell them things they want?
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  tech  high-tech  technology  retail  e-commmerce  logistics  supply-chain 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Decade since recession: Thriving cities leave others behind - MSN
As the nation's economy was still reeling from the body blow of the Great Recession, Seattle's was about to take off.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  Metros  economic-development  jobs 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Unions Are Dead? Why Competition Is Paying Off For America's Best Workers - Forbes
Companies that don't invest in talent management will be left behind," predicts Zillow's Rascoff. This is not just HR gobbledygook, this is mission-critical work." A mission that defines America's new labor reality.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  labor  workforce  unions  right-to-work  economic-development 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
Collaboration with Wisconsin plastics manufacturer yields industry and research advances - U-W Madison News
Osswald, who is also on the company’s technical advisory board, says Teel is an ideal example of how companies in Wisconsin have used the university as a resource. Yet their relationship is far from a one-way street: Teel’s challenges allow Osswald and his students to confront relevant and contemporary issues in industry.
research-commercialization  university-economic-development  wisconsin  plastics  Around-the-web  this-week-309 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Elon Musk's biggest challenge yet: Recharging Buffalo, NY - CNBC
SolarCity’s new factory is linchpin of a $1 billion plan to bring back a third of Nickel City’s lost manufacturing jobs.
buffalo  solarcity  green-economy  solar  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-309  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Companies flocking to Idaho make food processing a growth industry -
GoGo squeeZ is one of the latest additions to a growing list of food manufacturers choosing either to relocate to Idaho or to expand operations already here. The roster of companies includes some of the largest job creators in recent years, many of whom complement Idaho’s bulwark industry, agriculture.
Idaho  food-processing  industry-reports  regional-reports  this-week-309  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Free year-long manufacturing training for unemployed in Buffalo area - Business - The Buffalo News
The region’s advanced manufacturing sector has received increased attention with a project like SolarCity’s solar panel manufacturing complex under construction. Students who complete the SUNY Buffalo State program will emerge with a Basic Machine II Operator Certificate.
workforce-development  workforce-training  advanced-manufacturing  buffalo  technology-based-economic-development  technical-colleges  u.s.-manufacturing  regional-reports  education  solarcity  Around-the-web  this-week-309 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
As Gas Tax Revenues Fall, Infrastructure Crumbles - Robert Whitcomb - Huff Post
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is focusing on long-term projects that would help most people in the state, rather than "government by deal'' wherein powerful groups seek taxpayer help for their special projects.
rhode-island  government-policy  infrastructure  new-england  regional-reports  this-week-309  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Microsoft Picks Unusual Place to Make Its Giant Surface Hub: The U.S. -
Microsoft is building the Surface Hub in Wilsonville, Ore., just outside Portland and about 200 miles south of the company’s headquarters in Redmond, Wash. That puts the Surface Hub in a rare category, since most of Microsoft’s better-known devices, like the Xbox game console, are made overseas.
u.s.-manufacturing  electronics-industry  high-tech-manufacturing  Around-the-web  oregon  microsoft  this-week-309 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Prison labor helps U.S. solar company manufacture at home - Reuters
One of the largest companies to manufacture solar panels in the United States uses a surprising resource to keep costs low and compete against producers from China: prison labor.
workforce-development  labor-costs  Georgia  solar  green-economy  this-week-309  Around-the-web  labor 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Eastman Business Park announces partnership with national laboratory - Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
The agreement with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the largest science and energy laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy, is focused on accelerated manufacturing and commercialization of the next generation of batteries.
kodak  research&development  research-commercialization  researchparks  batteries  green-economy  national-laboratories  oakridge-national-laboratory  energy  rochester-ny  Around-the-web  this-week-309 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Scoring Tech Talent - CBRE Research
"Tech Talent" is the labor force that fuels innovation and drives productivity. This coveted labor force has been one of the most influential factors in the U.S. economic recovery. Select up to five of the top 25 Tech Talent markets from the drop down below to compare scores.
rankings  Metros  STEM-workforce  skilled-labor  this-week-309  Around-the-web  CRE 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Companies in Happy Cities Invest More for the Long Term - HBR
Happy people work differently. They’re more productive, more creative, and willing to take greater risks. And new research suggests that happiness might influence how firms work, too.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  quality-of-life 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Bicycle Manufacturer Brings Production Back to America - IndustryWeek
Kent’s strategic growth plan for its new Made-in-America site is aggressive. The goal is to assemble 175,000 bikes in 2015, then to double that in 2016 to 350,000, and get to 500,000 in 2017.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  reshoring  manufacturing  jobs  location-USA  FDI  made-in-america 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
US business owners can't pass on the Panama Canal expansion - CNBC
The reengineered canal, a project scheduled to be completed in 2016, will accommodate ships that are nearly three times larger than currently allowed. It will create an East Coast port system that will rival that of the West Coast.
panama-canal  global-supply-chain  seaports  Around-the-web  logistics  freight-logistics  this-week-309 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Here's how an Arizona aerospace manufacturing plant became a global success - Yahoo News
Hexcel has a global footprint in the aerospace industry, with 18 manufacturing plants worldwide that produce advanced composites, such as carbon fiber and honeycomb. But it’s the company’s Casa Grande, Arizona, plant that has the special designation as the world’s largest producer of honeycomb for the commercial aerospace industry.
Aerospace  industry-reports  u.s.-manufacturing  supply-chain  economic-development-news  arizona  Hexcel  this-week-309  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Why Robots AND Humans Are the Answer to Manufacturing's Job Woes -
Manufacturing needs to be closer to the centers of design and innovation and closer to end markets. So factories of the future will be smaller, nearer to customers and operated by local talent.
robotics-manufacturing  this-week-309  Around-the-web  advanced-manufacturing 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Inside the Top Secret Plan to Revive U.S. Manufacturing - Sarah A. Webster - Huff Post
When the U.S. manufacturing sector began its long slide a few decades ago, which culminated in the loss of 6 million jobs between 2000 and 2011, a lot of blame was given to low wages in foreign countries and free trade deals. There was nary a mention of how the U.S. was losing its competitiveness in manufacturing technologies.
u.s.-manufacturing  competitiveness  government-policy  advanced-manufacturing  tech-transfer  research&development  this-week-309  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Opening of La-Z-Boy headquarters a victory for Monroe - Toledo News Now
Two years ago, La-Z-Boy announced it was remaining in town and constructing the sixty million dollar building.

Five hundred jobs would be staying put.
Michigan  la-z-boy  corporate-headquarters  this-week-309  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Amway opens $81M Grand Rapids area plant, offers peek at soft-gel making operation -
The company has spent two years retrofitting a 317,000-square-foot former catalog distribution center with high-tech equipment.
Michigan  amway  grand-rapids  advanced-manufacturing  adaptive-re-use  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-309  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Maine, the way manufacturing should be - Sun Journal
Maine is lightly populated compared to other states, but it has a solid heritage of manufacturing and developing industries that export worldwide.
Maine  regional-reports  new-england  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-309  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Employers Need More Visas, but Abuse Claims Multiply - Stateline - The Pew Charitable
Tech companies, backed by many governors and mayors, want the federal government to expand the number of H1-B visas to fill high-skill jobs. But some labor advocates want to change or end the program, arguing that employers are exploiting it to find cheap, disposable labor.
skilled-labor  STEM-workforce  H1-B-visa  immigration  immigration-reform  high-tech  this-week-309  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
New suburban jobs a win for all -
Great metropolitan areas blend thriving downtowns and strong suburbs.

Cincinnati, which has struggled at doing both well, is turning a corner.
Cincinnati  suburbs  urban-revitalization  economic-development-news  jobs  corporate-headquarters  this-week-309  Around-the-web  kroger  GE 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Group Gears up to Bid for Smart Manufacturing Institute - Journal Sentinel
Sensing that the next generation of industrial automation and robots is about to reshape manufacturing, a group of Milwaukee-area economic strategists would like to create a Midwest Smart Manufacturing Institute.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  midwest 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
US Manufacturing: how did Indiana Power a Revival? - BBC News
For many Americans, there are two places that serve as symbols of the decline of US manufacturing: Detroit's hollowed out car plants, and vacant steel mills in Gary, Indiana.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  indiana  midwest 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Jurassic Office Parks: New Life for Old Suburban Campuses - Forbes
Low slung office buildings…massive parking lots…a mixture of private offices and acres of cubicles…Welcome to the 1980s and the suburban office park.
this-week-309  Around-the-web  Matt  office  office-market  adaptive-re-use  suburbs 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Northeast Ohio and the San Francisco Bay Area Have More in Common than NBA MVPs and Championship Games - Ray Leach - Huff Post
Whether it is on the basketball court or in the venture capital industry's efforts to advance the progress and impact of tech-based entrepreneurs, leaders from Silicon Valley and Cleveland have much to learn from each other.
regional-reports  venturecapital  economic-development-vc  innovation-hubs  silicon-valley  northeast-ohio  ohio  cleveland  this-week-309  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment

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