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Amazon creates new playbook for headquarters searches - Chicago Tribune
Corporate relocation searches can be cloak-and-dagger affairs, complete with secretive office tours, project code names and hotel rooms booked under aliases.
this-week-310  Around-the-web  Matt  headquarters  amazon  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives  ecommerce  retail 
january 2018 by areadevelopment
How the Panama Canal Expansion Is Redrawing the Logistics Map - bcg.perspectives
The expansion of the Panama Canal will be the headline event in shipping in 2016. The $5 billion project promises to reorient the landscape of the logistics industry and alter the decision-making calculus of the shippers that the canal serves.
logistics  global-supply-chain  seaports  panama-canal  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
How a Texas Trucker’s Family Depends on the U.S.... - GE Reports
The American credit agency guarantees loans to foreign companies that purchase U.S. products, and it is in danger of losing its charter on June 30.
capital-access  business-globalization  government-policy  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
How U.S. companies can fill the skills gap - Fortune
The jobs the nation has been creating in the past two years are very different in nature from the ones that were lost following the 2008 financial crisis.
skills-gap  this-week-310  Around-the-web  economic-recovery  green-economy  high-tech 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is nearly dead - The Berkeley Blog
It’s not that labor unions have regained political power (union membership continues to dwindle and large corporations have more clout in Washington than ever) or that the President is especially weak (no president can pull off a major deal like this if the public isn’t behind him).

The biggest lesson is most Americans no longer support free trade.
free-trade-agreements  this-week-310  Around-the-web  government-policy  Trans-Pacific-Partnership 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Will Advances in Technology Create a Jobless Future? - MIT Technology Review
We’re in the midst of a jobs crisis, and rapid advances in AI and other technologies may be one culprit. How can we get better at sharing the wealth that technology creates?
robotics-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  jobs  productivity  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
America’s Unconventional Energy Opportunity - bcg.perspectives
A divisive and often misinformed debate about unconventional gas-and-oil resources is jeopardizing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to change America’s economic and energy trajectory.
government-policy  energy  green-economy  natural-gas  this-week-310  Around-the-web  natural-resources 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing’s next act - McKinsey & Company
Industry 4.0 is more than just a flashy catchphrase. A confluence of trends and technologies promises to reshape the way things are made.
productivity  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Innovative, proactive measures taken years ago prepared Arizona to face today’s water challenges. - U.S. Cluster Mapping
Over the past 60 years, Arizona’s population has increased five-fold. However, the demand for water has increased only 0.1 percent.
arizona  regional-reports  infrastructure  water-availability  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Brian Littlefield, UPS: Skyrocketing Aerospace Growth... - GE Reports
Now, more than ever, a mastery of aerospace logistics is key to success. Without it, the chance for failure grows.
industry-reports  Aerospace  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  logistics  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Proposed Economic Development Privatization Gets Mixed Reviews - The Montgomery County Sentinel,
Earlier this year, a bill to replace the Department of Economic Development as a principal branch of the executive branch with a nonprofit known as the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation was proposed.
this-week-310  Around-the-web  Matt  maryland  mid-atlantic  economic-development 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Small Regions Rising - Newgeography.com
In the last 25 years there has been a huge change in the level of competitiveness of smaller urban areas – by which I mean the small end of the major urban scale, or metro areas of about one to three million people – that has put them in the game for people in residents in way they never were before.
urban-planning  Metros  demographics  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Elon Musk's growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in government subsidies - LA Times
A looming question is whether the companies are moving toward self-sufficiency and whether they can slash development costs before the public largesse ends.
government-policy  taxes-incentives  tesla  automotive-industry  Aerospace  this-week-310  Around-the-web  solar 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Nevada Electric Highway to make drive between Reno, Vegas possible with electric car
Gov. Brian Sandoval and NV Energy have unveiled the Nevada Electric Highway, a network of charging stations planned along U.S. Route 95 that would finally make it possible to drive between Reno and Las Vegas with an electric vehicle (EV).
Nevada  electric-vehicle  energy  green-economy  tesla  reno  las-vegas  gigafactory  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Goose Island Tech: All the Innovation Happening on Chicago's Goose Island - Chicago Inno
As far as manufactured nicknames for tech neighborhoods go, you can't do much better than Innovation Island.

That's what UI Labs spokesman Marty Malone hopes becomes the new moniker for Goose Island, the 160 acre island on the Chicago river that's quickly becoming a center for technology and innovation in the city. Often overlooked by the beer brand that shares its name (you can't find any Goose Island neighborhood information on a Google search until page 2), Goose Island is ready to make itself known as a tech hub in Chicago.
innovation-hubs  advanced-manufacturing  chicago  regional-reports  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Saratoga County IDA Turns Down $100,000 Request to Hire Consultant for State Money - Albany Business Review
The Saratoga County Industrial Development Agency won't chip in money to hire a consultant to increase the region's chances of winning $500 million in state economic development assistance.
this-week-310  Around-the-web  Matt  new-york  mid-atlantic  economic-development  consultants 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Rosabeth Moss Kanter on solving America’s infrastructure problems - Harvard Magazine
Once America was the world’s acknowledged innovator. Now we’re stuck on the way to the future—stuck in traffic, stuck in congressional gridlock, and stuck in history.
this-week-310  Around-the-web  infrastructure  transportation  competitiveness 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
US manufacturing growth building demand for industrial real estate - JOC.com
Developers of industrial real estate are expanding their portfolios beyond big-box distribution centers for supply-chain logistics to include manufacturing facilities and warehouses to serve manufacturers in the U.S. and Mexico.
industrial-real-estate  CRE  distribution-centers  logistics  warehousing  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Five Reasons U.S. Manufacturing Is Not Dead - Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Professor Thomas M. Corsi, co-director of the Supply Chain Management Center at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, explains five forces driving the reshoring
u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-310  Around-the-web  backshoring 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Site-Selection Radar Homes in on Albuquerque, New Mexico - Albuquerque Journal News
Efforts across New Mexico to attract new job-generating companies failed for some time to keep up with business closings and downsizings, creating the state’s well-documented lag in the national economic recovery.
this-week-310  Around-the-web  jobs  workforce  workforce-development  new-mexico  southwest  Matt  economic-development  site-selection 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Push to Return Manufacturing Jobs to U.S. Remains Very Strong at Wal-Mart - The City Wire
Michelle Gloeckler says Wal-Mart Stores remains focused on helping return manufacturing jobs to the U.S., with the number of success stories growing and the 2015 manufacturing summit being moved to Bentonville to better connect buyers with products “that are ready to go.”
this-week-310  Around-the-web  reshoring  made-in-america  walmart  Matt  manufacturing  jobs 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Eyeing Tesla, college offers new 4-year degree in logistics - San Francisco Chronicle
A community college in Reno is becoming the first in Nevada to establish a new four-year degree in logistics to help meet anticipated demand for skilled workers at Tesla Motors and other high-tech companies moving distribution hubs to the region.
gigafactory  education  workforce-development  logistics  Reno  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
California's commercial drone industry is taking off - LA Times
Dozens of California firms are jumping into the nascent business of selling drones to consumers and companies
uav-aerospace  california  industry-clusters  startup  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Mexico getting auto investment, U.S. holding its own; Canada losing - Detroit Free Press
The U.S., Canada and Mexico are united under NAFTA but fierce rivals in the boardroom to win automotive investment and jobs.
automotive-industry  mexico  nearshoring  business-globalization  NAFTA  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Introducing The Bridge, The Innovation Hub Of NYC $2 Billion Tech Campus - Co.Exist
Cornell Tech is building a new type of campus where companies and academia will work together more closely than ever.
this-week-310  Around-the-web  Matt  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  tech  high-tech  innovation  innovation-hubs 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Schwan: Site-selection consultants weigh in on Sioux Falls - Argus Leader
Minutes before an announcement that the Sioux Falls Development Foundation was buying 820 acres to create a massive development park, I looked out at the audience and was struck by how many from our business community had showed up to hear about it.
this-week-310  Around-the-web  Matt  south-dakota  plains  sioux-falls  consultants  site-selection  economic-development 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
3D Printing is About to Change the World Forever - Forbes
I believe, along with a growing number of leaders around the world, that 3D printing will change the way things are produced more in this century than the industrial revolution did over the last 300 years.
this-week-310  Around-the-web  Matt  3D-printing  manufacturing  high-tech 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Tesla Leases Former Solyndra Building - Silicon Valley Business Journal
Tesla Motors Inc.’s “Gigafactory” under construction near Reno might get all the press, but the electric carmaker is also expanding closer to home, and in a big way.
this-week-310  Around-the-web  Matt  tesla  california  pacific-states  gigafactory  automation  site-selection  silicon-valley  high-tech 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Vancouver in Midst of Startup Tech Boom - Metro
With 20-somethings tapping on laptops, a foosball table in the lunchroom and a well-used bike room, there’s no doubt the Launch Academy in a West Hastings character building is in the tech universe.
this-week-310  Around-the-web  Matt  British-Columbia  western-canada  startup  entrepreneurship  tech  technology  high-tech  vancouver 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
Top 20 U.S. Ports: Competition Heats-Up for Discretionary Cargo - Supply Chain 24/7
At this time last year, West Coast port congestion was a speculative concern and now that shippers have seen the worst case scenario unfold, many analysts feel that Gulf and East Coast ports are ready to pull in more vessel calls at peak season this year - Is a “battle royale” waiting for the bell?
global-supply-chain  port-congestion  panama-canal  logistics  seaports  this-week-310  Around-the-web 
june 2015 by areadevelopment
U.S. shale production set to fall again in July, EIA says - Fuel Fix
Countries that are net importers of crude oil and industries with high fuel costs are likely to see huge benefits as crude oil remains low.
this-week-310  Around-the-web  Matt  energy  shale-gas  natural-gas  crude-oil 
june 2015 by areadevelopment

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