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Globalization Hasn’t Killed the Manufacturing Cluster — HBS Working Knowledge
In today's global markets, companies have many choices to procure what they need to develop, build, and sell product. So who needs a manufacturing cluster, such as Detroit? Research by Gary Pisano and Giulio Buciuni shows that in some industries, location still matters.
industry-clusters  innovation-hubs  Around-the-web  this-week-315  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
How High Are Gas Taxes in Your State? - Tax Foundation
This week’s tax map takes a look at state gasoline tax rates, using data from a recent report by the American Petroleum Institute. Pennsylvania has the highest rate of 51.60 cents per gallon (cpg), and is followed closely by New York (45.99 cpg), Hawaii (45.10 cpg), and California (42.35 cpg). On the other end of the spectrum, Alaska has the lowest rate at 12.25 cpg, but New Jersey (14.50 cpg) and South Carolina (16.75 cpg) aren’t far behind. These rates do not include the additional 18.40 cent federal excise tax.
gas  taxes-incentives  cost-of-doing-business  government-policy  transportation  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-315 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Budget Update: Education Spending Vetoed in IA, Stable in CA, OH - SSTI
Now that many governors have signed spending bills and legislative sessions are drawing to a close, the SSTI Digest will check on the status of proposals related to the innovation economy, and examine the state of technology-based economic development funding in the states. This week, we review spending bills in California, Iowa, Ohio and New Jersey.
government-policy  economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-315 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Reshoring is not easy, says injection molder, but it pays off - Plastics Today
Through the advent of reshoring, Scheffler said that retailers are starting to see the advantages and looking at their suppliers as partners. "This is how we add value," commented Scheffler.
this-week-315  Around-the-web  Matt  reshoring  made-in-america 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Tax reform: Everyone wants it and yet…. - PwC Industrial Insights
It’s no wonder viewers on our latest Talking Tax webcast said they were interested in hearing about tax legislation and policy. As one of the few developed countries still utilizing a worldwide system of taxation, US international tax policies are out of step with the rest of the world. Other countries have dramatically changed their laws in the last few years and the United States has not kept pace.
corporate-tax  corporate-tax-reform  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-315 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
NYC Industrial Manufacturing Plan Still Needed - Gotham Gazette
Since the recent announcement by Jamestown Properties and partners of a $1 billion investment to rebrand and renovate a massive 16-building complex - which will require a rezoning to permit a hotel and academic facility as well as a public investment of $100 million to improve the surrounding streetscape and infrastructure - there has been a steady stream of media accounts of new tech and commercial tenants drawn to Industry City.
industrial-real-estate  innovation-hubs  adaptive-re-use  new-york-city  government-policy  this-week-315  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
The Next Industrial Revolution Should Happen In America - TechCrunch
The U.S. is on the brink of a new golden age of manufacturing — if we realize the potential in our backyard, and act quickly to build on it.

The next industrial revolution wants to be homegrown. Will the U.S. manufacturing industry take advantage?
internet-of-things  industrial-internet  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-315  advanced-manufacturing 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Overpasses: A love story - Politico
With American transportation in crisis, why are we spending our money on massive new roads? An investigation of one city’s addiction to megahighways.
highways  infrastructure  transportation  wisconsin  government-policy  this-week-315  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
How the US Can Protect Its Intellectual Property - IndustryWeek
When are we going to get the message that China is dedicated to replacing the U.S. as the preeminent economy in the world and that getting our R&D and technologies is the key?
research&development  tech-transfer  research-commercialization  applied-research  u.s.-manufacturing  china  business-globalization  competitiveness  Around-the-web  this-week-315 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
2015 Life Sciences Markets Outlook - JLL
Despite higher rents and labor costs, life sciences firms continue to flock to premier markets.

The need for specialized talent—often at the PhD level—has historically driven life sciences organizations to markets with reputable colleges and universities, like Boston, Raleigh-Durham and San Francisco. These three markets currently lead the pack in our rankings of life sciences clusters.
life-sciences  biotech  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  this-week-315 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
We Need Alternatives to College for the Workforce of the Future - Etale
When we look at studies about workforce development and the perceived need for more college graduates, they are sometimes based on the skill and degree requirements listed on job postings and anticipated future job postings.
this-week-315  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  workforce-development  education 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
The Wind and Sun Are Bringing the Shine Back to Buffalo - The New York Times
Along a bend in the Buffalo River here, an enormous steel and concrete structure is rising, soon to house one of the country’s largest solar panel factories. Just to the south, in the rotting guts of the old Bethlehem Steel plant in Lackawanna, where a dozen wind turbines already harness the energy blowing off Lake Erie, workers are preparing to install a big new solar array.
this-week-315  Around-the-web  Matt  buffalo  new-yok  mid-atlantic  energy  wind-energy  renewable-energy  solar-power 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
This Incredibly Detailed Map Shows Every Single Job In America - Co.Exist | ideas + impact
Somewhere in the sea of colored dots on this map is a single dot representing your job. Or, at least, your job in 2010, the year of the most recent census data.
this-week-315  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
What Tesla is doing in America’s newest smokestacks-free manufacturing city - Fortune
Fremont, California is reinventing what it means to live in a factory town, and the electric car giant has joined in what could be a new era of U.S. manufacturing.
regional-reports  factories  u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  green-economy  green-manufacturing  tesla  california  this-week-315  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Getting Kids Interested in Manufacturing Careers - IndustryWeek
Read any industry piece on workforce development and the apparent challenges of filling the skills gap, and you’ll see experts stressing the importance of companies—especially in manufacturing and engineering—having hands-on involvement in their local education centers.
this-week-315  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  workforce-development  workforce  STEM 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
State Small Business Credit Initiative: A Summary of States'2014 Annual Reports - The U.S. Department of The Treasury
SSBCI was created by the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 to support private lending and investing in small businesses. From 2011 through 2014, States reported that they had expended $864 million in SSBCI funds which, in turn, supported over 12,400 private sector loans or investments to small businesses totaling $6.4 billion.
small-business  capital-access  economic-development-vc  government-policy  this-week-315  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Analyzing Talent Flow: Identifying Opportunities for Improvement - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
In order to establish a more streamlined, efficient way for employers to communicate the required skills and competencies for success, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is exploring an employer-driven approach to improve talent flows for critical jobs in key sectors (e.g., manufacturing, healthcare) at the regional level. Talent Flow Analysis is a process for describing and analyzing the flow of workers into and out of a targeted set of jobs that are most critical for the competitiveness of employers and the region in which they do business.  
education  workforce-development  government-policy  workforce-training  Around-the-web  this-week-315 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
2015 report on America’s economic engine - Deloitte
While US mid-market executives’ confidence in the economy remains high, their companies are moderating investments and making deliberate tactical adjustments to help drive success.
economic-analysis  economic-forecast  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-315  sfp-insider-123 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Top 10 Counties with Best and Worst Manufacturing Economies of 2014: Wayne County in Detroit Creates Most Manufacturing Jobs, Los Angeles County Loses Most - Headlight Data
Recently released data show that manufacturing job creation in 2014 across counties in the US varied from a high of 4,200 manufacturing jobs in Wayne County, MI (Detroit) to a loss of 4,800 jobs in Los Angeles County, CA.
economic-indicator-reports-analysis  economic-indicator-reports  demographics  this-week-315  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Six Facts to Know About Millennials - MAPI: Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation
One of the hottest topics in the business world today is how to manage the new generation of workers. There’s more discussion and more research being done today on people born in the last two decades of the 20th century—the rough boundaries given to the demographic cohort called “millennials”—than on any generation before it.
industry-organizations  workforce-development  millennials  this-week-315  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Budget Update: Economic Development Remains Priority Despite Contentious Debates in Many States - SSTI
Now that many governors have signed spending bills and legislative sessions are drawing to a close, the SSTI Digest will check on the status of proposals related to the innovation economy, and examine the state of technology-based economic development funding in the states. This week, we review spending bills in Alaska, Connecticut, Louisiana, South Carolina and Vermont.
government-policy  economic-development-news  this-week-315  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Parker Poe Helps HUESKER Site Geosynthetics Plant in Cleveland County, North Carolina - Parker Poe
Economic development professionals and attorneys with Parker Poe Consulting in Columbia, S.C. and Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP in Charlotte, N.C. are helping HUESKER inc. establish a new geosynthetics manufacturing facility in Shelby, N.C.
this-week-315  Around-the-web  Matt  site-selection  north-carolina  south-atlantic 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
S.C. Commerce uses business donations to supplement recruiting - Independent Mail
Dozens of businesses contribute to a "special events fund" that South Carolina's economic development agency uses to augment its recruiting efforts, including its successful bid to secure Volvo Cars' first North American plant.
economic-development  this-week-315  Around-the-web  south-atlantic  south-carolina 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Hospital Consortium Closes on $14M E. Harlem Site for Cancer Treatment - Commercial Observer
In a first for the state, New York will be getting a proton beam therapy center now that a group of hospitals closed on the purchase of a 51,000-square-foot East Harlem site for $14 million, the city and the hospitals’ representative said.
this-week-315  Around-the-web  Matt  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  medical 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Inside the fake town in Michigan where self-driving cars are being tested - The Washington Post
The University of Michigan teamed up with automakers, tech companies and the Michigan Department of Transportation to create a place to test self-driving cars.
this-week-315  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  Michigan  midwest 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Governor Bentley Creates Office of Broadband Development - Birmingham Business Journal
Gov. Robert Bentley on Thursday signed an executive order creating the Office of Broadband Development, which will be aimed at helping meet the growing demands of businesses and citizens in the digital age.
this-week-315  Around-the-web  Matt  alabama  south  broadband 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Sarah Webster: Making the Things that Make Things - intrepidNOW
A pleasure to be joined by Sarah Webster, the Editor-in-Chief of Advanced Manufacturing Media. While Sarah and I agree that American manufacturing is coming back, we also agree that we will never fully regain our dominance until we dominate the manufacture of the tools and technologies needed to manufacture things…
this-week-315  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Largest Shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Opens Up 3D Printing Shipbuilding Innovatinon Center -
As more manufacturers from multiple industries ranging from medical to aerospace continue to find new ways of implementing additive manufacturing into their existing processes, it should come with little surprise that theses manufacturing companies are also putting more focus on their R&D departments for further developing additive manufacturing processes to better suit their needs.
this-week-315  Around-the-web  Matt  3D-printing  manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  marine-industry  innovation  innovation-centers 
july 2015 by areadevelopment

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