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In Amazon HQ2 hunt, Miami-Dade wants more hiring incentives - Miami Herald
With both an Amazon headquarters and the nation’s largest mall potentially on the horizon, Miami-Dade County wants to start offering companies more cash rewards for creating jobs.
this-week-316  Around-the-web  Matt  miami  Florida  south-atlantic  amazon  HQ2  jobs  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
The Cities Leading A U.S. Manufacturing Revival - Newgeography.com
Manufacturing may no longer drive the U.S. economy, but industrial growth remains a powerful force in many regions of the country. Industrial employment has surged over the past five years, with the sector adding some 855,000 new jobs, a 7.5% expansion.

Several factors are driving this trend, including rising wages in China, the energy boom and a growing need to respond more quickly to local customer demand and the changing marketplace.
rankings  Metros  manufacturing  demographics  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  leading-locations  Around-the-web  this-week-316 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
A Strategist’s Guide to Power Industry Transformation - strategy+business
The way we create, use, and manage electricity is finally changing, and the implications go far beyond the utility sector.
energy-costs  energy-efficiency  green-buildings  sustainable-development  energy  utilities  Around-the-web  this-week-316 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Getting Kids Interested in Manufacturing Careers - IndustryWeek
How industry partners and a middle school in South Carolina created a real-world collaboration program that works.
workforce-development  education  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-316 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Fannie Mae Headquarters - Architect Magazine
New York–based SHoP Architects is designing a 838,480-square-foot building for 1100 15th Street NW in Washington, D.C., to replace the current headquarters of The Washington Post. The proposed building will house the new headquarters for Fannie Mae, as well as 42,000 square feet of retail on the ground floor.
facility-images  corporate-headquarters  office-design  this-week-316  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
North American seaports 2015 overview and outlook - JLL
Already leading in TEUs, Gulf and eastern seaports are anticipated to capture even more West Coast discretionary cargo when a new Panama Canal opens next year. Demand for industrial space will not transfer equally—there are too many complexities and variables in the movement of goods to portend a macro shift in industrial occupancy. For now, it's a game of wait-and-see.
seaports  global-supply-chain  logistics  industrial-real-estate  commercial-real-estate  panama-canal  Around-the-web  this-week-316 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Global Economic Outlook, Q3 2015: United States - Deloitte University Press
For the second year in a row, the first-quarter GDP estimate for the United States indicated a contracting economy—a fact that many economists find disconcerting, since during the same period, employment growth remained strong and wage growth finally started to pick up. The focus is now on whether the GDP accounting needs improvements.
economic-analysis  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-316 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
McGladrey Survey: U.S. Market Is Attracting Strong Global Competition - McGladrey
Three in four global manufacturing and distribution executives expect profits to increase, and the sector is projecting an average growth rate of 10 percent over the next 12 months, according to an annual survey gauging middle market sentiment conducted by McGladrey LLP, the nation’s leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market.
executive-surveys  manufacturing  logistics  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-316  sfp-insider-123 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Senator Urges 'Made in U.S.A' Investigation After Troubleshooters Investigation - NBC Connecticut
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is calling on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate fraudulent or misleading claims companies make about products being “Made in the U.S.A.” and said it follows an NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters investigation.
u.s.-manufacturing  walmart  this-week-316  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
UCSB Named West Coast Center for National Photonics Institute
The University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) has been named as the West Coast hub for a major public-private consortium dedicated to advancing research and manufacturing of integrated photonic technology. The announcement caps a distinguished history at UCSB of research in this potentially transformational technology.
photonics  AIM-photonics  public-private-partnerships  government-policy  california  university-economic-development  research&development  research-commercialization  Around-the-web  this-week-316 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Mitsubishi to shut lone U.S. plant - Tire Business
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. will shut its only North American assembly plant, in Normal, Ill., by November if it can’t find a buyer for the factory, and will soon start shipping tooling back to Japan.
illinois  mitsubishi  automotive-industry  this-week-316  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Senate on Verge of Adopting H.R.22 Drive Act - Bloomberg Business
The U.S. Senate advanced its version of a long-term highway funding bill Wednesday as Congress prepares a stopgap measure to keep funds flowing for the next three months.
government-policy  gas  highways  infrastructure  this-week-316  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
In Comparing Metro Areas, the Devil is in the Details - Newgeography.com
Frequently I see examples of metro areas comparing themselves to other, more successful metro areas.  Metro area movers and shakers take a deep dive into the intricacies of what makes a "good" place tick, and try to implement the takeaways in their metro.  This is a reasonable action, but I believe it misses the point.  There is more to examine by taking a deep dive within your own metro than looking at another.
Metros  silicon-valley  innovation-hubs  economic-development-news  urban-revitalization  this-week-316  Around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  demographics 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
The Leading Cities for Startups and Innovation - CityLab
Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area have long been the world leaders in high-tech startups, giving rise to cutting-edge companies from Apple and Intel to Google, Facebook, and Twitter.
this-week-316  Around-the-web  Matt  startup  entrepreneurship  innovation  silicon-valley  california  pacific-states  san-francisco  new-york-city  new-york  mid-atlantic  Boston  Massachusetts  new-england  israel  london 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Tech and Innovation Power Detroit Manufacturing Revival - CNBC
Emerging from bankruptcy last year, Detroit's resurgence in manufacturing is seen as a major pathway to continued recovery.
this-week-316  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  detroit  Michigan  midwest  innovation  technology  high-tech  math 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Political sniping comes with Charlotte incentives deal - Charlotte Business Journal
What seemed like a run-of-the-mill incentives package took a political turn on Monday night. A political turn to the right and the left.
this-week-316  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  north-carolina  south-atlantic  economic-development  site-selection  charlotte 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Gov. Deal, Georgia Ports Authority sign off on inland port - savannahnow.com
Gov. Nathan Deal, the Georgia Ports Authority, Murray County and CSX Transportation signed a memorandum of agreement today to establish the Appalachian Regional Port in Chatsworth. Its service area will include north Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and parts of Kentucky.
this-week-316  Around-the-web  Matt  intermodal  logistics  ports  tennesee  south  Georgia  alabama 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Broadband, no longer a luxury, is still a patchwork as localities press for improvements - MinnPost
Nearly 70 years after its founding, through economic recessions and the changing tastes in home décor, Crystal Cabinet Works is as busy as ever, crafting 1,750 cabinets each week out of 15 species of wood.
Around-the-web  this-week-316  Matt  broadband  economic-development 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
The Cities Leading A U.S. Manufacturing Revival - Forbes
Manufacturing may no longer drive the U.S. economy, but industrial growth remains a powerful force in many regions of the country. Industrial employment has surged over the past five years, with the sector adding some 855,000 new jobs, a 7.5% expansion.
this-week-316  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  jobs 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Some companies bringing manufacturing back to US, Mass. from overseas - Business - The Boston Globe
Four years after moving manufacturing to India in 2008, Cambridge robotics maker Energid Technologies Corp. brought production and a handful of jobs back to Massachusetts, squeezed by rising tariffs on parts imported to its Bangalore factory and frustrated by the unpredictable Indian bureaucracy and difficulties shipping its industrial robots to US markets.

Today, with robotics sales climbing, the company plans to ramp up production. But rather than looking to China, which conventional thinking would suggest, Energid is strongly considering expanding at its facility in Burlington.
u.s.-manufacturing  robotics-manufacturing  backshoring  reshoring  Massachusetts  vermont  china  india  Around-the-web  this-week-316 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
This Silicon Valley startup is heading to China to make its batteries - Fortune
If Amprius can figure out how to mass produce its batteries at a lower cost, it could be an important break through. Not only could the company make cell phones and gadgets function longer on a single charge, but it might also one day be able to expand into the electric vehicle market and increase car driving ranges.

But Amprius won’t be building a U.S. factory to churn out its batteries, at least not initially.
china  energy  batteries  green-economy  this-week-316  Around-the-web  startup 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
No decision yet on HQ location for Johnson Controls automotive spinoff - Milwaukee Business Journal
Johnson Controls Inc. executives have not made a decision yet on where the corporate headquarters will be for the Automotive Experience segment that's being spun off into a separate publicly traded company, but it will still have a presence in Milwaukee.
corporate-headquarters  johnson-controls  milwaukee  wisconsin  site-selection  Around-the-web  this-week-316 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
MAC’s tuition-free manufacturing program to hold tour - Daily Journal Online
The MoWINs Advanced Manufacturing training programs at Mineral Area College – which are free of tuition — are paying off for many students. The programs prepare workers to earn nationally recognized credentials endorsed by area employers and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).
education  technical-college  advanced-manufacturing  workforce-development  this-week-316  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Reshoring Is More than a Buzzword - Forbes
These and other factors translate into a very simple win-loss equation for boardroom executives. The mental gymnastics are relatively straightforward: Why complicate our lives by manufacturing in Asia – especially goods intended for the North American and West European markets – when the savings amount to no more than a few pennies on the dollar?
reshoring  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-316  Around-the-web 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
Charlotte’s recovery – 6 years after recession - The Charlotte Observer
Charlotte has cut its unemployment rate by more than half since the recession. Economists say the area has strengthened by diversifying its industry mix.
economic-analysis  economic-indicator-reports  demographics  jobs  Around-the-web  this-week-316 
july 2015 by areadevelopment
HP to Power Texas Data Centers With Wind Energy - The New York Times
For years, clean energy developers could look to only a small handful of corporations as project partners or customers for their power. Mostly, there was Google, and a few other high-tech companies that worked directly with wind and solar developers to help green their energy use.
this-week-316  Around-the-web  Matt  texas  southwest  data-centers  wind-energy  renewable-energy  energy  clean-energy 
july 2015 by areadevelopment

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