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Location Matters 2015 - KPMG - Tax Foundation
An individual firm considering expansion frequently calculates its tax bill in various states, but these calculations are not often released publicly and are usually confined to a small number of states.
To fill the void left by these studies, the Tax Foundation collaborated with U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG LLP to develop and publish a landmark, apples-to-apples comparison of corporate tax costs in the 50 states.
corporate-tax  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-320 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Fascinating maps show where people move in the U.S. when they come from overseas - The Washington Post
Many American cities are distinctly shaped by ties to other parts of the world. Washington has its Ethiopian community, and the restaurants that have come with it. Chicago has its Mexican neighborhoods, Minneapolis its Hmong culture, Miami its links to Cuba.
immigration  demographics  diaspora  Around-the-web  this-week-320 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
A case that Costco and other warehouse clubs have transformed retail more than Amazon - The Washington Post
From the arrival of e-books and digital music in the 1990’s to the recent explosion of online subscription services such as Stitch Fix or Birchbox, it’s easy to see just how dramatically e-commerce has changed our shopping routines.
this-week-320  Around-the-web  Matt  ecommerce  retail  warehousing  amazon 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Industrial shale real estate demand still high despite oil price - The Bakken magazine
Think again if you believe low oil prices are driving the cost down for industrial real estate sites in North American shale plays.
industrial-real-estate  shale-gas  Around-the-web  this-week-320 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
With U.S. Factory and Boston Transit Deal, Inroad for Chinese Rail Firm - The New York Times
China’s biggest rail manufacturing company is setting its sights on the United States, breaking ground on Thursday for a $60 million plant in Springfield, Mass., that will assemble new cars for Boston’s subway system.
china  rail  infrastructure  fdi-USA  Massachusetts  regional-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-320 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Infrastructure and economic development: An interview with John Rice - McKinsey & Company
Since joining GE in 1978, John Rice has worked all over the world in departments as diverse as auditing, power, finance, and transport. Based in Hong Kong, he leads the company’s global growth organization, which accounts for more than half of total revenues. In this interview with McKinsey’s Bill Wiseman, he talks candidly about the slowness of bureaucracy and the role of the private sector in encouraging sustainable growth.
economic-development-news  government-policy  infrastructure  GE  Around-the-web  this-week-320 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
What moves an economy forward? - Minnesota Public Radio News
Listening to public radio news and reading media stories, you would think that taxes, money and government debt are the key determinants of America's economic health. Understandable, but wrong. Fiscal and monetary policy matter, of course. But their impact on the economy's dynamism pales in comparison to the effects of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial risk-taking.
economic-analysis  economy  competitiveness  innovation  small-business  Around-the-web  this-week-320 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Top Selling Products From Each State - 24/7 Wall St.
Of all of Alabama’s exports, cars are the most valuable. Passenger vehicle and car exports totalled $6.64 billion last year. The state is home to several major automobile manufacturing plants, including those operated by Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, and Honda.
manufacturing  area-development-news  Matt  this-week-320 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Looking up: Japan plans its tallest tower - RealViews
As Japan basks in new found confidence, boosted by ‘Abenomics’ and the buzz around Tokyo’s preparations for the 2020 Olympics, plans to build the country’s tallest tower are in full flow.
this-week-320  Around-the-web  Matt  office  office-market  Japan  asia  construction 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
'McDealerships' multiply to serve auto-sales boom - CNBC
Even using the monthly annualized figures, which are more volatile, auto sales have only surpassed the 17-million run rate in a couple of scattered months in the mid-1980s; in most of the heady period from May of 1999 through June 2001; and sporadically during the heavy incentive-driven, loose financing era of late 2001 through mid-2006.
this-week-320  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
A roadmap of how one governor used economic development to create a new Virginia economy: Part two - Deloitte US
When Governor Terence McAuliffe took office in January 2014, Virginia faced economic development challenges. As the top recipient of US Department of Defense contracts, the Commonwealth's economy is one of the hardest hit by the federal government's spending cuts to military and domestic programs. In addition, industries of the past have declined across the state, with many citizens facing possible unemployment and lacking the skills that modern businesses need.
virginia  south-atlantic  taxes-incentives  Matt  economic-development  this-week-320  Around-the-web 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Big labor sees organizing boon for autos, warehouses, more from U.S. ruling - Reuters
U.S. union leaders said on Friday that a landmark U.S. labor board ruling on companies' obligations toward contract and franchise workers would help them organize manufacturers and e-commerce companies as well as fast food chains.
organized-labor  ecommerce  Around-the-web  this-week-320 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
State of Suburbs: A manufacturing renaissance? -
The suburbs could be experiencing a renaissance for manufacturing, as new companies are coming in and existing ones are expanding.
regional-reports  economic-development-news  corporate-headquarters  illinois  Around-the-web  this-week-320 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Pentagon teams up with Apple, Boeing to develop wearable tech - Reuters
.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter awarded $75 million on Friday to help a consortium of high-tech firms and researchers develop electronic systems packed with sensors flexible enough to be worn by soldiers or molded onto the skin of a plane.
consortium  high-tech-manufacturing  wearable-tech  government-policy  research&development  research-commercialization  Around-the-web  this-week-320 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Amherst forms town-gown collaborative to address housing, economic development -
A newly appointed group of residents, University of Massachusetts students and UMass and Amherst officials will work together on housing and economic development initiatives aimed at improving both the town and campus.
this-week-320  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  university-economic-development  education  Massachusetts  new-england 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Offshore megaport near mouth of Mississippi plans $25 million first phase -
A long-proposed offshore megaport at the end of the Mississippi River could start to take shape next year, with its supporters hailing it as the most significant economic development in Louisiana history.
gulf-megaport  seaports  louisiana  panama-canal  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-320 
september 2015 by areadevelopment
Changing Skyline: It's what makes Subaru a tax dodge -
Over the years, New Jersey officials have come up with one scheme after another to revive Camden, the state's poorest city. First, there was the entertainment zone along the Delaware waterfront.
this-week-320  Around-the-web  Matt  new-jersey  Pennsylvania  mid-atlantic  taxes-incentives-grants-loans  automotive-industry  subaru 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Business in the new Fort Lauderdale goes beyond beaches and boats - Miami Herald
Bob Swindell, president and CEO of The Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, says a combination of low taxes, business-friendly atmosphere, lifestyle and easy transportation access has attracted new businesses.
this-week-320  Around-the-web  Matt  fort-lauderdale  Florida  south-atlantic  economic-development  site-selection 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Community colleges are moving to fill manufacturing skills gap - Crain's Cleveland Business
With the help of a federal grant, community colleges across the state are taking steps this year to better prepare the next generation of workers for manufacturers and other industries.
this-week-320  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  education  ohio  midwest 
august 2015 by areadevelopment
Google Government Innovation Lab Reveals First Prototypes - Government Technology
In California’s Central Valley, Kern County has announced two prototypes envisioned as remedies for a number of civic challenges. The first prototype is what officials call a Virtual Resource Library (VRL), an online hub that once finished, will act as a crowdsourced resource for county services and collaboration. The second prototype is an enterprise app designed to pluck data from departments for countywide analytics.
innovation-centers  Google  kern-county-ca  california  regional-economic-development  ICT  regional-reports  high-tech  infrastructure  Around-the-web  this-week-320 
august 2015 by areadevelopment

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