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The Rise Of Entrepreneurial Communities - TechCrunch
This summer, as Chairman of the House Small Business Committee, I had the opportunity to honor an innovative business accelerator called First Batch. This isn’t your typical business accelerator. First Batch is a product accelerator in my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio, that focuses on helping entrepreneurs and makers bring physical products to market. It’s a great resource supporting the intersection of technology and manufacturing, and it’s another example of the resources communities are using to build entrepreneurial ecosystems.
innovation-hubs  small-business  government-policy  Cincinnati  Around-the-web  Metros  this-week-325  high-tech  business-accelerators  capital-access  business-climate 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
How can we manage multiple generations in the workplace? - The World Economic Forum
Generation Y workers are “more demanding”. Generation Z workers want “more flexibility, autonomy and recognition”. And both groups want to be “creative”. Should managers worry about these increasingly accepted trends in the multi-generational workforce?
this-week-325  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  workplace 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Reigniting U.S. Competitiveness Through Corporate Tax Reform - Forbes
Imagine two companies that sell the same product across the globe and directly compete against one another. Further imagine that both companies earn the same gross profit. However, the first company is located on the U.S. side of the U.S.-Canadian border; the second company is located on the Canadian side. Thanks to the corporate tax system in the U.S., this is all the advantage the Canadian company requires.
corporate-tax-reform  competitiveness  this-week-325  Around-the-web 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Data center trends and outlook - JLL
As businesses continue to outsource their IT platforms, collocate and adopt cloud services, more are turning to third-party data center providers for their data center solutions. Because of this widespread shift, available space is tightening and pricing is firming up in many geographic markets.
data-centers  industry-reports  commercial-real-estate  Around-the-web  this-week-325 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
General Electric locates another major business in Greater Boston - The Boston Globe
The industrial giant General Electric has decided to establish another one of its major business units in the Boston area, one that will start with at least $1 billion in annual revenue.

And looming on the horizon is the potential for an even bigger prize: GE’s corporate headquarters. The conglomerate is actively investigating relocating from its longtime home in Fairfield, Conn., and said it expects to decide by year’s end.
general-electric  regional-reports  Massachusetts  site-selection  Around-the-web  this-week-325 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
North Carolina Ups Ante in Bid for Growing Data Center Industry | SSTI
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory recently signed an economic development bill (HB 117) that would expand the operations of the state’s Job Development Investment Grant (JDIG) fund. The fund, which offers grants to companies for job creation and expansion, will have a higher annual cap, and a contingency to offer even more funds in years in which a “high-yield project” is supported. The North Carolina Competes Act also offers targeted support for a particular type of job creator: data centers. Data centers that invest $75 million or more are now eligible for significant tax incentives. North Carolina’s incentives are intended to help the state compete with a number of other states that have targeted this industry.
taxes-incentives  government-policy  economic-development-news  north-carolina  data-centers  Around-the-web  this-week-325 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Voodoo Manufacturing Taps The Power Of 3D Printing To Make Things On Demand - TechCrunch
The group, called Voodoo Manufacturing raised $300,000 to build their 3D printing shop and are currently profitable, a testament to the power of making things quickly.

The company has 125 3D printers running in tandem and controlled by a central server. Jobs go in, are printed, and shipped out immediately. They have printed over 25,000 pieces so far for clients like Universal, Viacom, and Chipotle.
3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  maker-bot  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-325  Around-the-web 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Driverless Car Accident Reports Make Unhappy Reading For Humans - TechCrunch
As technology giants accelerate humanity towards a driverless car future, where we are conditioned to keep our eyeballs on our devices while algorithms take the wheel and navigate the vagaries of the open road, safety questions crash headlong into ethical and philosophical considerations.
this-week-325  Around-the-web  Matt  high-tech  technology  Google  automotive-industry  advanced-technology  auto-sfp-10-15 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Seattle, in Midst of Tech Boom, Tries to Keep Its Soul - The New York Times
For years, business leaders here have closely studied the San Francisco region, seeking to emulate the way it churns out so many leading technology companies.
this-week-325  Around-the-web  Matt  silicon-valley  san-francisco  california  pacific-states  seattle  Washington  tech  high-tech 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing in Southeast - IndustryWeek
Manufacturing companies include an intangible trait -- trust---as part of the site selection consideration.
fdi-USA  regional-reports  south-atlantic  business-climate  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-325  site-selection-factors 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
The Cities Americans Are Thronging To And Fleeing -
Bright lights and culture may attract some, but people generally move to places with greater economic opportunity and a reasonable cost of living, particularly affordable housing.
workforce-migration  workforce-mobility  demographics  Metros  ranking  leading-locations  Around-the-web  this-week-325 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Are Big Cities Still A Primary Engine For Scientific Innovation? - NPR
For scientists, there have long been advantages to working in big cities — in close proximity to other scientists and inventors. A new analysis delves into whether this is still the case.
Around-the-web  Metros  innovation-hubs  research&development  this-week-325 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Organization for International Investment CEO praises Tennessee's ability to compete - Nashville Business Journal
In today’s 21 st century economy, states that focus on the realities of global business dynamics will be the ones that are most successful in bringing home jobs for its residents.
Tennessee is a great example of where this strategy has paid off.
business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-325  Tennessee 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Why Can’t the U.S. Build Consumer Electronic Products? - Re/code
Shenzhen has turned into the world capital of consumer electronics manufacturing — the city is to the making of these products as Silicon Valley is to the designing them.
industry-reports  tech-transfer  electronics-industry  u.s.-manufacturing  china  Around-the-web  this-week-325 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
4 U.S. regions rivaling Silicon Valley - Mashable
As many startups promote themselves as "the Uber of" or "the Airbnb of" their respective industries, many cities around the U.S. aim to align with the hotbed of tech and startup activity that defines Silicon Valley.
this-week-325  Around-the-web  Matt  high-tech  technology  silicon-valley  colorado  mountain-states  north-carolina  south-atlantic  research-triangle  Florida  Austin  texas  southwest 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Ghost Parcels Show How Urban Highways Squandered Valuable Land - Streetsblog Chicago
Think about how much money in property and sales taxes were generated by the homes and businesses that formerly stood on these parcels before they fell victim to the wrecking ball so that high-speed roadways could be shoved through the urban fabric.
this-week-325  Around-the-web  Matt  urban-planning  highways  infrastructure 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
This We Do Know About TPP: The Shouting Is Already Loud - NPR
Even though President Obama has not yet released details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership announced Monday, supporters and opponents are making their voices heard — at full volume.
Trans-Pacific-Partnership  Around-the-web  this-week-325 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
2015 Auto Industry Trends - PwC
Even with recent global sales gains, automakers must navigate three powerful forces to build market share now and widen profits from their rapidly changing products.
industry-reports  automotive-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-325  auto-sfp-10-15 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Tech Cities: From Silicon Valley to Silicon Prairie - Urban Land Magazine
The driving force of the Industrial Revolution fundamentally defined cities in the United States by concentrating people and commerce in particular locations, sparking transformations in land use organization, transportation, and public health. Over time, these cities came to be physically differentiated according to their strengths in particular sectors—finance in New York City, automobiles in Detroit—yet no single sector has shaped the built environment on a national scale. The tech revolution, however, is shaping urban and suburban environments on an unprecedented scale.
high-tech  innovation-hubs  Metros  Around-the-web  silicon-valley  this-week-325 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
How Elon Musk’s Super-Efficient Rooftop Panels Will Help US Solar Thrive - Motherboard
SolarCity, the Elon Musk-chaired clean energy company, says it’s about to start mass-manufacturing “the world’s most efficient rooftop solar panel.” Naturally, the combination of keyphrases “Elon Musk,” “World’s Most,” and “Solar Panels” have set the internet aflutter—and, for once, it’s probably warranted.
solar  SolarCity  new-york  gigafactory  green-economy  energy  energy-costs  Around-the-web  this-week-325 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
UNIVERSITY PARK: Penn State’s Applied Research Lab celebrates 70 years -
ARL is one of just 13 University Affiliated Research Centers in the country, and of just five that work with the Navy. UARCs are a special category of college research organizations maintaining a “long-term strategic relationship” with the U.S. Department of Defense. Those relationships don’t get much longer in term than Penn State’s.
applied-research  research-commercialization  research&development  university-economic-development  Pennsylvania  Around-the-web  defense-sector  this-week-325 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Experts say ConAgra’s move to Chicago is about tapping young, hip talent pool -
The news that ConAgra Foods will move to Chicago has left some Omahans wondering: What’s Chicago got that Omaha lacks? And how hip and cosmopolitan do you have to be to sell TV dinners and cooking spray, anyway?
corporate-headquarters  corporate-relocation  food-processing  food-industry  chicago  nebraska  Around-the-web  this-week-325  ConAgra 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Day highlights opportunities to bolster US manufacturing - TheHill
On this National Manufacturing Day, policymakers can and should be doing much more to stimulate the growth and competitiveness of America's manufacturing economy.
u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-325 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Volvo agreement spells out incentives and possible U.S. headquarters move - Post and Courier
Having landed Volvo’s only U.S. automobile manufacturing plant, South Carolina officials now are hoping to lure the company’s North American headquarters to Berkeley County.
south-carolina  volvo  Around-the-web  this-week-325  automotive-industry  taxes-incentives  auto-sfp-10-15 
october 2015 by areadevelopment
Defining Advanced Manufacturing and Pinpointing Its Hubs - EMSI
Professionals in workforce development, economic development, and higher education are fighting to make their communities well suited for advanced manufacturing industries. Why all the buzz? Because advanced manufacturing typically offers competitive wages, contributes handsomely to a region’s gross regional product, and offers career pathways for workers with a wide variety of education and skills, including many middle-skill jobs.
this-week-325  Around-the-web  Matt  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-technology  manufacturing  high-tech 
october 2015 by areadevelopment

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