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Industry Sectors Prove Vital in US Manufacturers Growth - Industry Week
Global competition and fast-changing business conditions, says a veteran industry observer, are creating caution among many manufacturers and a need to carefully manage the bottom line.
this-week-332  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Innovation Complex Reflects SD’s New Economy -
San Diego State University recently broke ground on a new engineering and interdisciplinary sciences complex, a future hotspot for collaborative collisions between engineers and biologists, mathematicians and entrepreneurs and a key piece in SDSU’s drive to become a top-50 public research university
research&development  basic-research  applied-research  SAN-DIEGO  university-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-332 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Aging Detroit industrial complexes find ways to repurpose - Crain's Detroit Business
Those two properties and other smaller ones throughout the city and region sit in contrast to the continuing high demand for new industrial and warehouse/distribution space I write about in this section
adaptive-re-use  industrial-real-estate  Around-the-web  detroit  this-week-332 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Topeka-area manufacturers shrug at Pacific trade agreement, farm groups support - The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka-area manufacturers greeted the possibility of a wide-ranging trade agreement with essentially a shrug, while farming groups hope it could open new markets.
Trans-Pacific-Partnership  free-trade-agreements  u.s.-manufacturing  food-industry  farm-ag  Kansas  regional-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-332 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
CBRE Economist Predicts the U.S. Real Estate Market Will Stay the Course in the Coming Year - NREI
NREI recently talked with Richard Barkham, Ph.D., executive director and global chief economist at commercial real estate services firm CBRE to discuss what lies ahead for the U.S. commercial real estate market in 2016.
commercial-real-estate  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-332 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
What 3D Printing Means for Manufacturers Field Service - IndustryWeek
Before much longer, 3-D printing will compress the supply chain — enabling 3-D-printed parts anywhere, any time and at any quantity — and it will force a shift in product innovation from physical manufacturing to demand manufacturing with new objects and new materials.
3D-printing  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-332 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Economic development has an image problem - IowaBiz
Modern economic development - which tracks its origins to the formation of local industrial recruitment organizations in response to the economic downturn of the late 1970s - has always seen its practitioners grapple with persistent public controversy and
skepticism regarding the negotiation and application of publicly-funded incentives to secure jobs projects for communities.
this-week-332  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  taxes-incentives  midwest  iowa 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Economic Forecast: Strong Consumer Demand Driven by Job Gains - MAPI
Strong consumer demand driven by job growth should lead to increased manufacturing production through 2017, according to a new forecast.
economic-forecast  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  u.s.-manufacturing  industry-organizations  this-week-332  Around-the-web 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Retail rises as oil and gas continues to slide - Farmington Daily Times
With oilfield operations declining in San Juan County after oil prices tumbled last fall, tax revenue from the region's oil and gas sector has been dropping. But an increase in retail tax revenue is providing one bright spot for local governments, as Farmington's role as a regional retail hub continues to grow.
this-week-332  Around-the-web  Matt  new-mexico  southwest  oil  oil-industry  gas  taxes-incentives  energy 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
What these photos of Facebook’s new headquarters say about the future of work - The Washington Post
The lack of offices for Zuckerberg and the rest of his management team is seen by many Facebook employees as proof of the company's openness. They don't even occupy the best office real estate, such as near the soaring windows with stunning views of nearby salt marshes.
this-week-332  Around-the-web  Matt  facebook  headquarters  workforce  collabarative-workspace  high-tech 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
GE headquarters may not relocate to Tampa, but what about Marriott? - Tampa Bay Times
With GE almost certainly out of the picture as a corporate headquarters acquisition for Tampa Bay, could Martiott hotels be a possibility. The Maryland-based company said it is exploring a potential move and some say Tampa would be a perfect destination.
this-week-332  Around-the-web  Matt  headquarters  corporate-headquarters  tampa  Florida  south-atlantic  GE  site-selection 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
3 Things the New Tax Incentive Disclosures Rule Won't Reveal - GOVERNING
The effectiveness of subsidies is hard to measure. A new rule will make it easier, but there's still a lot of information that governments aren't required to share about business deals.
this-week-332  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
How to Better Manage Your Company’s Utility Bills - HBR
In general, managing energy bills has traditionally been a pretty low priority for most corporations. For all but a few process-focused companies or those with energy-intensive facilities such as data centers, the utility bill is generally filed under the list of uncontrollable, take-it-or-leave-it costs of doing business. Outside the hot topic of who gets to control the thermostat, most managers just want to know that the lights will turn on and the computer servers will not be interrupted.
energy-costs  asset-management  facility-planning  energy-efficiency  Around-the-web  this-week-332 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Artful Brownfields: Transparency through Creativity - ideas + buildings
There is something mysterious about brownfields. They are part industrial and part natural; something that we as designers sometimes romanticize. They are, however, less picturesque to the communities that grew up around the pollution, contamination, related health issues, job loss, and deterioration. How can we as designers and community engagement specialists close this perception gap and employ design to give transparency and humanity to the process of remediation and redevelopment?
brownfields  adaptive-re-use  remediation  industrial-real-estate  facility-planning  asset-management  Around-the-web  this-week-332 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
No Easy Solutions Funding Transformational U.S. Transit - Urban Land Magazine
Transit officials can find innovative ways to bring private capital and more efficiency to their transit projects—but partnerships with private developers are often not enough. Disasters like Hurricane Sandy, which struck New York City in late October 2012, created a huge need for repairs to and expansion of the region’s transit network. Unpredictable public funding makes it difficult to capture private investment while deferred maintenance can increase costs later.
infrastructure  transportation  government-policy  public-private-partnerships  this-week-332  Around-the-web 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
How one high tech manufacturer is embracing the world of software - Portland Business Journal
While startup and high-growth software companies in Oregon have grabbed a lot of headlines in recent years, this region is still a global leader in semiconductors and electronic devices.
With the rise of the Internet of Things, there is an increasing opportunity to leverage strengths in both hardware and software to position the region as a global leader in the next big evolution in tech.
portland  oregon  industry-clusters  semi-conductor  internet-of-things  electronics-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-332 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Warehouse helps provide happy holidays -
During the busy online shopping time between Thanksgiving and Christmas, eBay Enterprise executives expect to fulfill and ship more than 7 million items, which would require 388,000 hours of working time for temporary workers.
ecommerce  e-commmerce  this-week-332  Around-the-web  ebay  retail  jobs  warehouse-facility 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
The Real Reason On-Demand Startups Are Reclassifying Workers - TechCrunch
Over the past several months, a handful of on-demand startups reclassified their independent contractors as employees. Others have publicly acknowledged they’re considering the same move, and have been hailed as the “next generation” of the sharing economy: one that takes care of its workers.
workforce  labor  this-week-332  Around-the-web  Matt  startup 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
What Pfizer-Allergan means for manufacturing plant in Rocky Mount - Triangle Business Journal
Economic development officials in the easternmost part of the Triangle hope the combination of Pfizer and Allergan has a different local impact than when Pfizer acquired Hospira.
this-week-332  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  pharmaceuticals  north-carolina  south-atlantic  economic-development  jobs  pfizer  research-triangle 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Using Supply Chains to Grow Your Business - HBR
According to a study by the Center for an Urban Future, small businesses that win large supply contracts report average revenue growth more than 250% in the two years after their first sale. The reality is that the vast majority of successfully scaled ventures are not mythical unicorns with billion dollar paper values, but workhorses that plug along, steadily producing results year after year.
global-supply-chain  this-week-332  Around-the-web 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Polluted Industrial Sites Not a Problem for Developers in New Jersey - WSJ
Lenders are more comfortable financing development of difficult sites; proximity to dense population centers is key
market-proximity  supply-chain  logistics  industrial-real-estate  new-jersey  brownfields  Around-the-web  this-week-332 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Growing biohealth cluster a high-tech game-changer for Northeast Ohio: Aaron Pitts (Opinion) -
Northeast Ohio residents know their community is home to some great health care centers, but many of them may not realize the extent to which Cleveland is a recognized as a powerful brand in live-saving biotechnology.

Biohealth is a global economic game-changer, representing a growing industry with good salaries for talented, creative people who are dedicated to making a difference.
regional-reports  regional-economic-development  northeast-ohio  ohio  opinion  industry-clusters  biotech  Around-the-web  this-week-332 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
Beer is The Answer - Barberbiz
Today’s millennials, if I can generalize broadly, do not subscribe to blind consumerism and an unquestioning “follower” mindset, certainly not as much as my generation, the baby boomers. Many have no desire to work for a large company and are attracted to purchase products tailored to their tastes.
this-week-332  Around-the-web  Matt  beverage-industry  beer  brewing 
november 2015 by areadevelopment
CEO: Manufacturing Jobs Should Be Celebrated - WSJ
Snap-On CEO Nick Pinchuk says jobs in manufacturing need to be celebrated and respected as much as CEOs or lawyers in order to grow the middle class. He spoke with WSJ’s Shelby Holliday at CEO Council.
this-week-332  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  manufacturing 
november 2015 by areadevelopment

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