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U.S. Is Now the Preferred Location for New Factory Capacity to Serve U.S. Market as Interest in Reshoring Stays Strong - BCG
In Sharp Reversal from Just Two Years Ago, Almost a Third of U.S. Executives at Large Manufacturers Say They Plan to Add U.S. Production over the Next Five Years for Goods Sold in the U.S., BCG Survey Finds
reshoring  backshoring  u.s.-manufacturing  onshoring  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-333  sfp-insider-123 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
High-speed transportation testing site coming to North Las Vegas - Las Vegas Review-Journal
A futuristic transportation company said Tuesday it will set up a test facility at a North Las Vegas industrial site, a move hailed by Gov. Brian Sandoval and state officials as another coup in Nevada's quest to lure high-tech industry to the Silver State.

Los Angeles-based Hyperloop Technologies Inc. has signed agreements to locate its Propulsion Open Air Test on about 50 acres in the Apex Industrial Park. Hardware for the facility is expected to begin arriving later this month.
las-vegas  Nevada  research-commercialization  research&development  research-center  Around-the-web  this-week-333  hyperloop 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
New employee-training credits and incentives opportunities in New York - Deloitte
“Credits & Incentives talk with Deloitte,” is a monthly column by Kevin Potter of Deloitte Tax LLP, featured in the Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives, a Thomson Reuters publication. The January edition, co-authored with Jackie Hakimian of Deloitte Tax LLP, is devoted to employee-training tax credits and financial incentives as a potential way to help organizations subsidize this significant cost.
taxes-incentives  new-york  employee-training-credits  workforce-training  Around-the-web  this-week-333 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Small City Economic Dynamism - Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Small cities are like nerve centers connecting the regional economy. They are the hearts of their respective counties and metropolitan areas as well as hubs of employment, retail, health care, and education for people living in surrounding rural areas. Many small cities are growing and attracting new investments, but unemployment, poverty, vacant buildings, and economic distress are pronounced in some small metros.

We've compiled a dataset and created the Small City Economic Dynamism Index to help policymakers and practitioners gain more nuanced perspectives. The index ranks 244 small U.S. cities across 14 indicators of economic dynamism in four categories: demographics, economics, human capital, and infrastructure.
leading-locations  Metros  demographics  economic-indicator-reports  maps  Around-the-web  this-week-333 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
China’s Growth: A Brief History - HBR
China has accomplished a remarkable feat in transforming itself from one of the world’s poorest countries to its second largest economy in just 30 years. Yet the determinants of its successful development are far from established or well understood.
this-week-333  Around-the-web  Matt  china  manufacturing  factories 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Boston on short list as GE concludes its headquarters search - The Boston Globe
General Electric Co. is looking at sites in the Seaport District for a new global headquarters that could bring hundreds of high-paying jobs and give a civic boost to a city that has seen many of its corporate stalwarts swallowed up by out-of-town buyers.

The Boston area is on a short list of potential locations for the conglomerate — known for making everything from train engines to MRI machines — along with candidates including New York and Providence, according to people familiar with GE’s search.
GE  corporate-headquarters  connecticut  rhode-island  Massachusetts  new-york  Boston  Around-the-web  this-week-333 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Adidas wants to make sneakers with more robots and fewer Chinese factories - Quartz
As technology such as 3D printing advances, China gets more expensive, and brands look for ever-faster ways to bring customers what they want, the old rules of manufacturing are being upended. One great example of how the field is changing is Adidas’s new robot-run “Speedfactory” in Ansbach, Germany, which will use “intelligent, robotic technology” to produce Adidas sneakers faster than ever. The German company hopes intelligent, robotic technology could one day revolutionize the industry.
apparel  robotics  advanced-manufacturing  adidas  3D-printing  Around-the-web  this-week-333 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
The Continued Rise of the U.S. Creative Class, by City - CityLab
San Francisco, D.C., and Boston remain the nation’s leading creative class hotspots, but some Rustbelt and Sunbelt metros have seen substantial growth.
this-week-333  Around-the-web  Matt  entrepreneurship  startup  innovation  creative-class 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Missouri hopes to see an increase in manufacturing employees -
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce implemented the Dream It. Do It. program in October to involve engineering students in high school with manufacturing careers.
government-policy  workforce-development  skilled-labor  technical-center  Around-the-web  this-week-333 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
U.S. Industrial Outlook: Growth Will Be Moderate but Accelerate Through 2018 - MAPI
Strong employment growth is creating new income growth and a solid base of consumer spending. We predict manufacturing production will increase 2.6% in 2016, 3.0% in 2017, and 2.8% in 2018. Any output gap from the 2008-2009 recession will have closed by 2019 and manufacturing growth will slow down to potential.
industry-organizations  economic-forecast  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-333 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Main Street Entrepreneurship Reports -
Small business activity is on the rise 38 of the top 40 largest metropolitan areas. The top five metropolitan areas for small business activity as measured by the Index were New York, Boston, Providence, San Francisco and Portland. Small business activity is on the rise in 49 of the 50 U.S. states. Among the 25 largest states, the five states with the highest activity were Minnesota, Colorado, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey.
small-business  ranking  STUDIES  Metros  state-rankings  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-333 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Firms start early trying to entice science-oriented students -
Officials at other companies, including Eli Lilly, say they believe an equally important goal of early STEM programs is providing exposure to help students make more informed decisions.
this-week-333  Matt  Around-the-web  indiana  midwest  workforce  workforce-development  STEM 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Chinese billionaire Faraday Future plans Tesla challenge from Vegas - CNBC
A Chinese billionaire is betting a suburb in Las Vegas will give him the winning hand in the electric car market. In fact, he's willing to gamble $1 billion on it.
this-week-333  Around-the-web  Matt  las-vegas  Nevada  mountain-states  advanced-industries  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-technology  electric-car  automotive-industry  tesla  manufacturing 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
$140 Billion Reasons Your City Park Is Just Like Disneyland – Next City
City parks: They’re good for public health, air quality and property values. According to a new study commissioned by the National Recreation and Parks Association they’re good for business too, generating almost $140 billion in economic activity in 2013.
this-week-333  Around-the-web  Matt 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Searching for Eureka: IBM’s path back to greatness, and how it could change the world - Quartz
This is IBM’s Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights—the crown jewel of its network of research facilities. It’s a world away from the corporate headquarters, just 11 miles down the road in Armonk. Inside, tucked away in tiny laboratories, IBM has scientists working, as it has for the last 54 years, on projects that could give it another world-altering technology, like those in the list above.
research&development  applied-research  IBM  new-york  research-commercialization  Around-the-web  this-week-333  innovation-centers  research-center 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Metro areas target true global specializations to accelerate foreign investment - Brookings Institution
Economic development organizations often talk of competing for foreign direct investment. But arguably, the best form of FDI requires little competition at all. Instead, firms are drawn to a metro area not by low costs or incentives, but by the region’s unique specializations—including supply chains and customers, skilled workforce, trade relationships, and research institutions.
fdi-USA  business-globalization  FDI  Around-the-web  this-week-333  Metros 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Modular Facility Design: A Cost-Effective Option in the Post-Blockbuster Drug Era - M+W U.S.
The pharmaceutical industry has undergone a sea of change in recent years as manufacturers have adapted to the end of the era of large-volume production of mass-market blockbuster drugs. With firms now focusing in on subpopulations of patients, there is a need for lean, adaptable facilities that can switch quickly between multiple products in multiple formats. Modular facilities can meet this need. While not a panacea, for the right project characteristics, ‘Modularity in Design’ can deliver significant and quantifiable long-term value.
whitepapers  pharmaceuticals  biotech  industry-reports  facility-planning  shop-floor  Around-the-web  this-week-333 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Wal-Mart Sues Puerto Rico Over ‘Astonishing’ Tax Increases - Bloomberg Business
The Puerto Rico unit of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. sued the island’s government, seeking to overturn a new tax the retailer calls unfairly high.
this-week-333  Around-the-web  Matt  puerto-rico  taxes-incentives  walmart  retail 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Garment Maker Retreats as China Shifts Policy - WSJ
Over the past few years, TAL realized that even if the pants factory increased its productivity substantially, it would still be more expensive to produce in China than Southeast Asia.
this-week-333  Around-the-web  Matt  china  labor-costs  manufacturing 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
McCrory administration rolls with new NC brand - News & Observer
Pat McCrory’s administration launched a new branding effort for state government this year, with a new state logo and a slogan: “Nothing Compares.”
this-week-333  Around-the-web  Matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  economic-development  site-selection  marketing 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
State awards new College and Career Academy $3.3 million grant - Albany Herald
The Technical College System of Georgia on Thursday awarded Albany Technical College and the Dougherty County School System a $3.33 million grant to open the Commodore Conyers College and Career Academy (CCCCA) in Albany.
Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  workforce-development  Georgia  south-atlantic  manufacturing  this-week-333 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Senate sends Ex-Im renewal to Obama's desk - TheHill
The Export-Import Bank is alive.  

Renewal of the 81-year-old institution's charter was included in a five-year, $305 billion federal transportation measure that passed the Senate late Thursday on an 83-16 vote, only one day ahead of the expiration of the latest short-term funding patch. 
ex-im-bank  government-policy  transportation  infrastructure  Around-the-web  this-week-333  2015-transportation-bill 
december 2015 by areadevelopment

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