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Five Supply Chain Predictions For 2016 - Forbes
From plummeting fuel prices to disastrous disruptions, 2015 was an action-packed year across the global supply chain. But it’s time to move on.
this-week-334  Around-the-web  Matt  logistics  supply-chain 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Virginia Gov.Terry McAuliffe wants to emulate North Carolina with his proposed corporate tax cut - Triangle Business Journal
When it comes to corporate tax rates, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe doesn’t look to Maryland or Washington, D.C. — he instead holds his state up to North Carolina.
this-week-334  Around-the-web  Matt  north-carolina  taxes-incentives  virginia  south-atlantic 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Apple Opens Secret Laboratory in Taiwan to Develop New Screens - Bloomberg Business
Apple Inc. opened a production laboratory in northern Taiwan where engineers are developing new display technologies, according to people with knowledge of the facility.
research&development  research-commercialization  apple  taiwan  china  electronics-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-334 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
United States Industrial Outlook - Q3 2015 - JLL
Vacancy in the third quarter has reached 6.7 percent, a full 100 basis points below the low-point of the last market expansionary period and also a 14-year low. Average warehouse asking rents also now exceed last cycle's peak by 3.0 percent. Net absorption has continued to outpace construction completions since 2010, and 2015 will mark a continuation of this trend; in the first nine months of the year, net absorption surpassed new construction deliveries by 31.0 million square feet.
commercial-real-estate  industrial-real-estate  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-334 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Bipartisan highway bill offers hope for infrastructure - TheHill
Congress has displayed an eagerness and a commitment to the creation of a bipartisan, bicameral, multi-year bill and bypassed partisan politics, indicating a real change in Congress and, we hope, a real change in American infrastructure.
transportation  government-policy  infrastructure  2015-transportation-bill  Around-the-web  this-week-334  opinion 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Export-Import Bank reopens but is hamstrung by lack of board members - LA Times
The bank's online application system was working again last week. But politics continued to pose problems for Combustion Associates and some other companies because transactions of more than $10 million can't be approved until the Republican-controlled Senate advances a stalled nomination to the bank's board.
ex-im-bank  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-334  2015-transportation-bill  business-globalization 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Rick Haglund: Michigan business tax incentives here to stay..for now -
Instead of tax credits, Michigan mostly offers businesses and communities up-front cash and loans for new investment. The state now spends about $100 million a year in those programs.

Snyder has said that if companies and local governments need more sweeteners to land a deal, they should go to the Legislature and ask for them.

That's exactly what Switch, a Nevada-based company seeking to build a $5 billion data center in Grand Rapids, has done. The center is projected to create 1,000 jobs over 10 years
taxes-incentives  regional-economic-development  Michigan  Around-the-web  this-week-334 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
IBM Bets on Watson With New Global Research Center in Germany - Bloomberg Business
The Internet of Things division will play a key role in driving revenue and profit within five years, Harriet Green, IBM’s vice president and general manager for Internet of Things and Education, told Bloomberg Television’s Ryan Chilcote in an interview.
this-week-334  Around-the-web  Matt  IBM  high-tech  germany  internet-of-things  europe  tech  technology  research-center 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Trucking Shortage: Drivers Aren't Always In It For The Long Haul - NPR
Trucking companies say they are critically short of drivers — and many truckers say it's pay the companies are short of.
freight-logistics  trucking-shortage  logistics  supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-334  labor-costs 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
How to Stop Turning U.S. Corporations Into Tax Exiles - The New York Times
Our international tax code is disadvantageous to companies based in the United States, as most countries now employ a territorial tax system, which allows companies to pay taxes only where the money is earned.
tax-shelters  inversion  business-globalization  opinion  Around-the-web  this-week-334 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Hyperloop Technologies choose Nevada to test superfast transport system - CNBC
Nevada has been chosen as the test location for the Hyperloop, a high speed transportation system conceptualized by Tesla Motors chief CEO Elon Musk which could potentially reach a top speed of 760 miles per hour.
this-week-334  Around-the-web  Matt  tesla  electric-vehicle  automotive-industry  Nevada  mountain-states  high-tech  advanced-technology  tech  technology 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Nevada is officially a hub for energy tech. Here's why - Fortune
It’s not just about Tesla. The state has unique characteristics that make it ideal for this growing industry.
regional-reports  energy  industry-clusters  green-economy  Around-the-web  this-week-334  natural-resources 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing prominence extends into second century in Indiana - Indianapolis Business Journal
Indiana’s rise to prominence as a manufacturing powerhouse was the result of a number of factors, including access to energy and raw materials and a transportation system that made the state The Crossroads of America.
indiana  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-334  regional-reports 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
World's First Droneport Under Construction Near Las Vegas - Fast Company
regional-reports  Nevada  uav-aerospace  innovation-hubs  Around-the-web  this-week-334 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Three regions win $500 million each in upstate economic development competition - WRVO Public Media
Three of seven regions in upstate New York were awarded $500 million dollars each in economic development money, in a contest by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that critics have called the “hunger games.”
regional-economic-development  regional-reports  economic-development-news  new-york  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-334 
december 2015 by areadevelopment
Dow, DuPont merger raises hopes in Midland - The Detroit News
Midland — – Elected officials, residents and workers here are cautiously optimistic that Friday’s announced equal merger of industrial giants Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. will help the region and create more jobs.
detroit  dupont  dow  corporate-headquarters  Around-the-web  this-week-334 
december 2015 by areadevelopment

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