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Chick-fil-A takes on Blue Apron with meal kit test - CNBC
As the competition among meal kit companies such as Blue Apron and Hello Fresh heats up online and expands sales into supermarkets, Chick-fil-A is offering customers yet another alternative.
this-week-341  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
The Fastest-Growing Suburbs in the United States -®
Americans are falling in love with the ’burbs again. The longstanding romance cooled a bit after the 2008 financial crisis, but as cash makes its way back into personal savings accounts, folks are again indulging their instinctual urge to grab their own piece of the national dream—front and back yard included, thank you very much.
this-week-341  Around-the-web  Matt  suburbs  demographics  jobs 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Google self-driving car effort expands hiring, posts manufacturing jobs - Reuters
Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) self-driving project is advertising dozens of jobs on its website with a special focus on manufacturing expertise.
automotive-industry  Google  skilled-labor  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-341 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Researchers test 'game changer' in manufacturing industry - KCCI Home
Iowa State University researchers are testing out a metal 3D printer that could change the entire manufacturing industry.
this-week-341  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  3D-printing  iowa  midwest 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Revenues From Metal Additive Manufacturing Powders to Reach $1.2 Billion in 2021 Says New SmarTech Study - MarketWatch
According to the latest study from SmarTech Markets Publishing, the market for additive manufacturing (AM) of metal powders will generate revenues of around $1.2 Billion in 2021 going on to reach $2.4 Billion in 2025
Around-the-web  this-week-341  manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  metal 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Last stop before flight: Peebles, OH -
GE invited a team of photographers and enthusiasts to Peebles, OH for an inside look at the world’s most advanced jet engine test facility.
this-week-341  Around-the-web  Matt  GE  advanced-industries  advanced-technology  Aerospace  manufacturing 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Tesla and Switch To Expand Reno Tech Sector - The Atlantic
The first thing that catches the eye on the approach to Reno is a cluster of casinos rising from the valley, a tangible sign of the city’s history as a gambling destination.
this-week-341  Around-the-web  Matt  tesla  tech  high-tech  technology  Nevada  automotive-industry  Reno  western-nevada 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Rooftop Solar Providers Face a Cloudier Future - The New York Times
But it is local rate policies, like the sharp cut in net metering credits in Nevada, that pose a threat to SolarCity and its ilk.
energy  green-buildings  green-economy  solar  Around-the-web  this-week-341 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Salinas, Calif., Attempts to Reboot as AgTech Hub - GovernmentTechnology
Salinas hopes to turn its sons and daughters of farmworkers into coders for the next generation of data-driven, automated farming in a valley known as the salad bowl of the world.
agribusiness  ag-tech  high-tech  innovation-hubs  regional-reports  salinas-california  california  Around-the-web  this-week-341  rural-economic-development 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Data Center Q4 2015 National Market Update - CBRE
Bolstered by a steady stream of sizeable transactions in the second half of the year, data center leasing volume in 2015 effectively established new high water marks in many markets across the country. Primary markets continued to capture the majority of large requirements, cumulatively tallying 173 MW of net absorption in 2015. Vacancy rates in Northern Virginia, Silicon Valley and Chicago all stood near record-low levels in the fourth quarter, with net absorption nearly double the historical five-year average in each of these respective markets
data-centers  CRE-market-reports  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-341  industry-reports 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser on the Next Industrial Revolution - strategy+business
The manufacturing chief describes how an industrial powerhouse founded in the 19th century is using software, sensors, and savvy to create a digital manufacturer that can thrive in the 21st century.
industrial-revolution  advanced-manufacturing  automation  digital-manufacturing  Around-the-web  siemens  this-week-341  business-globalization 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
A Renewables Revolution Is Toppling the Dominance of Fossil Fuels in U.S. Power - Bloomberg Business
Solar, wind power accounted for 68 percent of new capacity.
Natural gas on pace to overtake coal as biggest power source.
green-economy  clean-energy  economic-analysis  energy  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-341 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Reinventing Des Moines - Planetizen: The Urban Planning, Design, and Development Network
Fairly or unfairly, Des Moines has a solid reputation as one of the nation's least interesting cities. But unbeknownst to the rest of us, this quiet working town might become the Midwest's answer to Austin, Texas.
Metros  urban-revitalization  iowa  des-moines  Around-the-web  this-week-341 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Las Vegas to Launch 'Innovation District' Geared Toward High-Tech Transportation Testing - FutureStructure - GOVERNING
In the fight to lure transportation companies testing emerging technologies to Las Vegas, the City Council has voted to open its downtown core to testing.
government-policy  industry-clusters  innovation-hubs  transportation-industry  Metros  las-vegas  Around-the-web  this-week-341 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Why There Aren't Many Rooftop Solar Panels in the South - Stateline - The Pew Charitable Trusts
Just seven states, all below the Mason-Dixon Line — Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and West Virginia — ban such third-party power purchase agreements, according to the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center at NC State University. Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee don’t have rules governing how utilities reimburse customers for the excess electricity they generate.
government-policy  solar  green-buildings  green-economy  regional-reports  south-atlantic  Around-the-web  this-week-341 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Why Small Town America Is Poised to Become the Next Silicon Valley -
When it comes to innovation, place matters. Not necessarily because of proximity to facilities or investors (though those are lovely to have, of course), but because creativity is almost always a group endeavor -- big ideas are the product not of one big brain, but of many ideas pinging between several smart people.
this-week-341  Around-the-web  Matt  silicon-valley  innovation  entrepreneurship  startup  creative-class  rural-economy 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Mississippi incentives for $1.45B tire plant could top $600M - SFGate
An Associated Press analysis finds that the package of state aid and tax abatements to attract a $1.45 billion, 2,500-job Continental AG tire plant to Hinds County is worth approximately $600 million, and probably more.
this-week-341  Around-the-web  Matt  mississippi  south  automotive-industry  manufacturing  taxes-incentives  tire-manufacturing 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Why the US needs a new, tech-driven growth strategy -
Government policies shouldn't shy away from investments in technological innovation, new equipment, labor skills, and infrastructure in order to increase productivity.
government-policy  high-tech  STEM-workforce  innovation  competitiveness  opinion  Around-the-web  this-week-341 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
FAA: Drone registration eclipses that of regular planes - USA TODAY
The number of drones potentially flying in U.S. skies has eclipsed the number of piloted aircraft — from Cessnas to Dreamliners, the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday
this-week-341  Around-the-web  Matt  drones  Aerospace  aviation  advanced-industries  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-technology  manufacturing 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Solving the Workforce Shortage - IndustryWeek
When Jamie Williams was choosing a college major a dozen years ago, she had no grand plans for a career in manufacturing. She started out in elementary education, but to pay her way through school she labored on the paint line at KI, a furniture manufacturer in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
this-week-341  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  workforce  workforce-development  skills-gap  economic-development  skilled-labor  kentucky  south 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
US Macro Forecast - Cushman & Wakefield
Yet again a new year started off with significant market turbulence. We’ve seen first quarter dips in economic activity for the last several years, and none of them have amounted to anything more than a temporary blip. For 2016, worries about China and oil prices caused stock markets around the world to stumble, leaving the Dow Jones and S&P 500 both nearly 9% lower at the end of January 2016 than they were late last year.
this-week-341  economic-forecast  economic-analysis  commercial-real-estate  Around-the-web 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Bring on the Robots, Please! - Robert D. Atkinson - President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation - Huffington Post
Today we all have interests in accelerating technological innovation and automation, but a few people have the belief that we should forestall that progress because they hold to a discredited 19th century idea that tech kills jobs. It's time to replace that idea with this one: tech creates jobs, wealth, and opportunity.
advanced-manufacturing  jobs  high-tech  automation  robotics-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-341 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Multinational companies perform majority of U.S. business R&D - National Science Foundation
Multinational companies perform the majority of all research and development (R&D) done by companies located in the United States, according to a new report from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).
research&development  research-commercialization  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-341 
february 2016 by areadevelopment

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