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In the Global Supply Chain, There’s No ‘Shore’ Thing - Knowledge@Wharton
Offshoring, reshoring, nearshoring — manufacturing and supply chains around the world are undergoing some seismic locational shifts, many of which the conventional wisdom did not see coming, and for reasons that may surprise you.
nextshoring  reshoring  nearshoring  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-344 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Other Voices: Industry credentials and veterans a pathway to closing the skills gap - Supply Chain Management Review
Veterans offer an untapped resource for materials handling positions, especially given the U.S. military is built on logistics.
skilled-labor  veterans  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-344  industry-reports 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Report: U.S., Michigan face dire consequences if Soo Locks fail - Detroit Free Press
A Homeland Security report shows a 6-month closure of the Poe Lock in northern Michigan would create a recession, with millions out of work across the nation
infrastructure  regional-reports  Michigan  freight-logistics  supply-chain  automotive-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-344 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Global Investment Trends Monitor - January 2016 - UNCTAD
Global FDI flows jumped 36% in 2015 to an estimated US$1.7 trillion, their highest level since the global economic and financial crisis of 2008-2009.
fdi-USA  FDI  business-globalization  economic-indicator-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-344  location-USA 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Top Trends in State Economic Development - National Governors Association
Since the 2013 publication of Top Trends in State Economic Development, governors’ key advisors have continued to explore and implement policies and programs intended to accelerate economic growth and create jobs. Both the 2015 Institute for Governors’ Economic Policy Advisors hosted by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) and the NGA Center’s ongoing work with governors’ senior advisors provide opportunities to check in with the officials who support governors in formulating and executing their economic development plans and revisit selected trends in economic development.
government-policy  economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-344 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Best Places to Live - U.S. News
U.S. News analyzed the 100 most populous metro areas to find the best places to live. To make the top of the list, a place had to have good value, be a desirable place to live, have a strong job market and a high quality of life.
this-week-344  Around-the-web  Matt  quality-of-life  Metros 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Local Foods, Local Places Empowers Creative Economic Development in Rural and Urban Communities -
Local Foods, Local Places, an effort to support communities that are building local food systems, is empowering local leaders and citizens to strengthen their communities.
this-week-344  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  food-processing 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Growing liquor sales means more funding for JobsOhio to attract jobs -
Every time a shot glass is raised to cheers in Ohio, more sales are generated to help fund job creation and retention in the state.
Around-the-web  Matt  this-week-344  ohio  midwest  beverage-industry  jobs-ohio  economic-development 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Louisiana envisions offshore port to lure mega-ships - The Washington Post
A few Louisiana businessmen and politicians are dreaming big — as big as the mega-ships of the future that may grow so large they won’t be able to make it into the Mississippi River and up to the Port of New Orleans.

They envision those super-sized ships unloading and loading goods 100 miles downriver where the Mississippi meets the Gulf of Mexico — where today there’s only open water — an idea that some experts and competitors find far-fetched.
panama-canal  freight-logistics  mega-ships  port-of-new-orleans  Louisiana-International-Gulf-Transfer-Terminal  louisiana  Around-the-web  this-week-344 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Facts & Figures 2016: How Does Your State Compare? - Tax Foundation
How do taxes in your state compare nationally? This convenient resource compares the 50 states on many different measures of taxing and spending, including individual and corporate income tax rates, business tax climates, excise taxes, tax burdens and state spending.
this-week-344  Around-the-web  industry-organizations  taxes-incentives  ranking 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Why Now Is the Time to Remake Economic Development – Next City
Embracing a broader vision of economic development is an economic and fiscal imperative. Our nation’s economic competitiveness and social cohesion remain threatened.
this-week-344  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  Metros 
march 2016 by areadevelopment
Inside The Crayola Crayon Factory - IMPO
A tour around the Easton, Pennsylvania, facilities provides a glimpse into how the famous crayons are made.
this-week-344  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  Pennsylvania  mid-atlantic 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
The Complicated Business of Evaluating Tax Incentives - GOVERNING
Massachusetts, like many states, uses tax credits to attract companies. But also like many states, it struggles to track the effectiveness of these programs.
this-week-344  Around-the-web  Matt  Massachusetts  new-england  taxes-incentives 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
City to face another hard-to-fill shuttered factory -
The immediate focus in the aftermath of Carrier’s jolting news has been the 1,400 workers the company plans to leave behind in Indianapolis. But when they do, city leaders will have yet another vacant industrial site in Indianapolis to grapple with—and even fewer high-paying manufacturing jobs.
Around-the-web  Matt  this-week-344  manufacturing  midwest  indiana  indianapolis 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Insight into Today’s Skills Gap Problem - The Rodon Group
There has been a lot of recent attention paid to the skills gap facing American manufacturers. We all know that many young people tend to shy away from STEM education, and they (as well as parents, unfortunately) still have a distorted, grimy, perception of manufacturing careers.
this-week-344  Around-the-web  Matt  skills-gap  workforce  manufacturing  STEM 
february 2016 by areadevelopment
Construction activity will grow in 2016, but at a slower rate - JLL
Three trends are leading to growth slowing in 2016: The upcoming election’s effect on consumer behavior, the Fed increasing interest rates and a labor shortage paired with rising wages. 

However, demand from downstream markets such as Austin, Chicago, Atlanta and Charlotte will bolster the industry and construction profit margins will continue to rise, keeping construction growing at a faster rate than the overall economy.  
commercial-real-estate-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-343  construction  economic-analysis  this-week-344 
february 2016 by areadevelopment

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