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Knowledge Creation and Innovation in the Hoosier State - Indiana Business Review
Does knowledge production at institutions like universities or research and development (R&D) facilities lead to innovation? Does it lead to more innovative activities the closer one is to those knowledge anchor institutions?
university-economic-development  research&development  research-commercialization  innovation-hubs  indiana  Around-the-web  this-week-351 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
How Three U.S. Cities Are Building on Public/Private Partnerships - Urban Land Magazine
Metropolitan areas across the United States—including Greenville, South Carolina; Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; and Cincinnati, Ohio—have taken control of their destiny and successfully transformed themselves.
public-private-partnerships  economic-development-news  capital-access  Around-the-web  this-week-351  government-policy  Pennsylvania  south-carolina  ohio 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Mayors: Flint Could Happen to Us - POLITICO Magazine
Nearly 1 in 3 American mayors think they may already have hurt their own citizens by making cost-saving decisions on critical infrastructure—a startling admission of fearfulness and accountability from the nation’s top urban executives on the heels of the Flint water crisis.
water-availability  infrastructure  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-351  government-policy 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Texas Lures Data Centers, Not for Jobs but for Revenue - The New York Times
The billionaire developer Ross Perot Jr. describes data centers as the modern equivalent of America’s giant factories in the early 20th century. And here in the sprawling Dallas-Fort Worth region, they seem to be spreading as fast as springtime wildflowers.
this-week-351  Around-the-web  Matt  texas  southwest  data-centers  high-tech  tech  data 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
The future of aerospace in Southern California - PwC Industrial Insights
The aerospace industry is currently undergoing a technological transformation. This is especially evident in Southern California, where demand for new, emerging technologies – like autonomy, artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, cybersecurity, robotics, advanced communications and analytics – is causing the boundaries between traditional aerospace and defense (A&D) and commercial technology companies to blur.
Aerospace  industry-reports  regional-reports  california  defense-sector  Around-the-web  this-week-351 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Three strategies for states to use economic development data effectively - PEW
Economic development incentives are one of the primary tools states use to try to strengthen their economies. Every state uses a mix of tax incentives, grants, and loans in an effort to create jobs, encourage business expansions, and achieve other goals.
this-week-351  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  economic-development 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
How much could the return of factory jobs add up to? - Marketplace - American Public Media
Doing more with less is generally perceived by economists as a good thing— a manufacturing success that politicians are unlikely to mention.
u.s.-manufacturing  economic-analysis  backshoring  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-351  Around-the-web 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Global FDI declines, but USA still attracts strong investment - The Next Silicon Valley
Regional and economic development agencies nowadays are very proactive in the measures they take to create their own Silicon Valley like ecosystems, so that they can attract foreign direct investment (FDI) and boost local economic growth. Almost all agencies are focused on FDI to stimulate job growth, and to enhance their innovation environment with new products and technologies, processes, and management talent
this-week-351  Around-the-web  fdi-USA  location-USA  business-globalization 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Why Companies Are Returning to Big Cities - WSJ
As exemplified by GE’s decision to relocate to Boston, both mature businesses and startups are migrating to cities – reversing a pattern that began in the 1960s of businesses moving to the suburbs.
this-week-351  Around-the-web  Matt  Boston  new-england  Massachusetts  urban-revitalization  GE  general-electric 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
The Work That Can’t Be Offshored or Automated - CED
f you ask the man or woman on the street what he or she considers the “hot” new jobs of the future, chances are they’ll bring up some sexy-sounding tech sector job—you know, developing new iPhone apps, analyzing Google data, programming cool new gadgetry. But what’s “hot” to economists is what the market reveals as “hot” in terms of supply and demand.
this-week-351  Around-the-web  Matt  offshoring  automation  jobs  workforce 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
How Labor Standards Can Be Good for Growth - HBR
On the day of President Obama’s speech, Nike put out a statement that it “fully supports the inclusion of strong labor provisions” in the TPP because they “create economic growth that benefits everyone.” This is not a common view among trade economists or policy-makers.
this-week-351  Around-the-web  matt  obama  labor  workplace  manufacturing 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Hair-care product company reboots storied Whitaker Park - Triad City Beat
The repurposed Whitaker Park, once RJ Reynolds’ flagship cigarette factory, gets its first tenant, a hair-care product manufacturer that uses a protein developed by a local biotech firm.
this-week-351  Around-the-web  matt  bioscience  biotech  north-carolina  south-atlantic  manufacturing 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Five Cities That Are Leading the Way in Urban Innovation - WSJ
In an era of urbanization, Singapore, Houston and Medellín, Colombia, are among those redefining what cities can be
this-week-351  Around-the-web  Matt  urban-revitalization  innovation  urban-planning 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Forget St. Louis: Kansas City Keeps Indianapolis In Its Sights - KCUR
When it comes to metros that Kansas City considers its competition for business, population growth, conventions and prestige: Forget about St. Louis. We left that rivalry behind in the last century.
this-week-351  Around-the-web  Matt  kansas-city  st-louis  indiana  indianapolis  missouri  midwest  Metros 
april 2016 by areadevelopment
Can Cities and States “Clawback” Their Economic Development Advantages? - The American Prospect
Boston and Massachusetts have persuaded General Electric to move by pledging multimillion-dollar subsidies. But ensuring a return on the investment will be the hard part.
this-week-351  Around-the-web  Matt  Boston  Massachusetts  new-england  general-electric  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection 
april 2016 by areadevelopment

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