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Innovation That Matters - 2016 - 1776
We are at the dawn of an extraordinary technological revolution and it is transforming every part of the U.S. economy. Innovation That Matters examines and ranks 25 cities’ readiness to capitalize on the inevitable shift to a digital economy.
innovation-hubs  startup  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-352  STUDIES  ranking  leading-locations 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
U.S. Utilities Boost Investments in Wind, Solar Power - WSJ
Power companies take advantage of government incentives that let them sell renewable electricity to other utilities at higher prices
utilities  energy  green-economy  energy-costs  wind-energy  solar-power  this-week-352  Around-the-web 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Matchmaker – Triton
Alumna co-founds Maker’s Row to make it easier for DIY artists to connect with American manufacturers.
this-week-352  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Photos of Apple's $2 billion data command center in Mesa, Arizona - Business Insider
While Apple gets a lot of attention for its $5 billion campus currently under construction in Cupertino, California, it's not the only billion-dollar real estate project the tech giant is working on.
this-week-352  Around-the-web  Matt  high-tech  apple  tech  technology  california  pacific-states  data-centers  arizona  mesa  southwest 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Wanted: Manufacturing whizzes to work on Tesla's Model 3 - Reuters
Musk says he is "hell-bent" on making the Silicon Valley automotive upstart a manufacturing powerhouse, but his vision relies on finding veteran auto engineers to ramp up volume ten-fold in four years - a challenge even for established carmakers.
workforce-development  skilled-labor  advanced-manufacturing  automotive-industry  tesla  gigafactory  Around-the-web  this-week-352 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Remaking Goose Island, One of Chicago's Great Industrial Hubs - Curbed Chicago
After years of neglect, many of Chicago's industrial corridors are making big comebacks. Areas like Fulton Market and River North have blossomed over the last 15 years, transforming from skid rows into some of the most popular spots for city dwellers and the businesses they work at. However, as these two areas reach critical mass, attention is moving up the Chicago River's North Branch to places like Goose Island.
urban-revitalization  industry-clusters  innovation-hubs  office-market  Around-the-web  this-week-352  chicago  regional-reports 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
A conversation with Don Pierson, secretary of Louisiana Economic Development
Leading the charge for business recruitment and retention has its challenges in a state facing a $600 million budget shortfall in the next fiscal year, but Pierson says he is bullish about Louisiana, taking the long view and pointing to the state’s resources and assets, and its strength in sectors like chemical production, agriculture and timber products, aerospace, and technology.
economic-development-news  louisiana  Around-the-web  this-week-352  government-policy 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
The Winning States' Proven Formula - - Chief Executive magazine
Why some areas of the country thrive while others see businesses atrophy and people flee at alarming rates
economic-development  rankings  this-week-352  Around-the-web  Matt 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Charleston port’s growth spurring industrial, speculative building boom - Post and Courier
A new report says many businesses are citing the presence of Charleston’s port system as a key reason for investing in the region and other parts of South Carolina.
logistics  freight-logistics  port-of-charleston  ports  distribution-centers  warehousing  Around-the-web  this-week-352  charleston  south-carolina  regional-reports 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Faraday Future breaks ground on innovative manufacturing plant - gizmag
A few weeks ago, startup carmaker Faraday Future (FF) broke ground on a US$1 billion manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be the first plant for the California-based, Chinese backed company that started in 2014 with a view on developing a range of connected electric vehicles. With robot greeters and a long-term goal of being powered completely by renewable energy, the plant is set to be as innovative as the cars that will come out of it.
this-week-352  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  automotive-industry  faraday  electric-vehicle  renewable-energy 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Episode 699: Why Did The Job Cross The Road? - NPR
States across the country are at war right now. A war over jobs. They are competing with each other to get companies to move within their borders. Politicians love to call this "job creation."
this-week-352  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  job-poaching  kansas-city  missouri  Kansas  midwest  plains  economic-development  site-selection 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
A New Era of U.S. Small Manufacturing Dawning? - The Globalist
Their “eureka” moment came when on joint visits to Akron, Ohio, and Albany, New York, as well as to Eindhoven in the Netherlands and Dresden in Germany.

They came to the realization that the winners in global business will increasingly be those manufacturers who can produce smart, not cheap.
u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  business-globalization  advanced-manufacturing  rust-belt  Around-the-web  this-week-352 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Bill to force Pentagon to shift to US-made sneakers may help New Balance - The Boston Globe
New Balance has been waiting for years for the Department of Defense to buy athletic shoes that are made in this country. If US Representatives Niki Tsongas and Bruce Poliquin have their way, the Boston sneaker maker won’t have to wait much longer.
u.s.-manufacturing  government-policy  defense-sector  apparel  new-balance  Around-the-web  this-week-352 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Inner City Growth and Competition in the U.S. - CityLab
Two new studies explore the movement of businesses and people back to the city, but outside the central business district.
this-week-352  Around-the-web  Matt  urban-planning  urban-revitalization 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
U.S. manufacturers still aren’t finding much daylight, ISM survey shows - MarketWatch
U.S. manufacturers barely grew in April and there’s little sign of a broad pickup in business anytime soon, a survey of executives found.
this-week-352  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Trump's Plan to Bring Jobs Back From China Misses the Point on U.S. Manufacturing - The Atlantic
It’s easy for candidates to talk about bringing jobs back from China, but making factories the centerpiece of the U.S. economy is another matter.
this-week-352  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  jobs  china  reshoring 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Kroll explains concept of Bi-National Economic Development Zone - Rio Grande Guardian
Mark Kroll, dean of the College of Business and Entrepreneurship at UT-Rio Grande Valley, has given the most detailed explanation to date of what the Bi-NED project might look like.
this-week-352  Around-the-web  Matt  texas  southwest  advanced-manufacturing  economic-development 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Local-for-Local Manufacturing Drives Reshoring - MHLnews
The advantage of being closer to demand is the ability to shorten lead times and to fulfill customer needs faster and more effectively.
this-week-352  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  reshoring 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Tiny Nebraska town says no to 1,100 jobs, citing way of life - MSN
Deep-rooted, rural agricultural communities around the U.S. are seeking economic investments to keep from shedding residents, but those very places face trade-offs that increasing numbers of those who oppose meat processing plants say threaten to burden their way of life and bring in outsiders.
this-week-352  Around-the-web  Matt  nebraska  plains-states  plains  site-selection  economic-development  rural-economy  rural-economic-development  food-industry  food-processing 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Jersey City remains 'attractive market' for corporations, report says -
Jersey City remains an appealing place for corporations to send their back offices, but is facing stiff competition from other parts of the state and nation, and even from Canada, a new report says.
this-week-352  Around-the-web  Matt  new-jersey  mid-atlantic  jersey-city  new-york-city  site-selection  economic-development  operations-center 
may 2016 by areadevelopment

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