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Time to Accelerate in the Race Toward Industry 4.0 - bcg.perspectives - The Boston Consulting Group
Our study demonstrates that companies in two leading industrial nations have set high ambitions for Industry 4.0 but will need to accelerate their efforts to implement these technological advances and achieve their goals.
industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-353  internet-of-things  3D-printing  robotics-manufacturing  executive-surveys 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
A Strategist’s Guide to Industry 4.0 - strategy+business
Global businesses are about to integrate their operations into a seamless digital whole, and thereby change the world.
industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-353  internet-of-things  3D-printing  robotics-manufacturing 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Can HP Make 3-D Printing into a Mass Manufacturing Technique? - MIT Technology Review
Despite the flexibility of 3-D printing, it still cannot compete with conventional injection molding for making large volumes of high-strength plastic parts. Hewlett-Packard says its new printing technology will change that
Around-the-web  this-week-353  3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  HP  BMW  Nike 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Buildings that Invest in Wellbeing See Healthy Returns - ideas + buildings
The notion of leaving the office healthier than when you arrived is a fairly new discussion and one that the real estate industry is starting to have.
facility-planning  office-design  workplace-trends  this-week-353  Around-the-web 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
7 Factors of Great Office Design - HBR
Smart companies understand that workspaces are a business tool. An office environment reflects and reinforces a business’s core values, through the placement of different teams and functions and design elements that reflect culture, brand, and values.
office-design  workplace-trends  Around-the-web  this-week-353  corporate-headquarters 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Industry Outlook for Adaptive Use - Urban Land Magazine
Experts in adaptive use discuss how they evaluate existing buildings for adaptive use potential, how to avoid common pitfalls, how to balance sustainability with preservation, and other trends.
this-week-353  Around-the-web  adaptive-re-use  industrial-real-estate 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
These Americans are fighting to bring manufacturing jobs back - CNN Money
The presidential candidates talk a lot about how they'll bring jobs back and restore the nation's once-mighty manufacturing sector.
this-week-353  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  jobs 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Southpointe transforming farm community of Cecil to corporate hub - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The revamping of Cecil from a farming community to a corporate hub has not only transformed the landscape, but also the lives of the original residents here who have been able to get top dollar for land they once had to work to eek out a living.
pittsburgh  regional-reports  industrial-park  corporate-headquarters  energy  shale-gas  industry-clusters  rural-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-353 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
As a ‘back-office’ venue, Hartford ranks high - HartfordBusiness.com
Hartford's geography and its pool of highly educated, skilled talent have long made it a desirable locale for corporate headquarters and other front-office presences. But Hartford also presents a compelling, money-saving case for companies to install or relocate their "back-office" operations to the city and state.
back-office-operations  corporate-headquarters  office-market  Metros  industry-clusters  hartford  regional-reports  connecticut  Around-the-web  this-week-353 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Producing Poverty: The Public Cost of Low-Wage Production Jobs in Manufacturing - Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
Much attention has been given in recent years to low-wage work in the fast-food industry, big-box retail, and other service sector industries in the U.S. The rise of low-wage business models in the service sector has often been contrasted to business models of the past, when blue collar jobs in the manufacturing industry supported a large middle class in the United States.

Recent research by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), however, found that manufacturing production wages now rank in the bottom half of all jobs in the United States.
workforce-development  cost-of-doing-business  labor-costs  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-353 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Pennsylvania Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Taxes & The Economy - Tax Foundation
This chart book aims to help readers understand Pennsylvania’s overall economy and tax system from a broad perspective. It also provides detailed illustrations of each of Pennsylvania’s major taxes—individual income taxes, business taxes, sales and excise taxes, and property taxes—to help make the complicated task of understanding the state’s tax code a bit easier.
taxes-incentives  regional-reports  industry-organizations  Pennsylvania  Around-the-web  state-resources  this-week-353 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Americans Don’t Miss Manufacturing — They Miss Unions - FiveThirtyEight
Manufacturing no longer plays its former role in the economy, and not only because there are far fewer factory jobs than in the past. The jobs being created today often pay less than those of the past — sometimes far less.
manufacturing  jobs  unions  this-week-353  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
The Fight for Jobs Intensifies Between Kansas and Missouri - GOVERNING
In major metropolitan areas, using tax incentives to lure businesses from one part of the region to another can sometimes seem like a big family fight. In the Washington, D.C., area, for instance, several jurisdictions are vying to become the new headquarters of the FBI, which is currently located in the district.
this-week-353  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  Kansas  missouri  Washington-DC  mid-atlantic  midwest  plains  virginia  south-atlantic  maryland  kansas-city 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Buffalo Billion Probe: Bad Apples or Broken System? - Gotham Gazette
Cuomo’s creation of an independent investigation is worrying to some because of the governor’s history with independent commissions.
this-week-353  Around-the-web  Matt  new-york  mid-atlantic  taxes-incentives  cuomo  buffalo  upstat-new-york  economic-development 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Amazon's shipping policies leave retailers working to stay competitive - NorthJersey.com
Online commerce giant Amazon is challenging the rest of the retail world in a new, high-stakes competition - the shipping wars. And New Jersey is a key battleground in that fight.
this-week-353  Around-the-web  Matt  new-jersey  mid-atlantic  amazon  ecommerce  retail  supply-chain  logistics 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Miami Emerges From Gloom Into Residential and Commercial Sunlight - The New York Times
It was always Miami Beach, a barrier island on the sun-dappled Atlantic, that attracted the attention, the glamorous notices, the billions of dollars in real estate speculation.
this-week-353  Around-the-web  Matt  miami  Florida  south-atlantic 
may 2016 by areadevelopment

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