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‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ Comes to CRE -
Avison Young’s Amy Erixon writes in a new report that a range of new technologies will transform commercial real estate “in profound ways.”
asset-management  facility-planning  corporate-real-estate  green-buildings  sustainable-development  internet-of-things  Around-the-web  this-week-354 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 1, the Tools Revolution - The Atlantic
Just like the internet before it, the Maker Movement is revolutionizing manufacturing, with implications for startups and jobs.
additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  small-business  startup  Around-the-web  this-week-354 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Military should be in US-made running shoes - The Boston Globe
Massachusetts has a number of innovative manufacturers that have made the often-challenging decision to keep their labor force in the United States. The success of these companies demonstrates that it can be done, but we need to pursue policies that support their efforts. One such policy is the “Berry Amendment,” which states that when our military has an opportunity to buy American, US soldiers should train and operate with American-made uniforms and equipment.
u.s.-manufacturing  defense-sector  government-policy  new-balance  apparel  Massachusetts  Around-the-web  this-week-354 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Many Northeast, Midwest States Face Shrinking Workforce - Stateline - The Pew Charitable Trusts
In many parts of the Northeast and Midwest, population growth is slowing at an unprecedented rate as people are getting older, women are having fewer children, and more people are moving out than in — and that signals big economic trouble ahead.
demographics  Around-the-web  this-week-354  diaspora  workforce  workforce-migration  regional-reports  new-england  mid-atlantic  midwest 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Blue Origin clearing land for massive rocket factory - Florida Today
Bulldozers and excavators this week continued clearing land at Kennedy Space Center’s Exploration Park where Blue Origin will build a rocket factory rivaling the area's largest spaceflight facilities.
this-week-354  Around-the-web  Matt  Florida  south-atlantic  Aerospace 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
The 13 cities with highest startup growth - Business Insider
The latest entrepreneurship study has some good news for the U.S. economy: startup growth is healthier than it's been in years.
this-week-354  Around-the-web  Matt  startup  entrepreneurship  innovation 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
From Rust Belt to Brain Belt - IndustryWeek
A new book looks at how cities like Akron and Albany have built on their historic manufacturing strengths to be successful in the modern era. 
rust-belt  urban-revitalization  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-354 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Rail Expansion Projects Spark Tensions - WSJ
The fate of BNSF Railway Co.’s new terminal near the Port of Los Angeles is now in jeopardy even though it has been in development for 10 years at a cost of more than $50 million and would provide badly needed rail capacity.
this-week-354  Around-the-web  Matt  bnsf  rail  intermodal  logistics  infrastructure  supply-chain 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Obama Returns To Booming Elkhart, Indiana, To Highlight Manufacturing Jobs - The Two-Way - NPR
Most jobs there are tied to the production of recreational vehicles. In the depths of the Great Recession, when few Americans were buying expensive RVs, unemployment hovered at 19%. These days, the community's unemployment rate hovers around 4% and employers are facing labor shortages, largely thanks to the RV industry recovery.
regional-reports  indiana  automotive-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-354 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
How technology is changing manufacturing - Brookings Institution
Small firms are particularly at risk. They create many of the jobs in the United States, but it is hard for them to achieve the economies of scale and productivity boosts of advanced manufacturing. High upfront costs make it difficult to adopt the latest technologies and compete for workers with the most advanced skills.
small-business  small-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  robotics-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-354 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
How Data Collection, Analysis and Automation are Improving Food Safety and Quality in the U.S.
Delivering the highest-quality foods that are safe for customers to consume continues to be priority number one for U.S. food and beverage producers, and the focus is on preventing quality and safety breaches rather than reacting to them.
food-processing  Around-the-web  automation  u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  industry-reports  this-week-354  supply-chain  big-data 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
DOD, NSA Enter A New World Order: U.S. Is Now Dependent On Foreign Companies For Its Most Sensitive Electronics - Manufacturing & Technology News
Washington legislators have re-awakened to concerns over the Defense Department's inability to plan for and deal with what is now the final stage in the shift of American microelectronics production offshore. Congress wants the Pentagon to figure out how it is going to deal with issues associated with purchasing "trusted" electronics for military weapons and national security surveillance systems from foreign and foreign-owned producers.
tech-transfer  electronics-industry  defense-sector  government-policy  business-globalization  semi-conductor  applied-research  Around-the-web  this-week-354 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
GE part of a national move away from big, suburban office parks - The CT Mirror
When General Electric first suggested that it might pull its corporate headquarters out of Connecticut, in June of 2015, the company’s rationale appeared to be taxes and the business climate. But when it made the actual announcement in January that it would move to Boston, the message had changed.
this-week-354  Around-the-web  Matt  suburbs  GE  general-electric  connecticut  new-england  taxes-incentives  site-selection  economic-development  headquarters  alabama  high-tech  tech  technology  innovation 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
'Manufacturing Is Not Dead' In Connecticut: 98% Of Grads Find Work After Community College Programs - Hartford Courant
With manufacturing in Connecticut on the rebound, state officials pitched a community college program Wednesday intended to meet rising demand for workers.
this-week-354  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  connecticut  new-england  workforce-training 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Argonne National Lab launches incubator to help science startups - Chicago Tribune
Argonne National Laboratory is launching an incubator for science-fueled startups, attempting to narrow the gap those companies often face between the lab and the marketplace.
incubators  tech-transfer  research-commercialization  applied-research  government-policy  national-labratories  illinois  Around-the-web  this-week-354 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Cuba: Small businesses to be allowed to privatize - Orlando Sentinel
Cuba announced Tuesday that it will legalize small and medium-sized private businesses, a move that could significantly expand the space allowed for private enterprise in one of the world's last communist countries.
this-week-354  small-business  Around-the-web  Matt  cuba 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Connecticut Officials Shouldn't Let Aetna Get Away - Hartford Courant
The phrase "until further notice" should frighten Connecticut. With those three words, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini has raised anew the specter of the insurance giant possibly moving out of the city that has been its home for nearly 200 years.
aetna  connecticut  corporate-headquarters  industry-clusters  hartford-ct  site-selection  corporate-relocation  Around-the-web  this-week-354 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Proposed Incentives Plan for Corporate Headquarters Relocation Creates Dissension - SRQ
Business leaders in the state are hopeful one of the nation’s top roofing companies will move to the Gulf Coast. But since news broke that tax incentives would be offered inviting a firm into a market where rooftops are already big business, a political divide has erupted.
this-week-354  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  headquarters  Florida  south-atlantic  gulf-coast 
may 2016 by areadevelopment
Split Picture: U.S. Manufacturers That Sell at Home Fare Better Than Exporters - WSJ
Domestic-oriented sectors are doing well, while problems of global economy stymie firms looking abroad.
this-week-354  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  exports 
may 2016 by areadevelopment

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