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How Technology Is Revolutionizing Construction - bcg.perspectives
Technological advances are revolutionizing almost all points in the life cycle of a built asset, from conceptualization to demolition.
construction  facility-planning  asset-management  Around-the-web  this-week-356 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Ex-GM site attracting ‘intense’ interest - Indianapolis Business Journal
The entity tasked with marketing the former General Motors stamping plant site is moving quickly to get the 102-acre downtown property back on the market to capitalize on strong interest from prospective developers.
this-week-356  Around-the-web  Matt  GM  automotive-industry  industrial-real-estate 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Group says food manufacturing hub would mean jobs and new life for historic district - Chicago Tribune
A proposal seeks to turn a century-old monument to Chicago's industrial past — three massive city-owned buildings near the old Chicago Union Stock Yards — into a bustling, modern food manufacturing hub.
this-week-356  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  chicago  illinois  midwest  food-industry  food-processing  urban-revitalization  urban-planning 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Senate Gives Go-Ahead on Brownfields Boost - Bloomberg BNA
The Senate passed legislation by unanimous consent June 27 to reauthorize the Environmental Protection Agency's brownfields program and increase grant resources for remediation.
government-policy  brownfields  Around-the-web  this-week-356 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
How automakers can get the most value from Silicon Valley - Operations Extranet by McKinsey & Company
Since the internet boom in the late 1990s, ten of the global OEMs and five of the big system suppliers have opened offices in Silicon Valley, collectively employing hundreds—by this writing, very likely well more than a thousand—of specialists working on future automotive topics to be transferred to headquarters around the world.
automotive-industry  silicon-valley  industry-reports  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-356  research&development  applied-research 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Gig work isn’t changing job landscape, SF economist finds - SFGate
Uber, Lyft, Postmates and other digital platforms aren’t transforming the workforce as much as we might think.
this-week-356  Around-the-web  Matt  california  san-francisco  pacific-states  jobs  workforce  tech  high-tech  technology 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Politicians Focus Business Incentives on Catching the Big Fish - GOVERNING
Most states are low on cash, but they’re still willing to spend to attract top-shelf companies like Tesla.
economic-development  site-selection  this-week-356  Around-the-web  Matt  tesla 
july 2016 by areadevelopment
Revitalizing America's Small and Medium-Sized Legacy Cities - Boston Fed
Many older industrial cities struggling to recover from long-term economic downturns, such as Detroit or Pittsburgh, have received attention from academics, practitioners, and the press for their decline and emerging recoveries. The trajectory of small and medium-sized legacy cities (SMLCs) like Ohio's Akron or Dayton (or, in New England, Springfield, Massachusetts, or New Haven, Connecticut) has received much less consideration.
urban-planning  urban-revitalization  Metros  economic-recovery  rust-belt  Around-the-web  this-week-356  economic-analysis 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Chattanooga, Tenn.'s Muni Broadband Rated Best in the U.S. for Internet Service -
According to a Consumer Reports survey, the EPB network owned by the city ranks higher in customer satisfaction than its private-sector competitors.
infrastructure  broadband  chattanooga  Tennessee  Metros  ICT  Around-the-web  this-week-356 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Can Employee Ownership Give U.S. Manufacturers A Competitive Edge? - Forbes
As a whole, the manufacturing sector contributes some $2.1 trillion to the U.S. economy – which means that manufacturing is still an extremely viable industry that’s not ready to be written off despite political rhetoric or global competition.
this-week-356  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
US Economic Forecast, Q2 2016 - Deloitte University Press
Notwithstanding chatter on cable TV, today's US economy is comparatively stable and borderline dull. Yes, volatility threatens in Europe and China, and the presidential election is raising temperatures, but we expect the gradual upturn to continue, hampered by nagging slow productivity growth.
economic-analysis  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-356 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Yahoo Wants to Sell Its ‘Chicken Coop’ Data Center Designs - Data Center Knowledge
Yahoo garnered a lot of attention in 2009, when it announced the unusual design of a data center it was building in Lockport, New York.
this-week-356  Around-the-web  Matt  new-york  mid-atlantic  yahoo  high-tech  tech  technology  data-centers 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Small Business Tax Index 2016: Best to Worst State Tax Systems for Entrepreneurship and Small Business - SBE Council
Among the states, some are situated well from a competitive tax standpoint, with others moving in the right direction. Consider that compared to last year’s report, 11 states have improved their tax climates by reducing their personal or corporate income tax rates, or eliminating their death tax.
taxes-incentives  corporate-tax  STUDIES  cost-of-doing-business  small-business  Around-the-web  this-week-356  state-rankings 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
The City Of The Future Is In Ohio - Co.Design
Self-driving shuttles, super-smart buses, an independent payment network, and more: Welcome to the Great Columbus Experiment.
Metros  smart-cities  columbus-region  ohio  Around-the-web  this-week-356 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Shinola case begs question: What is 'American made'? - Crain's Detroit Business
Under FTC rules, a product must be "all or virtually all" produced in the U.S. to use the claim "Made in America" or similar claims on its packaging or advertising.
u.s.-manufacturing  government-policy  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-356  shinola  detroit 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Can Employee Ownership Give U.S. Manufacturers A Competitive Edge? - Forbes
As a whole, the manufacturing sector contributes some $2.1 trillion to the U.S. economy – which means that manufacturing is still an extremely viable industry that’s not ready to be written off despite political rhetoric or global competition.

But there’s also something beyond hard work and American ingenuity that might be giving these manufacturers an edge in the marketplace: a sizable percentage of them are employee owned.
u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-356 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2016: SolarCity’s Gigafactory - MIT Technology Review
A $750 million solar facility in Buffalo will produce a gigawatt of high-efficiency solar panels per year and make the technology far more attractive to homeowners. Availability: next year
solar-power  gigafactory  energy-efficiency  green-buildings  buffalo  u.s.-manufacturing  energy  Around-the-web  this-week-356 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
First-ever driverless vehicle test rolls down Michigan interstate -
Four semi-trailers that rolled along Interstate 69 Thursday afternoon in Lapeer and St. Clair counties may help lead Michigan into a new industry for the state and help soldiers at home and abroad.
this-week-356  Around-the-web  Matt  Michigan  midwest  automotive-industry  driverless-vehicles  autonomous-cars 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Report Card: Which States Made the Grade? - IndustryWeek
The 2016 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card, by Conexus Indiana for the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research, shows how each state ranks among its peers in several categories that are of particular interest to site selection experts for the manufacturing and logistics industries.
this-week-356  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  logistics 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Tesla Sells $20 Million Worth of Tax Credits to Las Vegas Casino - This is Reno
The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) has confirmed that more than $20 million in transferable tax credits (TTCs) were sold by Tesla to the MGM Grand for gaming license fees.
this-week-356  Nevada  mountain-states  tesla  automotive-industry  taxes-incentives  economic-development 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Women in the U.S. Workforce - The Globalist
The U.S. labor force participation rate for women as of mid-2015 was higher than only six of the 34 advanced economies of the OECD.
women-in-manufacturing  cf-women  labor  demographics  Around-the-web  this-week-356 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
GE Lifts Veil on Silicon Valley Plan as Digital Push Accelerates - Bloomberg
General Electric Co. wants investors to know why the world’s largest maker of jet engines and gas turbines decided to set up shop on the edge of Silicon Valley.
The industrial behemoth intends to become one of the top 10 global companies in software -- yes, software -- by the end of the decade.
general-electric  internet-of-things  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-industries  skilled-labor  industrial-internet  Around-the-web  this-week-356 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
How to Revitalize U.S. Manufacturing - WSJ
Nine policies that could spark new growth in factory jobs and the economic benefits they bring
u.s.-manufacturing  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-356 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
The U.S. Cities Where Manufacturing Is Thriving -
Perhaps no sector in the U.S. economy generates more angst than manufacturing. Over the past quarter century, manufacturing has hemorrhaged over 5 million jobs. The devastation of many regional economies, particularly in the Midwest, is testament to this decline.
this-week-356  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  jobs  midwest 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
The New Panama Canal: A Risky Bet - The New York Times
In simple terms, to be successful, the new canal needs enough water, durable concrete and locks big enough to safely accommodate the larger ships. On all three counts, it has failed to meet expectations, according to dozens of interviews with contractors, canal workers, maritime experts and diplomats, as well as a review of public and internal records.
panama-canal  freight-logistics  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-356  infrastructure 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Beaver County 'upskills' to prepare for Shell plant — NewsWorks
While job opportunities in the 10-county Pittsburgh region are increasing, the workforce is struggling to keep pace — even before the Shell jobs became a possibility.
this-week-356  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  jobs  Pennsylvania  mid-atlantic  energy  shell  economic-development  site-selection  pittsburgh 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Robots on Track to Bump Humans From Call-Center Jobs - WSJ
Philippines’ outsourcing industry races to expand higher-end services as hedge against automation, which is shaking up India .
this-week-356  Around-the-web  Matt  robotics  call-centers  jobs  automation  india 
june 2016 by areadevelopment
Solar Impulse 2: In the cockpit of a trans-Atlantic flight -
The cross-Atlantic flight is likely to be one of the most grueling legs in the aircraft's ambitious around-the-world journey, devised to raise awareness of the power and potential of clean-energy technologies.
this-week-356  Around-the-web  Matt  Aerospace  aviation  solar  solar-power  renewable-energy  clean-energy  cleantech 
june 2016 by areadevelopment

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