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What you need to know to make the best real estate decisions in the fast-paced world of tech - JLL
Technology remains the leading industry for real estate expansion in the United States, and has fast become a key economic driver in many cities.
high-tech  Metros  commercial-real-estate  market-reports  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-363 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Mexican Companies Find a Bridge to the U.S. in North Texas – D Magazine
More than 20 Mexico-based companies already operate North Texas offices, some of which serve as their U.S. or North American headquarters, according to data from the Texas governor’s office.
fdi-USA  mexico  regional-headquarters  texas  Around-the-web  dallas  regional-reports  this-week-363 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Center For Automotive Research Management Briefings - BDO
Driving the innovation happening in the auto industry are several key factors. First, the influence of and proximity to Silicon Valley serves as a significant catalyst.
automotive-industry  autonomous-vehicles  advanced-industries  Around-the-web  this-week-363 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
What’s keeping CFOs awake in 2016? - CFO Insights - Deloitte
In this edition of CFO Insights, we share 10 current concerns that illustrate the breadth of CFOs’ current challenges.
CFO  Around-the-web  economic-forecast  asset-management  capital-access  this-week-363 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Beyond the basics: How operations executives can plan for growth - Industrial Insights - pwc
Previous areas of focus – quality, service, inventory, and safety – remain critical, but are now seen more as bottom line requirements as opposed to indicators of success. As a result, operations executives must explore new ways to measure and increase performance. There are many ways to do this – Manufacturing’s New Imperative, PwC’s Strategy& discusses three:
manufacturing  facility-planning  manufacturing-operations  corporate-executives  Around-the-web  this-week-363 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
Ask Colorado Whether Infrastructure Spending Works - Bloomberg
Here's something all of divided America should be able to agree on: Smart infrastructure investment works. For evidence, look at Colorado, where elected officials of both parties trace an economic boom to a decision 27 years ago to spend more than $2 billion on a new Denver airport.
this-week-363  Around-the-web  Matt  colorado  mountain-states  denver  intermodal  infrastructure  airports  aviation  economic-development 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
The Metro Areas With More New Businesses - GOVERNING
Younger businesses and startups are often key to fueling future economic growth, so considering the age of employers can provide valuable insight into a local economy.
this-week-363  Around-the-web  Matt  Metros  startup  small-business  jobs 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
An aerial video update of the new Apple Campus - Curbed SF
You’ve got to wonder what everybody down in the construction site of the ongoing Apple Campus 2 thinks about the constant drone traffic overhead. They must know we’re watching them all the time. Is it weird? Do they get paranoid? Do some of them like the attention?
this-week-363  Around-the-web  Matt  apple  tech  technology  high-tech 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
'Wet Utilities' Are Key to Rural Economic Development - Inside INdiana Business
A missing piece of the infrastructure puzzle that’s been hampering economic development is the availability of "wet utilities." Taken for granted in cities, wet utilities consist of water and sewer services.
indiana  Around-the-web  this-week-363  utilities  water-availability  infrastructure  rural-economic-development 
september 2016 by areadevelopment
California's Inland Empire reels after losing hundreds of blue-collar jobs - LA Times
The Inland Empire, one of California’s poorest regions, has enjoyed a micro-boom in manufacturing employment, which has increased 15% since 2010. The region, which includes Riverside and San Bernardino counties, also has been buoyed in recent years by retail giant Amazon, which has leased massive warehouses that require packagers and truckers to transport those packages.
inland-empire  california  regional-reports  economic-recovery  furniture-industry  wisconsin  north-carolina  Around-the-web  this-week-363 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Will the A&D workforce be prepared for the future? - Industrial Insights - pwc
Workforce issues in aerospace and defense (A&D) are near the top of the list of challenges facing the industry. A significant number of workers in A&D are eligible for retirement or approaching retirement eligibility in the next five years. But the industry has little attrition and a low retirement rate
workforce-aging  workforce-development  workforce-training  skilled-labor  Aerospace  industry-reports  this-week-363  Around-the-web 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Made in the USA (For the Most Part) - The National Law Review
Since January 2015, the FTC has issued 46 letters to companies asserting misleading U.S. origin claims on a wide range of products, such as cookware, snow blowers, auto parts and pet products.
shinola  made-in-america  u.s.-manufacturing  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-363  free-trade-agreements  FTC 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
China's next-generation manufacturing industry has stalled and the US will benefit — Quartz
After three decades of dramatic growth, China’s manufacturing engine has largely stalled. With rising salaries, labor unrest, environmental devastation and intellectual property theft, China is no longer an attractive place for Western companies to move their manufacturing.
this-week-363  Around-the-web  Matt  china  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  3D-printing 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
How to prepare for the digitization of manufacturing - readwrite
For manufacturers to ensure they are not left behind in the coming revolution, they must now take action to connect their equipment through the IoT, connecting disparate systems to enable intelligent flow of data.
internet-of-things  industry4.0  4th-industrial-revolution  Around-the-web  this-week-363  manufacturing-automation 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
A rising tide? - Virginia Business
Next year, all of Virginia’s harbor pilots will undergo specialized training in Louisiana. The purpose behind the out-of-state trip is to gain skills in handling the next class of immense ships expected to visit Hampton Roads’ ports.
this-week-363  Around-the-web  Matt  virginia  south-atlantic  intermodal  logistics  ports  panama-canal 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Why Fintech Startups Are Flocking to a 124-Year-Old Bank in Kansas - Fortune
Few people have probably ever heard of Weir, Kansas: population 661, the place where the flyswatter was invented in 1906, and these days, a major hub for financial technology innovation.
financial-industry  high-tech  Kansas  Google  fintech  startup  capital-access  Around-the-web  this-week-363 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
How can we foster greater innovation in Alabama? - AL.com
Alabama has for years had a rich legacy of transforming research into new products, and that was reinforced in 2012 when the state of Alabama created the Alabama Innovation Fund with more than $17 million in competitive grants going to public colleges and universities to bolster high-tech research and innovative ideas, leading to more jobs for Alabamians.
economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-363  alabama  innovation-hubs  competitiveness  research-commercialization  opinion 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
U.S. Proposes Immigration Rule Aimed at Entrepreneurs - The New York Times
The proposal, which does not require congressional approval, would allow immigration officials to admit entrepreneurs case by case. To qualify, an applicant must have an “active and central role,” and a significant ownership stake, in an American company founded in the last three years.
startup-visa  startup  immigration-reform  Around-the-web  this-week-363  government-policy 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Why some manufacturers are returning to the U.S. - PBS NewsHour
A number of factors have influenced the creation of jobs in the U.S., including rising labor costs overseas, higher freight costs, low energy costs in America, and federal and state incentives. But while closed factories continue to reopen, critics argue that without government policies that help improve our skilled workforce, tax reform, and renegotiation of trade deals, the U.S. will continue to feel the effects of the millions of manufacturing jobs that were lost in the 2000s.
backshoring  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-363 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Cloud Computing Brings Sprawling Centers, but Few Jobs, to Small Towns - The New York Times
The big cloud networks are immensely profitable for the few companies who can operate these global systems. The biggest three cloud companies estimate that the global market in business computing is worth $1 trillion or more, and they are rushing to expand globally. In interviews, all said they spend more than $2 billion annually on this.
this-week-363  Around-the-web  Matt  cloud-solutions  microsoft  data-centers  tech  high-tech  technology 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Why the High Cost of Big-City Living Is Bad for Everyone - The New Yorker
The recent history of urban planning has to invite some humility in offering solutions. Cities that seem to have been resistant to the efforts of planners like Oppermann to shrink them may prove equally resistant to the ideas of future planners about how to expand them.
this-week-363  Around-the-web  Matt  urban-planning  housing  Metros  cities 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
Can Cooperative Businesses Save Communities? - The American Conservative
Nearly a decade after the beginning of the Great Recession, the economic recovery has been concentrated in a few sectors and a few places, mostly fields in technology and in coastal cities.
this-week-363  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development 
august 2016 by areadevelopment
G.E., the 124-Year-Old Software Start-Up - The New York Times
In Greenville, S.C., G.E. makes giant gas turbines. The turbines can be brought to market in half the usual five years through changes in design and production made possible by digital technology.
industry4.0  industrial-equipment  industrial-internet  internet-of-things  manufacturing-automation  Around-the-web  this-week-363 
august 2016 by areadevelopment

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