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How office design can catalyze an innovative culture - Brookings Institution
As institutions, large companies, and small firms dedicate tremendous resources to strengthen their innovation potential, many fail to realize that their office design can be a key building block or a barrier for achieving their goals. 
office-design  workplace-trends  Around-the-web  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Are America's Small Towns Really Struggling? - The Atlantic
Atlantic national correspondent James Fallows and contributing writer Deborah Fallows travelled to Pennsylvania, California, and Kansas to understand what transformations were happening in various industries. “These perceived weaknesses are actually our strength,” says one young resident of Erie, Pennsylvania.
rural-economic-development  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  Pennsylvania  california  Kansas  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Massachusetts Keeps Top Rank in Milken Institute Survey of Top Tech States Moving Up: Colorado, Washington, Minnesota - Milken
Massachusetts is first — once again — in the Milken Institute's State Technology and Science Index 2016. The index tracks and evaluates every state's tech and science capabilities and their success at converting these assets into companies and high-paying jobs. Conducted every two years, the Index has scored Massachusetts first in every edition since it was launched in 2002.
high-tech  research&development  economic-development-news  ranking  leading-locations  Around-the-web  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Economic Development Ballot Initiatives - SSTI
While economic development issues have been taking a back seat to other discussions surrounding the presidential election, two state ballot initiatives address these issues directly and several other states feature educational initiatives. Engineering facilities at the University of Rhode Island and biomedical research in Montana would advance if ballot initiatives in those states pass on November 8. Both states are seeking passage of bond issues that would build facilities that would be used to expand or build facilities that benefit students or researchers in engineering and biomedical fields.
government-policy  economic-development-news  montana  rhode-island  Around-the-web  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
New MIT innovation hub takes on world’s biggest challenges - The Boston Globe
This week, MIT is launching a separate entity called The Engine. From its headquarters a few blocks from our campus, it will offer tough-tech innovators a distinctive package of “patient capital,” affordable local space, access to highly specialized equipment, streamlined legal and business services, and technical expertise, from prototype to scale-up.
business-incubators  research-commercialization  startup  small-business  Around-the-web  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Christopher Chung weighs in on incentives, deals, HB2 impact - Triangle Business Journal
Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina CEO Christopher Chung has been on the job for almost two years, following 20 years of experience in similar public-private partnership roles in Missouri and Ohio.
this-week-368  Around-the-web  Matt  north-carolina  south-atlantic  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
How North Texas Competes for Large Employers, Retains Talent - Urban Land Magazine
Executives of three of the largest companies in the United States explained why they chose north Texas for new headquarters projects, during the opening session of the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting in Dallas: the availability of affordable housing and a strong local economy.
corporate-headquarters  site-selection-factors  Around-the-web  regional-reports  texas  dallas  state-farm  toyota  JPMorgan-chase  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Operations Extranet by McKinsey & Company - Supply Chain 4.0 – the next-generation digital supply chain
Industry 4.0 creates a disruption and requires companies to rethink the way they design their supply chain. Several technologies have emerged that are altering traditional ways of working. On top of this, mega trends and customer expectations change the game. Besides the need to adapt, supply chains also have the opportunity to reach the next horizon of operational effectiveness, to leverage emerging digital supply chain business models, and to transform the company into a digital supply chain.
industry4.0  supply-chain  infrastructure  internet-of-things  Around-the-web  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Major Food Companies to Tackle Water Risks In Their Global Supply Chains - Ceres
One-third of the world’s food is grown in areas of high water stress or competition, and agriculture is a leading cause of water pollution worldwide. The food sector, which uses 70 percent of global freshwater supplies, primarily for growing crops, can play a critical role at protecting limited freshwater resources by working with farmers to become more water smart.
sustainability  green-economy  food-processing  water-availability  agribusiness  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Uber Freight Will Bring Surge Pricing to the Trucking Business
With the quiet launch of Uber Freight, the ride-sharing giant takes aim at disrupting the massive industry of hauling stuff by 18-wheeler.
freight-logistics  trucking  transportation-industry  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Business dynamics and economic performance in the Midwest: A look at the new Innovation 2.0 - Indiana Business Review
Innovation Index version 2.0 presents a state-of-the-art measure of county and regional innovation capacity and performance. This index can serve as a valuable tool for policymakers and practitioners to quickly evaluate innovative capacity and potential.
leading-locations  Metros  economic-indicator-reports  midwest  indiana  Around-the-web  ranking  this-week-368 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Cheaper, faster, lighter: 3D-printed car parts are now a thing - Ars Technica
The company is now working on developing the technology to allow OEMs to manufacture components—in volume—with much lower capital costs and energy use than the conventional method.
3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  OEMs  automotive-industry  this-week-368  Around-the-web 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
Photo Gallery: 10 Toughest Places to Find Warehouse Space 2016 - Material Handling & Logistics
Omni-channel distribution, e-commerce and other current warehousing trends are making it tougher than ever to find available warehouse space.
this-week-368  Around-the-web  Matt  warehousing  warehouse-facility  ecommerce  distribution 
october 2016 by areadevelopment
For higher-education firepower, cities should check their own backyards - Brookings Institution
In terms of economic impact, some schools are household names. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford, and a handful of other elite universities dominate the business news with multimillion-dollar corporate partnerships and blockbuster startups spurred by star faculty, students, and alumni.
this-week-368  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  education  public-private-partnerships  startup  innovation 
october 2016 by areadevelopment

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