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How yesterday's industrial workplaces are becoming today's data centers - CSMonitor.com
Factories, mines, printing press buildings, bakeries, and other icons of 20th century industrial activity are now being adapted to the information age.
industrial-real-estate  adaptive-re-use  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Harnessing automation for a future that works - McKinsey & Company
Automation is happening, and it will bring substantial benefits to businesses and economies worldwide, but it won’t arrive overnight. A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds realizing automation’s full potential requires people and technology to work hand in hand.
manufacturing-automation  innovation  competitiveness  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Only 43 Percent of California’s Rural Residents Have Broadband Internet Access - PacificStandard
Investing in broadband infrastructure for California’s farmers could potentially bring significant benefits to the the nation’s consumers and the state’s economy.
infrastructure  california  rural-economic-development  broadband  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin’ Govs, Part I: AR, AZ, CT, IA, ID, IN, KS, ND, SD, VT, WI - workforce, education top concerns - SSTI
SSTI again presents its latest round of Tech Talkin’ Govs, where governors’ comments about TBED issues are excerpted from their state of the state and inaugural addresses. Today’s roundup includes STEM spending and workforce development in Idaho, education in Arizona, manufacturing in Connecticut and a nod to technological change in North Dakota, inaugural addresses from new governors in Vermont and Indiana, and more reports from governors who gave their addresses on the 10th. Next week the Digest will continue with Part II of Tech Talkin’ Govs featuring news from the next round of addresses.
technology-based-economic-development  government-policy  regional-reports  arizona  arkansas  iowa  indiana  Kansas  north-dakota  south-dakota  vermont  wisconsin  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Canada's updated C$500-million auto incentive fund called 'better' than Mexico's, U.S. - Automotive News
Canada now has a government-funded incentive program available to the automotive industry that is at least as good as Mexico’s and perhaps better than those available in the Southern United States, says Canada’s auto czar Ray Tanguay.
Around-the-web  Matt  this-week-373  canada  automotive-industry  taxes-incentives  location-canada  mexico  economic-development  site-selection 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
How Your Mall Sausage Gets Made in Columbus, Ohio - Racked
Some of the country’s biggest brands are hometown companies including the Limited empire (Bath & Body Works, Victoria’s Secret, and Henri Bendel), Abercrombie & Fitch, Express, as well as other mall giants like DSW. The city also happens to be a leader in transportation, market testing, and retail design, guiding the logistics and look of countless stores. The modern American shopping experience owes a lot to a city that has been derisively nicknamed Cow Town, USA.
retail  logistics  industry-clusters  columbus-region  ohio  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Ky. governor signs right to work law - TheHill
Kentucky is the 27th state in the country to adopt right-to-work legislation, and the last state in the South to pass such a law.
right-to-work  organized-labor  government-policy  kentucky  regional-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Several States Will Start 2017 with Corporate Tax Reductions - Tax Foundation
The new year is just a matter of hours away, and once we ring it in, several states will be implementing changes to their tax codes. One of the places we will be seeing a lot of action is in corporate income taxes, where many states are continuing to phase in multi-year reductions and reforms.
Five states will reduce their corporate income tax rates in 2017:
Around-the-web  this-week-373  corporate-tax  industry-organizations 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
Investing in “Innovation Infrastructure” to Restore U.S. Growth - ITIF
Restoring an innovation- and investment-led economy depends on spurring growth through investments in America’s “innovation infrastructure,” including scientific and engineering research in the public, academic, and private sectors. This, more than traditional concrete and steel, should be the focus of any stimulus program.
innovation  innovation-hubs  economic-analysis  government-policy  research&development  infrastructure  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
This federal agency holds a key to American infrastructure and jobs - TheHill
The Ex-Im Bank provides financing for U.S. exporters and, in the process, generates revenue for American taxpayers—$3.8 billion since 2009. The Wall Street Journal has called that revenue “profit,” but it is also an opportunity for infrastructure. Why not take that revenue and use it innovatively to seed even more capital to improve our infrastructure?
ex-im-bank  infrastructure  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
How Robots, Automation Will Impact Employment in the U.S. - Government Technology
Thirty of the world’s top scientists are scheduled to meet at the University of California at San Diego in February to discuss the toughest challenges in robotics and automation.
robotics-manufacturing  manufacturing-automation  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
january 2017 by areadevelopment
The Long-Term Jobs Killer Is Not China. It’s Automation. - The New York Times
Over time, automation has generally had a happy ending: As it has displaced jobs, it has created new ones. But some experts are beginning to worry that this time could be different. Even as the economy has improved, jobs and wages for a large segment of workers — particularly men without college degrees doing manual labor — have not recovered.

Even in the best case, automation leaves the first generation of workers it displaces in a lurch because they usually don’t have the skills to do new and more complex tasks, Mr. Acemoglu found in a paper published in May.
manufacturing-automation  advanced-manufacturing  jobs  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
To Save Themselves, Small Colleges Offer Lifeline to Their Hometowns - WSJ
Feeling weight of job losses and local flight, rural schools invest in nearby communities; ‘we can’t survive if this town isn’t healthy’
rural-economic-development  jobs  university-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
The Dividends of Funding Basic Science - WSJ
We all know from direct experience that much U.S. infrastructure is in rough condition, and most agree that renewing and advancing our infrastructure, from bridges and airports to the electrical grid, would support economic improvement and supply new jobs.

But for the nation’s long-term security, prosperity, competitiveness and health, and for generations of lasting new jobs, we must also rebuild another kind of infrastructure now eroding—by renewing our national commitment to fundamental science.
research&development  basic-research  research-commercialization  u.s.-manufacturing  competitiveness  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
Jeff Immelt: Localization Can Help America Win Around the World - TIME
Here’s what I know: outsourcing is different from globalization—and it’s yesterday’s game. During the 1980s and ’90s, business looked to emerging markets as a cheap labor source. American jobs transferred to countries that welcomed U.S. companies with open arms. American workers lost in the game of wage arbitrage. But the days of outsourcing are declining. Chasing the lowest labor costs is yesterday’s model; digital and advanced manufacturing technologies make the factories of today more productive.

Now we need to go where the growth is. That is what globalization means today.
outsourcing  labor-costs  business-globalization  u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
The Coming Revolution of American Manufacturing - Manhattan Institute
It has become common wisdom that we are in a “new normal” of low growth in an economy destined to deindustrialize and become increasingly dominated by low-paying service-sector jobs. This outlook is mistaken. The U.S. is on the precipice of an industrial transformation as deep and impactful as the one that took hold in the early 20th century. Productivity growth is poised for a leap, thanks to the efforts of scientists, engineers, and innovators over the past decade. 
u.s.-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  industry4.0  STUDIES  industry-organizations  manufacturing-as-a-service  internet-of-things  this-week-373  Around-the-web 
december 2016 by areadevelopment
2016 Year in Review: Top Tax Issues Impacting the Real Estate Industry, Part One - BDO Real Estate Monitor Newsletter
2016 saw several pieces of regulatory guidance that could have an impact on acquisition and disposition transactions, entity structuring activities, taxable income calculations and tax accounting method options. As real estate owners and operators, construction companies, developers and REITs embark on analyzing their tax situation for 2016 and beyond, it’s critical to be aware of these new developments.
corporate-tax  taxes-incentives  Around-the-web  this-week-373 
december 2016 by areadevelopment

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