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How Cities Can Survive Workforce Automation - StateTech Magazine
City governments can empower more skilled workforces and investments in IT to thrive in an atmosphere of rapidly evolving workplace robotics.
workforce-development  manufacturing-automation  urban-planning  Around-the-web  this-week-380 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
The Man Who Made Us See That Trade Isn't Always Free - Bloomberg View
So, I asked, how should trade policy be changed? Autor’s answers again surprised me. He suggested that the process of admitting China to the World Trade Organization back in 2000 should have been slowed down significantly. That would have given American workers and industries time to prepare for, and adjust to, China’s competitive onslaught. He also endorsed the border adjustment tax now being considered by Congress. That tax would probably benefit U.S. exporters at the expense of importers.

But Autor went quite a bit further. He told me that the U.S. government should focus attention on manufacturing industries, and even use industrial policy to bolster the sector.
business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  china  u.s.-manufacturing  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  opinion  this-week-380 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Samsonite: US Plans Come With Baggage - Barrons.com
Samsonite suggests making bags in the U.S. could actually save money for the firm, which was founded in Colorado over a century ago. “The advantage enjoyed by lower cost economies is a lot less than it used to be,” says chairman Tim Parker, citing rising labor costs in countries like China and the cost of freighting goods between the east and West.
business-globalization  backshoring  u.s.-manufacturing  colorado  Around-the-web  this-week-380 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Facts & Figures 2017: How Does Your State Compare? - Tax Foundation
How do taxes in your state compare nationally? This convenient resource compares the 50 states on many different measures of taxing and spending, including individual and corporate income tax rates, business tax climates, excise taxes, tax burdens and state spending.
taxes-incentives  ranking  Around-the-web  this-week-380  industry-organizations 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
To Save The American Dream, We Have To Change How We Think About Work - Fast Company
Here’s how we can build a new system of policies and safety nets to bring back opportunity to the American work force. (It has nothing to do with walls, trade deals, or immigration.)
Around-the-web  this-week-380  workforce-development 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Can a Small College Save Its Small Town? - Governing
What’s been happening with these colleges and their towns is really no different from what has happened in large cities. Globalization, economic change and technology have produced an all-hands-on-deck competitive environment. Just as major corporations, research universities and foundations have engaged in helping to make the bigger cities where they are located succeed, so have the institutions in smaller communities. For many small towns, that means the local college.
rural-economic-development  community-colleges  university-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-380  economic-development-news 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Commentary: How Not to Make America Great Again - SSTI
There is broad popular support for an economic growth agenda focused on innovation, science, technology, and entrepreneurship. We regret the Administration’s initial proposal would send this country in a different direction. We look forward to doing our part and working with others to make our case to Congress.
government-policy  technology-based-economic-development  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-380 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin Govs, Part VII: NC, NH and OR focus on education, workforce - SSTI
Educational initiatives continue to dominate in state of the state, budget and inaugural addresses, with governors in North Carolina, New Hampshire and Oregon all acknowledging its importance in the workforce development sphere and the future competitiveness of the states.
government-policy  high-tech  technology-based-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-380 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
2017 Infrastructure Report Card - GPA: D+ - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) publishes The Infrastructure Report Card, which grades the current state of national infrastructure categories on a scale of A through F. Since 1998, America’s infrastructure has earned persistent D averages, and the failure to close the investment gap with needed maintenance and improvements has continued. But the larger question at stake is the implication of D+ infrastructure on America’s economic future.
infrastructure  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-380  logistics  highways  inland-ports  freight-logistics  seaports 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
U.S. Cities Battle Each Other for Jobs With $45 Billion in Incentives - WSJ
Already depleted by foreign competition, states and cities offer increasingly lucrative tax breaks and other benefits to keep companies local, sometimes squaring off with neighboring municipalities
this-week-380  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  economic-development  this-week-408 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
America may miss out on the next industrial revolution - The Verge
Robots are inevitably going to automate millions of jobs in the US and around the world, but there’s an even more complex scenario on the horizon, said roboticist Matt Rendall. In a talk Tuesday at SXSW, Rendall painted a picture of the future of robotic job displacement that focused less on automation and more on the realistic ways in which the robotics industry will reshape global manufacturing.
industry4.0  manufacturing-automation  robotics-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-380 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
U.S. Manufacturing Labor Shortage: How To Make Your Company A Happy Exception - Forbes
The Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte concluded about a year ago that some 22% of skilled manufacturing workers, or 2.7 million valued employees, are retiring over the next decade. Industry growth means companies will need to add another 700,000 skilled employees. So a total of 3.4 million workers will be needed. But due to a variety of factors, the industry is projected to fall a startling 2.0 million workers short of its needs.
skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-aging  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-380 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
US manufacturers view tax reform with growing optimism - PwC Industrial Insights
It would be hard to find an industrial products CEO who was not enthusiastic about the prospect of a lower headline tax rate. Many of the CEOs also express enthusiasm for the new approach to border taxes laid out in the House Republican Blueprint.
executive-surveys  corporate-tax-reform  Around-the-web  this-week-380  government-policy  u.s.-manufacturing 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
US Economic Forecast Q1 2017 - Deloitte University Press
With a new US administration discussing shifts on trade, taxes, and regulations, it’s almost certain that economic conditions for businesses will change in the upcoming months. But it’s hard for CEOs to make key decisions until new policies begin to take shape.
economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-380 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Tech Companies Look to Reinvent Eastern Kentucky Workforce - US News
nterapt is one of several companies hoping to jump-start eastern Kentucky's economy by reinventing its workforce. A manufacturing school to teach out-of-work coal miners how to operate advanced computer numeric control machines is scheduled to open this year. And Bitsource, a software and website development company, has been coding for two years in Pikeville after hiring former coal miners.
workforce-training  regional-reports  kentucky  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-380 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
After Long Economic Slide, Rhode Island Lures New Business - The New York Times
Over the past 15 months, 15 companies, including Fortune 500 firms, have announced plans to locate or expand in Rhode Island, and 19 real estate projects, including hotels and apartments, have been approved.
economic-development-news  regional-reports  taxes-incentives  rhode-island  this-week-380  Around-the-web 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
A Millyard Transitions From Textiles to Tech - The New York Times
The 19th-century brick mill buildings lining the Merrimack River in this city of 110,000 seem an unlikely choice for the headquarters of Dyn, an internet performance company whose clients include Twitter, Netflix and Zappos.
this-week-380  Around-the-web  Matt  high-tech  tech  technology  entrepreneurship  startup  headquarters  new-hampshire  new-england 
march 2017 by areadevelopment

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