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Also Made in Mexico: Lifesaving Medical Devices -
The North American Free Trade Agreement has transformed this sprawling border town from gritty party spot to something entirely different: a world capital of medical devices.
mexico  NAFTA  Around-the-web  this-week-381  medical-device  industry-reports  nearshoring  industry-clusters 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
U.S. manufacturing jobs look different in the Trump era - CNNMoney
Several studies show automation was the overwhelming reason why America has lost roughly 5 million manufacturing jobs since 2000. One study by Ball State University concluded that 87% of the factory job losses between 2000 and 2010 were due to more efficient practices, especially better technology.
this-week-381  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  jobs  workforce  skilled-labor  STEM  skills-gap  automation  robotics 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Trump Nafta Blueprint Raises Concerns in Canada and Mexico - WSJ
Draft document signals willingness to promote ‘Buy American’ agenda but tempers some campaign threats.
this-week-381  Around-the-web  Matt  NAFTA  trade  made-in-america  mexico  canada  location-canada  trump  manufacturing 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
New bill does hard job of injecting capital into needy communities - TheHill
In the midst of the most geographically divided economic recovery on record, it’s no surprise that communities desperate for economic growth often turn to expensive corporate tax incentives designed to produce a quick fix by luring or retaining local jobs and investment.
this-week-381  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Staying Rich Without Manufacturing Will Be Hard - Bloomberg View
Discussions about manufacturing tend to get very contentious. Many economists and commentators believe that there’s nothing inherently special about making things and that efforts to restore U.S. manufacturing to its former glory reek of industrial policy, protectionism, mercantilism and antiquated thinking.
this-week-381  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
It Takes 60,000 Rivets and Two Robots to Build a Boeing 777 Fuselage - WIRED
It’s tough work for pairs of humans who install each of the 60,000 rivets that keep Boeing’s 777 from falling apart in midair, so they’re getting some help from pairs of robots on the plane production line.
this-week-381  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  manufacturing-automation  robotics  robotics-manufacturing  Boeing  Aerospace  advanced-industries  advanced-technology 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
E-commerce 2.0: Last-mile Delivery and the Rise of the Urban Warehouse - NAIOP
Today’s industrial users are looking beyond rental rates to consider transportation and inventory carrying costs when making location decisions.
this-week-381  Around-the-web  Matt  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  warehouse-facility  warehousing  supply-chain  logistics  infrastructure  industrial-real-estate  ecommerce  retail  retail-industry 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Q1 2017 CFO Signals: Survey executives sentiment large company sentiment high - Deloitte US
Overall, the 2017 Q1 North American CFO Signals survey indicates respondents’ collective outlook has improved significantly since last quarter, with CFOs voicing high hopes for lower taxes, a more business-friendly regulatory environment, and better economic growth. But the past few months have also done little to reduce concerns about policy uncertainty—especially around trade and taxes.
executive-surveys  CFO  Around-the-web  this-week-381  economic-forecast 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
How can purpose attract and retain the workforce of the future? - EY - Beacon Institute
Millennials are driving a shift in how companies engage and retain their staff. Vip Sandhir, CEO of Highground, helps businesses understand what makes millennials tick.
workforce-development  millennials  this-week-381  Around-the-web 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
2017 Survey of Global Investment and Innovation Incentives - Deloitte US
In most countries and industry sectors, an elaborate system of financial incentives is available to fuel R&D, innovation, capital expansion, energy sustainability, employment, and training. The content in this global survey is organized so that you can quickly hone in on the government incentives that are of greatest interest to you
research&development  innovation  basic-research  applied-research  taxes-incentives  Around-the-web  this-week-381 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Rethinking Your Supply Chain in an Era of Protectionism - HBR
Most U.S. and European companies have spent the past 20 years concentrating more and more of their manufacturing in East Asia to reduce costs by exploiting labor-arbitrage opportunities and address the promise of that rapidly growing market. It’s time for them to rethink their supply-chain strategies. Adjusting to new economic realities as well as political and economic uncertainties will require making their supply chains much more resilient.
global-supply-chain  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-381 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Effects of Potential Tax Reform on the Real Estate Industry - BDO Real Estate & Construction Monitor
Now that the dust of a contentious presidential election cycle is settling, tax reform may be more likely in 2017 than in past years. There are currently two plans we can look to for guidance on reform: President Donald Trump’s revised plan and the House GOP plan. Both contain significant reductions in individual and corporate tax rates, limitations on deductions and simplification of administration of the tax system. While the plans are summaries of proposed tax reform and give us a basic understanding of their intentions, neither plan answers all our questions concerning implementation for taxpayers.
corporate-real-estate  taxes-incentives  corporate-tax-reform  Around-the-web  this-week-381  government-policy 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
US infrastructure stimulus and the industrial sector - PwC
President Trump’s US growth agenda places modernizing and expanding the nation’s infrastructure as a priority to advance on numerous fronts—including jobs creation and faster economic growth. In an address to Congress, Trump highlighted his administration’s plans to launch a $1 trillion investment in the nation’s infrastructure financed through both public and private capital.
infrastructure  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-381 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
The Boeing Robots That Build 777 Airliners - WIRED
To improve life on the line, Boeing took a note from Kenny Chesney: no shoulders, no back, no problems. In other words, it brought in robots. Boeing installed the Fuselage Automated Upright Build system at its 777 factory in Everett, Washington, in December, 2015. It started out assembling the front section of each fuselage; this month, it takes on the rear as well.
Boeing  shop-floor  Aerospace  Washington  manufacturing-automation  Around-the-web  robotics-manufacturing  this-week-381 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Georgia’s winning streak with suppliers - Automotive News
While states knock themselves out recruiting job-rich automotive companies, Georgia has zeroed in on a strategy that has attracted more than a dozen foreign suppliers.
automotive-industry  regional-reports  Georgia  global-supply-chain  business-globalization  economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-381 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Energy storage is America's industry to lose - Environment & Energy News
America is a world leader in lead-acid starter batteries for cars, many of them made in Illinois and Iowa. It is a leader in consumer batteries, from the nickel-cadmium flashlight cylinders that Energizer Holdings Inc. makes in Pennsylvania to the lithium-ion laptop rectangles that Apple Inc. designs in California. It has deep expertise in power electronics, with centers in Chicago and Charlotte, N.C. Meanwhile, factories crank out lithium-ion batteries for electric cars in Nevada and Georgia, and for the grid from Holland, Mich., and Jacksonville, Fla.
energy  batteries  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-381 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
As It Pulls Up Stakes in Kentucky Town, Toyota Donates Lab for STEAM School - IndustryWeek
With the help of $6.8 million in renovation money from the state of Kentucky, a former Toyota laboratory will be converted to a high school focused on science, technology, engineering, the arts and math (STEAM).
kentucky  Around-the-web  this-week-381  regional-reports  corporate-headquarters  workforce-development  education  automotive-industry  toyota 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
The Cities Creating the Most Tech Jobs in 2017 -
A growing tech industry is often considered the ultimate sign of a healthy local economy. By that measure, the Bay Area still stands at the top of the heap in the United States, but our survey of the metropolitan areas with the strongest tech job growth turns up some surprising places not usually thought of as tech meccas.
STEM-workforce  Around-the-web  this-week-381  Metros  leading-locations  economic-indicator-reports  demographics 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Like semiconductors, US solar needs government support - TheHill
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has taken a nuanced view that recognizes the different needs of various industries and individual firms. Secretary Ross can apply that nuanced view to raise the level of government protection for the PV industry to that of the semiconductor industry.     
opinion  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  business-globalization  solar-power  energy  industry-reports  semi-conductor  tech-transfer  research&development  Around-the-web  this-week-381 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Supply Chains And Adjusting To Trump: Think Local And Global - Forbes
An early viewpoint from the January meeting of political and business movers and shakers in Davos is that thinking too globally might not be the wisest strategy: a shift to “localizing” operations is a good fallback position.
this-week-381  Around-the-web  Matt  trump  logistics  supply-chain  made-in-america  trade-agreements  trade  NAFTA  localization  globalization 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Biz incentive backers promise ‘good jobs’ for Michigan - Detroit News
A bipartisan plan that would offer tax incentives for large businesses to grow or relocate in Michigan is back in the state Senate, and supporters are making a bold new promise: It wouldn’t just create jobs, it would create “good” jobs.
this-week-381  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  jobs  skilled-labor  Michigan  midwest  automotive-industry 
march 2017 by areadevelopment
Google Glass Didn't Disappear. You Can Find It On The Factory Floor - NPR
They're the headsets that look like regular glasses but have a small computer on the side to speak to and access the Internet. If that's not ringing a bell, it could be because Google Glass fizzled out and was discontinued in the consumer market.
this-week-381  Around-the-web  Matt  Google  google-glass  manufacturing 
march 2017 by areadevelopment

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