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Canada Tries to Turn Its A.I. Ideas Into Dollars - The New York Times
Now bringing A.I. home is a priority for the Canadian government, companies, universities and technologists. The goal, they say, is to build a business environment around the country’s expertise and to keep the experts its universities create in the country.
skilled-labor  high-tech  workforce-training  education  innovation-hubs  canada  silicon-valley  university-economic-development  Around-the-web  this-week-382 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Inside the Imagine Project - Chicago Inno
Every city wants to be a “Smart City,” an urban environment that uses software and the Internet of Things to manage its assets, improving the efficiency of its services and the lives of its inhabitants through technology.
this-week-382  Matt  Around-the-web  chicago  midwest  illinois  smart-cities  urban-planning  urban-revitalization 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Here's What it Really Takes to Build a Startup Ecosystem From the Ground Up - Inc.com
It's easy to look at something already formed and assume that it was easy to get there. But whether it's a product, a company or a supportive ecosystem, it all had to start somewhere.
this-week-382  Around-the-web  Matt  entrepreneurship  startup  innovation 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Infographic: Which States Get the Most Chinese Investment? - Visual Capitalist
Cumulatively, China has put $109.5 billion into the U.S. during this time period, with about 70% of that money coming from private companies.
this-week-382  Around-the-web  Matt  china  location-USA  FDI  manufacturing  site-selection  economic-development 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Toyota Installs Largest Corporate On-Site Solar Power System in Texas - Energy Manager Today
SunPower is deploying more than 20,000 solar panels at the new headquarters, which Toyota expects to occupy later this year.  Close to 1-MW larger than the 7.75-MW system originally planned, it is expected to be the Lone Star State’s largest corporate office on-site solar installation among non-utility companies.
solar-power  facility-planning  green-economy  energy-costs  sustainable-development  Around-the-web  automotive-industry  corporate-headquarters  texas  toyota  this-week-382 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
How Technology Liberates Human Capital - WSJ
Digital innovation and robots are opening new possibilities for workers across the U.S. economy.
this-week-382  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  jobs  advanced-industries  advanced-manufacturing  robotics  manufacturing 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
As General Electric upgrades factories closing the 'skills gap' is a top concern - CNBC
As productivity increases and the manual labor part of the job decreases, factory workers must become more predictive and interactive. At GE for example, longtime machinists and technicians are now being teamed with data analytics experts.
this-week-382  Around-the-web  Matt  general-electric  GE  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Jobs in Trump Administration - IndustryWeek
The emphasis on a stronger manufacturing sector, at its core, is a focus on increasing jobs. Ross points out that one trade agreement in particular, NAFTA, has cost the U.S. jobs.
this-week-382  Around-the-web  Matt  trump  manufacturing  NAFTA  trade-agreements  jobs 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
The shattering of an all-American town - CBS News
Lancaster, Ohio, may not be a household name, but chances are every American has touched a glass or baking pan made by its Anchor-Hocking glassware factory.
this-week-382  Around-the-web  Matt  ohio  midwest  manufacturing  jobs 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Happy Hour, Hip Music and Co-Working: Welcome to the New Staples - Bloomberg
Staples is targeting a market that, while now trendy, it still considers neglected: small businesses, from independent contractors who patronize co-working offices to entrepreneurs on Main Street and in Silicon Valley.
this-week-382  Around-the-web  Matt  workplace  workplace-design  workplace-trends  tech  entrepreneurship  startup 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
An Indiana Town’s Big Bet on International Business Pays Off - WSJ
Columbus’s big bet on international business is part of what makes this city about an hour south of Indianapolis an outlier in the region, which is still recovering from manufacturing job losses and the 2008 recession.
this-week-382  Around-the-web  Matt  indiana  midwest  economic-development  site-selection  location-USA  columbus-indiana  jobs  manufacturing 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Toyota to Invest $1.3 Billion in Kentucky Plant - The New York Times
In the latest move by a major automaker to enhance its American manufacturing operations, Toyota said on Monday that it would invest more than $1.3 billion to upgrade its assembly plant in Kentucky.
this-week-382  Around-the-web  Matt  kentucky  south  automotive-industry  location-USA  made-in-america  manufacturing  toyota 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
New Hub Lands In New Haven For Brazilian Start-Ups - New Haven Independent
New Haven’s ties to Brazil are getting a little stronger thanks to the start of a new venture that seeks to help businesses from that country gain a foothold in the U.S.
this-week-382  Around-the-web  Matt  startup  entrepreneurship  innovation  brazil  south-america  FDI  location-USA  connecticut  new-england 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Development Doesn’t Occur Easily in Older Cities - Business Journal Daily
But what benefits rural communities such as Lordstown limits the kinds of business that cities and urban areas can attract. Older city streets are narrow. They have not updated or replaced their water lines and sewers since they were installed during the New Deal, if not Woodrow Wilson’s presidency. Neighborhoods often border industrial sites.
this-week-382  Around-the-web  Matt  ohio  midwest  industrial-real-estate  site-selection  economic-development 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
How Manufacturing Risks Will Affect Global Suply Chain - MHL
Disruptive technologies such as additive manufacturing and robotic process automation will continue to transform the manufacturing world by reshaping the production cycle in the longer term
this-week-382  Around-the-web  Matt  supply-chain  trade  manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  robotics  logistics 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
How a border tax could divide Boeing and its suppliers - Reuters
A U.S. tax overhaul proposed by Republican leaders in Congress would deepen divisions between big manufacturers like Boeing Co and the thousands of smaller companies that supply them, according to suppliers and tax and trade experts.
NAFTA  border-tax  business-globalization  free-trade-agreements  mexico  parts-suppliers  global-supply-chain  Aerospace  Boeing  Around-the-web  this-week-382 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Foreign Robots Invade American Factory Floors - WSJ
The U.S. is being beaten by European and Japanese firms in the race to supply cutting-edge production machinery behind the new automated manufacturing sector
competitiveness  u.s.-manufacturing  robotics-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-382  shop-floor 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
10 Principles for Leading the Next Industrial Revolution - strategy+business
Conventional boundaries between industries are eroding. It’s getting harder to tell the difference between, say, a telecommunications company and an entertainment producer, or between a retail bank and a retail store. The relationships among suppliers, producers, and consumers are also blurring, more rapidly than many business decision makers are prepared for.
industry4.0  advanced-technology  internet-of-things  3D-printing  robotics-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-382 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
The next start-up hubs - Axios
Political and economic dynamics are forcing companies and investors to pay more attention to business activity in middle America, where many workers feel left out of the booming economies of the coastal cities (think San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle, New York and Boston.) Following the recession, start-up formation stalled outside of the big tech hubs like Silicon Valley. But activity has picked up over the past two years, with midwestern cities gaining momentum.
startup  innovation-hubs  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-382 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
State grants, partnerships focus on workforce needs in several states - SSTI
Noting a growing need for additional education to meet workforce needs, several states have announced programs focusing on education and workforce needs, channeling state funding to grants that will focus on aligning learning opportunities with business and industry needs, or creating new initiatives in the private sector
workforce-development  government-policy  public-private-partnerships  workforce-training  this-week-382  Around-the-web 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
China and the US's robotics race: The US can lead by focusing on what it does best: software, sensors, and design - Quartz
The US should focus on what it does best: software, sensors, and design. Building the factories and production lines of the future demands the kind of expertise that US-based engineers and system integrators are best positioned to deliver. After all, we built the internet. So let’s build the Internet of Things, starting in the factory.
industry4.0  internet-of-things  advanced-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  robotics-manufacturing  shop-floor  competitiveness  china  Around-the-web  this-week-382 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
New Balance Proves You Can Still Make Sneakers in America - Complex
New Balance has long been considered one of the premier brands when it comes to footwear due to the high-quality product it puts out—and it all starts with the company’s philosophy of putting people first with its five American factories that employ 1,300 associates.
u.s.-manufacturing  new-balance  apparel  maine  Around-the-web  this-week-382 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Made in America Strategies in Manufacturing - IndustryWeek
The long lead time required to ship toys to the United States—coupled with high demand only three months out of the year—was becoming a strain on the business.
backshoring  china  tech-transfer  Pennsylvania  wood-products  Around-the-web  this-week-382 
april 2017 by areadevelopment

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