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How Do You Integrate 3D Printing into a Big Business? Ask Caterpillar -
Last year, Caterpillar officially cut the ribbon on its Additive Manufacturing Factory. The site is located at Caterpillar’s Global Research & Development Center in Mossville, Ill. This installation provides the AM innovation group with access to and inspiration from the R&D group, but also exposes the AM factory to the public and executives that tour the facility regularly.
additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  Caterpillar  research&development  Around-the-web  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
How Reno Became a Data Center Hub: a Timeline - Data Center Knowledge
With most new data center capacity gravitating toward long-established locations, such as Northern Virginia, Chicago, and Dallas, few locations in the US have emerged as new data center hubs in recent years as quickly as Reno, Nevada
Reno  Nevada  data-centers  industry-clusters  regional-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Space cluster growing as big firms prep for arrival - Orlando Sentinel
An expanding space industry on the Space Coast has some businesses hoping and planning to get a piece of the new work.

With two large new facilities on their way, the region could grow and become an even hotter region for space-related contractors who can supply Blue Origin, OneWeb or any of the already existing space companies there with materials and components for their rockets and satellites.
industry-clusters  Around-the-web  Aerospace  Florida  regional-reports  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
The reality of main street - Brookings Institution
Yet far from a myth, some main streets are thriving. These communities leverage the density of older and historic buildings, educational institutions and community and cultural facilities in their town centers to attract investment and bring renewed vitality to once hollowed-out downtowns.
rural-economic-development  main-street  Around-the-web  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Industrial Insights: A Quarterly Summary for the Industrial Products Sector - PwC
Summary of accounting and financial reporting hot topics impacting the Industrial Products sector covers M&A activity, The new administration’s proposal on tax reform, SAB 74 disclosures, revenue recognition, pension cost reporting, and more.
economic-forecast  lease-accounting  mergers-acquisitions  economic-analysis  CFO  Around-the-web  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
New York retains American City of the Future title in foreign direct investment rankings -
 In a study of the most promising investment locations in the Americas, fDi Magazine – a Financial Times publication – has named New York, fDi’s American City of the Future 2017/18. The biggest movement in this year’s ranking is seen among Canadian locations. Toronto has risen from sixth to fourth place, Montreal enters the top 10 at five and Vancouver has risen from eighth place in the 2015/16 ranking to take sixth place in 2017/18.
international-location-reports  Metros  FDI  ranking  Around-the-web  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
General Motors Quits Venezuela After Officials Seize Plant - NBC News
General Motors said Wednesday it has been forced to stop operating in Venezuela after one of its plants was illegally seized by local authorities.
this-week-383  Around-the-web  Matt  south-america  venezuela  manufacturing  General-Motors  GM  automotive-industry  business-globalization 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Three reasons why manufacturing jobs are suited to millennials - Manufacturing Global
The manufacturing industry has a considerable employment hole to fill due to a looming skills gap. This is a daily fact we are coping with and are well aware of.
this-week-383  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  millennials  workforce  jobs  workforce-development  skilled-labor  labor  skills-gap  economic-development  advanced-manufacturing 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Volvo’s New U.S. Plant Tooling up to Make S60 in South Carolina - Motor Trend
The S60 might not be the obvious choice as the first vehicle Volvo builds at a new plant under construction outside Charleston, S.C. And some might question the Swedish automaker’s decision to pick the U.S. over lower-cost Mexico for a $500 million North American assembly plant.
this-week-383  Around-the-web  Matt  south-carolina  south-atlantic  charleston  manufacturing  volvo  automotive-industry  location-USA  FDI 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Glass Half Full: The 2017 Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index - A.T. Kearney
The United States tops the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Confidence Index for the fifth year in a row. This streak ties with the longest prior run that the United States had at the top of the Index (ending in 2001), and likely reflects the enduring attractiveness of the US market in terms of sheer size and a relatively open regulatory environment for foreign investment. Investors may also be motivated by protectionist rhetoric, as FDI would give them a local footprint in the world’s largest economy. In addition, investors have a very bullish outlook for the North American economy—with the United States and Canada the two domestic economies about which investors are most optimistic this year compared with last year. It is thus no surprise that Canada rounds out the top five in this year’s Index.
fdi-USA  location-USA  international-location-reports  business-globalization  Around-the-web  STUDIES  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
H-1B Applications Drop as U.S. Employers Anticipate Reforms - Bloomberg
Employers applied for about 16 percent fewer H-1B visas for highly skilled workers this year than in 2016, possibly reflecting concern that the Trump administration is taking a more restrictive approach to the program.
h-1b  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Google acquires Nevada land for future data center - TechCrunch
Google has acquired a significant piece of land in Nevada, near Reno and Tesla’s Gigafactory site, which will house a future data center, and could also host a testing track for Waymo, the Alphabet-owned autonomous driving company.
automotive-industry  autonomous-vehicles  data-centers  Reno  Nevada  Google  Around-the-web  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Workers Made Germany Into the World's Best Economy - Bloomberg View
If, as some now claim, robots are a big threat to jobs and wages, German workers should be suffering; instead, their wages have been growing at a steady clip, even as employment has risen.

What is Germany doing right?
workforce-development  business-globalization  germany  economic-analysis  labor-costs  organized-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
The long, rough ride ahead for 'Made in America' - Reuters
When companies reshore assembly to U.S. soil – in Monster Moto’s case that took two years to find a location and negotiate support from local and state officials – they are betting their demand will create a local supply chain that currently does not exist.
this-week-383  Around-the-web  Matt  made-in-america  location-USA  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  jobs  louisiana  south  workforce  skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  economic-development  site-selection 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Is American Retail at a Historic Tipping Point? - The New York Times
E-commerce players, led by the industry giant Amazon, have made it so easy and fast for people to shop online that traditional retailers, shackled by fading real estate and a culture of selling in stores, are struggling to compete.
this-week-383  Around-the-web  Matt  ecommerce  e-commmerce  retail  amazon  tech  logistics 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Renewable energy jobs bring new life to old coal towns — NewsWorks
For people who remain in these old coal towns, jobs in renewable energy can provide a new way of life. Mine closures reverberated throughout coal communities, putting people out of work in all sorts of related industries, from truck drivers to teachers.
this-week-383  Around-the-web  Matt  energy  renewable-energy  coal  jobs  workforce  Pennsylvania  mid-atlantic  economic-development 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Young Talent Drives Office Users to New Downtowns - National Real Estate Investor
The biggest shift during the current real estate cycle has been the movement of companies back into cities to access new talent, Georgules adds, since young professionals today prefer a city lifestyle.
office-market  corporate-headquarters  urban-revitalization  Metros  millennials  Around-the-web  this-week-383 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Keep call center jobs in the U.S. - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The offshoring of U.S. call center jobs has skyrocketed in recent years. Companies that are marketing products and services to U.S. residents too often are sending good call center jobs overseas. While America has been rapidly losing call center jobs, the number of offshore call center jobs servicing the U.S. has climbed sharply.
offshoring  call-centers  Around-the-web  this-week-383  backshoring 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Self-driving 'arms race' complicates supplier alliances - Reuters
The vehicle manufacturers are divided on how much self-driving development and integration to farm out to the parts makers, or whether to keep most of that in-house - as they have done for decades with much of their core engine technology.
parts-suppliers  supply-chain  automotive-industry  advanced-manufacturing  autonomous-vehicles  Around-the-web  this-week-383  industry-reports 
april 2017 by areadevelopment

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