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Staples: Heavy-truck policy is outdated and hurts Texas economy - Houston Chronicle
The Texas House needs to prioritize HB 3854 - a bill that has already passed the Texas State Senate and cleared the House Transportation Committee - to complete the job of positioning Texas highways competitively in international trade.
this-week-384  Around-the-web  Matt  texas  southwest  manufacturing  chemicals-industry  natural-gas  energy  logistics  infrastructure 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
The Trump administration and the automotive industry - Industrial Insights - PwC
As we move past the 100-day mark of the new Trump administration, campaign issues pertaining to the automotive industry are still unfolding. Here’s a look at where we stand today on these key issues...
industry-reports  government-policy  automotive-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-384 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
A Look Inside Airbus’s Epic Assembly Line - The New York Times
A confluence of political and economic forces has prompted Europe’s
largest airplane manufacturer to place a factory in Alabama —
and to create one of the world’s most gargantuan supply chains.
airbus  alabama  global-supply-chain  shop-floor  assembly-plants  u.s.-manufacturing  Aerospace  freight-logistics  parts-suppliers  this-week-384 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Trump and jobs: Tech companies' progress so far - CNBC
IBM, Amazon, SoftBank, and Alibaba all made high-profile pledges to create U.S. jobs. Progress has been mixed, with Amazon hiring the most so far.
new-collar-jobs  workforce-development  high-tech  skilled-labor  skills-gap  education  technical-schools  apprenticeships  IBM  amazon  Around-the-web  this-week-384 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
AIN Blog: U.S. Aero Industry Uneasy Over Trump's Mexico Tariff - Aviation International News
Major aerospace and defense firms with manufacturing facilities in Mexico include Honeywell, Goodrich, Gulfstream, Textron, Rockwell Collins, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Safran, Fokker, Triumph, GE, Bombardier and Meggitt
NAFTA  mexico  Aerospace  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-384 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Tesla Recruiting Engineers in Mexico for California Plant - US News
Tesla has been actively hiring in the past few months for assembly-line jobs at the Fremont plant. But finding manufacturing engineers, who are in even shorter supply than software engineers in Silicon Valley, is a tougher challenge.
skills-gap  engineering  automotive-industry  tesla  gigafactory  Nevada  mexico  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-384 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
The Founder of Under Armour's Master Plan to Bring Manufacturing Back to America's Cities -
Kevin Plank made a fortune from manufacturing. Now he wants to seed his adopted hometown of Baltimore with manufacturers, replacing urban blight with a city of makers.
this-week-384  Around-the-web  Matt  maryland  mid-atlantic  baltimore  manufacturing  urban-revitalization  jobs  economic-development  cities 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
The restaurant industry overindulged — and now it’s paying the price - The Washington Post
Last year was a disastrous one for Chipotle, as the burrito behemoth grappled with the fallout from a food contamination scare and problems such as slow moving lines and untidy restaurants. Its sales continued to decline and investors punished its stock.
this-week-384  Around-the-web  Matt  real-estate  food-industry 
may 2017 by areadevelopment
Illinois bill would “claw back” subsidies from companies who leave – People's World
While Donald Trump bribes companies to stay in the U.S. with no assurance they will, Democrats in the Illinois state legislature have introduced a bill to rescind forever state subsidies to firms that promise to create jobs, grab tax dollars, and then leave.
this-week-384  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  illinois  midwest  economic-development  site-selection  claw-backs 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Jack Ma Sees Decades of Pain as Internet Upends Old Economy - Bloomberg
The world must change education systems and establish how to work with robots to help soften the blow caused by automation and the internet economy, Ma said in a speech to an entrepreneurship conference in Zhengzhou, China.
this-week-384  Around-the-web  Matt  robotics  education  internet-of-things  ecommerce  high-tech  technology  tech  jobs  automation 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
10+ tools to explore publicly available data - SSTI
Though the federal government has long been the largest provider of publicly available data, the mechanisms to explore it have been unwieldy. Now more than ever, users have options for interactive resources to explore government data and help inform decision making around economic development.
Around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports  demographics  site-selection-tools  maps  this-week-384 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Trump is making manufacturing great again - Baltimore Sun
This past election, then-candidate Donald Trump came to Dundalk, a community that resembles so many towns and neighborhoods in Rust Belt states that have seen their manufacturing jobs base erode.
this-week-384  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  rust-belt  midwest  plains-states  trump 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Will The Third Industrial Revolution Create An Economic Boom That Saves The Planet? - FastCompany
Jeremy Rifkin’s thinking about how to build a clean-energy powered, automation-filled future is inspiring major infrastructure plans in Europe and China. Can his new Vice documentary convince American business leaders to buy in?
sustainable-development  government-policy  green-economy  infrastructure  industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-384 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
With NAFTA, Mexico and the U.S. build things together - Dallas News
While "free trade" has been blamed for job losses in many parts of the nation, as of 2014 nearly five million jobs across the U.S. depend on trade with Mexico. These jobs are not just in Texas. In 2015, Mexico was the first or second export destination for 30 out of 50 states.
free-trade-agreements  mexico  canada  NAFTA  Around-the-web  government-policy  economic-analysis  texas  opinion  this-week-384 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Q1 2017 U.S. MarketBeat Reports: Industrial - Cushman & Wakefield
Logistics-related leasing will benefit from solid economic
fundamentals that spur increased consumer spending.
Trade policy of the Trump Administration remains unclear, but
it appears that the most likely policy adjustments will not roil
supply chains.
industrial-real-estate  market-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-384  economic-indicator-reports 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
Robots can't lace shoes, so sneaker production can't be fully automated just yet - Quartz
Of the approximately 120 steps involved in manufacturing an Adidas sneaker, the seemingly simple task of lacing is among those robots have not yet been able to master, at least not on an industrial scale, according to Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted. “The biggest challenge the shoe industry has is how do you create a robot that puts the lace into the shoe,” he said. “I’m not kidding. That’s a complete manual process today. There is no technology for that.”
robotics-manufacturing  manufacturing-automation  apparel  industry-reports  adidas  Around-the-web  this-week-384 
april 2017 by areadevelopment
The 100-Mile Commute - strategy+business
San Francisco provides the most concentrated version of this dilemma. But similar situations can be seen in London, Hong Kong, and New York, where the salaries for vital jobs and positions that make the economy hum simply don’t seem to be enough to pay for housing in the region.
san-francisco  workforce-mobility  cost-of-doing-business  cost-of-living  this-week-384  Around-the-web 
april 2016 by areadevelopment

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