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U.S.-Mexico border mayors seek a voice on trade, border barrier - San Diego Tribune
A group of mayors representing communities along U.S.-Mexico border on Thursday called for upgrading of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and said in a joint statement that the upcoming talks offer an “opportunity to renegotiate, modernize and optimize North America’s competitiveness.”
this-week-392  Around-the-web  Matt  mexico  trade  trade-agreements 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Pfizer CEO: The Future Of American Innovation Rests On A Competitive U.S. Tax Policy - Forbes
Under our current tax policy, U.S. companies are obligated to pay taxes to the U.S. government on their foreign earnings when they invest those earnings back in the U.S. By comparison, the foreign competitors of Corning, Merck and Pfizer are able to invest their foreign earnings in the U.S. tax-free.
this-week-392  Around-the-web  Matt  tax-shelters  taxes-incentives  government-policy  economic-development  site-selection  innovation 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
NAFTA And Brexit Will Reshape Logistics Real Estate - Forbes
But former industrial areas and other secondary and tertiary logistics and industrial markets will be hurt by the political move toward greater protectionism, represented by the Trump administration's assertion that at some point it might look to renegotiate the terms of NAFTA — the U.S. trade agreement allowing tariff-free movement of goods between the U.S., Canada and Mexico — or alter the trading relationship with China.
this-week-392  Around-the-web  Matt  logistics  supply-chain  trump  government-policy  trade  trade-agreements  brexit  NAFTA 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
What Happens To Your Property Value When Amazon Buys Your Anchor Tenant? - Forbes
Whole Foods’ sales per square foot hover around $880 per year, one of the highest in the retail industry. By 2021, Amazon will account for 50% of all online sales. Put these two giants together and the real estate implications are compelling.
this-week-392  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  retail  e-commmerce  real-estate 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
29 Ideas to Activate Empty Spaces in Your Community - urbanSCALE.com
You have plenty of options at your disposal when thinking about how to activate the empty spaces in your community.
this-week-392  Around-the-web  Matt  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  economic-development  real-estate 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover - The New York Times
In a 2014 article in The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Mayor Bill Peduto compared Carnegie Mellon, along with the University of Pittsburgh, to the iron ore factories that made this city an industrial power in the 19th century. The schools are the local resource “churning out that talent” from which the city is fueled.
pittsburgh  metros  urban-revitalization  education  skilled-labor  inward-migration  millennials  Around-the-web  this-week-392 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
'Made in America', free trade aren't mutually exclusive — far from it - TheHill
A policy of free trade and open global competition is perfectly compatible with a thriving U.S. manufacturing sector. Expanding trade enabled by free trade agreements does not necessarily mean we produce less stuff in America, but it does steer Americans to produce a different and higher-value mix of goods for sale at home and abroad.
Around-the-web  this-week-392  u.s.-manufacturing  business-globalization  government-policy  free-trade-agreements  NAFTA 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing growth continues in S.C. - Charleston Business Journal
The state began making a broader shift away from textiles and sporadic manufacturing toward global manufacturing a few decades ago, with the opening of Michelin in Greenville County in the 1970s, followed by BMW’s launch in Spartanburg County in the 1990s
south-carolina  regional-reports  u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing  BMW  michelin  Around-the-web  this-week-392 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
BEA Releases New Statistics on Foreign Direct Investments Made in the U.S. - Department of Commerce
Expenditures by foreign direct investors to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses were $373.4 billion in 2016, down $66.2 billion, or 15 percent, from $439.6 billion in 2015.
fdi-USA  location-USA  Around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-392 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Op-ed: We need to get more women into U.S. engineering jobs - The Salt Lake Tribune
Today, only 13 percent of U.S. engineering jobs are held by women. Overall, only one in four jobs in tech, engineering and math is held by women. And female engineers still earn just 82 percent of what comparable male coworkers earn.
women-in-manufacturing  cf-women  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  workforce-development  this-week-392  insider-8-23-2018 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
As companies relocate to big cities, suburban towns are left scrambling - The Washington Post
The migration to urban centers threatens the prosperity outlying suburbs have long enjoyed, bringing a dose of pain felt by rural communities and exacerbating stark gaps in earnings and wealth that Donald Trump capitalized on in winning the presidency.
this-week-392  Around-the-web  Matt  suburbs  Metros  jobs  economic-development  site-selection 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Square-Off: What Corporate Tax Rate Is Best? - CFO
The ayes have it. Our panel of tax and accounting experts, whose opinionated essays are gathered here, voted 3-1 in favor of a major cut in the federal corporate income tax rate.
corporate-tax-reform  CFO  Around-the-web  this-week-392 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
What makes San Francisco so innovative? - JLL Real Views
It’s part of the world’s most well-known innovation ecosystem where tech start-ups with the next big idea rub shoulders with market leading tech giants. Creativity isn’t limited to the office; it also spills on to the streets to create a diverse cultural scene.

So what is it about San Francisco that makes the city so innovative?
san-francisco  Metros  innovation-hubs  high-tech  silicon-valley  startup  small-business  Around-the-web  this-week-392 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
LinkedIn for your town: Online profiles bringing jobs and corporations - CNBC
More than 90 percent of investment decisions are now made online, before a company ever reaches out to a community, according to Oklahoma University's Economic Development Institute.
this-week-392  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  digital-media  marketing  area-development-magazine 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Michigan’s New Motor City: Ann Arbor as a Driverless-Car Hub - The New York Times
As the world looks ahead to a future of interconnected, self-driving cars, this college town 40 miles west of Detroit has emerged as a one-of-a-kind, living laboratory for the technologies that will pave the way.
autonomous-vehicles  automotive-industry  industry-clusters  Michigan  Around-the-web  this-week-392 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
For Michigan, competition is the name of the game - Crain's Detroit Business
J. Patrick Doyle is president and CEO of Domino's and chairman of the board of directors for Business Leaders for Michigan.
competitiveness  regional-reports  Michigan  economic-development-news  opinion  executive-leadership  Around-the-web  this-week-392 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
GSA cancels search for new FBI headquarters - Washington Business Journal
In a stunning blow to Greater Washington, the nation's top law enforcement agency will have to stay put in its deteriorating downtown D.C. headquarters for the foreseeable future.
this-week-392  Around-the-web  Matt  Washington-DC  maryland  virginia  mid-atlantic  south-atlantic  FBI  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Q2 2017 Manufacturing & Distribution M&A Review and Outlook - BDO
M&A activity in the Manufacturing & Distribution (M&D) sector began declining during
the second half of 2016 and was down 18.5 percent during the first four months of 2017.
We believe that election concerns initiated the trend and post-election uncertainties
about tax, regulatory and healthcare reforms continue to hamper transaction activity.
mergers&acquisitions  capital-access  CFO  manufacturing  industrial-real-estate  logistics  distribution  supply-chain  Around-the-web  economic-indicator-reports  this-week-392 
july 2017 by areadevelopment

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