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Site-selection expert: Here's why Cincinnati is a great place to do business -
Companies seeking to open or relocate industrial and distribution facilities would be remiss if they didn't have Cincinnati on their short list of destinations.

That's according to site-selection expert Brad Migdal, who said Cincinnati's central geographic location and access to major shipping routes and highways give it an advantage many other similar-sized cities don't have.
Metros  Cincinnati  ohio  logistics  distribution-centers  economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-394 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Central America Emerges As Leading Source For Value-added Products - Reshoring
Central America is working hard to present itself as a good alternative to Asian manufacturing, Sourcing Journal reported Monday, based on a panel discussion in New York City.

The region’s greatest advantages are flexibility for rules of origin, proximity to the U.S., quicker reaction and production time and competitive labor costs. While political stability is of concern, potential changes to U.S. trade policy caused greater apprehension.
central-america  nearshoring  Around-the-web  this-week-394 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
The Mexico phenomenon goes on - Automotive News
Mexico continues reeling in foreign direct investment by automakers and suppliers. The capital movement is leading to higher vehicle production, more exports and a rising income level that – in turn – is fueling a double-digit growth of domestic car and trucks sales.
Around-the-web  automotive-industry  mexico  NAFTA  FDI  business-globalization  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Trump's Policies Are Already Sending Jobs to Canada - WIRED
Politicians like to talk about small businesses being the lifeblood of the American economy. But the truth is that it’s not small businesses but young businesses that are creating the most jobs.
entrepreneurship  startup  Around-the-web  Matt  canada  location-canada  jobs  tech  small-business  trump  government-policy  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Canada's tech boom redefines its office space - JLL Real Views
Gone are the days when Canada’s tech firms were located in old manufacturing buildings on the outskirts of town.

As technology firms grow and their needs become more sophisticated, they are looking to take over prime office space in the downtown core of big cities such as Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Good access to local transport and open, flexible and communal floor-plans are top of their list to attract the best talent.
canada  innovation-hubs  office-market  location-canada  Around-the-web  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
How Close Is Too Close? E-Commerce Pushing Last-Mile Hubs Closer To Population Centers - Bisnow
Demand for distribution centers in close proximity to shoppers is growing as e-commerce continues to fuel consumers' need for immediacy and convenience. Retailers and e-commerce providers are nearing their final destination as they push to set up shop closer to customers.
Around-the-web  Matt  supply-chain  logistics  distribution  distribution-centers  distribution-facility  ecommerce  retail  amazon  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Norway Takes Lead in Race to Build Autonomous Cargo Ships - WSJ
Two Norwegian companies are taking the lead in the race to build the world’s first crewless, autonomously operated ship, an advance that could mark a turning point in seaborne trade.
Around-the-web  Matt  norway  autonomous-vehicles  technology  high-tech  tech  marine-industry  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
The Very Unusual Approach This Tiny Town Is Taking to Attract More Millennial Employees -
For small cities that want to build a thriving tech hub, the first step is getting more startups to set up shop. But the second, sometimes trickier step is getting Millennials to come to town to work for said startups.
Around-the-web  Matt  Tennessee  south  economic-development  workforce  millennials  tech  entrepreneurship  startup  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Microsoft's Wilsonville jobs are going to China, underscoring travails of domestic tech manufacturing -
Just two years ago, Microsoft cast its Wilsonville factory as the harbinger of a new era in American technology manufacturing.

The tech giant stamped, "Manufactured in Portland, OR, USA" on each Surface Hub it made there. It invited The New York Times and Fast Company magazine to tour the plant in 2015, then hired more than 100 people to make the enormous, $22,000 touch-screen computer.
oregon  microsoft  china  offshoring  electronics-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Electric Boat 'Hiring Frenzy' Gives Economic Boost To Southeastern Connecticut - Hartford Courant
In southeastern Connecticut, where global military strategy is local, the construction of two submarines a year has been an elusive prize for years when just one submarine was built annually. A third is now being designed as production is planned for the new Columbia class.
defense-sector  connecticut  Around-the-web  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Meet the Mayor Who Used Millennials to Revive Her Small Town - GOVERNING
Erwin, Tenn., was struggling. Then its mayor did something many public officials usually don't: She listened to young people.
Around-the-web  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  jobs  millennials  workforce  Matt  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
How Mitsubishi Hitachi benefits from additive manufacturing technology - TechTarget
In this Q&A, Paul Browning, CEO of Mitsubishi Hitachi, explains how and why the company uses additive technologies to create better products that improve outcomes for its customers.
3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Trade Talk with Dr Walter Kemmsies: What's the deal with NAFTA? - JLL
In May 2017, the Trump administration gave Congress official notice that it plans to renegotiate NAFTA. Find out the impacts that renegotiations might have on U.S. logistics and industrial real estate through the expertise of Dr. Walter Kemmsies.
business-globalization  economic-analysis  supply-chain  industrial-real-estate  NAFTA  mexico  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
America's Top States for Business 2017 - CNBC
Washington leads the league in America’s Top States for Business ranking in 2017. The economy grew 3.7% in 2016, nearly two and a half times the national rate. The state boasts the nation’s largest concentration of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workers, and follows California in the most patents filed last year.
Around-the-web  top-states-for-business  ranking  regional-reports  Washington  north-carolina  texas  minnesota  Georgia  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
How hardware startups can find a good OEM in China - VentureBeat
You can’t rush into an OEM partnership. And while cost is a huge consideration — you can manufacture anywhere from 30 to 80 percent less in China — it most definitely shouldn’t be the determining factor.
offshoring  outsourcing  OEMs  china  Around-the-web  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Trump administration officially delays ‘startup visa’ rule - San Francisco Chronicle
The notice roiled many in Silicon Valley, who were looking forward to this rule as a way to make it easier for entrepreneurs to come to the U.S. — especially when countries like Canada are luring talented foreigners to their borders with more welcoming visa laws.
startup-visa  immigration-reform  high-tech  Around-the-web  government-policy  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Faraday Future halts work on Nevada car plant - Automotive News
Faraday Future, the electric-vehicle startup backed by LeEco founder Jia Yueting, halted plans to build a $1 billion factory in Nevada as the troubled tycoon fights for the survival of his Chinese car business.
Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  faraday  Nevada  mountain-states  manufacturing  location-USA  FDI  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Michigan’s New Motor City: Ann Arbor as a Driverless-Car Hub -
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.
Around-the-web  Matt  Michigan  midwest  automation  automotive-industry  tech  technology  high-tech  ann-arbor  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
What Drives Corporate Relocations (to Texas?) - REBusinessOnline
During his latter years in office as Texas governor, Rick Perry made it a priority to lure businesses to the state, particularly from California. Two-and-a-half years into the term of Gov. Greg Abbott, the successor to Perry, the pace of corporate relocations to the Lone Star State shows no signs of slowing down.
texas  corporate-tax  taxes-incentives  corporate-relocation  corporate-headquarters  Around-the-web  this-week-394 
july 2017 by areadevelopment

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