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Small Town America's Newest Product: Advanced Manufacturing - Forbes
Now we’re seeing a resurgence of U.S. manufacturing, fueled primarily by rising labor costs overseas and low energy costs at home.
this-week-395  Around-the-web  Matt  advanced-manufacturing  manufacturing  jobs  economic-development  site-selection 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Where the robots are - The Avenue - Brookings Institution
Almost nothing in today’s economy is evenly distributed, whether it be technology, productivity, output, or inclusive prosperity. And so it is worth getting more specific about where exactly automation may displace workers — and where not.
jobs  automation  robotics  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Why the US Solar Industry Doesn't Want Government Protection - WIRED
Suniva and SolarWorld have petitioned the US International Trade Commission calling for strong tariffs against foreign manufacturers claiming that foreign governments, like China, have subsidized competing solar cell manufacturers abroad, undercutting the US solar industry. But much of the rest of the US solar industry finds those figures far-fetched, and calls the tariff a terrible idea.
solar  energy  green-economy  trade-agreements  business-globalization  china  u.s.-manufacturing  free-trade-agreements  Around-the-web  tariffs  industry-reports  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Aerospace manufacturing attractiveness rankings - PwC
An Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Index compiled by global professional services network PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) ranked Michigan second nationwide behind Georgia based on a weighted score of category and subcategory rankings including labor, infrastructure, industry, economy, cost, tax policy, and geopolitical risk. Rising six rankings after falling to eighth place last year, Michigan’s improvement was attributed to the state’s strong performance in the economy, infrastructure, and cost categories.
Aerospace  ranking  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  industry-clusters  innovation-hubs  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
NJ becoming the warehouse state, and that means more jobs - app
While it's not secret that the internet has changed the way we shop, it's changing where we work. It's transforming New Jersey's workforce.
this-week-395  Around-the-web  Matt  retail  ecommerce  warehouse-facility  warehousing  distribution  distribution-centers  distribution-facility  fulfillment-center  amazon  new-jersey  mid-atlantic  jobs 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Save New York City’s Fashion Factories - The New York Times
Manufacturing in New York City’s garment district is in jeopardy of unraveling at its seams. The city’s Economic Development Corporation may soon begin the certification process to lift the zoning laws that have protected fashion and apparel businesses in these few blocks in Midtown Manhattan for decades.
industry-clusters  textiles-clothing-industries  new-york-city  urban-planning  Metros  small-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Where Robots Are Automating Jobs - CityLab
Automation. Depending on the angle from which you’re looking at the crystal ball, it’s either an imminent wave of large-scale labor force devastation or a slower, more muted change that society will seemlessly absorb—and perhaps even enjoy.
this-week-395  Around-the-web  Matt  robotics  robotics-manufacturing  workforce  jobs  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-industries  advanced-technology 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Half of America's robot workforce is located in just 10 states - MSN
If you believe the great robot takeover has begun, then Michigan appears to be ground zero. Michigan has the nation’s highest rate of industrial robots as a percentage of workers, and the state’s factories are now using nearly as many robots as the entire West Coast of the United States.
this-week-395  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  robotics  robotics-manufacturing 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Toyota-Mazda auto plant: Which state has best shot at 4,000 jobs? - USA Today
One of the biggest potential job-creating bonanzas in the country, a giant new auto plant proposed by Toyota and Mazda, began in secret with a mysterious code name.
this-week-395  Around-the-web  matt  toyota  mazda  location-USA  FDI  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  taxes-incentives  automotive-industry 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
In US, factory jobs are high-tech, but the workers are not - AP News
It’s true that many jobs have gone overseas, to places where workers are willing to toil for less money. Yet at the same time, American manufacturers have actually added nearly a million jobs in the past seven years. And federal statistics show nearly 390,000 such jobs open.
this-week-395  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  workforce  jobs  skilled-labor  skills-gap  high-tech 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
One U.S. Factory Goes Global, While Trump Shrinks the World - The New York Times
If Big Ass Fans stands as refutation to the premature obituaries for American manufacturing, the people running the operation worry about a looming risk. Talk of trade hostilities from Washington could shrink the globe, potentially yielding policy that could limit American exports while impeding access to crucial components of manufacturing.
business-globalization  u.s.-manufacturing  kentucky  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  Around-the-web  OEMs  global-supply-chain  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Next-Gen Manufacturing = Next-Level Risks - 2017 BDO Manufacturing RiskFactor Report
Ready or not, the next generation of manufacturing has arrived. Manufacturers are up against coalescing forces of technological disruption, economic uncertainty, globalization and trade upheaval—all of which will shape the manufacturing industry of tomorrow. Today, that means a wide array of business risks to identify, evaluate and build into business strategy. 
u.s.-manufacturing  risk-management  industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Can We Build Inclusive, Innovative Local Economies? - GOVERNING
A new learning collaborative is charting efforts in four metros to connect minority communities to entrepreneurial resources.
this-week-395  Around-the-web  Matt  innovation  innovation-hubs  cities  entrepreneurship  startup  minority 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Fujifilm biotech firm teaming with Texas A&M to keep U.S. healthy - theeagle.com
The Texas A&M University System and Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies Texas are nearing the next phase of a partnership with the federal government as a Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing.
texas  regional-economic-development  biotech  public-private-partnerships  research&development  university-economic-development  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Do shoppers pay more for American-made? American Apparel will find out - Quartz
American Apparel is giving shoppers who want their goods “Made in the USA” a chance to put their money where their mouths are.
The company’s freshly relaunched website features a provocative capsule collection with an ethical test: Shoppers can choose between two nearly identical versions of eight of American Apparel’s signature basics, such as hoodies and t-shirts.
u.s.-manufacturing  apparel  Around-the-web  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
The red state with an energy blueprint - Kim Reynolds, Governor of Iowa - TheHill
Right now, the reliability of the electric grid with renewable energy increases is under review. But I believe Iowa is a red state with a blueprint for the United States’ next steps. 
Around-the-web  green-economy  sustainable-development  iowa  wind-energy  energy  this-week-395  insider-8-31-2018 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
As Toyota and Mazda Scour the U.S. for a Plant, Mississippi Opens Its Arms - Bloomberg
As Toyota Motor Corp. and Mazda Motor Corp. begin to scour the U.S. for where to put the first auto assembly plant announced under President Donald Trump, one state looks like a frontrunner: Mississippi.

The Magnolia State already is home to a Corolla factory that’s been producing the compact car for almost six years. Toyota and Mazda plan to open a $1.6 billion new facility to produce that model, plus a Mazda crossover, starting in 2021.
Around-the-web  mississippi  automotive-industry  fdi-USA  toyota  mazda  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Tom Friedman interview: Jobs, learning, and the future of work - Deloitte University Press
​Smart machines, businesses as platforms, and a waitress at Perkins Pancake House—all of these and more figure into Friedman's buoyant riff on where the future of work could be taking us.
workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
States Compete Fiercely to Serve as Autonomous Driving Testing Sites - Trucks.com
The push for autonomous technology is pitting cities and states against each other in a race to be the first to jump onto the self-driving highway.
Around-the-web  Matt  autonomous-vehicles  automotive-industry  tech  technology  high-tech  economic-development  site-selection  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Hiring Workers for Manufacturing Jobs Isn’t All That Hard – Mother Jones
What this tells us is that it has gotten a little harder to find people in the manufacturing sector over the past couple of years, and companies have had to work a little harder to fill their positions. But only a little.
demographics  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  jobs  skills-gap  workforce-development  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
When Foreign Companies Are Making, Not Killing, U.S. Jobs - The New York Times
For other firms, the decision to set up manufacturing in the United States has much less to do with who is in the White House than who will buy their product.
Around-the-web  Matt  location-USA  made-in-america  manufacturing  automotive-industry  Tennessee  south  economic-development  site-selection  toyota  FDI  this-week-395 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Women's Work: Inside The Rising Trend of Female Leaders in Manufacturing - Glassdoor Blog
According to a recent report by Manufacturing Institute, Deloitte and APICS, entitled “Women in Manufacturing: Stepping up to Make an Impact That Matters,” women only make up 29 percent of the manufacturing workforce, while they are 47 percent of the overall labor market.
Around-the-web  Matt  women-in-manufacturing  manufacturing  jobs  workforce  this-week-395  insider-8-23-2018 
august 2017 by areadevelopment
Fifty years in, IBM is still shaping Austin's tech sector - 512tech
IBM’s 50th anniversary in Austin comes as the company is struggling to reinvent itself, as growth in IBM’s legacy businesses selling hardware, software and services is slowing amid the shift to cloud computing.
Around-the-web  Matt  texas  Austin  southwest  IBM  electronics-industry  high-tech  tech  technology  this-week-395 
july 2017 by areadevelopment
Hot Spot for Tech Outsourcing: The United States - The New York Times
For years, American companies have been saving money by “offshoring” jobs — hiring people in India and other distant cubicle farms. Today, some of those jobs are being outsourced again — in the United States.
Around-the-web  Matt  tech  reshoring  jobs  high-tech  technology  this-week-395 
july 2017 by areadevelopment

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