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Drugmakers in Storm-Battered Puerto Rico Must Now Ride Out Recovery - Bloomberg
Ruined infrastructure complicates efforts to restart factories
FDA says it’s monitoring potential shortages of some key drugs
biotech  pharmaceuticals  industry-clusters  puerto-rico  natural-disasters  taxes-incentives  Around-the-web  this-week-398 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Is the '9-5' Job Done? U.S. Workers Look to New Ways of Working - ManpowerGroup
New Research from ManpowerGroup Sheds Light on What People Want and the Rise of NextGen Work
- Ninety-four percent of workers are open to NextGen Work
- NextGen work is a choice (81 percent) not a last resort (19 percent)
- It's not just for Millennials - cash, control and skills development are priorities for all
- Meaningful work and employer appreciation are valued more by Boomers than any other generation
workforce-development  workplace-trends  humanresources  skilled-labor  workforce-training  STUDIES  Around-the-web  this-week-398 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Designing for Cultural Resilience - ideas + buildings
The finest design planning accommodates heritage, language, education, and family dynamics. It nods to and incorporates the climate and ecology of place.
facility-planning  workforce-mobility  workforce-migration  disaster-planning  Around-the-web  facility-design  this-week-398 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Building smarter cars with smarter factories: How AI will change the auto business - McKinsey & Company
From driverless cars to robots on the factory floor, AI is transforming the automotive industry. Here are the steps smart companies are taking to seize the opportunities it offers.
artificial-intelligence  automation  internet-of-things  autonomous-vehicles  automotive-industry  shop-floor  industry4.0  Around-the-web  this-week-398 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Building a Bioscience Cluster in East Los Angeles - Urban Land Magazine
East Los Angeles is shaping up to be one of the unlikely centers of southern California’s emerging bioscience industry. Bioscience has long had a presence in Los Angeles, given its collection of leading medical centers and universities.
industry-clusters  biotech  los-angeles  california  regional-reports  pacific-states  Around-the-web  this-week-398 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Why Low-Energy Solutions Are Needed To Power The IoT Revolution - GE Reports
As Moore’s Law diminishes in influence, what are some of the anticipated drivers of computing development – especially widespread IoT adoption? A key factor is energy – the expansion of IoT will require more power – a lot more.
energy-costs  internet-of-things  Around-the-web  this-week-398 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Why I’m Not Bidding for Amazon’s HQ - WSJ
San Jose won’t offer subsidies for favored corporations, which are a bad deal for city taxpayers.
this-week-398  Around-the-web  Matt  headquarters  amazon  retail  ecommerce  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  tech  high-tech  technology 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Beware of the Tech ‘Company Town’ Revival - Talent Economy
Companies like Google, Facebook and, most recently, Amazon are going to great lengths to co-locate their workers in centralized locations, even going as far as building houses and mixed-used developments where they can live and spend time outside of work. Is this a good thing?
this-week-398  Around-the-web  Matt  tech  high-tech  technology  economic-development  site-selection  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  cities  workplace-trends 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Zunum Aero on how it will transform U.S. air travel with electric planes and regional airports by 2022 - VentureBeat
Zunum Aero, a fledgling transportation startup that promises to “take aviation into the future” using small hybrid-electric aircraft and regional airports, has provided more details about how it plans to achieve its goal.
this-week-398  Around-the-web  Matt  aviation  Aerospace  logistics  infrastructure  airports 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Largest U.S. and Global Data Center Projects of 2017 - Site Selection Group
For over the past five years in data center site selection, the data center real estate market has outpaced nearly every other real estate category, driven by the expanding needs from both consumers and businesses.
this-week-398  Around-the-web  Matt  data-centers  tech  technology  jobs  site-selection  economic-development 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Shopping malls battered by online retailers may be offered to Amazon as HQ2 sites - The Seattle Times
Real-estate developers from Phoenix to Washington, D.C., are suggesting former shopping malls as prime locations for Amazon’s next headquarters.
this-week-398  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  retail  malls  ecommerce  site-selection  economic-development 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Letters: Dear Amazon, Please Build Here - The New York Times
Readers make pitches for the city it should pick for its second headquarters. But a Seattle reader cautions, “Be careful what you wish for.”
amazon  corporate-headquarters  Around-the-web  opinion  this-week-398 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
For US manufacturers, the IIoT future is now: Part 3 - Industrial Insights - PwC
Building out an IIoT plan that feeds into a company’s existing strengths and growth strategies requires working on numerous fronts. As we explore IIoT for manufacturers, we recognized five overarching issues that stand out as critical to developing and even expanding an IIoT products and service strategy.
internet-of-things  industry4.0  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-398 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Ford to cut costs $14 billion, invest in trucks, electric cars: CEO - Reuters
Ford Motor Co plans to slash $14 billion in costs over the next five years, Chief Executive Officer Jim Hackett told investors on Tuesday, adding that the No. 2 U.S. automaker would shift capital investment away from sedans and internal combustion engines to develop more trucks and electric and hybrid cars.
this-week-398  Around-the-web  Matt  Ford  automotive-industry  electric-vehicle  electric-car  trucks 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Discount Grocers Aldi And Lidl Give U.S. Stores A Run For Their Money - NPR
Competition has been intense among U.S. grocers. Companies are trying to figure out the role of technology in our shopping habits, and Amazon is ever the elephant in the room, now in possession of Whole Foods.
this-week-398  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  technology  amazon  retail  ecommerce 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
How 'Small Town' Entrepreneurs Can Use Location to Their Advantage - Entrepreneur
You can convince top-notch talent from across the nation to "de-locate" -- and you can show local professionals that they don't need to relocate.
this-week-398  Around-the-web  Matt  tech  entrepreneurship  workforce  startup  high-tech  technology 
october 2017 by areadevelopment

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