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Three Lessons From the Rust Belt on Growing a Healthy City – Next City
Smaller “legacy cities” represent both promise and peril. They are places of innovation, grit, and civic spirit — beacons for immigrants seeking a better life. But they are grappling with some of the biggest challenges facing the country at large, from lost productivity to deepening inequality.
Metros  urban-revitalization  Around-the-web  this-week-399 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Adidas Prepares to Open Its First U.S.-Based Robotic Manufacturing Speedfactory In Georgia - Hypepotamus
As automated technology — robotics — for textile manufacturing becomes more common, sportswear giant adidas is preparing to open its first robot-driven “Speedfactory” in the U.S. in Cherokee County, Georgia.
this-week-399  Around-the-web  Matt  adidas  textiles-clothing-industries  advanced-manufacturing  manufacturing  Georgia  south-atlantic  technology  3D-printing 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Impossible Objects raises $6.4 million for 3-D printed car parts - CNBC
Impossible Objects' Model One printers are already being used by major manufacturers in the U.S., chairman and founder Bob Swartz told CNBC. These include Jabil and Aurora Flight Sciences, the aerospace company recently acquired by Boeing.
3D-printing  Aerospace  Around-the-web  supply-chain  parts-suppliers  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-399 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Germany has more industrial robots than US: Impact on jobs, wages, inequality - Quartz
Europe’s strongest economy and manufacturing powerhouse has quadrupled the amount of industrial robots it has installed in the last 20 years, without causing human redundancies.
business-globalization  around-the-web  this-week-399  robotics-manufacturing  automation  industry4.0 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
The Future of Advanced Manufacturing: Design for 3D Printing and Implementation of Digital Factories – IndustryWeek
If the global engineering and manufacturing community plans to keep unlocking the full potential of industrial 3D printing, together they will have to keep rethinking the fundamentals of design engineering and digital factories of the future.
this-week-399  Around-the-web  Matt  advanced-industries  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-technology  manufacturing  3D-printing  technology  high-tech  tech  engineering 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Beyond HQ2: How should local economic development officials respond to Amazon? - Brookings
Amazon’s recent announcement that it is soliciting bids from metro areas to establish a second headquarters site in North America has set off a predictable feeding frenzy within the economic development community.
this-week-399  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  jobs  robotics  ecommerce  fulfillment-center  tech  high-tech  technology  economic-development  site-selection  workforce  taxes-incentives 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
Electric Vehicles and the Potential Impact on Auto Manufacturing - Agracel
As you may have heard, Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp announced they would join forces to develop electric vehicle technologies and build a $1.6 billion assembly plant in the U.S. The U.S. plant will have a capacity to produce 300,000 cars a year and provide jobs for about 4,000 people. It will begin operations in 2021.

Research, development and deployment (RD&D) and mass production prospects are leading to rapid battery cost declines and increases in energy density. Signs of continuous improvements from technologies currently being researched confirm that this trend will continue, narrowing the cost competitiveness gap between EVs and internal combustion engines (ICEs).
automotive-industry  electric-vehicle  Around-the-web  industry-reports  this-week-399 
october 2017 by areadevelopment
How the revamped Panama Canal is a game-changer for North America - JLL Real Views
The revamped gateway between the Atlantic and Pacific is larger than ever, and so is its impact on the North American shipping industry.
panama-canal  global-supply-chain  logistics  infrastructure  freight-logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-399 
october 2017 by areadevelopment

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