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The future American workforce will have a lot of jobs to fill, particularly in infrastructure - Brookings
Every couple years, economists at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) make their best educated guess by estimating what will be the fastest- and slowest-growing jobs nationally. Their latest release looks at how employment will change across hundreds of different occupations from 2016 to 2026; for instance, they project more home health aides will service the country’s aging population, more software developers will define the country’s increasingly digital economy, and more manufacturing workers will continue to disappear.
demographics  economic-indicator-reports  labor  jobs  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
How Labor Trends Will Impact Your 2018 Workforce Planning - Manufacturing Business Technology
Talent shortages for roles such as electricians, machinists, welders, PLC technicians, mechanics, construction tradespersons, and engineers will persist for the foreseeable future. While this lack of skilled talent is one of the biggest challenges manufacturers face today, there are ways to get a jump on filling these difficult roles
skilled-labor  skills-gap  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Mid-Market Manufacturer Finds New Opportunities to Reshore Parts - Chief Executive
Mitchell supplies parts and wreath rings to companies throughout North America and Europe, and is a preferred parts supplier to furniture, window and computer manufacturers. Mitchell CEO Tim Zimmerman said recently that the company was able to reshore a handle sub-assembly product back to the U.S. last year, offering both increased production and significant cost savings to the client.
case-studies  Around-the-web  this-week-406  cost-of-doing-business  wisconsin  parts-suppliers  global-supply-chain  business-globalization  u.s.-manufacturing  small-manufacturing 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
The New Water Wars Reshaping America - OZY
Increasingly across the nation, water concerns are bubbling up, affecting millions in their wake. The political ramifications of water were amplified during the North Dakota Access pipeline protests of last year, in which protesters coined the phrase “Water is life.”
water-availability  infrastructure  Around-the-web  green-economy  climate-change  risk-management  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Five Lessons from the Frontlines of Industry 4.0 -
• Use Industry 4.0 to accelerate operational improvements.  
• Integrate new and existing capabilities and technologies.
• Manage information architecture as a critical enabler.
• Thoughtfully design the transformation roadmap.
• Approach Industry 4.0 as a change management project.
Around-the-web  industry4.0  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Three Things CEOs Should Do Now to Prepare for the New NAFTA -
As the three countries move through their last two rounds of 2017 talks in Mexico City and Washington, DC, the differences in negotiating positions remain wide.
NAFTA  free-trade-agreements  mexico  canada  government-policy  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
CRE Opinion: What Autonomous Vehicles Could Look Like in Uptown - D Magazine
The biggest market consideration in this bustling mini-metropolis was how to repurpose the vacant parking garages when autonomous vehicles become imbedded in our daily lives.
this-week-406  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  autonomous-vehicle  cities  metross  technology  high-tech  tech 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Gray President & CEO Shares Perspective on Tax Reform with CNBC - Gray Construction
“The U.S. is seen throughout the world as a great place for manufacturing," said Stephen Gray. "We have incredible competitive advantages, and I think the tax reform package will actually help us."
u.s.-manufacturing  taxes-incentives  corporate-tax-reform  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
From Bezos to Walton, Big Investors Back Fund for ‘Flyover’ Start-Ups - The New York Times
The idea — far grander than the money itself, which is only $150 million to start, pocket money for most of the investors — was to assemble a dream team and create a network effect for entrepreneurs in the middle of the country to align with the biggest names in business.
capital-access  small-business  midwest  regional-reports  startup  venturecapital  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
The Best Places to Work in Manufacturing 2017 –
Smaller metro areas dominated this list. The average population across our top 10 is about 300,000. But if you discount Greenville, North Carolina and Ogden-Clearfield, Utah that figure drops in half to 150,000. The largest metro area in our top 25 is Louisville-Jefferson, Kentucky-Indiana, which has 1.2 million residents.
u.s.-manufacturing  Metros  ranking  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
A Tale of Two Recoveries a Decade Since the Recession - GOVERNING
The largest metro areas and those with highly educated workforces have rebounded well, but many other regions have struggled to recover job losses.
this-week-406  Around-the-web  Matt  education  Metros  cities  jobs  workforce  skilled-labor  economic-development  site-selection 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
US Capital Confidence Barometer - EY
Virtually all of the US companies represented in our 17th semiannual Capital Confidence Barometer said they engage in regular portfolio reviews – nearly half do so annually – indicating that companies are employing every tool at their disposal, from divestment to cross-sector partnerships, to stay competitive in these relentlessly disruptive markets. Moreover, for the largest companies, M&A remains front and center: three-fourths of companies with revenue of US$5 billion or more are planning deals.
m&a  capital-access  economic-indicator-reports  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  economic-analysis  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Denver's first driverless shuttle gets public debut as it preps for a 2018 launch - The Denver Post
The autonomous shuttle is part of partnership between RTD, CDOT and Panasonic to help solve the region’s “last mile” commuting issues.
this-week-406  Around-the-web  Matt  denver  colorado  mountain-states  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  cities  autonomous-vehicles  technology 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Google's new London headquarters: Are "landscrapers" the new skyscrapers? — Quartz at Work
Last month, London mayor Sadiq Khan, joined by a trio of Google executives, broke ground on the site of Google’s new campus in the city’s King’s Cross district.
this-week-406  Around-the-web  Matt  Google  real-estate  corporate-real-estate  facility-planning  insider-9-20-2018 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
How can inclusive design create a welcoming workplace? - JLL Real Views
How many of your colleagues that you work with on a daily basis have a disability? Chances are it’s more than you think.
workplace-design  facility-planning  Around-the-web  this-week-406  office-design 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Alabama auto executives say 'everything' about to change in industry -
Alabama's billion-dollar auto industry is positioned for the future, its executives say. But what that future will look like continues to be a mystery.
industry-reports  automotive-industry  regional-reports  alabama  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
The Urban Revival Is an Urban Myth, and the Suburbs Are Surging -
he past decade has seen a gusher of books arguing for and detailing the supposed ascendency of dense urban cores, like the inimitable Edward Glaeser’s influential Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier, and about the ‘burbs as the slums of the future, abandoned by businesses and young people, like Leigh Gallagher’s The Death of Suburbia: Where the American Dream Is Moving.

But as we show in Infinite Suburbia, the new book we co-edited, the vast majority of American economic and demographic growth continues to take place there.
suburbs  demographics  workforce-migration  millennials  Around-the-web  this-week-406  tech-forum 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
How the workforce changed since the Great Recession began - Pew Research Center
Here are five ways in which the U.S. workforce has changed since the onset of the Great Recession. (It’s worth noting that, in many cases, the slump intensified or accelerated longer-term trends that already were underway. Also, in order to highlight changes, in most cases we compare the most recent available economic data points with those in December 2007, when the economy started its big slowdown.)
workforce-development  economic-recovery  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  demographics  skills-gap  Around-the-web  this-week-406 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
McDonald's U.S. president says downtown headquarters will create 'different level of energy' - Chicago Tribune
Chris Kempczinski, McDonald’s U.S. president, is hitting the gas as the global fast-food chain works to modernize its U.S. restaurants and woo back customers who have drifted off.
this-week-406  Around-the-web  Matt  headquarters  food-industry  urban-planning  cities 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Cities dream of wooing Amazon, but is it worth it? - PBS
The pitches have been quirky, some might even say desperate. City officials across North America are trying to get Amazon's attention in hopes that the fourth-largest company in the U.S. will build its next big tech hub in their community. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on what they stand to gain, and pay, for the chance.
this-week-406  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  retail  ecommerce  economic-development  site-selection  jobs 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
GM Self-Driving Cars to Be Ready for Ride Sharing in 2019 - IndustryWeek
To get there, GM is lowering the costs of self-driving cars both by building out its manufacturing capabilities and supply base and finding better technology.
this-week-406  Around-the-web  Matt  GM  autonomous-vehicles  technology  automotive-industry  manufacturing 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
The Hidden Burdens of Economic Incentive Compliance - Site Selection Group, LLC
Site selection consultants know that economic incentives should never be the primary factor in making a site decision, but rather to bridge the gap between two or more competing locations when all other factors are similar.
this-week-406  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives 
november 2017 by areadevelopment

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