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How a Downtown Revival Reshaped Roanoke, Virginia - CityLab
Roanoke, Virginia, has become what many cities of its size, geography, and history want to be. It started by bringing housing to a deserted downtown.
this-week-407  Around-the-web  Matt  virginia  south-atlantic 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
This Electric Truck Will Probably Beat Tesla’s to Market - Bloomberg
For the moment, the startup is more of a vehicle customizer than a true manufacturer. It rips the diesel motor and related innards out of an existing vehicle and replaces them with an electric motor and batteries.
this-week-407  Around-the-web  Matt  tesla  electric-vehicle  logistics  startup  automotive-industry  batteries 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Lead Change Or Decline: The Future Of The Automotive Industry -- And Every Industry - Forbes
How can established players navigate radical marketplace change? The answer is clear. Focus your core businesses on medium-term performance while building new platforms and partnerships for what’s next.
this-week-407  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  economic-development  manufacturing  jobs 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
It's Official: Brand America Is Tanking - Forbes
Last month, the 2017 Nation Brands Index survey findings were released – the first time the survey of 20,000+ individuals has been conducted since President Trump’s election.
this-week-407  Around-the-web  Matt  government-policy 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Beneath the U.S. job numbers: Tech’s influence on the workforce continues to hollow out the labor market - Brookings
Vital to assembling a momentary look at the job market’s latest trends, the report will support a pulse of urgent and useful news stories with its mixed and sometimes blurry data points on such topics as job growth and unemployment.
jobs  industry-reports  high-tech  skilled-labor  workforce-development  skills-gap  Around-the-web  this-week-407 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Foreign-owned companies employing more U.S. workers - Pew Research Center
Foreign-owned companies employed 6.8 million workers in the United States in 2015, up 22% from 2007, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The increase is notably larger than overall U.S. private employment growth, which was 3.6% over the same span.
economic-indicator-reports-analysis  business-globalization  fdi-USA  Around-the-web  this-week-407  sfp-insider-7-25-2018 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Was the Industrial Revolution Really Worth it? -
One might reasonably expect a kind of remediating effect as technological advancement makes industrial workers’ lives better: the choice between working in a factory now or a hundred years ago is a no-brainer. Unlike the first industrial revolution, perhaps the upcoming Industry 4.0 will alleviate—rather than exacerbate—the economic and psychological consequences of unemployment in the manufacturing sector today.
industry4.0  u.s.-manufacturing  jobs  skills-gap  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-407 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Workforce Recruitment and Hiring Strategies - IndustryWeek
A gap of 20 million workers means it is imperative now for manufacturers to reach far beyond their traditional recruiting efforts if they want to survive.
this-week-407  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  skilled-labor  labor  jobs  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  economic-development  workforce-development  workforce-training 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
2017 Fourth Quarter Manufacturers' Outlook Survey - NAM
Manufacturers’ optimism has risen to an unprecedented high of 94.6 in the fourth quarter of 2017.
this-week-407  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  economic-development  advanced-manufacturing 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
We Need More Women In STEM: The Girl Scouts Want To Help - Fast Company
The first step is proving to young girls that they can make a difference in typically male-dominated fields. What’s next, and more complicated: Keeping their interest and confidence as they learn.
this-week-407  Around-the-web  Matt  STEM  skilled-labor  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  women-in-manufacturing  economic-development  insider-8-23-2018 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Robots will create more jobs than they eradicate by 2020
Artificial intelligence technology will begin to create more jobs than it replaces, says Gartner
automation  robotics  industry4.0  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  jobs  this-week-407 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Apple invests $390 million in US-made iPhone lasers - The Verge
Apple is naming another recipient of funds from its $1 billion US Advanced Manufacturing Fund that it announced earlier this year. Finisar, a company that manufactures vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs), is receiving $390 million as part of Apple’s new program to fuel job creation among American manufacturers.
advanced-manufacturing  venturecapital  apple  glass-optical-manufacturing  industry-reports  electronics-industry  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-407  parts-suppliers  supply-chain  capital-access 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
On their way? A portrait of young adults - BROOKINGS
A good job providing entry into the middle class increasingly requires a college education, but large numbers of young people in the United States may not reach this level of economic refuge.
this-week-407  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  jobs  education  skilled-labor  economic-development 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Lidl adjusts real estate strategy - Supermarket News
Lidl is shifting its East Coast development plans and is now interested in leasing sites for new stores as opposed to solely purchasing them, a company spokesman said.
this-week-407  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  retail  lease-negotiation 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Retrain Or Retreat: The Next Battlefield For U.S. Manufacturing - Forbes
The concept of “lifelong learning” has gained widespread popularity in recent decades as a way to keep senior citizens intellectually engaged. But how about lifelong learning as a way to keep people employed, especially those in manufacturing? Think of it as learning for the sake of economic survival.
this-week-407  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  jobs  workforce  economic-development  skilled-labor  skills-gap  advanced-manufacturing 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Commercial Real Estate Outlook 2018 - Deloitte US
How can real estate executives adapt their business models to keep up with the evolution of their ecosystem? Here are four priority areas for 2018 that may help them bridge the gaps while maximizing value and growth.
corporate-real-estate  executive-leadership  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  this-week-407 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
The future American workforce will have a lot of jobs to fill, particularly in infrastructure - Brookings
Do you ever wonder what the future workforce will look like? What types of new jobs will emerge? What new tools and technologies will be available? Will workers be ready?
this-week-407  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  jobs  infrastructure  technology 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
Does Amazon create jobs? Well, it hired 75,000 robots in 2017. - Quartz
Amazon’s headcount is growing by 40% year-over-year. It was the eighth-largest private employer in the US at the end of 2016, and it’s poised to climb those ranks quickly. The online retailer also announced plans to build a second US headquarters that will employ 50,000 employees.

But Amazon’s growth comes at a cost. It has a well-earned reputation for overwhelming competitors. Even though Amazon represents a small portion of the overall retail industry, it dominates the industry’s sales growth.

We wondered: Does Amazon create more jobs than it destroys?

It depends—on whether you are a robot
Around-the-web  this-week-407  amazon  automation  jobs  skilled-labor  workforce-development  logistics  warehousing 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills, and wages: Jobs lost, jobs gained | McKinsey & Company
In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030.
jobs  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-407 
december 2017 by areadevelopment
The Complex Interplay of Cities, Corporations and Climate - Brookings
Pittsburgh shows the power of networks, where both strategic planning and project governance are steered by coalitions of public, private, and civic entities, with an outsize role for private philanthropy.
Metros  public-private-partnerships  green-economy  Around-the-web  urban-planning  this-week-407 
december 2017 by areadevelopment

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