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Clifton brothers get chance of a lifetime to outfit U.S. Olympic team -
Contracted by Ralph Lauren to make two sets of heated jackets to be worn by the Team USA at the opening and closing ceremonies, the fledgling Clifton textile manufacturer recognized the tremendous opportunity they'd been handed.
textiles-clothing-industries  new-jersey  small-manufacturing  backshoring  Around-the-web  industry-reports  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Big incentive package grew bigger over time - Winston-Salem Journal
Over several weeks, North Carolina's proposed package of incentives grew from $600 million to more than $1.5 billion in cash, training and savings on taxes — almost the total cost of the factory.
this-week-412  Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  toyota  mazda  automotive-industry  manufacturing  location-USA  FDI  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  workforce  north-carolina  south-atlantic  alabama  south 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
A Conversation with Richard Florida about Amazon HQ2 - DCI
Dr. Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class and The New Urban Crisis, did something unusual last week. After conferring with other leading experts on cities, he created a “Support for a Non-Aggression Pact on Amazon HQ2” petition and put it on So far over a thousand leading thinkers from across the country have signed the document.
this-week-412  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  hq2  headquarters  e-commmerce  ecommerce  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  workforce 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
How cities can strike a win-win deal for Amazon HQ2 - Brookings
The competition now intensifies, with cities under immense pressure to bring their best game. The prize is seductive: An innovative firm with 50,000 knowledge workers that will cement a region’s place in the digital economy. At the same time, leaders are bracing for an inter-state competition that could shatter incentives records and test their resolve to deliver inclusive economic growth.
amazon  Around-the-web  this-week-412  Metros 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Autonomous vehicles won’t just change our roads, they’ll change our factories, too - Shopfloor
Increasingly, semi-autonomous and even autonomous vehicles within manufacturing operations are gaining independence. Materials-handling robots, in particular, are making aggressive moves, most notably in warehouses and inventory management.
Around-the-web  this-week-412  shop-floor  advanced-manufacturing  autonomous-vehicles 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Where do the most educated millennials live? - Brookings
killed millennials are of particular interest regarding the conversation on the Amazon HQ2 competition, in which hundreds of cities, now narrowed down to just 20 finalist locales, competed for the chance to house the company’s second North American headquarters
Around-the-web  this-week-412  millennials  Metros 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
State Corporate Income Tax Rates and Brackets for 2018 - Tax Foundation
Forty-four states levy a corporate income tax. Rates range from 3 percent in North Carolina to 12 percent in Iowa.
this-week-412  Around-the-web  corporate-tax 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon to Launch Delivery Service That Would Vie With FedEx, UPS - WSJ
The company is preparing to begin the offering in Los Angeles with its ‘third-party merchants’ and then roll it out more broadly.
this-week-412  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  fedex  UPS  logistics  supply-chain  e-commmerce  retail 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Internet giants fuel warehouse demand as industrial land prices surge - CNBC
Land fit for future fulfillment centers for the likes of Amazon and Walmart saw huge spikes in prices last year, according to real estate services firm CBRE.
this-week-412  Around-the-web  Matt  warehouse-facility  warehousing  e-commmerce  logistics  supply-chain  economic-development  site-selection 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
The Sharing Economy's Love-Hate Relationship With Cities - CityLab
Most municipalities have abandoned their efforts to resist the Ubers and Airbnbs of the world. But there’s a lot both sides can do to heal the rift.
this-week-412  cities  Metros  transportation  sharting-economy  uber  economic-development  quality-of-life  urban-planning 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Businesses sitting ‘on their wallets’ amid NAFTA uncertainty, but deal possible by March: Canadian envoy - Financial Post
“We aren’t going to take any old deal,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said last week at a town hall in Nanaimo, British Columbia
NAFTA  Around-the-web  this-week-412  free-trade-agreements  government-policy 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Why America Needs A Nationalized 5G Network - WIRED
The solution to the country’s digital divide isn’t going to come from private-market competition, but rather from massive government mobilization. Just don’t call it “nationalization.”
rural-economy  broadband  ICT  infrastructure  government-policy  Around-the-web  public-private-partnerships  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Switch and Capital Dynamics Plan US Record-Capacity Solar Project - DataCenter Knowledge
Data center provider Switch will help clean energy investor Capital Dynamics build a large solar project in Nevada, promising future consumers a substantially lower solar energy rate than offered by NV Energy, the utility that serves a big portion of the state.

Las Vegas-based Switch will be the project’s “anchor” customer, the company said in a statement. Several of its data center clients, whose names were not disclosed, have signed up as well, and Capital Dynamics expects the data center company to apply the collective-buying approach it’s used with its customers to buy network services to buying renewable energy.
data-centers  Around-the-web  this-week-412  solar  energy-costs  insider-3-39-2018 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Why Des Moines and Iowa business leaders support NAFTA - Des Moines Register
Iowa exports more to our two NAFTA partners – Canada and Mexico – than to the next 23 countries combined. Iowa stands to lose a great deal if the North American Free Trade Agreement is dismantled, rather than updated and improved.
NAFTA  iowa  opinion  free-trade-agreements  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-412  industry-organizations  economic-development-agencies  midwest  regional-reports  agribusiness 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Avoiding the Hidden Hazards of Industry 4.0 - BCG
Companies must gain a detailed understanding of their performance problems before investing in Industry 4.0 solutions. Winning companies will use these insights to define a comprehensive approach to operational excellence that includes optimal applications of digital technology.
strategy  industry4.0  warehousing  logistics  Around-the-web  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
JinkoSolar Set to Build a US Factory, the First Planned in Response to Tariffs - Greentech Media
Taiwanese solar manufacturer United Renewable Energy is also planning to launch a new U.S. module facility in the wake of Trump’s tariff decision.
solar  green-economy  business-globalization  fdi-USA  free-trade-agreements  Around-the-web  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
How The Last US Ice Cream Stick Manufacturer, Here In Maine, Stays Competitive - Maine Public
When the doctor tells you to open up and say, “Ahhh,” pretty much anywhere in the world, there’s a chance that the wooden stick pressing on your tongue was made in Maine. And the wooden stick in that Creamsicle? Probably also from Maine.
food-industry  small-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Department of Energy Announces $35 Million for Emerging Research Projects to Address Manufacturing Challenges - Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $35 million for 24 projects to support early-stage, innovative technologies and solutions in advanced manufacturing. These projects were selected under an Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office funding opportunity, focused on advanced materials, advanced processes, and modeling and analysis tools for materials and manufacturing.
basic-research  advanced-manufacturing  government-policy  public-private-partnerships  Around-the-web  university-economic-development  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
Can you be a first mover in industrial mobility? - Industrial Insights - PwC
The rapid growth in capital pouring into startups working on industrial mobility reveals that hefty bets are being placed on the prospect that the impact of autonomous vehicles may well first made more forcibly upon industrial applications – even as self-driving passenger cars continue to capture consumers’ imagination.
autonomous-vehicles  industry-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment
How to Promote Manufacturing as a Rewarding Career Path - IndustryWeek
Instead of wringing our hands about how hard it is to fill manufacturing jobs, let’s attack the problem with the same vigor that we would major customer or cost issues in the shop.
workforce-development  millennials  manufacturing  skills-gap  Around-the-web  this-week-412 
february 2018 by areadevelopment

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