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Exclusive: Alexa is coming to the office - Axios
Amazon is bringing its voice assistant into a range of business settings, big and small, like hotels and co-working spaces.
amazon  collabarative-workspace  workplace-trends  Around-the-web  this-week-416 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Reconnecting the rural: Autonomous driving - Roland Berger
The current debate around autonomous driving tends to focus on its potential impact in cities. We think that the perspective should be broader: Self-driving vehicles could be the key to reconnecting the countryside, part of the mobility solution for people living in rural areas.
rural-economic-development  rural-economy  automotive-industry  autonomous-vehicles  Around-the-web  this-week-416 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Millennial growth and “footprints” are greatest in the South and West - Brookings
Drawing from my report, “The millennial generation: A demographic bridge to America’s diverse future,” the maps below depict the range of millennial growth and presence across the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas over the first half of this decade.
demographics  millennials  diaspora  leading-locations  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-416  sfp-insider-7-13-2018 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
This City Just Passed the First Bitcoin Mining Ban in the US - Motherboard
Plattsburgh, New York has imposed an 18-month moratorium on Bitcoin mining to prevent miners from using all the city’s cheap electricity.
energy-costs  bitcoin  high-tech  data-centers  Around-the-web  this-week-416  new-york  energy  insider-3-39-2018 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Trump to Promote Infrastructure Plan as Lawmakers Seek Funding - Transport Topics
The president plans to travel around the country to promote his proposal ahead of the congressional election in November, White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short said in an interview March 13. An event to roll out Trump’s plan was canceled last month after the school shooting in Parkland, Floa.
trump  infrastructure  Around-the-web  this-week-416  insider-3-19-2018  government-policy 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Americans Aren't Letting Go of Their Craft Beer, Wine and Whisky - Bloomberg
Americans are finding job fulfillment in the craft-booze industry, which continues its upward growth trajectory unabated.
this-week-416  Around-the-web  Matt  brewery  brewing  beverage-industry  millennials  cities  urban-revitalization 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Toys ‘R’ Us Case Is Test of Private Equity in Age of Amazon - The New York Times
The reality is that Toys “R” Us, which announced on Thursday that it would shutter or sell all of its stores in the United States, never had much chance at a turnaround.
this-week-416  Around-the-web  Matt  retail  ecommerce  e-commmerce  amazon 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Volkswagen Plans 16 Production Sites For Electric Cars - The Drive
Volkswagen has talked a big game when it comes to introducing new electric cars, but now the automaker is setting up the production infrastructure to make that happen. VW claims it will have 16 production sites for electric cars in operation by the end of 2022.
this-week-416  electric-car  electric-vehicle  automotive-industry  volkswagen  site-selection  economic-development  manufacturing  location-USA  FDI 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
2017 IndustryWeek Best Plants Award Winner AGCO Jackson Operations - IndustryWeek
Engaging employees in problem-solving and equipping them with cutting-edge technology proves a winning formula for this farm equipment manufacturer.
this-week-416  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  industrial-real-estate  industrial-equipment  advanced-manufacturing 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
The Geography of Millennial College Graduates - CityLab
Millennials are more distributed across cities, suburbs, and exurbs than is commonly thought, but the clustering of college graduates does reinforce the country’s spatial inequality.
this-week-416  Around-the-web  Matt  millennials  workforce  cities  education  university-economic-development  insider-4-25-2018 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Ericsson and Nokia are now direct rivals. How do they compare? - The Economist
They are the last of Europe’s makers of mobile devices and network equipment, which once ruled the world
this-week-416  Around-the-web  Matt  electronics-industry  mobile-technology 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Coming Soon to a Front Porch Near You: Package Delivery Via Drone - WSJ
Federal authorities promise unmanned aircraft proponents: ‘We’ll help you get there.
this-week-416  Around-the-web  Matt  drones  Aerospace  supply-chain  logistics 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon HQ2 'losers' use bid process as learning experience - Smart Cities Dive
Some cities already plan to reuse bid materials, while many agree that the bidding process alone set them up well for future competitions.
this-week-416  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  e-commmerce  ecommerce  high-tech  technology  tech  RFP  cities 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Examining the local value of economic development incentives - Brookings
Every year local and state governments in the United States expend tens of billions of dollars on economic development incentives. Under intense pressure to deliver economic opportunity, policymakers utilize incentives to encourage private sector firms to create jobs, invest in communities, and strengthen local industries.
this-week-416  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Apple’s Fourth U.S. Campus: Handicapping Where It Will Go - Bloomberg
In January, Apple Inc. announced plans for a fourth U.S. campus—a down-payment of sorts on its commitment to hire thousands of Americans and redeploy billions of dollars stashed overseas and now being repatriated under the Trump administration’s new tax law.
this-week-416  Around-the-web  Matt  tech  high-tech  technology  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  apple 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Why On-Demand Could Be the Future of Manufacturing - ENGINEERING.com
If you can remember a time before the Internet, you might also remember renting videos and patronizing record stores. If you’re a gamer, you might vaguely recall purchasing compact discs (or even cartridges or floppy disks) in oversized cardboard boxes from brick-and-mortar retailers.
this-week-416  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing 
march 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon Has Massive Expansion Plans for Seattle, Let Alone HQ2 - Bloomberg
Amazon.com Inc. is narrowing the field of candidate cities for its second headquarters, but that doesn’t mean it’s forgotten about Seattle.
this-week-416  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  tech  technology  high-tech  headquarters  HQ2  Washington  pacific-states  seattle 
march 2018 by areadevelopment

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