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Renewing America’s economic promise through older industrial cities - Brookings
The middling performance of communities with historically strong manufacturing cores is a key feature of America’s uneven economic growth. These so-called older industrial cities, predominantly located in the Midwest and Northeast, have struggled over time to grow jobs in new sectors and to boost employment and income, particularly for their communities of color. They range from very large cities like Baltimore and Detroit, to smaller communities like Schenectady, New York, and Terre Haute, Indiana.
rust-belt  factory-towns  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  regional-reports  midwest  mid-atlantic  new-england  this-week-420 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Silicon Valley Powered American Tech Dominance—Now It Has a Challenger - WSJ
An exclusive WSJ analysis shows how venture-capital investment from Asia is skyrocketing, threatening to shift power over innovation
this-week-420  Around-the-web  Matt  china  silicon-valley  california  pacific-states  innovation  tech  technology  high-tech 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Inside fDi: It's skills that will kill the robot uprising - Inside fDi - fDiIntelligence.com
The robots are coming! Populist politicians the world over are raging against various threats to blue-collar jobs, from globalisation to those darned robots. However, says Courtney Fingar, artificial intelligence will still be reliant on the real thing, and those areas that provide these skills will have the least to fear from our new robo-overlords. 
fdi-USA  robotics  manufacturing-automation  skilled-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-420 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Perspective in FinTech - BDO
Fintech companies witnessed a record amount of venture capital funding last year—$16.6 billion across 1,128 deals globally, according to CB Insights—with U.S. fintechs and VC investors leading the pack. Deal volume may have dipped slightly between Q2-Q4 2017, but continues to remain robust compared to 2016. As fintech companies continue to rise to prominence, it can be expected that 2018 will continue to see a steady rise in both funding and deal volume, as investors place their bet on the next wave of disruptors.
fintech  financial-industry  capital-access  venturecapital  Around-the-web  this-week-420  industry-reports 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Does Your State Tax Manufacturing Machinery? - Tax Foundation
Taxing inputs in a sales tax leads to “tax pyramiding.” Throughout the production cycle, the tax can be assessed multiple times. This leads to higher prices for consumers, fewer job opportunities for workers, or limits the business’s ability to expand. If too many business inputs are taxed, a state’s sales tax could actually start to function as a gross receipts tax.

This week’s map looks at just one of the many business inputs that states tax in their sales tax bases: manufacturing machinery.
corporate-tax  corporate-tax-reform  cost-of-doing-business  industry-organizations  maps  Around-the-web  this-week-420 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Useful Stats: R&D personnel by state and metro area - SSTI
Across the nation, R&D at colleges and universities plays an important role in generating promising inventions, training our STEM talent pipeline, and supporting regional economic development. An SSTI analysis of National Science Foundation data finds that higher-education R&D (HERD) is a multi-billion dollar industry that directly employs nearly one million personnel on projects and grants in the United States. However, the locations of R&D projects and personnel differ greatly by state and region.
education  university-economic-development  STEM-workforce  research&development  research-commercialization  Around-the-web  this-week-420  insider-4-25-2018 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
States, industry partners launch workforce training efforts focused on 21st century jobs in CA, KY, MD, MI, NC, TN - SSTI
Due to the effectiveness of employer-sponsored training program, U.S. states are working to build partnerships with industry partners that leverage public resources to help develop a 21st century workforce that addresses specific industry needs. Over the last month, partnerships have been announced between states and key industry leaders including AGCO, CVS, Tesla, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Some of those collaborations are detailed below.
government-policy  technology-based-economic-development  skilled-labor  workforce-training  workforce-development  Around-the-web  this-week-420 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
IN DEPTH: Counties want long-term solution to Wisconsin's infrastructure crisis - wiscnews.com
Of the proposed $1.5 trillion in federal funding, only $200,000 billion stems from direct federal spending, with the remainder falling on the shoulders of state and local governments which can gain access to the funding only if they match federal allocation on a 4-1 ratio. 
government-policy  infrastructure  wisconsin  regional-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-420 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
China’s Built a Road So Smart It Will Be Able to Charge Your Car - Bloomberg
The road to China’s autonomous-driving future is paved with solar panels, mapping sensors and electric-battery rechargers as the nation tests an “intelligent highway” that could speed the transformation of the global transportation industry.
this-week-420  Around-the-web  Matt  china  autonomous-vehicles  automotive-industry  infrastructure  technology  tech  high-tech  transportation-industry 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Bitcoin is eating Quebec - MIT Technology Review
A Canadian hydropower operation put out the welcome mat for bitcoin miners. Shortly thereafter, it was overrun.
bitcoin  big-data  data-centers  canada  Quebec  Around-the-web  this-week-420 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Solar industry jobs are set to grow this year, despite Trump’s tariffs - MIT Technology Review
Despite fears that President Donald Trump’s solar tariffs would cause job loss in the industry, it appears the opposite may in fact be happening.
Around-the-web  this-week-420  solar  jobs  tariffs  government-policy  free-trade-agreements 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
E-Commerce Growth Boosting Demand for Reverse Logistics - Transport Topics
s e-commerce volumes continue to grow, customer returns of products ordered online also are rising at a rapid clip, a trend that is increasing the need for efficient reverse logistics processes to control costs.
Around-the-web  this-week-420  logistics  logistics-center  supply-chain 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Truck Driver Salaries Rising on Surging Freight Demand - WSJ
Report says wages rose up to 18% in past four years and benefits are also on the upswing, adding to higher logistics costs in a tight trucking market
logistics  freight-logistics  trucking  cost-of-doing-business  Around-the-web  this-week-420 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
What Manufacturing Looked Like a Century Ago - The Agurban
What was “State of the Art” manufacturing a century ago? A friend of Agracel’s, Tom Ryan, who used to work in the Administration Building for Ford Motor Company, passed along the following information and pictures to us. These images are from 1917-1918. Amazing how things have changed! Enjoy!
u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-420  Ford 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Trump's war on immigration causing Silicon Valley brain drain - CNBC
Trump, through a number of executive orders and memos from various U.S. agencies has started narrowing visa requirements.
this-week-420  Around-the-web  Matt  immigration  government-policy  california  pacific-states  silicon-valley  tech  high-tech  technology  entrepreneurship  innovation 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
German Steel Town Fears U.S. Tariffs Would Deal Crushing Blow - WSJ
The steel mill in this Gothic town one hour southwest of Berlin has long supplied Europe, its main market, with wire used in construction. But it could still become a casualty of new U.S. tariffs on steel imports.

That is because the tariffs, announced last month, are threatening to redirect to Europe a wave of inexpensive steel from countries that had previously exported the alloy to America.
business-globalization  steel-industry  materials-suppliers  germany  tariffs  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-420  sfp-insider-10-26-2018 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
IU one of six universities helping Air Force 'invent the future today' - Indiana University
As the Air Force reviews its science and technology strategy, it's looking to the scientific community, higher education and business professionals to ensure it's staying on the leading edge of technological advances.
defense-sector  university-economic-development  public-private-partnerships  basic-research  applied-research  research-commercialization  STEM-workforce  Around-the-web  this-week-420 
april 2018 by areadevelopment
Telemundo unveils new headquarters in Miami - Miami Herald
Entering the gleaming new white-and-blue Telemundo Center is a little like stepping into the future — and not just because the inside of the building feels like a spaceship.
this-week-420  Around-the-web  Matt  miami  Florida  south-atlantic  headquarters  economic-development  site-selection  facility-planning 
april 2018 by areadevelopment

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