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Manufacturing Goes Carbon Negative - strategy+business
A growing number of innovative companies is capturing CO2 and using it to create materials and products for human consumption.
green-economy  Around-the-web  this-week-423 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
“Maker Spaces” for Local Crafts Producers Add Vitality to Cities - Urban Land Magazine
Creating functional spaces for makers requires “patient capital” and landlords willing to see maker space development as a “long-term play,” said Abir Ali, director of design and culture at the Platform, a Detroit-based real estate developer who is also a principal at Ali Sandifer, a handcrafted furniture maker.
urban-revitalization  maker-spaces  collabarative-workspace  small-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-423 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
GM Builds Driverless, Electric Future at MI Plant - Assembly Magazine
A General Motors Co. manufacturing plant in Metro Detroit that was idled during the Detroit automaker’s federally induced bankruptcy is now one of the keys to GM’s future, reports The Detroit News. Orion Assembly is one of two plants where GM is investing $100 million in total to retool for Cruise AV production. The other is the Brownstown battery assembly plant, where roof modules for the Cruise AV are built.
GM  detroit  autonomous-vehicles  electric-vehicle  industry-reports  automotive-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-423 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Workplace Design: Space Standards Are Critical Focus Areas - Commercial Property Executive
Principal Dan Perruzzi of Boston-based Margulies Perruzzi Architects shared his view on sustainable office design in an interview with CPE. The company has roughly three decades of experience in designing energy-efficient working spaces.
workplace-design  office-design  Around-the-web  this-week-423 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
HQ2 cities listen up: Amazon flexing its political muscle sends a message not just to Seattle - The Seattle Times
The e-commerce titan and Seattle’s biggest single property-tax payer is on a collision course with a majority of the City Council over the proposed head tax. Amazon has played hardball with plenty of municipalities, but here it’s an unfamiliar turn in the relationship.
taxes-incentives  corporate-headquarters  HQ2  amazon  seattle  Around-the-web  this-week-423 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Will the President’s Infrastructure Plan Attract Private Investors? - NREI
Questions remain as to whether some of the plan’s components will draw the needed private sector funds to get projects off the ground.
infrastructure  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-423 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
The Midwest Is Booming—Just Not Where You Think - Newgeography.com
The Midwest is booming, but not where you might think. Kansas City, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Columbus, Grand Rapids, and Des Moines are the fastest-growing cities in the Midwest—lapping bigger hubs like Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and even Chicago that are still suffering from stagnant economies and slow or even negative population growth.
regional-reports  midwest  leading-locations  Metros  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  demographics  Around-the-web  this-week-423  sfp-insider-7-13-2018 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
The epic mistake about manufacturing that's cost Americans millions of jobs - MSN
US leaders’ longstanding misunderstanding of the manufacturing industry led to the biggest presidential election upset in American history. But they still don’t seem to understand what’s been lost, or why.
this-week-423  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  jobs  economic-development 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
The 3D-Printed Age: Why This Futuristic Ohio Factory Is Proving Mark Twain Wrong - GE Reports
Mark Twain allegedly claimed that when the end of the world came, he wanted to be in Cincinnati “because it’s always 20 years behind the times.” The quip is funny, but his strategy to ride out Armageddon in the Queen City would backfire today. A case in point is GE’s Additive Technology Center located along Interstate 75 as it bisects the northern suburb of West Chester Township.
Cincinnati  3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  shop-floor  Around-the-web  this-week-423  sfp-insider-5-24-2018 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
PDF: Small Business Development Impact Investing White Paper - CDFA
One of the largest challenges faced by small businesses has always been and continues to be access to capital in order to operate, grow and create jobs. While the nation is recovering from the recession, the availability of capital for small businesses has generally not recovered. This is due to the sluggishness of the economic recovery and the decline in the number and activity of community banks (a major source of small business expansion capital). The FDIC estimates that 53% of small businesses get their loans from community banks, yet the number of such banks declined by 28% between 2000 and 2014.
capital-access  small-business  small-manufacturing  government-policy  public-private-partnerships  venturecapital  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-423 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Industry 4.0: Gaining Confidence over Digital Transformations - Industrial Insights - PwC
Today, manufacturers exist in a world of digital potentialities: AI, IoT, robots and cobots, 3-D printing, nanotechnology, connected field services, smart supply chains, automated back-office processes, and other innovations that can completely transform their businesses by ushering in unprecedented operational effectiveness and efficiency.

But getting those technologies online entails capital spend–and risk.
industry4.0  advanced-manufacturing  internet-of-things  automation  robotics  AI  nanotechnology  smart-supply-chains  competitiveness  capital-access  Around-the-web  this-week-423 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Who's Pushing U.S. Manufacturing Forward? - Chief Executive
The future of American manufacturing isn’t only “Made in America.” Accelerating the rebound in U.S. factories depends on what they make and how they make it, not just where. And so Chief Executive is initiating our list of 20 Makers for American Manufacturing.

We wanted to identify a core group of leaders making a significant difference to American manufacturing on their own or that represent dynamics providing vigor to this crucial sector of the economy.
u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-423 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
How Bad Is the Labor Shortage? Cities Will Pay You to Move There - WSJ
Towns with unfilled jobs are handing out money, student-debt relief and home-purchase assistance to lure potential employees–one by one
this-week-423  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  jobs  labor  skilled-labor  skills-gap 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
2018’s Best Large Cities to Start a Business - WalletHub
In order to help aspiring entrepreneurs — from restaurant owners to high-tech movers and shakers — maximize their chances for long-term prosperity, WalletHub compared the relative startup opportunities that exist in more than 180 U.S. cities. We did so using 19 key metrics, ranging from five-year business-survival rate to office-space affordability. Check out our findings, additional expert commentary and a detailed methodology below.
ranking  Metros  leading-locations  Around-the-web  this-week-423 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon Ranks Top Entrepreneurial States Amid Push for New Headquarters - US News
As Amazon continues to seek a prime location for its second headquarters – receiving promises of lucrative tax incentives along the way – the e-commerce behemoth on Tuesday named Utah the most entrepreneurial state in the country.
small-business  ranking  state-rankings  Around-the-web  amazon  HQ2  this-week-423 
may 2018 by areadevelopment
Detroit Was Crumbling. Here’s How It’s Reviving. - The New York Times
Last week, we visited the city to find further signs of recovery as Detroit moves out from under budgetary oversight.
this-week-423  Around-the-web  Metros  urban-revitalization  detroit  urban-planning  residential-market 
april 2018 by areadevelopment

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