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BMW Unveils Plan to Boost Production in China - Bloomberg
BMW AG is increasing manufacturing capacity in China in a move that will help the automaker lower its reliance on imports from a U.S. factory just as trade tensions between the two countries intensify.
trade-agreements  free-trade-agreements  business-globalization  tariffs  Around-the-web  this-week-430 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Buried Treasure in U.S. Tax Reform: Three Site Selection Strategies to Maximize the Benefits of the New Federal Rate Reduction - Duff & Phelps
The United States has always been one of the leading destinations for foreign direct investment. Our stable political climate, abundant natural resources, large workforce and trusted U.S. currency have historically been attractive for companies that are looking to establish or expand their presence in local and global economies.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  site-selection  economic-development  taxes-incentives  FDI  location-USA  sfp-insider-7-25-2018 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Cities need to stop selling out to big tech companies. There's a better way - The Guardian
Fostering local hi-tech success doesn’t have to mean offering huge subsidies to companies like Apple and Amazon. Here are some alternative strategies.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  economic-development  site-selection  tech  high-tech  technology  taxes-incentives 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
The Case for Ignoring HQ2 - CityLab
City leaders will find that cultivating relationships with small homegrown companies is smarter—and cheaper—than trying to lure in an outside behemoth.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  startup  innovation  tech  technology  high-tech  amazon  HQ2 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
The U.S. labor shortage is reaching a critical point - CNBC
A report Thursday from ADP and Moody’s Analytics cast an even brighter light on what is becoming one of the most important economic stories of 2018: the difficulty employers are having in finding qualified employees to fill a record 6.7 million job openings.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  economy  economic-development  skilled-labor  skills-gap 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
The Bitter Battle to Turn an Old Factory Into a 21st Century 'Eco-Village' - WIRED
Today, all that remains of the Ford factory is an expansive tract of bare land in the middle of the middle-class Highland Park neighborhood, where a lone smokestack juts up from the old steam plant.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  minnesota  midwest  Ford  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  economic-development  industrial-real-estate 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Delivering Amazon Packages to the Top of the World - The New York Times
With big ambitions in India, the retail giant has recruited hundreds of small businesses to get packages to the most remote customers — including those 11,562 feet up in the Himalayas.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  retail  e-commmerce  ecommerce  jobs 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon is recruiting entrepreneurs to start delivery networks - CNBC
Watch out FedEx, UPS, DHL and the U.S. Postal Service: Amazon is building its own last-mile delivery service.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  logistics  supply-chain  e-commmerce  entrepreneurship  innovation  high-tech  tech  technology 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
That Noise You Hear Is the Sound of Globalization Going Into Reverse - WSJ
As trade barriers break up world-wide supply chains, the real costs are higher prices and fewer choices for consumers
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  logistics  supply-chain  globalization  exports  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  manufacturing 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
China Mines Silicon Valley for Tech Talent - WSJ
Alarmed, Trump administration could take action this week to protect the U.S.’s technological edge and national security
skilled-labor  china  competitiveness  trade-war  workforce-migration  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-430 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Opportunity Zone Communities May Require Additional Investments - Route Fifty
Opportunity zones, created as part of the Republican tax cut bill signed into law by President Trump late last year, promote long-term investment in low-income communities by allowing incentives for investors who develop projects in economically distressed areas. Investors who direct money to qualifying areas can receive cuts on their capital gains taxes after the assets are owned for a certain number of years.
economic-development-news  taxes-incentives  government-policy  opportunity-zones  Around-the-web  TCJA  corporate-tax-reform  this-week-430  sfp-insider-11-30-2018 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
US economic fundamentals are good—don’t overreact to trade - CNBC
Wall Street is regrouping. Easy money has been made. The fiscal stimulus has been priced in for a long time. The Fed is an ongoing game, but the slightly easing price pressures along the U.S. yield curve are signaling surprisingly stable inflation expectations.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  manufacturing 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Volvo reveals first-ever American-made car at newly-christened US plant - MLive.com
Volvo both introduced its first-ever American-made car and its first U.S.-based manufacturing facility on Wednesday, June 20. The automaker revealed its all-new S60 luxury sedan, which will be built at the new manufacturing plant outside of Charleston, South Carolina.  

The Swedish automaker says the moves are representative of its commitment to the U.S. market, which it calls "an important market for the company and its new sedan.
volvo  automotive-industry  south-carolina  Around-the-web  this-week-430  insider-10-5-2018 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
With Amazon decision looming, improvements in higher ed, housing gain steam - The Washington Post
With the District, Maryland and Virginia all in the running to land Amazon.com’s planned headquarters, business and civic leaders in Washington are coming together around a pair of initiatives on higher education and affordable housing they say will address long-standing regional needs whether or not the tech giant moves its projected 50,000 jobs here.
public-private-partnerships  HQ2  amazon  Around-the-web  this-week-430 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
The Education and Labor departments were made for each other - The Washington Post
The Education Department was created not so long ago, in 1980. But from a labor force perspective, 1980 was a different epoch. Back then, two-thirds of jobs required no more than a high school education. Remarkably, 30 percent of good jobs were held by high school dropouts. Now, 55 percent of good jobs require at least a bachelor’s degree.
workforce-development  government-policy  education  labor  Around-the-web  this-week-430  sfp-insider-9-25-2018 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
Caught in Trump’s Trade Fight: GE Factories in Wisconsin, South Carolina - WSJ
If the U.S. imposes sweeping tariffs on imports from China early next month as planned, the levies will be felt not only in ports ringing the Pacific, but also across companies, product lines and factory towns in the U.S.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  trucking  government-policy  trade  trade-agreements  wisconsin  midwest  south-carolina  south-atlantic  GE  manufacturing 
october 2010 by areadevelopment

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