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Industrial Boomtowns Rise In Unlikely Places As Labor Shortages Shift Site Selection - Bisnow
Automation can fill the labor gap — robots are increasingly playing a role in distribution centers, and the shift to self-driving cars could be a major factor in pushing logistics activity to rural areas — but that puts further strain on the required skill set for human laborers, and some fear one day automation could go too far and replace jobs in these tiny towns.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  skilled-labor  skills-gap  distribution-facility  distribution-centers 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Did Canada Gain 100,000 Jobs Or Lose 28,000? Employment Data Is All Over The Map - HuffPost
Nobody really knows what's going on in Canada's job market right now. That's a problem for policymakers.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  canada  location-canada  jobs 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Contreras: Five million U.S. jobs can be attributed to trade with Mexico - Rio Grande Guardian
Nearly nine million U.S. jobs depend on trade with Canada. Five million U.S. jobs can be attributed to trade with Mexico.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  mexico  trade  trade-agreements  jobs  economic-development  exports  tariffs 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Logistics Real Estate: Largely Isolated from Recent Trade Action - Prologis
Our research on logistics real estate has recently focused on the importance of consumption, including e-commerce, how location strategy has become a critical differentiator, and the reduced importance of trade as an industry driver.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  logistics  supply-chain  e-commmerce  ecommerce  trade  trade-agreements  insider-11-20-2018 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
GE Additive Launches Manufacturing Partner Network - ENGINEERING.com
GE Additive has announced the launch of its Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN), which aims to create an open, competitive marketplace that will accelerate both supply and demand for additive manufacturing (AM).
GE  additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  pittsburgh  innovation-centers  Around-the-web  this-week-431 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Fintechs Spreading Across the Globe - Deloitte US
Fintechs are gaining traction in terms of headquarters locations and investments in a vast array of cities around the globe. How do financial services firms stay on top of this rapidly shifting landscape?
fintech  Around-the-web  this-week-431  corporate-headquarters  industry-clusters 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Tariffs Imperil a Hometown Business in South Carolina: BMW - The New York Times
The automaker became the No. 1 exporter of American-made cars, transforming Spartanburg. Now it is weighing the impact of an escalation of the trade fight.
south-carolina  tariffs  business-globalization  BMW  trade-agreements  Around-the-web  this-week-431  insider-12-17-2018 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Textile Industry Shattered by China Trade Embraces Trump Crusade - Bloomberg
While there’s no shortage of doom and gloom coming from corporate America about President Donald Trump’s trade war with China, there is at least one U.S. industry cheering him on: textiles.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  textiles-clothing-industries  NAFTA  china  manufacturing  supply-chain  logistics  trade  imports  exports 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Old-line Chicago food companies fight to attract talent - Crain's Chicago Business
After years in which the consumer packaged-goods world's existential crisis prompted cost-cutting, layoffs and a talent exodus, legacy companies like Tyson and Conagra are trying to lure top-level corporate talent to guide their newfound commitment to innovation.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  food-processing  workforce  skilled-labor  jobs  innovation 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Reshoring in Reverse Again - US Reshoring Index - A.T. Kearney
US manufacturers are not exactly coming back in droves. In fact, the 2018 Reshoring Index shows that imports from traditional offshoring countries are at a record high.
STUDIES  backshoring  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-431 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Opinion: Contrary to popular wisdom, automation is not a job killer in U.S. manufacturing - The Washington Post
I’ve explained why I don’t think the tariffs will help, but I also reject the pervasive argument that automation is just too powerful a job-killing force such that there’s no point in trying to help our factory sector. In fact, according to an important new paper by economist Susan N. Houseman, the argument that “labor-displacing technology,” i.e., robots/AI/etc., has killed factory employment is not supported by the data.
tariffs  trade-agreements  government-policy  automation  advanced-manufacturing  jobs  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-431  insider-12-17-2018 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Joseph Abboud Growth Has Doubled Its US Manufacturing Workforce - Bloomberg
Joseph Abboud, designer and Chief Creative Director of Men’s Wearhouse, on growth, manufacturing in the U.S., and how tariffs could impact the apparel industry.
u.s.-manufacturing  tariffs  trade-agreements  textiles-clothing-industries  this-week-431  Around-the-web  insider-12-17-2018 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Global manufacturing scorecard: How the US compares to 18 other nations - Brookings
Manufacturing is enjoying a resurgence in the United States. After years of falling output and a diminishing percentage of the labor force, the last few years have seen renewed growth. According to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the catalysts for this revival include factors such as the strengthening economy, workforce quality, tax policies, the regulatory environment, and transportation and energy costs.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  globalization 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Shopping trends: These 11 retailers may not survive 2018 - USA Today
Some retailers survived the downturn by closing stores and expanding their e-commerce presence, but others weren’t as lucky. Let’s examine eleven retailers which could struggle to remain relevant this year.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  retail  e-commmerce  ecommerce  amazon  commercial-real-estate 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
New SCOTUS Ruling on Internet Sales Taxation - Cushman & Wakefield
Amazon’s real estate strategy was about making the value offering of eCommerce convenience and speed. Amazon was among the first eCommerce players to voluntarily pay local taxes and to actually lend support to the Main Street Fairness Act and later Marketplace Fairness Act when they were before Congress. Today it collects in every state with a sales tax. And the reality is– the marketplace has followed.
Around-the-web  this-week-431  e-commmerce  sales-tax  government-policy 
july 2018 by areadevelopment

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