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What Happened After the Last HQ2 Competition - Urbanophile
When I traveled to Oklahoma City for the first time a few years ago I was shocked to discover that in the civic narrative of the city’s transformation – it’s origin story if you will – the triggering event for change was losing a competition for a United Airlines maintenance facility in 1991 to Indianapolis.
urban-planning  oklahoma  oklahoma-city  Aerospace  industry-clusters  economic-development-news  HQ2  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Movement - Newgeography.com
As a spirt, bourbon is heavily associated with the state of Kentucky. But while major spirits firm Brown-Forman is located in Louisville, traditionally bourbon was distilled in rural – and ironically, dry – counties like, say, Bourbon County.

But Louisville has managed to stake out a position for itself as the basecamp for Kentucky’s bourbon trail. Also, there’s been a major move of distillers into the city. There are micro-distilleries everywhere these days, but what distinguishes Louisville here is the big money that’s been poured into in-city facilities.
industry-clusters  liquor-spirits-industry  regional-reports  kentucky  louisville  urban-revitalization  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Booming Seattle struggles to stay affordable - Open for all? - Economist
FOR the third consecutive year, Seattle has the most cranes in operation of any city in America—three times as many as New York. Long a placid, drizzly company town, the place is booming. Since 2010 Seattle has grown more quickly than any other large American city, thanks in part to the success of Amazon and Microsoft, two local technology firms. Entrepreneurs are flocking there, repelled by the obscene costs of San Francisco.
Metros  seattle  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  cost-of-doing-business  cost-of-living  this-week-433 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
U.S. Small-Business Owners' Optimism at Record High - Gallup
U.S. small-business owners are more optimistic now than at any point in the 15-year history of the Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index. In the latest quarterly survey, which measures small-business owners' attitudes about a wide variety of factors affecting their businesses, the overall index score is +118. This is higher than prior 2018 measures -- with Quarter 2, 2018, at +106 and Quarter 1 at +107. The index now sits just above the record-high +114 from 2006.
small-business  economic-indicator-reports  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Portsmouth, Va., Pins its Economic, Social Future on High-Speed Connectivity - Govtech
The city will build its own fiber-optic infrastructure to boost economic development, improve city services and close a significant digital divide.
regional-reports  economic-development-news  ICT  infrastructure  virginia  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Mega-Deals Give Cross-Border Investment Volume a Boost in H1 2018 - NREI
Foreign capital is continuing to pour into U.S. real estate. Transactions led by cross-border buyers jumped 27 percent during the first half of the year compared to overall investment sales that rose just 2 percent during that period, according to research firm Real Capital Analytics (RCA). Yet large-scale portfolio and entity-level deals are giving foreign-led transaction volume an added boost, while the sale of individual assets is declining.
fdi-USA  corporate-real-estate  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Infrastructure spending: States that are falling apart - USA TODAY
In the Donald Trump era, the United States appears to be more politically divided than it has been in decades.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  infrastructure 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Michigan Central Station project in Corktown to cost Ford $740M - Detroit Free Press
Ford will spend nearly $740 million to renovate the Michigan Central Station and other sites the automaker purchased in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood, the company said Tuesday night.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  Ford  automotive-industry  detroit  Michigan  midwest  real-estate  urban-planning  urban-revitalization 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Orlando among cities named to top American boomtowns list - Orlando Business Journal
A new ranking of top American boomtowns by MagnifyMoney puts Orlando 14th, along with two other Florida cities in the top 25.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  economic-development 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Parts Shortages Crimp U.S. Factories - WSJ
As suppliers struggle to meet demand, Caterpillar fights to fill orders and Oshkosh idles crane output
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  supply-chain 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Fuel Economy Freeze Will Leave U.S. Auto Industry in the Dust - Detroit Free Press
The car as Americans have known it since the days of Henry Ford is about to be transformed. That is the consensus of industry leaders. Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne predicts that “carmakers have less than a decade to reinvent themselves.”
automotive-industry  industry-reports  government-policy  green-economy  autonomous-vehicles  electric-vehicle  energy-efficiency  energy-costs  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-433  insider-10-5-2018 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Ericsson to Start U.S. Production as 5G Spending Speeds Up - Bloomberg
Sweden’s Ericsson AB will start U.S. manufacturing this year, a production shift that gets the wireless network supplier closer to customers and also may mitigate the impacts of President Donald Trump’s global trade disputes.
fdi-USA  electronics-industry  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-433 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
How brand new science will manage the fourth industrial revolution - ZDNet
It's about artificial intelligence, data, and things like quantum computing and nanotechnology. Australian National University's 3A Institute is creating a new discipline to manage this revolution and its impact on humanity.
AI  industry4.0  nanotechnology  Around-the-web  this-week-433  advanced-manufacturing 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Recognizing infrastructure’s role as a local economic anchor - Brookings
Investing in infrastructure is foundational to these efforts. Not only does infrastructure serve as a platform to support industries and broader regional growth, but it can also be a driver of more equitable and enduring growth for individuals.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  infrastructure  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  supply-chain  logistics 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
For most Americans, real wages have barely budged for decades - Pew Research Center
Despite the strong labor market, wage growth has lagged economists’ expectations. In fact, despite some ups and downs over the past several decades, today’s real average wage (that is, the wage after accounting for inflation) has about the same purchasing power it did 40 years ago. And what wage gains there have been have mostly flowed to the highest-paid tier of workers.
Around-the-web  this-week-433  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  labor-costs 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Will Robots Take Over CRE? - Cushman & Wakefield Blog
Broader adoption of technology within commercial real estate often lags behind other industries. Real estate and infrastructure assets are expensive and built more for longevity and a predefined lifecycle than flexibility. To embrace change, players in CRE markets must first be convinced that the technology will be widely deployed and long lasting. But there is no doubt that long-lasting and widespread change is on the horizon with several technologies.
CRE  autonomous-vehicles  electric-vehicle  blockchain  Around-the-web  this-week-433  CRE-big-data 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Workers Hardest Hit by Recession Are Joining in Recovery - The New York Times
The least educated American workers, who took the hardest hit in the Great Recession, were also among the slowest to harvest the gains of the recovery. Now they are a striking symbol of a strong economy.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  recession  economy  manufacturing 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
For sustainable development, put foreign direct investments on the G20 agenda - Eco-Business
US President Donald Trump’s trade wars have eclipsed the importance of foreign direct investments and its role in promoting sustainable development around the world. To achieve the SDGs, the world must free up flows of foreign investment.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  FDI  government-policy  trade  trade-agreements  NAFTA  location-USA  trump 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Portacool CEO Ben Wulf On Manufacturing In The U.S.A. - Chief Executive
Ben Wulf, CEO of portable evaporative cooler manufacturer Portacool, has managed his company through a period of impressive growth since taking over as chief executive in 2014.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Even Alphabet is having trouble reinventing smart cities - MIT Technology Review
An ambitious smart-city project spearheaded by Alphabet subsidiary Sidewalk Labs has run into local resistance, causing delays.
Around-the-web  this-week-433  smart-cities  Google  urban-planning  toronto  canada 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Rethinking cluster initiatives - Brookings
Regional economies grow and decline based on their ability to specialize in high-value industries and then evolve those specializations over time.
Around-the-web  industry-clusters  Metros  this-week-433 
july 2018 by areadevelopment

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