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Countering the geography of discontent: Strategies for left-behind places - Brookings
The 2016 election revealed a dramatic gap between two Americas—one based in large, diverse, thriving metropolitan regions; the other found in more homogeneous small towns and rural areas struggling under the weight of economic stagnation and social decline.
this-week-442  Around-the-web  Matt  rural-economy  economic-development  jobs 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Virginia Struggled to Build a Startup Hub, So It Recruited Amazon Instead - Bloomberg
Arlington hoped to attract a flurry of small businesses to revive a faltering economy. Was Jeff Bezos the missing piece?
this-week-442  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  high-tech  technology  tech  virginia  south-atlantic  site-selection  economic-development 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
No boo-hoo over HQ2: Lessons learned from failed Amazon chase could help Chicago later - Chicago Tribune
Chicago spent more than a year trying to land Amazon’s so-called HQ2, a once-in-a-generation headquarters prize that carried with it the promise of 50,000 high-paying jobs.
this-week-442  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  HQ2  corporate-headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  chicago  illinois  midwest  tech  high-tech  technology 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Made in USA: Is the Pendulum Swinging to Reshoring? - Design News
Anecdotally, we are hearing from more and more clients asking us to help produce goods domestically. Without getting into politics, it is worth considering some of the basic issues (avoiding the issue of tariffs) that are driving the growth of manufacturing in the U.S
u.s.-manufacturing  backshoring  this-week-442  Around-the-web 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Lessons from the Amazon HQ2 Tax Break Race - Tax Foundation
States and localities give away billions of dollars annually in tax incentives, so Amazon’s situation is nothing new. But they’re an extremely inefficient way to provide tax relief or grow the economy. When incentivized firms relocate, incumbent businesses and individuals end up footing the bill for the increased demand in public services.
corporate-tax  corporate-tax-reform  taxes-incentives  industry-organizations  HQ2  Around-the-web  this-week-442  opinion 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Eight of America’s most digitally inclusive tech cities - Brookings
Here are eight metropolitan areas that, in different ways, offer glimpses of the promise tech holds for contributing to inclusive prosperity.
this-week-442  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  tech  high-tech  technology  entrepreneurship  startup 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
New York Is a Genuine Tech Hub (and That Was Before Amazon) - The New York Times
In 2003, Craig Nevill-Manning, a computer scientist at Google, wanted to set up an engineering outpost in New York. Google’s top leaders were skeptical, but they told him that he could go ahead if he could find 15 “Google-worthy” software developers in the city. Mr. Nevill-Manning found his developers and opened the engineering office in New York. Today, Google employs 7,000 people in the city, and more than half are engineers and technical staff. The Google story mirrors the rise and evolution of New York as a genuine tech hub.
new-york-city  Google  amazon  HQ2  innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  high-tech  Around-the-web  this-week-442 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Want $10,000? This Oklahoma city will pay you to relocate - Fox Business
It’s the latest in a series of gambits offered by cities, counties and states to woo young workers to uproot and move. Here’s a look at some of the other financial incentives places are using to lure newcomers.
workforce-migration  workforce-mobility  economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-442 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Cities and States Offered Amazon Billions to Win HQ2. Did It Matter? - GOVERNING
Virginia's offer of $573 million in direct public incentives and New York's package, in excess of $1.5 billion, weren't the richest of the many deals pitched to Amazon for the prospect of 25,000 new, high-paid tech jobs in each place.
this-week-442  Around-the-web  Matt  new-york  virgina  mid-atlantic  south-atlantic  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  amazon  headquarters  HQ2  tech  high-tech  technology  jobs 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
WeWork’s Rise: How a Sublet Start-Up Is Taking Over - The New York Times
Critics have derided WeWork as overvalued and vulnerable to the next downturn. But the company holds so many leases in so many cities, it might hold more power than its landlords.
this-week-442  Around-the-web  Matt  wework  facility-planning  workplace  workplace-design  workplace-trends  corporate-real-estate  real-estate  office-design  office 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
More Venture-Capital Money Is Going Into Fewer Startup Deals - WSJ
The result is a big increase in the size of some early-stage investments and valuations.
this-week-442  Around-the-web  Matt  venture-capital  entrepreneurship 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Amazon and Google can’t ruin New York City - Slate
The ever-changing composition of New York City’s private sector is one context in which to digest the news that Amazon is likely to move as many as 25,000 workers to Long Island City, Queens, and Google has plans to acquire space that would allow the Mountain View, California, company to more than double its workforce to nearly 20,000.
this-week-442  Around-the-web  Matt  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  amazon  Google  high-tech  technology  tech  jobs  site-selection 
november 2018 by areadevelopment
Volvo’s new plant in South Carolina was almost built In Virginia 45 years ago - Virginian-Pilot
Today, Volvo Parkway in the Greenbrier section of Chesapeake is all that remains of what could have been Volvo’s U.S. manufacturing hub, one that now resides in Charleston.
virgina  south-carolina  port-of-virginia  volvo  automotive-industry  Around-the-web  this-week-442 
november 2018 by areadevelopment

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