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The rural broadband divide: An urgent national problem that we can solve - Microsoft on the Issues
While it’s a service that is as critical as a phone or electricity, according to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) broadband is unavailable to roughly 25 million Americans, more than 19 million of which live in rural communities. That’s roughly the population of New York state.
rural-economic-development  broadband  ICT  Around-the-web  this-week-444 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Apple vows to bring up to 15K new jobs to Austin with 133-acre campus - Fast Company
Apple has just announced plans to build a new $1 billion campus in Austin. It is also going to open two smaller sites in Seattle, San Diego, and Culver City, California–as well as has plans to expand in other cities too, including Pittsburgh; New York; Boston; Boulder, Colorado; and Portland, Oregon.
this-week-444  Around-the-web  Matt  apple  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  tech  high-tech  technology  Austin  texas  southwest 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Aluminum Tariff Is a Boon Even If Beer Costs More, Report Says - IndustryWeek
The research argues that tariffs imposed on aluminum and steel have led to increases in U.S. employment, production and investment...The Beer Institute, a trade association for the American brewing industry, called tariffs on aluminum a “tax on beer,” saying that cans make up more than 11% of the manufacturing cost in the U.S.
tariffs  u.s.-manufacturing  steel-industry  beverage-industry  trade-policy  government-policy  industry-organizations  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-444  insider-12-17-2018 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Is This The Next Big Petrochemical Hub In The U.S.? - OilPrice.com
The U.S. government wants to help build a petrochemical hub in Appalachia, one that could rival, or complement, the concentration of petrochemical facilities on the Gulf Coast.
this-week-444  Around-the-web  Matt  chemicals-industry  natural-gas  energy 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
An expansive Ford, VW alliance could echo across global auto industry - CNBC
Barring a last-minute hitch, two of the world's largest automakers plan to announce a far-reaching alliance shortly after the new year, one that will cover a wide swath of territory and a broad range of technologies, new and old.
this-week-444  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  tech  technology  high-tech 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
State preparing for $14.3 billion Amazon impact by 2030 - Daily Press
As Amazon begins its move into Virginia, the state is preparing for what is projected to be a major economic boost over the next decade.
this-week-444  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  virginia  south-atlantic 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
GM fights government to retain tax credit for electric cars - The Associated Press
General Motors is fighting to retain a valuable tax credit for electric vehicles as the nation’s largest automaker contends with the political fallout triggered by its plans to shutter several U.S. factories and shed thousands of workers.
this-week-444  Around-the-web  Matt  GM  automotive-industry  taxes-incentives 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
In a tight labor market, companies bet big on five-year rewards - Reuters
And since hardly anyone stays with a company 30 or 40 years these days, more companies are honoring longevity after only a few years on the job, when staffers are in their prime and most likely to be scouted by rival firms or executive recruiters.
this-week-444  Around-the-web  Matt  workplace  workplace-trends  labor  skilled-labor 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
The Amazon ‘HQ2’ Site-Selection Process and the Quality of K-12 Education Factor! - Our Time Press
My advice to cities, whether choosing or not to compete for an Amazon, is to think economic-globally by investing locally in K-12 public education.
this-week-444  Around-the-web  matt  education  amazon  HQ2  site-selection  economic-development  headquarters 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
The Economy Killed Millennials, Not Vice Versa - The Atlantic
The American system has thrown them into debt, depressed their wages, kept them from buying homes—and then blamed them for everything.
workforce  this-week-444  Around-the-web  Matt  millennials  economy 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Mind Over Matter: Artificial Intelligence Can Slash The Time Needed To Develop New Materials - Forbes
The convergence of mind and matter, of digital and physical technologies lies at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution. The marriage of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and materials science represents one of the clearest examples.
this-week-444  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  AI  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-technology  tech  technology  high-tech 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Innovation is a key differentiator among auto companies - Industrial Insights - PwC
To gain further insights we surveyed a sample of leaders and managers to find out about their innovation efforts. Our analysis revealed that both the high-leverage innovators and the larger universe of companies that report relatively high performance share the following six key characteristics...
innovation  research&development  applied-research  automotive-industry  this-week-444  Around-the-web 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment

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