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E-Commerce & Logistics Firms Dominate Largest Warehouse Deals in 2018 - CBRE
E-commerce and logistics companies accounted for 61% of the 100 largest warehouse deals (leases and sales) by square footage in 2018, totaling 100.3 million sq. ft. and ranging in size from 742,000 to 2.3 million sq. ft. The e-commerce industry’s share of these top deals (41) includes more retailers that are implementing omnichannel strategies.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  retail-industry  industrial-real-estate  warehouse-facility  warehousing  distribution-centers  supply-chain  logistics  fulfillment-center  this-week-448-new 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Aspen Economic Strategy Group Presents Policies to Increase Work, Wages, and Skills - The Aspen Institute
The volume is organized according to three policy goals: (1) upskilling America’s workforce, (2) increasing prime-age labor force participation, and (3) expanding private-sector wage growth among low- and middle-income workers.
industry-organizations  skills-gap  workforce-development  education  workforce-training  Around-the-web  this-week-448  government-policy  this-week-448-new 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Siemens Foundation: STEM Middle-Skill Initiative
he Siemens Foundation has launched a workforce development program to help close the opportunity gap for young adults in STEM middle-skill careers. Leveraging the experience and expertise of Siemens as an industry leader and pioneer in workforce development, the Foundation identified this crucial area as a place where we can have an important impact on America’s workforce.
siemens  workforce-development  STEM-workforce  workforce-training  Around-the-web  this-week-448  this-week-448-new 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Automation is Reshaping Work Across America. A New Report Explores the Impact – and How Communities Might Respond - Walmart
America at Work: A National Mosaic and Roadmap for Tomorrow examines resiliency, or the capacity to respond to change — in this case, automation. The report examines more than 3,000 counties in the United States with the goal of helping communities plan for their individual situations and develop responses that will position them to survive and thrive in a changing economy.
automation  walmart  Around-the-web  this-week-448  this-week-448-new 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
In Need of Workers, the Midwest Recruits From Puerto Rico - WSJ
Companies recruit on the island, which is losing population, to find people to work in Ohio, Iowa and Nebraska.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  puerto-rico  jobs  workforce  labor  midwest  this-week-448-new 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Google Unveils $13 Billion in New Data Center Construction for 2019 - Data Center Frontier
Google will build new data centers in Texas, Ohio, Nevada and Nebraska as part of a major expansion of its Internet infrastructure in 2019,
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  data-centers  site-selection  economic-development  Google  tech  high-tech  technology  cloud-solutions  this-week-448-new 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Virginia’s Economy Weathers the Storm in Its Statehouse - The New York Times
As politicians across the country demand a change in Virginia’s embattled leadership, business leaders are largely sticking to the sidelines.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  virginia  south-atlantic  government-policy  economic-development  this-week-448-new 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
This Thriving City—and Many Others—Could Soon Be Disrupted by Robots - WSJ
Automation might not mean lower employment overall, but it can still take away jobs as it notches gains in productivity
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  jobs  robotics  workforce  labor  this-week-448-new 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
How to get the 5 generations in the workforce to work together - Fast Company
How to get your boomers and your gen-Zers (and everyone in between) on the same page, despite very different styles.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  workplace  workplace-trends  workforce  millennials  gen-z  this-week-448-new 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Infographic: Visualizing the World's Busiest Ports - Visual Capitalist
An estimated 90% of world trade is facilitated by maritime shipping, and as trade volumes continue to increase, the world’s busiest ports continue to grow larger and more efficient to meet demand.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  ports  infrastructure  logistics  supply-chain  this-week-448-new 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
New Investors Boost Construction, Competition in Data Center Sector - Data Center Frontier
The rapid growth of cloud computing has attracted new types of investors in the data center industry, who are eager to capitalize on the sector’s success. These new investors are creating new companies to compete for cloud business, and investing in data center construction in leading markets.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  data-centers  construction  real-estate  this-week-448-new 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Tech Talkin’ Govs part 5: Tax incentives, clean energy, help for higher ed strike note in governors' addresses - SSTI
More than half of the governors have now delivered their state of the state addresses, and TBED initiatives continue to play a prominent role in their plans. Higher ed’s affordability and/or role in the workforce are concerns in Montana, South Carolina, Utah and Vermont. Maryland is looking at clean energy and higher education. Utah is also grappling with burgeoning growth while Vermont considers measures to increase its workforce.
government-policy  high-tech  technology-based-economic-development  industry-organizations  Around-the-web  this-week-448  this-week-448-new 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Beyond Beer, Bread and Bicycles: The Industrial Return To the City - Newgeography.com
On the West Coast, expect to see these urban industrial companies locate in Vancouver BC's South False Creek and Strathcona neighborhoods, Seattle's Georgetown and SoDo, Portland's Central East Side, and south and east of LA's Arts District. That industry has already gone between downtown LA and LAX, with SpaceX locating on Rocket Rd. in the industrial suburb of Hawthorne.
urban-planning  urban-revitalization  urban-industrialization  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-448  suburbs  this-week-448-new 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Why Bringing High-Tech Manufacturing Back To The U.S. Is So Difficult - Forbes
In 1993, I was in my second year of business school at the MIT Sloan School of Management and I distinctly remember a spirited discussion about a BusinessWeek cover article titled “The Virtual Corporation.
Around-the-web  this-week-448  backshoring  outsourcing  global-supply-chain  localized-supply-chain  skilled-labor  advanced-manufacturing  this-week-448-new 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
The Messy Technological Roots Of The U.S. Trade War With China - Iowa Public Radio
Intellectual property thefts that were once considered petty are a mounting cost for the U.S. economy — at least $225 billion and at most $600 billion annually, according to a National Bureau of Asian Research report — and China is one the biggest offenders.
china  government-policy  u.s.-manufacturing  tech-transfer  intellectual-property-theft  Around-the-web  this-week-448  trade-policy  this-week-448-new 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Next big cities for innovation, entrepreneurs: AOL co-founder Steve Case - Fox Business
AOL co-founder and former CEO Opens a New Window. Steve Case said the free enterprise cluster is highly concentrated on the West Coast and should be leveraged across the United States.
innovation-hubs  industry-clusters  Around-the-web  this-week-448  economic-analysis  government-policy  this-week-448-new 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Kentucky bourbon: How spirits industries impact the economy - Courier-Journal
In the past decade, Kentucky's distilling industry has added more than 10,000 new jobs, opened more than 40 new distilleries and increased its annual economic output by more than $3 billion — making it the nation's top player in alcohol production and employment, according to a new economic report.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  kentucky  south  beverage-industry  bourbon  jobs  economic-development  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  this-week-448-new 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Millennials, Gen Z and the Coming Youth Boom Economy - Morgan Stanley
As Gen Z joins Gen Y in the workforce, the two cohorts could deliver a sizable jolt to U.S. GDP, consumption, wages, and housing—and put the U.S. well ahead of its G10 peers.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  gen-z  millennials  workforce  labor  this-week-448-new 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Union membership in the US continues to decline - Quartz
In 2018, just 10.5% of American workers were members of unions, according to recently released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s is the lowest rate of membership since the bureau began collecting statistics in the early 1980s.
demographics  organized-labor  Around-the-web  this-week-448  this-week-448-new 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
U-Haul Names Top 50 Growth States For 2018
Texas registered as the U-Haul No. 1 Growth State in America for the third consecutive year, according to U-Haul® data analyzing U.S. migration trends for 2018.

U-Haul Growth States are calculated by the net gain of one-way U-Haul trucks entering a state versus leaving that state during a calendar year. Migration trends data is compiled from more than 2 million one-way U-Haul truck sharing transactions that occur annually.
logistics  ranking  state-rankings  Around-the-web  this-week-448  diaspora  workforce-migration  this-week-448-new 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Tech Is Splitting the U.S. Work Force in Two - The New York Times
A small group of well-educated professionals enjoys rising wages, while most workers toil in low-wage jobs with few chances to advance.
this-week-448  Around-the-web  Matt  tech  technology  high-tech  workforce  skilled-labor  skills-gap  wealth-gap  this-week-448-new 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Milken Institute Releases Index of Best-Performing Cities
Top-20 includes Provo, Raleigh, Dallas, San Francisco, Nashville, Atlanta; Six cities in Florida and four in California rank in top-tier; Milken Institute analysis demonstrates impact of policy making on jobs, wages, technology development, and other measures.
leading-locations  Metros  ranking  Around-the-web  this-week-448  this-week-448-new 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment

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