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Obama Backs 'Startup Visas' For Foreign-Born Tech Entrepreneurs In Immigration Speech - Huffington Post
In a major address on immigration policy in Las Vegas, Obama touted the need for a "startup visa" that allows immigrants who found startups to live in the United States as long as they raise a minimum level of financing and employ a certain number of workers. They could "remain permanently" in the country if their startups continue to grow, he said.
immigration-reform  startup-visa  government-policy  twitterfeed  around-the-web  this-week-200 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Drought-lowered Mississippi threatens shipping, barge operations -
Barge operators on the Mississippi River say the worst drought in 80 years may put at risk gains from emergency dredging and rock removal aimed at keeping the nation's busiest waterway open at least for this month.
logistics  supply-chain  mississippi-river  this-week-198  around-the-web  twitterfeed 
january 2013 by areadevelopment
Risky Business: Managing risks and opportunities before disaster strikes - Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Whether its a drought, an earthquake or a storm the size of Hurricane Sandy, natural disasters expose businesses to losses that can persist long after the event has passed. A strong risk management strategy can help prevent damage, control costs and in some cases, even create new value.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-193  asset-management  disaster-planning  risk-management 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Barometer: Business outlook report October 2012 - PwC
Manufacturing Barometer is a quarterly survey of US-based executives in large, multinational industrial manufacturing businesses. The survey captures participants assessments of the direction of the US and world economies and their companys performance and expectations in such areas as revenue growth, margins, inventory, and costs. Other sections explore plans for investment, mergers and acquisitions, and hiring, as well as potential barriers to growth and much more.
This-Week-189  twitterfeed  around-the-web  studies  economic-indicator-reports  manufacturing 
november 2012 by areadevelopment
Cheap Natural Gas Gives New Hope to the Rust Belt -
BEAVER COUNTY, Pa.—Three decades after being devastated by the closing of steel mills, this gritty river valley is hoping its revival will come from cheap natural gas. The hope doesn't rest on drilling rigs, but on a multibillion-dollar chemical plant that Royal Dutch Shell RDSB.LN +0.78% PLC is considering building here because of a flood of domestically produced natural gas.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-187  natural-gas  midwest  regional-reports 
october 2012 by areadevelopment
Developing The Workforce Of Tomorrow -
In the next few years, thousands of Baby Boomers are going to retire, leaving factory jobs to Generation Y, who will be presented with dual challenges; increasing productivity and making the overall U.S. economy more competitive. However, the transition between the new generation of workers and the baby boomer generation workers will be difficult because the two generations are profoundly different in terms of attitude, skills and work styles.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-186  manufacturing  workforce-development 
october 2012 by areadevelopment
U.S. Seaport Outlook 2012 Overview - Jones Lang LaSalle
Seaports present opportunities even in a listing global economy - This year, we have a completely revamped PAGI score. For our third release of the score, we incorporated valuable feedback from industry experts from ports as well as shippers and users of industrial real estate. The result is a more robust score that measures ports on 25 metrics.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-185  studies  panama-canal  supply-chain  logistics  seaports 
october 2012 by areadevelopment
Tax Credit in Doubt, Wind Power Industry Is Withering -
At its peak in 2008 and 2009, the industry employed about 85,000 people, according to the American Wind Energy Association, the industry’s principal trade group. About 10,000 of those jobs have disappeared since, according to the association, as wind companies have been buffeted by weak demand for electricity, stiff competition from cheap natural gas and cheaper options from Asian competitors.
Pennsylvania  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-184  government-policy  taxes-incentives  wind-energy 
september 2012 by areadevelopment
Growing U.S. exports will drive Inland Ports - Jones Lang LaSalle
Healthy export volumes abroad are prompting many U.S. manufacturers to re-evaluate their existing supply chains. Developers finding solutions that address export demand are yielding opportunities to capture traditional warehouse/logistics users.
twitterfeed  twitter  around-the-web  This-Week-183  supply-chain  inland-ports  logistics 
september 2012 by areadevelopment
Are Public-Private Partnerships The Secret Sauce To A Resurgence In American Manufacturing? - Forbes
Manufacturing is helping to drive our economic recovery. But, this is not your grandfather’s manufacturing – it’s more advanced and specialized with high-tech equipment and machines that produce the most complex products and processes.
3D-printing  additive-manufacturing  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-182  u.s.-manufacturing  public-private-partnerships 
september 2012 by areadevelopment
United States Ranks 7th in Global Competitiveness Report - World Economic Forum
This year’s report findings show that Switzerland tops the overall rankings in The Global Competitiveness Report for the fourth consecutive year. Singapore remains in second position with Finland, in third position, overtaking Sweden 4th). These and other Northern and Western European countries dominate the top 10 with the Netherlands, Germany and United Kingdom respectively ranked 5th, 6th and 8th. The United States (7th), Hong Kong (9th) and Japan (10th) complete the top 10.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-181  competitiveness  ranking  studies  international-location-reports  business-globalization 
september 2012 by areadevelopment
DC’s startup scene: Entrepreneurship blooms in our nation’s capital - VentureBeat
Despite the remarkable levels of intelligence, ambition, money, resources, and innovation that characterize the nation’s capital, a flourishing startup scene is only now beginning to emerge.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-181  Washington-DC  metros  startup 
september 2012 by areadevelopment
How Will Big Business Respond to Coworking? - Workspace Design Magazine
If collaboration serves as the model for today’s ideal workplace — and the golden child that every business wants to adopt — then coworking is the unwanted orphan that mid-sized companies and corporate America have yet to embrace.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-181  office-design  hr  workplace-design 
september 2012 by areadevelopment
Why Keeping Jobs Local Means Good Business - The Motley Fool
It's no secret that manufacturing jobs are leaving the United States in search of lower costs and lighter regulation. But it's precisely because of this that we are intrigued by companies that are not only still manufacturing in the United States, but are actually expanding their U.S. manufacturing capacity. These companies are either really stupid or really smart -- and there's an investing angle for us regardless of which proves true.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-180  onshoring  offshoring  u.s.-manufacturing 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Facebook Commissions Frank Gehry to Design New Green Menlo Park Campus - Inhabitat
Zuckerberg’s team have made few changes to the former Sun Microsystems building they have occupied since their move in last summer. This area, the East Campus, cover 57 acres and about 1 million square feet of office space. The new plan proposes the creation of a 22 acre west campus, which will be able to house their proposed hire of over 6,000 people in the next six years.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-180  corporate-headquarters  facebook  sustainable-development  architecture  facility-planning 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
It’s not your momma’s lobster: How to re-imagine and sell Maine seafood - Bangor Daily News
Before trying to increase the number of processing facilities in Maine, however, the state must recreate how it markets lobster. There is no point in encouraging more processing plants if the consumer base around the world is not broadened first.
industry-reports  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-179  food-processing  maine  regional-reports  Matt 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Where the jobs are - Loudoun County, VA (1) - CNN Money Magazine
It's still a tough job market, but these 25 counties can make it a lot easier to find work and a great place to live.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-179  jobs  demographics  studies  ranking 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Hubs of Manufacturing: Let’s Get Started - Brookings Institution
It’s great to see the Obama administration moving to pilot another proposed national network of innovation hubs aimed at catalyzing regional growth ecosystems, this time in manufacturing.
innovation-hubs  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-179  u.s.-manufacturing  manufacturing  industry-clusters  government-policy 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Top States for Technology licensing and commercialization - Innovation America
Academic patents per 1,000 science and engineering doctorate holders in academia, top 8 states (2008), select calendar years (1997, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008)
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-179  economic-development-news  tech-transfer 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Plugging the Manufacturing Skills Gap - News
Many companies across the manufacturing sector are struggling to find the right employees for unfilled positions. While business activity in U.S. manufacturing remains strong, this shortage of workers with the appropriate technical skills and experience is hindering growth and may soon reach a critical level. How can manufacturers bridge the talent gap?
twitterfeed  This-Week-179  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  skilled-labor 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Fed Studies Show Damage to Labor Market Is Reversible - Bloomberg
Most of the damage inflicted on the U.S. labor market by the recession is reversible, according to Federal Reserve research, leaving open the possibility that additional stimulus will be effective in reducing joblessness.
Stimulus-Funds  government-policy  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-179  jobs  labor  unemployment-statistics  economic-indicator-reports 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
U.S. Ports Seek to Lure Big Ships After Panama Canal Expands -
In the race that began when plans for the expansion were first announced in 2006, some winners have already emerged. The Port of Virginia, in Norfolk, is ready to receive the big ships today. And New York is also prepared, thanks to a massive dredging project that began 13 years ago.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-179  infrastructure  business-globalization  logistics  port-of-charleston  port-of-savannah  port-of-miami  port-of-virginia  port-of-baltimore  panama-canal 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Trendsetter Barometer business outlook — Optimism and revenue forecasts dip for private companies, but not precipitously - PwC
More private companies are optimistic about the US economy (50%) than uncertain (38%), though confidence is not as high as at the beginning of the year.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-179  economic-indicator-reports 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Hoboken Looks for a Silicon Alley Breakaway -
Hoboken wants to extend Silicon Alley across the Hudson River and grab a piece of the New York City technology boom. The Mile Square City now claims a tech meetup with 2,160 members—one of the largest communities in the Greater New York area. The Hoboken City Council is set to vote next month on a plan to lease out a publicly-owned waterfront building as a community tech space.
metros  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-179  new-jersey  hoboken  business-incubators  industry-clusters  high-tech  technology-parks 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Brooklyn Navy Yard Is Site of Proposed Media Campus -
After decades of neglect, this hidden corner of the 300-acre Brooklyn Navy Yard, known as the Naval Annex Historic Campus, may be ready for a long overdue makeover.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-179  technology-parks  media  adaptive-re-use  industry-clusters  high-tech 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
New Wave of Deft Robots Is Changing Global Industry -
This is the future. A new wave of robots, far more adept than those now commonly used by automakers and other heavy manufacturers, are replacing workers around the world in both manufacturing and distribution.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-179  manufacturing  electronics-industry  manufacturing-automation 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Southern States Have Become Job-Training Leaders - Governing
Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and South Carolina have quietly positioned themselves as leaders in the job-training effort. Each state’s program is unique, but they share some commonalities.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  labor  workforce-development  south-carolina  louisiana  georgia  alabama  regional-reports 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Energy Report: U.S. Wind Energy Production and Manufacturing Surges, Supporting Jobs and Diversifying U.S. Energy Economy - Department of Energy
According to the 2011 Wind Technologies Market Report, the United States remained one of the world’s largest and fastest growing wind markets in 2011, with wind power representing a remarkable 32 percent of all new electric capacity additions in the United States last year and accounting for $14 billion in new investment.
studies  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  industry-reports  wind-energy 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
How Facebook Is Building Next-Gen, Hyper-Green Data Centers - Co.Design
This Facebook facility in Prineville, Oregon, represents a new wave of data centers, which also happen to be beautifully designed.
oregon  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  sustainable-development  data-centers  architecture  facility-planning 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
The Silicon Valleys Of The World: Asia Edition - Fast Company
Silicon Valley doesn't own the monopoly on being a tech development and startup hot spot: Meet the equivalent, exciting places on the other side of the Pacific Ocean.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  international-location-reports  industry-clusters  high-tech  silicon-valley 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Movie Documents 'Janesville' After GM Closes Plant - NPR
For much of its modern history, Janesville was an auto town, home to a General Motors assembly plant. But after the 2008 economic crash, GM and thousands of well-paying jobs are gone.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  GM  wisconsin  u.s.-manufacturing 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Onshoring of Electronics Manufacturing: $2.5 Billion in 3 Years -
Electronics manufacturing operations with a value of at least $2.5 billion are expected to come to North America in the next three years, according to a new study from IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  electronics-industry  onshoring 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Pittsburgh Economic Boom And Marcellus Shale - Burgh Diaspora
Big Energy would like to take credit for the Pittsburgh boom. An inconvenient truth is that the City bans the drilling process hydraulic fracturing.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  natural-gas  energy  metros  pittsburgh  regional-reports 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Nevada has highest jobless rate, but also shows biggest improvement - The Business Journals
The latest figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that Nevada is still saddled with the nation's worst unemployment rate, 11.6 percent at the midpoint of 2012. But that figure is 2.2 points lower than a year ago, the biggest improvement registered by any state.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  unemployment-statistics  jobs  economic-indicator-reports 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Emerging US Priorities and Market Trends in Energy Efficiency - Johnson Controls
The energy services market is positioned for a decade of growth that can be accelerated by new market and policy actions. Iain Campbell, Vice President and General Manager of Global Energy and Workplace Solutions for Johnson Controls, recently provided an update and perspective on the future of the energy services market in the U.S.
energy  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  taxes-incentives  government-policy  facility-planning  sustainable-development  facility-retrofits 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Ripple effects: Why water is a CFO issue - Deloitte
For CFOs in any business, the time to create a water stewardship strategy is before you need one.
asset-management  csr  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  facility-planning  sustainable-development  CFO 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
In Columbus, Ohio, the Short North Arts Belt Is Thriving -
The transformation of the Short North — a 14-block artsy strip here — from scruffy to chic began in the 1980s. And the scrappy neighborhood, which connects downtown Columbus to the sprawling campus of Ohio State University, has defied the recent economic downturn by continuing that evolution with a string of new developments.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  creative-class  metros  columbus  regional-reports 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
It’s Greener to Retrofit than Build New, Report Finds - NREI
Brand new green buildings are always white hot. But experts have long been touting the environmental benefit of green buildings’ slightly less sexy cousin: Retrofitting existing buildings with green upgrades.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  green-facilities  green-retrofits  facility-planning  sustainable-development 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Improved Immigration Laws Would Help Foreign Student Entrepreneurs Launch U.S. Companies, Create U.S. Jobs - Kauffman
Legal, entrepreneurship experts at the University of Missouri–Kansas City propose reforms to keep entrepreneurial talent in the United States to support economic growth
h-1b  studies  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  startup-visa  startup  immigration 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
The U.S. Cities Getting Smarter The Fastest -
In the past decade, the metropolitan areas that have enjoyed the fastest growth in their college-educated populations have not been the places known as hip, intellectual hotbeds.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  skilled-labor  ranking  metros  demographics 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
3D Printing: Rise of the machines - FT Alphaville
How would things have gone if the US, rather than taking advantage of cheap labour in China, had kept things at home and heavily invested in automation?
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  u.s.-manufacturing  3D-printing 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Honda bulks up in North America, puts U.S. execs in key posts - Detroit Free Press
Honda is aggressively Americanizing, putting U.S. executives in charge of key North American operations and expanding production capacity here, American Honda CEO Tetsuo Iwamura emphasized in an interview with USA TODAY reporters and editors.
alabama  indiana  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  u.s.-manufacturing  Honda  business-globalization  automotive-industry 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Akamai: Global Average Broadband Speeds Up By 25%, U.S. Up 29% To 6.7 Mbps - TechCrunch
South Korea continues to remain the connection king, with an average connection speed of 15.7Mbps. The U.S., meanwhile, doesn’t make it into the top-10 countries (it’s ranked 12th) but at least it’s speeding up: it is now at 6.7Mbps, up by 29% on last year and 17% from the previous quarter.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  broadband  ICT  studies 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
America’s Energy Seen Adding 3.6 Million Jobs Along With 3% GDP - Businessweek
A surge in U.S. natural gas development has spurred $226 billion in spending plans on pipelines, storage, processing facilities and power plants, most slated for the next five years.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  industry-clusters  natural-gas  energy  industry-reports 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Other States Want In On Nevada's Drone Industry - KLAS-TV 8 News NOW
The unmanned aerial vehicle – or drone – industry was practically invented in Nevada. Air Force drones from Nevada's Creech Air Force Base fly around the world. But Nevada might be losing the race to create high-paying manufacturing jobs to build these aircrafts.
aerospace  industry-clusters  nevada  This-Week-178  twitterfeed  around-the-web 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett Q+A - Metropolis Magazine
Mick Cornett is now serving his third term as mayor of Oklahoma City. He is the national president of the organization representing Republican Mayors and Local Officials (RMLO) and was named public official of the year by Governing Magazine in 2010.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  urban-planning  metros 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
5 Stages of Flexwork Adoption - Workspace Design magazine
Enterprises adopting flexwork as an operating strategy must re-orient their HR, FM, and IT toward cross-functional integration.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  facility-planning  office-design  labor  workplace-design 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Utah Poised to Be the Best U.S. State to Live In - Gallup
Utah easily leads the nation in terms of its performance across 13 forward-looking metrics that might determine which states will be the best places to live in the future. Minnesota, Colorado, Nebraska, and North Dakota round out the top five.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  quality-of-life  ranking 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Snyder announces National Governors Auto Caucus to help grow automotive industry, suppliers - Detroit Free Press
Gov. Rick Snyder and his peers from Tennessee, Illinois and Missouri announced today the formation of a bipartisan National Governors Auto Caucus to help grow the U.S. automotive industry and its suppliers.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-178  illinois  Tennessee  michigan  missouri  economic-development-news  government-policy  automotive-industry 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
The decline of US manufacturing jobs and living standards - BBC News
For decades America's vibrant manufacturing sector provided poorly educated workers a bridge to the middle class. But today's plants need highly skilled workers who know their way around ultra-high tech machinery.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  skilled-labor  u.s.-manufacturing  automotive-industry 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Boston's Talent War: Startups Gaining Edge Over Big Companies? - Xconomy
A fair number of experienced tech execs from established, bigger companies have joined startups that are looking to grow quickly (usually ones with some money). They have joined as employees, not founders.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  Boston  high-tech  workforce-development  skilled-labor 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Midwest cities get smart about economic development -
For cities, economic development is not a zero-sum game. Chicago, Milwaukee and Gary, Ind. are joining forces to drive growth.
economic-development-news  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  chicago  mid-west  regional-reports  megaregions 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Steelcase CEO on How Office Layout Impacts Corporate Culture - Forbes
As CEO Jim Hackett explained to me in a recent interview, workspace design historically mirrored the organizational chart, with people jockeying to be as close as possible to the seat of all power – the CEO. But now that the information revolution has made information the new seat of power, there is much more flexibility in workspace design.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  interior-architecture  This-Week-177  facility-planning  office-design  workplace-design 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
The Manufacturing American Innovation Act: A New Way of Thinking in Corporate Tax Policy - Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz
As tax reform discussions heat up, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) and U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany (R-LA) are calling on Congress to advance tax policies that incentivize innovation and promote new domestic manufacturing, introducing the Manufacturing American Innovation Act. The bipartisan legislation would reduce business taxes by more than half, to a 10 percent rate, for companies that manufacture patented products in the United States.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  taxes-incentives  government-policy  onshoring  backshoring  patent-law-reform  u.s.-manufacturing  innovation 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
12 Things to Consider When Deciding Where to Start Up - TNW
Thanks to the Internet, you can choose to start up anywhere in the world that you want to. However, just like selecting a home for your family or a school district for your kids, there are a few important factors to consider when picking a place to start a business. Note: these things should still be top of mind if you’re entertaining the idea of location independence altogether!
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  site-selection  startup  small-business 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Will technology resurrect U.S. manufacturing? EE Times
If recent moves by a few companies lead to a resurgence of manufacturing in the U.S., it won't necessarily be patriotism -- or even rising Chinese labor costs -- that drives the trend. The main factor will be innovative U.S. technology.
electronics-industry  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  advanced-manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Top 50 Cities for Global Trade - Global Trade Magazine
The Top 50 Cities for Global Trade is really two rankings in one. The overall ranking lists the 50 largest metropolitan areas by export volume. Lest that seem a tad stiff, we offer a second set of superlative rankings selected by the editors at Global Trade. These appear in the same order of their export contributions, but have a special call-out for their designated superlative.
Matt  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  metros  ranking  business-globalization 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
From Apple to Zappos, What a Headquarters Design Reveals About a Company's Culture - Forbes
Today, any CEO worth his or her salt knows that a company’s headquarters can be a powerful tool by which to attract and retain talent.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  workplace-design  corporate-headquarters  headquarters 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Google Doubles Down on Sea-Cooled Data Center-
Google is just one of many web giants erecting their own data centers across the world, including Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft. Rather than serve up their web services from leased data center space, they can save money and power by designing and operating dedicated facilities wherever they’re needed..
google  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  data-centers 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
U.S. Biotech Clusters Are Losing Their Anchor Tenants, and It Hurts - Xconomy
Every industry needs its anchors, the companies that everyone looks up to as models of success. Think Apple, GE, Boeing. Biotech is no different, as it has been defined by trailblazers like Genentech, Genzyme, and more.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  biotech  industry-clusters 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
The Integration of Real Estate, IT and HR - Workspace Design Magazine
There is a convergence of issues developing that will lead to a highly flexible and collaborative workplace experience. Successfully achieving this involves a unique process that integrates IT, real estate, and HR teams.
ICT  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  office-design  workforce-development  commercial-real-estate  IT 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing Opportunity: How America can regain global leadership in manufacturing - Deloitte
Today there are new pathways to manufacturing opportunity in America that are both available and achievable. And public policy has a major role to play in supporting these directions.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  government-policy  u.s.-manufacturing 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
General Motors Focuses on Team Thinking When Recruiting Workers - Workforce
Until now, in recent decades, General Motors has peopled its new factories mostly from banks of laid-off workers and employee transfers from other locations. GM is now forecasting enough manufacturing expansion to require large-scale employee recruitment.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  gm  workforce-development  skilled-labor 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Google’s Quirky New London HQ - Co.Design: business + innovation + design
Google has opened their third London office, and it’s filled with frumpy British tropes redone with modernist zazz.
headquarters  twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  office-design  interior-architecture  facility-planning 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Should the U.S. Seek More Tech Manufacturing? - Room for Debate -
Since many states were able to get Japanese car companies to build here, and Brazil was able to attract plants for iPhones and other products, could the United States get, or keep, more high-tech manufacturing? Google is trying.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  backshoring  tech-transfer  electronics-industry  manufacturing 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Walmart hits solar milestone in San Diego with 100th rooftop array -
Walmart unveiled its 100th California rooftop solar array Monday at a store on College Avenue in San Diego. The retail giant is putting its outsized geographic footprint to work as a staging ground for clean energy. Its long-term goal: become 100 percent supplied by renewable energy.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  solar  sustainable-development  facility-planning 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Global Property Sustainability Perspective — US: Greener Logistics Patterns - Jones Lang LaSalle
Due to increasing demand for speed to market at minimum cost-- particularly in retail and most especially for the booming e-commerce segment—shipping procedures are changing at major U.S. seaports and inland logistics hubs.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  logistics  supply-chain  sustainable-development 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Is off-shoring really coming to the end of the line? - Loadstar
While politicians focus on the employment issue, the reality is that companies will evaluate on-shoring on a cost and risk basis.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  onshoring  backshoring  offshoring  supply-chain 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Wind Industry Wins Senate Panel’s Support for a Tax Break -
On Thursday, the wind industry convinced a key Senate committee that green can be good politics in red states as well as blue ones. The Senate Finance Committee voted to renew a tax credit for wind power that is set to expire at the end of this year, with several Republicans joining Democrats to support extending the credit for one more year at a cost of $3.3 billion.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  green-economy  wind  taxes-incentives  government-policy 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
U.S. Industrial Manufacturers Remain Largely Optimistic Amid Weakening Sentiment toward World Economy, According to PwC's Q2 2012 Manufacturing Barometer
Operational Spending Forecasts Remain Healthy; R&D; Plans Trend Down. Legislative/Regulatory Pressures Cited as Biggest Barrier to Growth. Gross Margins Tightening and Pricing Power Moderating
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  economic-indicator-reports  studies  manufacturing 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
Wide Differences Found in Large Buildings’ Power Use -
The first comprehensive study of energy use by New York City’s largest buildings shows some to be power hogs, using up to five times as much electricity, natural gas, heating oil and steam as others of comparable size or purpose. And there is ample room for improvement.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  sustainable-development  facility-planning 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
"The Benefits of Chinese FDI" by Laura Tyson - Project Syndicate
In a rare act of bipartisanship, the United States Congress recently passed legislation to encourage more inward foreign direct investment. Democrats and Republicans agree that FDI, or “insourcing,” is important to US jobs and competitiveness. They are right.
twitterfeed  around-the-web  This-Week-177  china  fdi-USA 
august 2012 by areadevelopment
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