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Amazon HQ2 in Virginia passes key vote - Business Insider
The Arlington County Board on Saturday approved a $23 million incentives package for Amazon.
The tax incentive is contingent on Amazon's plan to build a second headquarters, known as HQ2, in Arlington County and will be fueled by a higher tax on hotel rooms in the area.
amazon  HQ2  virginia  Around-the-web  taxes-incentives  this-week-450 
39 minutes ago by areadevelopment
Top 10 Industrial Amenities to Attract & Retain Labor - Cushman & Wakefield Blog
When it comes to workplace amenities, industrial is starting to catch up with office. Facing  increasing labor challenges, many companies are searching for ways to make warehouse and manufacturing jobs more attractive to workers.  We surveyed our Industrial Real Estate experts across the county to find out what amenities workers want the most. Here are a few ways companies are improving the work environment:
workforce-development  manufacturing  industrial-real-estate  market-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-450 
40 minutes ago by areadevelopment
Notre Dame engineers part of consortium proposing US-Mexico ‘energy-water corridor’ in lieu of border wall - University of Notre Dame
Engineering professors at the University of Notre Dame have joined a consortium of 28 scientists, researchers and engineers in a proposal to build an extensive energy- and water-producing industrial corridor along the U.S.-Mexico border as an alternative to a border wall.
green-economy  sustainable-development  immigration-reform  Around-the-web  this-week-450 
41 minutes ago by areadevelopment
At these factories, robots are making jobs better for workers - McKinsey & Company
Our latest research suggests that when robots—or automated manufacturing technology—take over jobs that are oriented around repetitive tasks, operators are able to move onto more exciting and productive work.

This was the case at 16 “lighthouses of manufacturing,” which were identified as part of a joint McKinsey and World Economic Forum project presented at Davos.
industry4.0  advanced-manufacturing  automation  robotics  Around-the-web  this-week-450 
3 days ago by areadevelopment
Taking a Look at Why Amazon Is Bringing Logistics In-House - Supply Chain 24/7
Amazon’s worldwide shipping costs were fifteen times higher in 2018 than in 2009, so you don’t have to puzzle over the reason why they are looking at their own in-house transportation and logistics services.
this-week-450  Around-the-web  Matt  logistics  supply-chain  amazon  transportation-industry 
4 days ago by areadevelopment
Hudson Yards may be a moment of truth for online brands opening stores - CNBC
At Hudson Yards, an 18-million-square-foot real estate development on the New York's West Side, 1 million square feet will be devoted to retailers like Lululemon, Sephora, Louis Vuitton and Fendi. It will also include a space dedicated to brands that started online and are now starting to open storefronts, like shoemaker M.Gemi and sock retailer Stance.
this-week-450  Around-the-web  Matt  retail  retail-industry  e-commmerce  ecommerce  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
Lockheed Expands Cyber Ops in Texas - ThomasNet
In June 2018, aerospace giant Lockheed Martin announced plans to expand the company's cyber operations as the first tenant in Port San Antonio’s new Project Tech facility in Texas.

This week, the company officially opened the doors to the new 15,000-square-foot space after a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Over the next five years, the secure workspace will be home to Lockheed's Cyber Solutions operations as well as more than 100 cyber professionals, including systems engineers, cyber architects, and software developers. The team will work on full-spectrum cyber tools and platforms.
san-antonio  texas  Aerospace  defense-sector  cyber-security  Around-the-web  this-week-450 
5 days ago by areadevelopment
The Future of Logistics Real Estate in Europe - BCI Global
Demand for logistics real estate (warehouses, distribution centers) will the next 3 year continue to grow, fueled by moderate economic growth and acceleration of e-commerce sales. This means for tenants less choice between buildings to be leased or land plots to be acquired, as vacancies all over Europe are decreasing and logistics hotspots struggle with supply of new logistics parks.
logistics  infrastructure  industrial-real-estate  market-reports  international-location-reports  europe  Around-the-web  this-week-450 
6 days ago by areadevelopment
Amazon, Long Seen as a Threat to Malls, Is Now a Hot Tenant - WSJ
Brokers and landlords believe that Amazon—more so than other retailers—has the expertise to draw the right crowd of shoppers.
this-week-450  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  retail  retail-industry  real-estate  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
8 days ago by areadevelopment
Walmart CEO reveals strategies against Amazon, Aldi, and Lidl - Business Insider
Walmart US CEO Greg Foran on Wednesday offered a rare look inside the company's strategy against its biggest rivals, including Amazon, Aldi, and Lidl.
this-week-450  Around-the-web  Matt  walmart  amazon  aldi  lidl  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail  retail-industry  food-industry 
8 days ago by areadevelopment
Useful Stats: Distribution of R&D performance by state - SSTI
Nearly three-quarters of all research and development was performed by the private sector in fiscal year 2016, though this share differed greatly across the states, according to an SSTI analysis of recently released data from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NSF NCSES). Delaware showed the greatest concentration of business R&D (90.5 percent of all R&D in the state), while Tennessee had the most diversified R&D portfolio with a roughly even distribution of R&D performed by businesses, higher education and federally funded R&D centers (FFRDC’s). The interactive chart below shows the breakdown of performers of research and development for each state.
research&development  state-rankings  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-450 
11 days ago by areadevelopment
"Opportunity zones" may not benefit poor, rural areas - Axios
A new policy designed to attract investment to low income communities may not benefit rural areas and the most impoverished communities
opportunity-zones  taxes-incentives  government-policy  TCJA  Around-the-web  this-week-450 
11 days ago by areadevelopment
Navigating the Change of Technology (Video) - Comcast Newsmakers
Automation Alley is a nonprofit manufacturing and technology business association and Michigan's Industry 4.0 knowledge center, with a global outlook and a regional focus.
this-week-450  Around-the-web  Matt  automation  advanced-manufacturing  manufacturing  advanced-technology  technology  tech  high-tech 
13 days ago by areadevelopment
From $22 an hour to $11: GM job cuts in Ohio show a hot economy is still leaving parts of America behind - MSN
GM has been the heartbeat of this blue-collar area, providing middle-class lives for tens of thousands of families since the 1960s, including Mezzapeso’s father, who put in 30 years at the factory and retired with a full pension and health benefits.
this-week-450  Around-the-web  Matt  GM  General-Motors  automotive-industry  manufacturing  ohio  midwest  rust-belt  jobs  economic-development  workforce  labor 
13 days ago by areadevelopment
The Future of Work is Creative, Flexible, And Human - Entrepreneur's Handbook
Forget the rigid corporate ladder. Today, the most attractive and best places to work allow free-flowing ideas and career paths. In the industrial age, businesses were built on strict hierarchy. Today, in the digital age, we are witnessing a major shift.
this-week-450  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  labor  workplace  workplace-design  workplace-trends  quality-of-life 
13 days ago by areadevelopment
What Are Smart Cities? - CB Insights Research
Technology is powering the rise of smart cities, transforming everything from traffic management to waste collection. We dig into the digital revolution giving rise to cities that are more connected, sustainable, and efficient — and what the future of urbanization might look like
urban-revitalization  urban-planning  smart-cities  Around-the-web  this-week-449 
13 days ago by areadevelopment
3M Takes Headquarters 100% Renewable - ThomasNet
Whether you see it as greenwashing or genuine environmental stewardship, many companies these days are making ambitious commitments relating to sustainability and emissions.

The latest is 3M, who has announced its goal to run on 100% renewable energy in every facility globally. But the maker of industrial adhesives is taking it one step further than most: it made its renewable energy goal effective at its headquarters immediately following the announcement.
corporate-headquarters  3M  sustainable-development  green-buildings  Around-the-web  this-week-450  minneapolis  minnesota 
13 days ago by areadevelopment

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