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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 
1 hour ago
The Key to Industrial Site Selection? Consumers and Labor - Area Development
Rising consumer delivery expectations and tight labor markets are the two most important site selection criteria for today’s industrial site selectors.
area-development-features  Matt  site-selection  economic-development  labor  workforce  supply-chain  logistics  industrial-real-estate 
2 hours ago
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 
6 hours ago
Invest in America's Workforce - The Federal Reserve System
How can well-structured and effective workforce programs and policies result in better economic outcomes for individuals, businesses, and communities?
workforce-development  economic-development-news  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-442 
4 days ago
2018 Manufacturing Skills Gap Study - Deloitte US
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming the world of work through artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, automation, analytics, and the Internet of Things. Despite common fears, these technologies are likely to create more jobs than they replace—as illustrated by the tight labor conditions in the US and global manufacturing industry.
u.s.-manufacturing  skills-gap  workforce-development  robotics  internet-of-things  automation  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-442 
4 days ago
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 
4 days ago
Inside the New Industrial Revolution - WSJ
The mobile internet, automation and AI will have profound implications. Here’s a closer look at how the old and new economies compare.
industry4.0  automation  AI  advanced-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-442 
4 days ago
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 
4 days ago
The Calculus of Master Planning an Industrial Site Project - Area Development
Effective master planning results in seamless construction projects and builds the momentum for lean, concise operations and continued success.
area-development-features  Matt  industrial-real-estate  manufacturing  facilities-management  facility-planning  facility-expansion  construction 
4 days ago
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 
4 days ago
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 
4 days ago
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 
4 days ago
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 
4 days ago
A look inside Tesla's Gigafactory: The key to the automakers' success - CNBC
Running around the clock, the Gigafactory cranks out approximately two battery packs every minute. Its production is currently estimated to be 5,000 a week, with room to grow, according to Sam Jaffe, managing director with Cairn Energy Research Advisors in Boulder, Colorado.
tesla  gigafactory  shop-floor  electric-vehicle  batteries  Reno  Around-the-web  this-week-441 
5 days ago
Urban infill: the route to delivery solutions - JLL
With growth in e-commerce sales expected to double over the next ten years, the competition for consumers continues to heat up. And now, same-day delivery expectations have forced many companies to consider a number of different urban infill options in order to reach consumers in and around major U.S. cities.
urban-planning  e-commmerce  warehouse-facility  logistics  last-mile-delivery  supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-441 
5 days ago
The Ins and Outs of Working With an Architectural / Engineering Firm - Area Development
It’s important that clients new to working with an A/E firm understand their standard business processes in order to achieve a successful capital project.
area-development-features  Matt  site-selection  manufacturing  engineering  architecture  facilities-management  facility-expansion  facility-planning  construction 
5 days ago
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 
5 days ago
Nix the Amazon Orange skyline: An exclusive look inside Dallas-Fort Worth's bid for HQ2 - Dallas News
It was the painstakingly orchestrated answer to a question: If you had less than two days to convince one of the world’s biggest and most visible companies —Amazon — to create as many as 50,000 highly paid tech jobs in Dallas-Fort Worth, how would you do it?
this-week-441  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  dallas  texas  southwest  jobs  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  HQ2  headquarters  corporate-headquarters 
6 days ago
Evaluating a Workforce Pipeline During Times of Low Unemployment - Area Development
Although the education levels of a state’s workforce should be a significant consideration for any project expansion or relocation, that data alone may not be sufficient to tell the whole story of the workforce for a particular market.
area-development-features  Matt  site-selection  economic-development  workforce  jobs  labor  skilled-labor 
6 days ago
Amazon Chooses Queens and a Washington Suburb for ‘Second Headquarters’ - The New York Times
After conducting a yearlong search for a second home, Amazon has finalized plans to have about 50,000 employees in two locations, according to a person familiar with the decision-making process.
this-week-441  Around-the-web  Matt  Long-Island-city  new-york  mid-atlantic  virgina  south-atlantic  economic-development  site-selection  HQ2  jobs  taxes-incentives  Washington-DC 
6 days ago
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 
6 days ago
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 
7 days ago
Automakers in the crosshairs as Democrats head for Congress - CNBC
Sometime in the coming weeks, the Trump Administration will announce final plans for rolling back the Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or CAFE, standards considered one of the signature accomplishments of the preceding Obama White House.
this-week-441  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  trade  trade-agreements  government-policy  supply-chain  business-globalization 
7 days ago
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 
9 days ago
This new hurricane-proof neighborhood has zero emissions - Fast Company
Using solar, batteries, and Google Home, the Hunters Point neighborhood outside of Tampa is a model for how smart buildings can lower emissions and create a clean grid.
this-week-441  Around-the-web  Matt  renewable-energy  energy  tech  high-tech  technology  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  cities  Florida  south-atlantic 
10 days ago
Splitting HQ2: Where Amazon Might Build (Or Lease) In Both Cities - Forbes
If rumors are true that Amazon will land its HQ2s (yes, plural) in outlying communities of New York and Arlington, Virginia, then local commercial real estate developers should gear up for serious demand.
Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  new-york  mid-atlantic  virginia  south-atlantic  headquarters  corporate-headquarters  tech  high-tech  technology  jobs  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection 
10 days ago
New York's tech scene ready for its moment with Amazon, Google expansions - CNN
Amazon is said to be planning to split its much-hyped second headquarters into two locations, with one rumored to be in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, New York. The company originally promised as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs for the project. Even if that number is halved, it could still mean tens of thousands of jobs in New York.
Around-the-web  Matt  new-york-city  new-york  site-selection  tech  technology  high-tech  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  corporate-headquarters  jobs  taxes-incentives  queens  Google 
10 days ago
Useful Stats: Business R&D Intensity by State (2011-2016) - SSTI
Since 2011, more than half of the nation's new investment in business research and development has come from California companies, and more than three-quarters has come from the top five states, according to an SSTI analysis of recently released NSF data.
research&development  research-commercialization  state-rankings  Around-the-web  this-week-441 
11 days ago
More Factories Crop Up Closer to Customers - WSJ
Tissues, windows are being built in new plants to counter logistics problems and rising transport costs
nearshoring  last-mile-delivery  backshoring  business-globalization  trade-policy  global-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-441-top 
11 days ago
Why Foxconn Is Considering Engineers From China - Forbes
Some controversy emerged with a report that Foxconn, a Taiwanese company, plans to transfer engineers from China into Wisconsin to staff its large expansion into the state. A look at the demand for high-skilled talent nationwide and the small number of graduate students in key technical fields at Wisconsin universities might make Foxconn’s thinking more understandable.
foxconn  workforce-training  skills-gap  wisconsin  Around-the-web 
11 days ago
Negotiating Incentives? Avoid These Common Pitfalls. - Area Development
Here’s how to deal with some common challenges that often come up during the incentives negotiation process.
area-development-features  Matt  consultants  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  taxes-incentives 
11 days ago
Amazon's second headquarters in LIC poses great economic benefits — but also challenges - QNS.com
The fastest-growing neighborhood in the country appears to be a big winner in Amazon’s search for a second headquarters — or at least a large part of it.
HQ2  amazon  corporate-headquarters  long-island-city  new-york-city  Around-the-web 
11 days ago
Economic impact of the midterm elections - Deloitte Insights
Democratic control of the House makes big new legislation unlikely, but there could be continued movement on trade
economic-analysis  elections  government-policy  trade-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-441 
11 days ago
Why retailers are taking the reins on last mile delivery - JLL Real Views
Retailers around the world are rethinking the final stage of deliveries as the pressure mounts to meet consumers’ rising expectations around how and when goods arrive on their doorsteps.
e-commmerce  logistics-center  warehouse-facility  supply-chain  global-supply-chain  last-mile-delivery  Around-the-web  this-week-441  retail-industry 
12 days ago
Amazon Isn’t Afraid of NYC’s High Taxes - Bloomberg
Amazon.com Inc.’s highly publicized search for a second headquarters is hurtling toward a conclusion, with the e-commerce giant nearing deals to open new offices in two locales. One is an area of northern Virginia where homes are expensive but taxes are relatively low. The other is Long Island City in the New York borough of Queens, a place that combines scarce housing with some of the highest state and local taxes in the U.S.
corporate-tax  taxes-incentives  HQ2  amazon  new-york-city  new-york  virginia  cost-of-doing-business  Around-the-web  this-week-441 
12 days ago
Amazon HQ2: the backlash against Amazon’s expansion, explained - Vox
HQ2 critics are concerned about gentrification, rising housing costs, and an overall lack of transparency in the application process.
this-week-441  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  corporate-headquarters  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  jobs  tech  high-tech  technology  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail 
12 days ago
Are you ready for the smart manufacturing revolution? - Industrial Insights - PwC
With digital technology reaching an inflection point, manufacturers have a critical choice to make. They can continue to digitize individual factory functions, making them more efficient, or begin to integrate digital capabilities across the factory. The digital factory, which integrates all functions, internal and external, is a horse of a different order. It will change the nature of manufacturing—from mass production to product customization—and allow companies to respond instantly to changes in customer demand or the inevitable production variation, such as supply disruption. It can lead to gains in productivity, performance, output, and market share as well as better control and visibility in the supply chain, and digital innovation can help manufacturers create capacity to enable more profitable growth.
digital-factories  digital-manufacturing  industry4.0  Around-the-web  u.s.-manufacturing  this-week-441 
12 days ago
Microsoft has a version of its new campus in Minecraft - CNBC
Microsoft's corporate headquarters occupies 500 acres of land and houses more than 100 buildings. Rather than setting up an entirely new campus (or two) like Amazon, or following Alphabet, Apple and Facebook in expanding into new areas, the software company is updating its existing one, tearing down old buildings and erecting new ones, while also adding cricket and soccer fields and room for retail businesses.
this-week-441  Around-the-web  Matt  tech  technology  high-tech  microsoft  facility-planning 
13 days ago
Amazon Plans to Split HQ2 in Two Locations - The New York Times
After conducting a yearlong search for a second home, Amazon has switched gears and is now finalizing plans to have a total of 50,000 employees in two locations, according to people familiar with the decision-making process.
Around-the-web  Matt  HQ2  headquarters  corporate-headquarters  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  taxes-incentives  tech  high-tech  technology  new-york  mid-atlantic  virginia  south-atlantic  Washington-DC  amazon 
13 days ago
Digital Manufacturing And The Internet Of Goods - Forbes
Domestic manufacturers employ 150,000 software developers and programmers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Seems like a hefty number, right? But 120,000 of those tech experts, or 80%, are concentrated in only two industries: computer and electronics manufacturing; and transportation equipment.
industry4.0  digital-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-441 
14 days ago
We've Created A Monster: Retail's Growing Returns Problem - Forbes
More and more free shipping is becoming the norm. Many “disruptive” brands have made free shipping “both ways” an intrinsic part of their business model.
this-week-441  Around-the-web  Matt  retail  retail-industry  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
14 days ago
Tech Billionaires’ Obligation to the Cities Around Them - The Atlantic
California voters are being asked to tax big corporations to solve local problems. But is that the companies’ responsibility?
this-week-441  Around-the-web  Matt  california  pacific-states  taxes-incentives  tech  high-tech  technology  community-development  quality-of-life 
14 days ago
Opportunity Zone Regulations Provide Clarity on New Economic Development and Investment Tool - Womble Bond Dickinson
Opportunity Zones are a powerful new economic development and real estate investment tool designed to mobilize investment in underserved communities across the nation.
this-week-441  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  opportunity-zones 
14 days ago
Where Bezos’s jet flies most — and what it might say about Amazon’s HQ2 winner - The Washington Post
Flight data examined by The Post show that the luxury jet has embarked on more than a dozen flights a month in 2018, many of them leaving or returning to Seattle, Amazon’s current home.
Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  corporate-headquarters  headquarters  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  tech  high-tech  technology  e-commmerce  ecommerce  retail 
14 days ago
As Infrastructure Crumbles, So Does U.S. Manufacturing - Industry Week
Rebuildling our bridges, roads and waterways is perhaps the best economic investment we can make.
this-week-441  Around-the-web  Matt  infrastructure  logistics  supply-chain  manufacturing 
17 days ago
The Growing Real Estate Potential for Urban Farms - Cushman & Wakefield Blog
With freight costs surging across the country, urban farms offer fresh food, lower transportation costs, and shorter transit distances for companies looking to gain an edge on their competition.
this-week-441  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  food-processing  urban-planning  economic-development  supply-chain  site-selection  urban-farms  agribusiness  agriculture  real-estate 
17 days ago
Millennial Men Leave Perplexing Hole in a Hot U.S. Labor Market - Bloomberg
Ten years after the Great Recession, 25- to 34-year-old men are lagging in the workforce more than any other age and gender demographic.
Around-the-web  this-week-440  labor  workforce  jobs  millennials 
17 days ago
2018 Talent Attraction Scorecard: The Top Communities Attracting and Developing Talent - Emsi
Workforce issues are the highest recurring pain point for businesses in a period of sub-4% unemployment. When it comes to talent, everyone is pulling from the same pool, and competition is increasing.

In the third annual Talent Attraction Scorecard, we explore how well small and large counties are attracting and developing skilled workers. Counties are ranked using Emsi’s Talent Attraction Index, which is based on drawing new residents, growing jobs and skilled workers, attracting young talent, and increasing educational attainment.
labor  workforce-development  economic-development  workforce-migration  demographics  Around-the-web  this-week-440-top 
17 days ago
Recent Research: Close look at manufacturing helps shape policy and practice - SSTI
Because manufacturing clusters tend to have a larger impact on innovation at smaller scales, cluster policies might be more effective if they also consider proximity.
economic-development  industry-clusters  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-440 
17 days ago
Six Emerging Startup Ecosystems in the United States - Startup Genome
Startups in Springfield (MA) sell to global markets at a surprisingly high rate. Founders in Albuquerque and New Orleans enjoy supportive local cultures. Reno and Fresno welcome entrepreneurs from elsewhere. Hartford has high shares of female and immigrant founders.
small-business  startup  innovation-hubs  Metros  Around-the-web  this-week-440 
17 days ago
National Center For Manufacturing Sciences & US Army Research Laboratory Are Collaborating - CleanTechnica
The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) and the US Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen are collaborating to launch the Advanced Manufacturing, Materials, and Processes (AMMP) program. The new program is intended to support US manufacturers with their large-scale additive manufacturing (3D printing) projects. 
public-private-partnerships  industry-organizations  research&development  research-commercialization  additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  Around-the-web  this-week-440 
17 days ago
Brexit could cause 'serious damage' for foreign investment into the UK - CNBC
Foreign investment into the U.K. has fallen by 19 percent since the Brexit vote in 2016, a new study has found.
this-week-440  Around-the-web  Matt  FDI  business-globalization  england  united-kingdom 
18 days ago
What’s Your U.S. Manufacturing and Tariff Strategy? - Area Development
With the uncertain future of new tariffs and penalties, is it time to consider building a manufacturing site in the United States?
area-development-features  Matt  manufacturing  tariffs  exports  imports  trump  trade  trade-agreements  logistics  supply-chain 
18 days ago
Siemens India: Betting big on digitalisation - Fortune India
Harnessing digitalisation to optimise manufacturing is what will drive growth, and Siemens India says despite macro economic challenges facing India, the opportunities in the space are immense.
this-week-440  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-industries  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-technology  3D-printing  india  business-globalization 
19 days ago
The Big Five: Key Tax Credits and Public Incentives - Area Development
When planning a new facility, accessing public incentives can help your company to leverage capital and receive a higher return of your investment.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives 
20 days ago
Hollywood of the south: Atlanta's film industry got so big it built its own neighborhood - The Guardian
Pinewood Atlanta Studios is the largest purpose-built studio outside Hollywood – with a new neighborhood under construction to house the thousands of people who work there.
this-week-440  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  jobs  clusters  film  Atlanta  Georgia  south-atlantic 
20 days ago
Walmart to transform supercenters into 'town centers' - Retail Dive
Walmart plans to lease underutilized land and parking acreage to restaurants, gyms and other businesses to create community centers built around its sprawling supercenters
this-week-440  Around-the-web  Matt  walmart  retail  e-commmerce  ecommerce  quality-of-life  economic-development  commercial-real-estate  real-estate 
21 days ago
CO2-sucking factories could anchor a new, clean economy
Since they can be placed anywhere, the engines of the growing carbon-capture industry could help create more jobs across the globe.
Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  this-week-440 
21 days ago
How Your School Affects Where You Live - Emsi
Where do graduates move after college? Ivy League grads move to the big cities. Community college grads stay close to home. But what about everyone else?
diaspora  workforce-mobility  labor  demographics  Around-the-web  this-week-440 
24 days ago
Investors Are Craving Food Delivery Companies - WSJ
Runup in valuations is reminiscent of meal-kit bubble, some market watchers say.
this-week-440  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  retail  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
25 days ago
Due Diligence in Today’s Site Selection World - Area Development
You’ve made your list — now check it twice for ownership issues and site suitability, as well as workforce and financial considerations.
area-development-features  Matt  site-selection  economic-development  manufacturing  workforce  facility-planning 
25 days ago
How the Shift to IT-Enabled Vehicles Plays to America’s Competitive Strengths - ITIF
Connected and autonomous vehicles rely on IT hardware and software, an area where the United States has a competitive advantage globally. Congress and the administration should help U.S. industry press that advantage not with auto tariffs, but with more robust innovation policies.
competitiveness  automotive-industry  autonomous-vehicles  internet-of-things  Around-the-web  this-week-440 
26 days ago
How the U.S. Can Rebuild Its Capacity to Innovate - HBR
Many U.S. firms have long had a simple mantra: “Invent here, manufacture there.” But, increasingly, those same companies are now choosing to invent as well as manufacture abroad. From automotive to semiconductors to pharma to clean energy, America’s innovation centers have shifted east, offering growing evidence that the U.S. has lost what Harvard Business School’s Willy Shih calls the “industrial commons”: indispensable production skills and capabilities.
china  innovation-centers  applied-research  research&development  research-commercialization  tech-transfer  semi-conductor  electronics-industry  offshoring  competitiveness  Around-the-web  this-week-440-top 
26 days ago
Is apparel manufacturing coming home? - McKinsey
Tomorrow’s successful apparel companies will be those that take the lead to enhance the apparel value chain on two fronts: nearshoring and automation. Both must be addressed, and in a sustainable way. Apparel brands and retailers in Europe and the United States can no longer do business as usual and expect to thrive.
global-supply-chain  last-mile-delivery  logistics  reshoring  nearshoring  textiles-clothing-industries  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-439-top 
28 days ago
High Speed Rail: Considerations for a Future in the U.S. - ideas + buildings
While there are many lessons we can learn from Europe, the unique culture, history and physical attributes of U.S. cities require tailored strategies. Here are three to consider...
high-speed-rail  infrastructure  transportation  Around-the-web  this-week-439 
28 days ago
Additive manufacturing on the brink of industrialization — Roland Berger
The metal additive manufacturing industry is expanding and innovative new technologies are shaking up the market. Companies need to stay on the ball when it comes to the latest developments to avoid missing important opportunities.
additive-manufacturing  3D-printing  Around-the-web  this-week-439 
28 days ago
When Is a Public/Private Partnership the Right Choice? - Urban Land Magazine
Between 2016 and 2025, state and local governments are projected to spend an estimated $1.88 trillion on building and rebuilding public infrastructure. But the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) estimates that in addition to this significant amount of infrastructure spending, a $1.4 trillion gap in needed infrastructure will remain. The ASCE estimates that the aggregate economic impact of the failure to fund this gap would add up to a loss of nearly $4 trillion in gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025. Many pundits have hailed access to private capital through public/private partnerships (PPPs) as the Holy Grail with the power to unlock private sector infrastructure delivery efficiencies, which will provide the impetus for state and local governments to fill the gap.
infrastructure  public-private-partnerships  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-439 
28 days ago
Laying a foundation for success in the era of the connected building - McKinsey
ommercial real estate has long depended on incremental advances in interior and exterior design, construction methods, and energy savings to keep pace with the evolving needs of owners and occupants. These improvements have accelerated over the past several years, with flexible workspace designs expanding employee collaboration, digital tools enhancing the construction process, and energy intelligence bringing new visibility into building efficiency.
asset-management  facility-planning  construction  smart-buildings  workplace-trends  workplace-design  Around-the-web  this-week-439  commercial-real-estate 
28 days ago
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