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Berkeley's two-armed robot hints at a new future for warehouses - Axios
eliable robot grabbers are the just-out-of-reach holy grail for e-commerce outfits like Amazon and Walmart, who still rely mainly on human hands for the job. Smart picker-uppers would clear a serious bottleneck in shipping and could change the nature of warehouses entirely.
industry4.0  automation  robotics  distribution-centers  e-commmerce  Around-the-web  this-week-447 
19 hours ago
What distribution centers can learn from high-end offices - JLL
Identifying markets with stronger labor pools, as well as how to attract and retain skilled employees, is what’s keeping supply chain professionals “up at night” these days.
this-week-447  Around-the-web  logistics  distribution-centers  warehouse-facility  supply-chain 
19 hours ago
Manufacturing is cool again and it needs skilled workers - Detroit Free Press
For the past several decades, the number of professionals entering manufacturing had decreased as many talented, young professionals have sought work in Silicon Valley and other tech regions. This is no longer the case.
this-week-447  Around-the-web  Matt  skilled-labor  labor  skills-gap  manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  jobs  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  economic-development 
yesterday
How to Offer Flexibility to Your Manufacturing Employees - Manufacturing.net
According to the 2018 Mercer Talent Trends Study, 51 percent of manufacturing employees want their company to offer more flexible work options. Yet only nine percent of HR leaders in the industry say flexible working is visibly present in their organization.
this-week-447  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  workforce  workplace  labor 
yesterday
Microsoft Pledges $500 Million for Affordable Housing in Seattle Area - The New York Times
The Seattle area, home to both Microsoft and Amazon, is a potent symbol of the affordable housing crisis that has followed the explosive growth of tech hubs.
this-week-447  Around-the-web  Matt  quality-of-life  housing  economic-development  microsoft  amazon  high-tech  technology 
yesterday
State economic development directors bring varied backgrounds to role - SSTI
The 20 new governors elected last November are filling out their appointments, and SSTI’s analysis of those named as state economic development directors reveals an array of backgrounds leading into their new roles. New Republican governors have shown a greater propensity to choose a leader with an industry background, while new Democratic governors have been more likely to appoint  directors with economic development experience. From a former U.S. representative to the owner of a regional pizza chain, here are the highlights of the 16 state economic development directors appointed since November.
government-policy  economic-development-news  Around-the-web  this-week-447 
2 days ago
Tax Reform, Trade Turbulence and More: 5 Real Estate & Construction Predictions for 2019 - BDO
Marked by turbulent trade conditions, a shifting retail landscape, continued fallout over tax reform and the accelerated growth of coworking companies, 2018 has been an eventful year for the real estate and construction industries.
commercial-real-estate  economic-forecast  Around-the-web  opportunity-zones  office-market  co-working-space  this-week-447 
2 days ago
Globalization in transition: The future of trade and global value chains - McKinsey
Global value chains are being reshaped by rising demand and new industry capabilities in the developing world as well as a wave of new technologies.
business-globalization  global-supply-chain  digital-supply-chain  Around-the-web  this-week-447 
2 days ago
Why there’s no bringing coal back - Brookings
uring his campaign, President Trump promised to bring coal back. But is that even possible? In a new paper, Howard Gruenspecht, senior energy economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative, says that the answer is almost certainly “no.”
this-week-447  Around-the-web  Matt  energy  coal  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  jobs 
2 days ago
Baton Rouge’s Water Campus Attracts Researchers from Around the World - Area Development
It is hoped that for firms with an interest in the water sector, the Water Campus will be a magnet for innovation and private-sector investment.
area-development-features  Matt  louisiana  south  baton-rouge  water-availability  economic-development  site-selection  innovation  jobs 
3 days ago
Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Announces 2019 Tax Incentive Program - BDO
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center (MLSC) has announced a Life Sciences Tax Incentive Program for companies engaged in life sciences research and development, commercialization, and manufacturing in Massachusetts.  Eligible companies must submit an application by February 8, 2019.
taxes-incentives  industry-reports  economic-development-news  Massachusetts  life-sciences  biotech  Around-the-web 
4 days ago
Top 10 Property Tax Myths: Are you missing an opportunity to reduce your property tax liability? - BDO
Nearly all local taxing jurisdictions, including municipalities, counties, and boards of education, generate tax revenue through the imposition of property tax, which is one of the most substantial sources of local government revenue. For many businesses, property tax is the largest state and local tax obligation, and one of the largest regular operating expenses incurred
property-taxes  taxes-incentives  commercial-real-estate  Around-the-web  asset-management  this-week-447 
4 days ago
The Changing Face of Distribution - Cushman & Wakefield
Transportation represents roughly 50% of total logistics costs. Motorway congestion, increasing regulations for CO2 emissions, congestion, labour shortages are already contributing to higher costs and inefficiencies.
this-week-446-top  Around-the-web  Matt  logistics  supply-chain  distribution  infrastructure  economic-development  site-selection 
5 days ago
What if Cities Are No Longer the Land of Opportunity for Low-Skilled Workers? - The New York Times
Dense cities like New York have long promised higher wages, but now that is primarily true for workers with more education, a new analysis finds.
Around-the-web  Matt  cities  jobs  workforce  this-week-447 
5 days ago
Execs Say USMCA Beneficial But Expect Higher Production Costs - IndustryWeek
Forty-one percent believe production costs will increase by 10% over the next three years, and a significant number (26%) believe the increase could be 25% or more.
Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  manufacturing  this-week-447 
5 days ago
Trump Promises New Rules for Skilled-Worker Visas Soon - WSJ
President says changes could create a potential path to citizenship for H1-B visa holders.
this-week-446  Around-the-web  Matt  immigration  skilled-labor  workforce 
5 days ago
US-China trade war: Trump is winning but things could change - Business Insider
China's economy has taken a beating in recent weeks. Manufacturing is contracting for the first time in two years. There's a real-estate crisis. China just posted its first annual decline in car sales in 20 years. There's a retail slump. Foreign investment into China has plummeted.
area-development-news  Matt  government-policy  business-globalization  china  trade  trade-agreements  this-week-447 
5 days ago
Amazon chose two locations for its new headquarters. Now, we go explore them. - The Washington Post
Before mid-November, Long Island City and Crystal City were never on the same page, much less uttered in the same sentence. Though both destinations are on the East Coast (New York and Virginia, respectively) and within shouting distance of a major metropolitan center, they had little else in common.
this-week-446  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  corporate-headquarters  virginia  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  taxes-incentives  quality-of-life 
5 days ago
Google to Lease Office Space in a Los Angeles Mall - WSJ
Search giant to move into space at Westside Pavilion, which will be redeveloped into 584,000 square-foot office campus.
this-week-446  Around-the-web  Matt  Google  tech  technology  high-tech  real-estate  corporate-real-estate  retail  office 
5 days ago
Warehouses Test a New Breed of AI Robots - WSJ
XPO Logistics, Rakuten are among companies rolling out automation to boost productivity, increasing human-machine collaboration
this-week-446  Around-the-web  Matt  AI  logistics  warehouse-facility  warehousing  advanced-technology  tech  high-tech  technology  robotics  workforce  jobs 
5 days ago
New Jersey Governor Calls for Ending State’s Current Corporate Tax Incentives - WSJ
Audit finds economic development agency wasn’t able to accurately track whether tax-credits created promised jobs
this-week-446  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  new-jersey  mid-atlantic 
5 days ago
Fortnite Skins Are Key to the Future of Global Trade - Bloomberg
Huge multiplayer games are true economic exchanges, but persuading governments to let data flow freely may be the ultimate battle royale.
business-globalization  trade-policy  big-data  data-centers  digital-economy  Around-the-web  this-week-446 
6 days ago
Denmark plans 'Silicon Valley' on 9 artificial islands off Copenhagen - World Economic Forum
The Danish government wants to embark on a huge land-reclamation project that will see the creation of nine new islands, 10km south of Copenhagen.
Around-the-web  Matt  denmark  tech  high-tech  silicon-valley  business-globalization  this-week-447 
8 days ago
Digital Supply Networks in Industrial Products Manufacturing - Deloitte US
Today’s industrial products manufacturers face productivity, labor, and trade policy challenges within an already demanding environment. Navigate through this uncertainty with our practical digital transformation framework to find sustainable growth opportunities in today’s increasingly global market.
digital-supply-chain  business-globalization  global-supply-chain  foreign-trade-policy 
8 days ago
The Technology 202: Technology companies turn to apprenticeships in tight labor market - The Washington Post
Seventeen companies, including IBM, Ford, Canon, Sprint, Postmates and Bosch, have committed to expand apprenticeships to thousands of workers across 20 states to help fill a shortage of trained tech talent.
apprenticeships  workforce-training  skills-gap  workforce-development  high-tech  Around-the-web  this-week-446 
9 days ago
Tech Talkin’ Govs 2019, part 1: Governors unveil broadband, workforce, and research proposals to build economies - SSTI
With 36 governors being sworn in following the November elections, 20 of those being new faces and 16 who were re-elected, this year’s inaugural and state of the state addresses promise new ideas along with proposed resolutions to existing challenges. As the governors present their plans to constituents, SSTI revisits our Tech Talkin’ Govs series. The first round of addresses presented here reveals new initiatives in education and building the workforce in Idaho, green energy initiatives in Maine, collaboration in Massachusetts, the largest economic investment in workforce in the state’s history in New Hampshire, and more.
technology-based-economic-development  government-policy  Around-the-web  this-week-446 
9 days ago
CFO Signals: Tariff and Gridlock Expectations Stoke Recession Fears - Deloitte US
This quarter’s findings show that CFOs’ views are heavily influenced by their perceptions of election outcomes.
CFO  economic-forecast  executive-surveys  Around-the-web  this-week-446 
9 days ago
China hushes up scheme to recruit overseas scientists - Financial Times
US has become increasingly suspicious of China’s Thousand Talents Programme.
this-week-446  Around-the-web  Matt  china  workforce  skilled-labor  labor 
9 days ago
Collaborative Project Delivery Increases Efficiency and Cuts Design/Construction Costs - Area Development
When design/construction teams and owners work together as a cohesive unit, the results include lower costs, higher efficiency, and a smoother workflow.
area-development-features  Matt  facilities-management  facility-planning  facility-expansion  manufacturing  construction  engineering  site-selection 
9 days ago
As Millennials ‘Buy Everything Online,’ Truckers Reap Riches - Bloomberg
The market for so-called last-mile deliveries amounted to $8.9 billion in 2018, up about 10 percent from the previous year, said Satish Jindel, founder of SJ Consulting Group.
this-week-446  Around-the-web  Matt  last-mile  e-commmerce  ecommerce  trucking  logistics  supply-chain  amazon  retail  retail-industry 
9 days ago
Things Money Can’t Buy: Love, and Economic Development - DC Fiscal Policy Institute
Money can’t buy you love, of course. It can’t buy economic development, either. The latest proof is Blackboard, the tech company that is leaving DC only four years after getting a big tax subsidy from the city and declaring themselves “firmly entrenched in DC.”
Around-the-web  Matt  taxes-incentives  economic-development  site-selection  Washington-DC  this-week-447 
10 days ago
What’s Prompting HQ Relocations? - Area Development
Companies are relocating their headquarters for myriad reasons, including to lower costs, access skilled talent, improve accessibility, and burnish their corporate image.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  headquarters 
10 days ago
Seattle City Council Members Visit NYC to Warn on Amazon HQ2 - Bloomberg
Two politicians from Amazon.com Inc.’s hometown traveled across the country to New York to deliver a cautionary message about the company’s expansion in the city.
this-week-446  Around-the-web  Matt  seattle  pacific-states  Washington  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  HQ2  amazon  headquarters  economic-development 
11 days ago
Understanding the Social Impacts of Corporate Investment - Chief Executive Group
The idea that a company’s mission can transcend profit is becoming more mainstream. More businesses are realizing that by reorienting around a purpose-driven culture, they can attract and energize employees, delight and retain customers and achieve better business outcomes for shareholders.
Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  quality-of-life  this-week-447 
11 days ago
Infrastructure Investment: Shifting the Focus from Cost to Opportunity - Area Development
The cost of upgrading and maintaining U.S. infrastructure is an investment that will pay off for industry and the nation as a whole, resulting in job creation and increased GDP.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  infrastructure  supply-chain  logistics  jobs 
11 days ago
Canada Says, ‘Give Me Your MBAs, Your Entrepreneurs’ - Bloomberg
In August, there were about 570,000 international students in Canada, a 60 percent jump from three years ago. That surge is helping power the biggest increase in international immigration in more than a century. The country took in 425,000 people in the 12 months through September, boosting population growth to a three-decade high of 1.4 percent, the fastest pace in the Group of Seven club of industrialized nations.
immigration  skilled-labor  canada  Around-the-web  this-week-446 
12 days ago
A Strategic Approach to Building a New Processing Facility - Area Development
The use of available data, due diligence, and a traceable decision-making process will yield the best result for your company when locating a new food processing facility.
area-development-features  Matt  food-industry  food-processing  manufacturing  facilities-management  facility-planning  construction 
12 days ago
Musk Breaks Ground on Tesla China Plant, First Outside U.S. - Bloomberg
After four years of planning, Tesla Inc. finally broke ground on its planned $5 billion factory in the world’s biggest auto market. But the timing couldn’t be more inauspicious.
tesla  china  business-globalization  foreign-trade-policy  Around-the-web 
12 days ago
U.S. Manufacturing Hits the Pause Button - Forbes
The U.S. Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) ended 2018 in expansion mode as defined by the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). However, there appear to be worrying signs within the components of the index that point to a downturn in manufacturing activity. Is this a seasonal slowdown or something worse?
Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing 
12 days ago
Kentucky’s Winning Formula for the Food and Beverage Industry - Area Development
The logistics/distribution advantages to be found in Kentucky, as well as its strength in agriculture, have made it a premier location for new and expanding companies in the food and beverage industry.
area-development-features  Matt  kentucky  south  logistics  distribution  supply-chain  food-industry  food-processing  beverage-industry  economic-development  site-selection  agribusiness  agriculture 
15 days ago
Led by Cult Bourbons, Distillers Dream of a ‘Napa-fication’ of Kentucky - The New York Times
For Kentucky, the bourbon industry’s rapid change in fortune — and its transformative effects on the state economy — is something many still find overwhelming.
this-week-446  Around-the-web  Matt  kentucky  south  beverage-industry  bourbon  jobs  economic-development 
15 days ago
‘Pay to Move’ Attracts People, Not Employers - Stateline - The Pew Charitable Trusts
For decades, cities and states have tried to create jobs and boost their economies by luring out-of-state employers. Now some areas are trying to attract workers — one worker at a time.
jobs  workforce-migration  labor  Around-the-web  this-week-445 
15 days ago
Opportunity Industries - Brookings
Exploring the industries that concentrate good and promising jobs in metropolitan America
Metros  economic-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-445 
15 days ago
Cities in 2019 will be defined by these 10 issues - Curbed
From homelessness and housing to big tech and budgets, the forces shaping urbanism in the coming year.
Around-the-web  Matt  urban-planning  urban-revitalization  cities  Metros  quality-of-life 
16 days ago
On-Demand Warehouse Space Gains Traction in Tight Real-Estate Market - WSJ
Retailers are turning to ‘pop-up’ warehouses and short-term leases to get more nimble in volatile, uncertain markets.
this-week-445  Around-the-web  Matt  retail  retail-industry  ecommerce  e-commmerce  warehouse-facility  warehousing  amazon  supply-chain  logistics  industrial-real-estate 
16 days ago
Growth Opportunities for Food Processors in Vineland, NJ - Area Development
The City of Vineland’s pro-business approach and critical resources for food processors continue to attract new companies looking to expand their Northeast presence.
area-development-features  Matt  new-jersey  mid-atlantic  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection  food-industry  food-processing 
16 days ago
Workforce Automation: Scary Threat or Major Opportunity? - Area Development
Despite dire predictions that robots and automation will displace workers, studies predict automation and robotics will actually create more — but different — jobs than they displace.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  robotics  manufacturing  site-selection  economic-development  advanced-industries  advanced-manufacturing  advanced-technology  jobs  skilled-labor 
16 days ago
Swamped With Inventory, U.S. Companies Turn to ‘Mobile Storage’ - WSJ
Truck trailers increasingly are being parked to hold goods as warehouses, logistics networks overflow.
this-week-446  Around-the-web  Matt  trucking  logistics  supply-chain  warehousing  retail  retail-industry  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
17 days ago
Attracting and Retaining Top Talent in the New Normal - Area Development
Siemens has taken a new proactive approach to fulfilling its labor force needs with revamped recruiting, onboarding, retention, and training programs.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  skilled-labor  skills-gap  manufacturing  Siemens  STEM 
17 days ago
U.S.-China trade war takes toll on global manufacturing - Reuters
Factory activity weakened across much of Europe and Asia in December as the U.S.-China trade war and a slowdown in demand hit production in many economies, offering little reason for optimism as the new year begins.
Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  china  trade  trade-agreements  exports  imports 
17 days ago
U.S. Farmers Fear Lucrative Japanese Exports Will Wither - WSJ
Two new trade pacts will soon cut Japanese tariffs and ease quotas on products sold by some of American agriculture’s biggest competitors.
Around-the-web  Matt  agribusiness  agriculture  food-processing  food-industry  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  trade  trade-agreements  exports  imports  business-globalization  Japan 
17 days ago
The Best Small Town in Each State - The Discoverer Blog
Big cities lure us with endless lists of sights and attractions, but what about when we want to slow things down a bit? Behind the facade of the nation’s metropolises, the true authentic heart of America and the influences of old European settlers is waiting to be explored.
Around-the-web  Matt  cities 
17 days ago
Foxconn to begin assembling top-end Apple iPhones in India in 2019 - Reuters
Apple Inc will begin assembling its top-end iPhones in India through the local unit of Foxconn as early as 2019, the first time the Taiwanese contract manufacturer will have made the product in the country, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Around-the-web  Matt  electronics-industry  manufacturing  india  made-in-america  location-USA  foxconn 
19 days ago
America's Oil And Gas Reserves Double With Massive New Permian Discovery - Forbes
Nearly one third of the United States’ crude already comes from the Permian, making it the largest shale-oil producing region in the country.
this-week-445  Around-the-web  Matt  energy  permian-basin  southwest  texas  new-mexico  shale-gas  oil 
22 days ago
How Location Strategy Can Fuel Drug Discovery - Area Development
Life sciences companies are seeking locations where they can attract top talent and identify flexible facilities, which is directly affecting their real estate decisions.
area-development-features  Matt  bioscience  life-sciences  biotech  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing 
23 days ago
Musk, GM weigh fate of Ohio plant Trump wants saved - Reuters
Musk suggested in a Twitter exchange with outgoing Ohio Governor John Kasich that he would consider acquiring GM’s Lordstown small-car factory in Warren, Ohio, which GM has signaled it could close next year.
GM  automotive-industry  ohio  tesla  Around-the-web  this-week-445 
24 days ago
Richmond Fed Factory Gauge Falls Most Ever as Shipments Drop - Bloomberg
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s manufacturing gauge fell by a record as shipments and new orders weakened, the fourth district bank factory index to drop this month and the latest evidence that President Donald Trump’s trade war is becoming a greater headwind for U.S. producers.
this-week-445  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  exports 
24 days ago
Factory town no more - kenoshanews.com
It’s no surprise that the number of people working in manufacturing in Kenosha County has declined since the closing of the Chrysler Assembly Plant in 1988.

Nationally, the manufacturing workforce has declined over the last three decades as some factories moved to lower-cost countries while those production facilities that remained becoming increasingly automated, employing fewer workers.
factories  factory-towns  automotive-industry  u.s.-manufacturing  wisconsin  Around-the-web  this-week-445 
24 days ago
U.S.–Norway Relationship: Strengthening it Yields Dividends for National Defense - National Review
In Executive Order 13806, issued July 2017, President Trump ordered a comprehensive analysis of the assessment and strengthening of the U.S. manufacturing and defense industrial base. The sobering result from the analysis is that the U.S. is struggling: increasingly dependent on foreign suppliers, losing its domestic manufacturing capabilities, and suffering from a decline in science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills among its citizens.
Around-the-web  defense-sector  industry-reports  tech-transfer  u.s.-manufacturing  government-policy  norway  trade-policy  trade-agreements 
24 days ago
How Manufacturers Will Tackle the Talent Shortage in 2019 - IndustryWeek
The lack of workers is one of manufacturing's most dire situations. The good news is 2019 will be a year the industry attacks it head on.
this-week-445  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  labor  skilled-labor  STEM  skills-gap  manufacturing  economic-development  workforce-development  workforce-training 
29 days ago
Data Center Geography: What Are the Hot Markets in 2019? - Data Center Frontier
Location has always been the number one criteria for data center buyers, but the nature of this requirement is changing.
this-week-445  Around-the-web  Matt  data-centers 
4 weeks ago
‘A dirty deal’: wave of Siemens plant closures hits latest victims in the US - The Guardian
Despite Trump’s promises to halt the trend, 125 people will lose their jobs at an Iowa plant, in addition to other closures and offshoring Siemens announced earlier this year
siemens  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-445  plant-closures 
4 weeks ago
5 Questions We Should Be Asking About Automation and Jobs - HBR
We simply don’t know for sure whether automation, algorithms, and AI will ultimately create more jobs than they destroy. Opinions are all over the map.
automation  Around-the-web  this-week-445  jobs  workforce-development  insider-12-20-2018 
4 weeks ago
The Mystery of Pittsburgh: How Some Shrinking Cities Are Thriving in the New Economy - The Pew Charitable Trusts
Fewer people are living in Pittsburgh — 95,000 fewer than in 2000. But the remaining residents are growing wealthier even as the Steel City shrinks: Income per capita is up 24 percent during the same period.
Metros  pittsburgh  demographics  economic-indicator-reports  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  Around-the-web  this-week-445 
4 weeks ago
The economy is booming, but Americans still aren't moving - Axios
Economic opportunity isn't enough to get people moving anymore. And less mobility could mean the wealthy areas of the U.S. continue to accumulate wealth, while the poorer areas will remain poor because people are less likely to move for better jobs and companies are less likely to move for cheaper labor.
demographics  workforce-migration  workforce-mobility  millennials  Around-the-web  this-week-446 
4 weeks ago
What Is the Future of Work? - Area Development
As they look to the future, today’s HR leaders need to quickly adjust to change and technological innovation in the 21st century. In this interview, Cheryl Cran, a “future of work expert,” discusses why companies must build “future-ready” workplaces that are attractive to multiple generations of diverse workers. They also need to locate these workplaces in dynamic communities that will provide the workforce with a fulfilling lifestyle.
area-development-features  Matt  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  labor  economic-development 
4 weeks ago
This Graduate School Helped Make New York Appealing to Amazon - The New York Times
So far, 534 of the school’s graduates — of whom, more than 60 percent remain in the city — have been hired by Google, Bloomberg, Microsoft and other technology companies.
amazon  Around-the-web  Matt  HQ2  education  new-york  new-york-city  mid-atlantic  tech  high-tech  technology 
4 weeks ago
How Shifting Costs Are Altering the Math of Global Manufacturing - BCG
A less-noticed change in the global business environment also has important implications for where the world’s goods are produced: a significant shift in the relative cost competitiveness of the world’s leading manufacturing economies.
business-globalization  manufacturing  economic-analysis  cost-of-doing-business  Around-the-web  this-week-446-top 
4 weeks ago
The savviest will succeed in potential pause year for industrial real estate - JLL
Slowing economy in 2019 means new opportunities—but only for the street-smart armed with the right data; Record-low unemployment and labor shortages are keeping many companies from adding capacity to support further growth.
economic-forecast  industrial-real-estate  market-reports  Around-the-web  this-week-445 
4 weeks ago
The most innovative metro areas in the US - Verizon Resource Center
So how does one determine what exactly qualifies as “innovative”? New patents are a good place to start, as patented technology is typically a fair indicator of new and exciting advancements in many different fields. The metro areas that have produced the most patents in correlation to their population were identified and sorted, referencing data provided by the US Census Bureau from the year 2015 (the most recent information available).
innovation-centers  research&development  research-commercialization  patents  Around-the-web  Metros  leading-locations 
4 weeks ago
Inside Shenzhen’s race to outdo Silicon Valley - MIT Technology Review
Shenzhen flooded the world with cheap gadgets. Can it now become what Silicon Valley never did—a global hub of innovation, entrepreneurship, and manufacturing?
china  innovation-hubs  electronics-industry  silicon-valley  competitiveness  Around-the-web  this-week-445 
4 weeks ago
Trade war hangs over new MBTA subway cars - The Boston Globe
The Chinese company building subway cars for the MBTA hosted a ceremony Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the new Orange Line vehicles at its factory in Western Massachusetts, as it lobbies the Trump administration for a break from the tariffs in the two countries’ ongoing trade war.
china  u.s.-manufacturing  Massachusetts  transportation-industry  rail  tariffs  government-policy  trade-policy  business-globalization  Around-the-web  this-week-446 
4 weeks ago
How Tech Market Makers Build Value - strategy+business
The fact is, a large R&D budget doesn’t always translate into big investments in innovation and new markets. In many organizations, most R&D is aimed at adding incremental features to existing products or portfolios. The funds for creating new markets, often shunted into a special projects category, are typically far too small to move the needle. Market makers set their R&D priorities differently.
research&development  research-commercialization  applied-research  basic-research  Around-the-web  high-tech  this-week-446 
4 weeks ago
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