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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 by areadevelopment
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 by areadevelopment
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 by areadevelopment
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 by areadevelopment
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 by areadevelopment
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 by areadevelopment
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 by areadevelopment
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 by areadevelopment
‘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 by areadevelopment
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 by areadevelopment
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 by areadevelopment
Food manufacturing is hungry for workers - Food Dive
As today's job seekers look for an integrative culture and benefits like education, the once-stable industry is struggling to find people and keep them from leaving.
this-week-445  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  food-processing  manufacturing  jobs 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Nashville’s Star Rises as Midsize Cities Break Into Winners and Losers - The New York Times
Nashville and others are thriving thanks to a mix of luck, astute political choices and well-timed investments, while cities like Birmingham, Ala., fall behind.
this-week-445  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  economic-development  cities 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Why Is Apple Opening a Campus in the Austin Suburbs? - CityLab
By adding thousands more jobs outside the Texas capital, Apple has followed a tech expansion playbook that may just exacerbate economic inequality.
this-week-445  Around-the-web  Matt  apple  tech  high-tech  technology  Austin  texas  southwest  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  suburbs  cities 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
The Hard Truths of Trying to ‘Save’ the Rural Economy - The New York Times
There are 60 million people, almost one in five Americans, living on farms, in hamlets and in small towns across the landscape. For the last quarter century the story of these places has been one of relentless economic decline.
Around-the-web  Matt  rural-economic-development  rural-economy  economic-development  jobs  agriculture  agribusiness  this-week-445-top 
4 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Apple vows to bring up to 15K new jobs to Austin with 133-acre campus - Fast Company
Apple has just announced plans to build a new $1 billion campus in Austin. It is also going to open two smaller sites in Seattle, San Diego, and Culver City, California–as well as has plans to expand in other cities too, including Pittsburgh; New York; Boston; Boulder, Colorado; and Portland, Oregon.
this-week-444  Around-the-web  Matt  apple  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  tech  high-tech  technology  Austin  texas  southwest 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
State preparing for $14.3 billion Amazon impact by 2030 - Daily Press
As Amazon begins its move into Virginia, the state is preparing for what is projected to be a major economic boost over the next decade.
this-week-444  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  virginia  south-atlantic 
5 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Countering the geography of discontent: Strategies for left-behind places - Brookings
The 2016 election revealed a dramatic gap between two Americas—one based in large, diverse, thriving metropolitan regions; the other found in more homogeneous small towns and rural areas struggling under the weight of economic stagnation and social decline.
this-week-442  Around-the-web  Matt  rural-economy  economic-development  jobs 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
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 
8 weeks ago by areadevelopment
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 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
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 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
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 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
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 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
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 
9 weeks ago by areadevelopment
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 weeks ago by areadevelopment
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 weeks ago by areadevelopment
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 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
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 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
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 
10 weeks ago by areadevelopment
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 
11 weeks ago by areadevelopment
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 
11 weeks ago by areadevelopment
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 
11 weeks ago by areadevelopment
Amazon’s HQ2 announcement is coming - Recode
After more than a year of fanfare, competition and city government prostrations, Amazon’s announcement of its second headquarters location is imminent.
this-week-438  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  HQ2  site-selection  economic-development  jobs  tech  high-tech  technology  STEM 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Great Recession aftermath: 28 US cities that never recovered - USA TODAY
From the end of 2007 through mid-2009, the United States went through one of the worst recessions in its history. During the recession and in the months that followed, the U.S. labor market shed millions of jobs, and the unemployment rate peaked at 10 percent.
this-week-438  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  recession  economic-development  jobs 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Goodbye Toronto, hello Winnipeg: Are Canada’s young giving up their big city dreams? - The Globe and Mail
Stats around whether younger Canadians are choosing to stay closer to home are still sparse, though Statistics Canada did find that between 2012 and 2017 Toronto’s net interprovincial migration – the difference between the number of people moving into Toronto and moving out of it and into different areas of the province – was minus 142,465.
this-week-438  Around-the-web  Matt  workforce  jobs  canada  location-canada 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
Why Those Who Lose Their Jobs In A Recession Must Retrain - Forbes
During a recession or period of economic disruption, employment nearly always drops, often quite considerably. As the economy recovers, some of those jobs return, but some do not.
this-week-437  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  workforce 
october 2018 by areadevelopment
2018 Top States for Doing Business Commentary: Can Trailing States Catch the Southern Coastal States Leading the Pack? - Area Development
Those states not rated highly by the responding consultants have an opportunity to create policy to get on the leader board, but the implementation timeline must be longer than any incumbent political administration in order to achieve meaningful results.
area-development-features  top-states-for-business  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  south-atlantic 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
2018 Top States for Doing Business: Georgia Ranks #1 Fifth Year in a Row - Area Development
Competitive labor environments and leading workforce development programs, low taxes and utility costs, favorable regulatory environments, and cooperative state governments are among the top-ranked states’ pro-business attributes.
area-development-features  Matt  top-states-for-business  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  site-selection-consultants  site-selection-factors  Georgia  south-atlantic  south 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Site Selection Stories: Toyota/Mazda, Part 3 - JLL Chicago Blog
Life after the decision. When the news broke in January, Toyota Mazda’s new auto plant was lauded by Corporate America and politicians alike.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  automotive-industry  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection  taxes-incentives  jobs  site-selection-consultants  mazda  toyota  insider-10-5-2018 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
HQ2 Chasing Is a Dying Model. Cities Should Woo Workers - CityLab
Chasing an HQ2 is a dying model. As the nature of working changes, U.S. cities that provide workers with the support that companies once did, will prosper.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  cities  economic-development  quality-of-life  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  site-selection  jobs  workforce  sfp-insider-9-25-2018 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
A timeline of Amazon's search for HQ2, its second headquarters - USA Today
In 2017 Amazon.com announced it was seeking a second North American headquarters which, once built out, will employ up to 50,000 high tech workers. This set off a race among big cities eager to house the world's most valuable company and its well-paid employees.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  headquarters  amazon  HQ2  jobs  site-selection  economic-development 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Manufacturing is firing on all cylinders, but a lack of skilled workers is squeezing the sector - CNBC
The U.S. manufacturing sector is booming — adding 350,000 jobs since President Donald Trump took office in January 2017. But while a strong economy is helping to bolster the industry, it's also being crunched by an increasingly tight labor market, leaving companies in short supply of workers they desperately need to meet capacity.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  jobs  labor  workforce  workforce-development  workforce-training  skilled-labor  skills-gap  economic-development  site-selection 
september 2018 by areadevelopment
Orlando: A Prime Destination for a STEM Workforce - Area Development
Although Orlando already has a labor pool possessing STEM skills, it continues to build that resource through a collaboration between its educational institutions, the tech community, and government.
area-development-features  Matt  orlando  Florida  south-atlantic  manufacturing  STEM  workforce  STEM-workforce  skilled-labor  skills-gap  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  education 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
How Family-Friendly Workplace Policies Can Help Solve America’s Labor Shortage - Area Development
Companies that institute family-friendly workplace policies will be more successful in recruiting and retaining the skilled talent they need, leading to a more robust performance for themselves and the overall economy.
area-development-features  Matt  workplace  workplace-trends  workforce  jobs  site-selection  economic-development 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
15 companies that no longer require employees to have a college degree - CNBC
The economy continues to be a friendly place for job seekers today, and not just for the ultra-educated — economists are predicting ever-improving prospects for workers without a degree as well.
this-week-435  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  workforce  skilled-labor  education 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Site Selection Stories: Toyota/Mazda, Part 1 - JLL Chicago Blog
Toyota’s 14 American vehicle, assembly and component plants have proved to be major boons for the markets they locate in, creating jobs and economic ecosystems that far exceed each factory’s four walls.
economic-development  site-selection  Around-the-web  this-week-434-top  alabama  south  manufacturing  jobs  toyota  mazda 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
As Amazon narrows choice for HQ2, these cities finishing strong - CNBC
Amazon could narrow the finalists as soon as this month for the new headquarters and the 50,000 jobs it says will go with it.
this-week-434  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  HQ2  headquarters  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  taxes-incentives  e-commmerce  ecommerce 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Location Notebook: Tennessee’s Comprehensive Workforce Development Efforts - Area Development
From offering free postsecondary education to partnering with employers on workforce training programs to identifying skills gaps, Tennessee is tackling the challenge of fulfilling industry’s short- and long-term labor force needs.
area-development-features  Matt  Tennessee  south  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  workforce  workforce-development  skilled-labor  skills-gap  jobs  workforce-training  Location-notebook 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Measuring the Potential Impact of Amazon HQ2 on DC and Other Candidate Sites — CARTO
We don’t yet know where it will end up, but Amazon HQ2 is going to vastly change the physical, societal, and economic landscape of the chosen site. For the candidate cities, Amazon itself, and other local economic interests, the impact of HQ2 will be significant.
this-week-432  Around-the-web  Matt  headquarters  HQ2  site-selection  economic-development  amazon  jobs  data  e-commmerce  ecommerce  high-tech  tech  technology 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Workers Hardest Hit by Recession Are Joining in Recovery - The New York Times
The least educated American workers, who took the hardest hit in the Great Recession, were also among the slowest to harvest the gains of the recovery. Now they are a striking symbol of a strong economy.
this-week-433  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  recession  economy  manufacturing 
august 2018 by areadevelopment
Did Canada Gain 100,000 Jobs Or Lose 28,000? Employment Data Is All Over The Map - HuffPost
Nobody really knows what's going on in Canada's job market right now. That's a problem for policymakers.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  canada  location-canada  jobs 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Contreras: Five million U.S. jobs can be attributed to trade with Mexico - Rio Grande Guardian
Nearly nine million U.S. jobs depend on trade with Canada. Five million U.S. jobs can be attributed to trade with Mexico.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  mexico  trade  trade-agreements  jobs  economic-development  exports  tariffs 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
The Fastest-Growing Suburbs in the United States - realtor.com®
Americans are falling in love with the ’burbs again. The longstanding romance cooled a bit after the 2008 financial crisis, but as cash makes its way back into personal savings accounts, folks are again indulging their instinctual urge to grab their own piece of the national dream—front and back yard included, thank you very much.
this-week-341  Around-the-web  Matt  suburbs  demographics  jobs 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Old-line Chicago food companies fight to attract talent - Crain's Chicago Business
After years in which the consumer packaged-goods world's existential crisis prompted cost-cutting, layoffs and a talent exodus, legacy companies like Tyson and Conagra are trying to lure top-level corporate talent to guide their newfound commitment to innovation.
this-week-431  Around-the-web  Matt  food-industry  food-processing  workforce  skilled-labor  jobs  innovation 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Texas Today: Where Businesses Succeed - Area Development
The state of Texas continues to gain accolades for its pro-business environment, which is sustained by its skilled workforce, low taxes, favorable regulatory environment, and deal-closing funds among other attributes.
Matt  texas  southwest  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  workforce  taxes-incentives 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Opinion: Contrary to popular wisdom, automation is not a job killer in U.S. manufacturing - The Washington Post
I’ve explained why I don’t think the tariffs will help, but I also reject the pervasive argument that automation is just too powerful a job-killing force such that there’s no point in trying to help our factory sector. In fact, according to an important new paper by economist Susan N. Houseman, the argument that “labor-displacing technology,” i.e., robots/AI/etc., has killed factory employment is not supported by the data.
tariffs  trade-agreements  government-policy  automation  advanced-manufacturing  jobs  u.s.-manufacturing  Around-the-web  this-week-431  insider-12-17-2018 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
2018 Leading Metro Locations: Pacific and Mountain Metros Dominate the List - Area Development
The 2018 Leading Metro Locations reflect the nation’s overall economic growth as the country enjoys the second-longest economic expansion on record, with many small and mid-size metros exhibiting economic strength.
area-development-features  Matt  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  Metros  cities  leading-locations 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
The U.S. labor shortage is reaching a critical point - CNBC
A report Thursday from ADP and Moody’s Analytics cast an even brighter light on what is becoming one of the most important economic stories of 2018: the difficulty employers are having in finding qualified employees to fill a record 6.7 million job openings.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  jobs  economy  economic-development  skilled-labor  skills-gap 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
How Innovation and Tourism Work Side By Side in Orlando - Area Development
The success of Orlando’s theme park industry and cross-disciplinary technology innovation have led to the region becoming a leading destination for high-tech companies.
area-development-features  Matt  orlando  Florida  south-atlantic  innovation  technology  manufacturing  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  tech  high-tech 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Delivering Amazon Packages to the Top of the World - The New York Times
With big ambitions in India, the retail giant has recruited hundreds of small businesses to get packages to the most remote customers — including those 11,562 feet up in the Himalayas.
this-week-430  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  retail  e-commmerce  ecommerce  jobs 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Is Washington, D.C. prepared for the Amazon HQ2 ‘prosperity bomb’? - Brookings
Washington, D.C. has put big money on the line to attract Amazon, and it should make similarly bold investments in current residents and assets.
this-week-340  Around-the-web  Matt  amazon  headquarters  HQ2  economic-development  site-selection  jobs  Washington-DC 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
One County Thrives. The Next One Over Struggles. Economists Take Note - The New York Times
The gap between places doing well and those that aren’t is widening, and that’s a challenge for people trying to shape national policy.
this-week-340  Around-the-web  Matt  economic-development  jobs  economic-analysis 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
G.M. Says New Wave of Trump Tariffs Could Force U.S. Job Cuts - The New York Times
General Motors warned Friday that if President Trump pushed ahead with another wave of tariffs, the move could backfire, leading to “less investment, fewer jobs and lower wages” for its employees.
this-week-340  Around-the-web  Matt  GM  General-Motors  automotive-industry  trade  trade-agreements  jobs  trump  government-policy 
july 2018 by areadevelopment
Increasing the Ranks of Women in Manufacturing - Area Development
We clearly have a branding problem when it comes to attracting women to manufacturing, and this problem affects all parts of the skills pipeline in channeling women into this industry.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  manufacturing  skilled-labor  skills-gap  women-in-manufacturing  jobs  advanced-manufacturing 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
The Art and Science of Assessing the Labor Market - Area Development
Only through a combination of data analysis (the science) and labor interviews (the art) can a company be sure of choosing a location where its workforce needs are satisfied now and in the future.
area-development-features  Matt  labor  labor-costs  skills-gap  skilled-labor  workforce  jobs  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
2018 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Kansas and Mississippi Awarded Silver Shovels - States with Populations Less than 3 Million - Area Development
Area Development’s annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards recognize states for their achievements in attracting high-value investment projects that will create a significant number of new jobs in their communities.
area-development-features  Matt  Kansas  plains-states  mississippi  south  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  jobs 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
2018 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Alabama, Louisiana and Utah Awarded Silver Shovels - States with 3 to 5 Million Population - Area Development
Area Development’s annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards recognize states for their achievements in attracting high-value investment projects that will create a significant number of new jobs in their communities.
area-development-features  Matt  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  jobs  alabama  south  louisiana  utah  mountain-states 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
2018 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Arizona, Indiana, South Carolina, and Tennessee Awarded Silver Shovels - States with 5 to 8 Million Population - Area Development
Area Development’s annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards recognize states for their achievements in attracting high-value investment projects that will create a significant number of new jobs in their communities.
economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  shovel-awards  Matt  manufacturing  jobs  arizona  southwest  indiana  midwest  south-carolina  south-atlantic  Tennessee  south 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
2018 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Georgia, Michigan, Ohio and Virginia Awarded Silver Shovels - States with Populations 8 to 12 Million - Area Development
Area Development’s annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards recognize states for their achievements in attracting high-value investment projects that will create a significant number of new jobs in their communities.
area-development-features  Matt  shovel-awards  economic-development  site-selection  Georgia  south-atlantic  Michigan  midwest  ohio  virginia  jobs  manufacturing 
june 2018 by areadevelopment
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