Economic Development

Relating to overseas sourcing and domestic economic development and the combined impact on supply chains.


Optimism and Opportunity for Africa

PwC report lists short-term concerns amid optimism.
Africa infrastructure $180 billion per year by 2025.
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Small Business Jobs Index Shows Slight Decline

Despite November decline, index remains above prior year level.
Jobs index still above prior year levels.
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Construction Spending “Deceptively Strong”

Fourth-quarter numbers indicate residential spending rose.
Non-residential construction spending down in 4Q.
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Hoosier Energy launches ED Website

Web site improved for site location decision makers.
Hoosier Energy launched a full redesign and overhaul of its economic development website.
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Report: Globalization is Recovering from Financial Crisis

The world’s economic center of gravity shifts eastward; emerging economies see bigger connectedness gains than advanced economies.
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U.S. Manufacturing Group Calls for National Technology Strategy

The Advanced Manufacturing Partnership has come out with a set of recommendations that includes establishing a national strategy in emerging manufacturing technologies, new centers of excellence and test beds that can accelerate the adoption of new technologies and a national campaign to improve the image of manufacturing.
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Maersk Line Reports Q3 2014 Has Improved, Stable Returns

Maersk Line delivers improved results in the 3rd quarter of 2014 (Q3) through lower costs and increased rates.
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Ryder Partners with Hiring Our Heroes, FASTPORT to Help Veterans Find Trucking Careers

Ryder employees serve as mentors by educating military men and women on the available opportunities to them and providing ongoing career coaching in trucking.
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Retail Imports Set Records Despite Continuing West Coast Port Issues

Import cargo volume at the nation’s major retail container ports is expected to slow down in November, following record levels seen in September and October as retailers rushed to bring merchandise into the country ahead of a possible shutdown of West Coast ports, a NRF report says.
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Importers to Reap Benefits of CBP’s Centers of Excellence, Expertise

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Centers of Excellence and Expertise (CEE) is a two-year old pilot program that is transforming how shippers approach trade operations and their relationship with CBP and other government agencies.
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Five Wearable Manufacturing Technologies of the Future

Video applications, Employee Monitoring, Field service, Plant monitoring, Improving employee safety.

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Assurance of Supply: A Top Concern for Manufacturers

Every manufacturer has an assurance of supply problem to some extent due to the complexity of global sourcing. For years, manufacturers were blessed with high margins but margins have grown paper thin. You can’t fill up your distribution centers with excess inventory – not only is there a cost factor but the pace of business and consumer buying trends causes goods to quickly turn obsolete. Assurance of supply provides the speed and agility that is essential to being able to compete in today’s market.


Speaker info: Diane Palmquist, VP Manufacturing Industry Solutions


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