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Economy / Market Analysis

Editor’s Note: About Those Manufacturing Jobs…

Overall U.S. labor force participation rate (LPR) has trended downward since 2010 - which could be tied in part to skill sets not matching up to today’s job opportunities - creating a low unemployment paradox.

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DCs / Warehousing

Efficient Pallet Storage in Industrial Warehouse and Distribution Space

In order to optimize productivity and profitability of your warehouse, consider product size, the available area, and the method of product retrieval.

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Government Policy / Business Climate

Frontline: One-Year Update on the Revised Ozone Standard

September 30th marked an important clean air deadline. That’s when governors had to send EPA a list of in-state regions judged to comply, or not, with the revised ozone (O3) standard, changed one year earlier, October 1, 2015.

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Skilled Labor / STEM

Frontline: Women Will Help Fill the Manufacturing Skills Gap

Realizing that women are an untapped labor pool for manufacturers, several companies are undertaking initiatives to recruit and develop the best female talent.

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Kentucky

Location Notebook: Kentucky Is Serious about Advanced Manufacturing

Automotive, aerospace, and pharmaceutical companies are among Kentucky’s advanced manufacturers that are benefiting from the varied support services offered by the state, including its efforts to build a highly skilled workforce.

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Skilled Labor / STEM

Higher Ed for Hire: Providing Fuel for High-demand, High-skilled Jobs

Long-term university-industry partnerships, agile community college curriculums and creative government funding are providing the “secret sauce” for workforce development and a supportive pipeline for future regional industrial growth.

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Workplace Trends

Location Strategies in the War for Millennial Talent

When it comes to attracting tech-savvy millennials, companies are giving a fresh look to metro areas and downtowns that will give them a competitive edge.

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Tennessee

Location Notebook: Foreign Investment Making a Powerful Impact in Tennessee

Companies across the globe are making investments and creating jobs in Tennessee to connect with suppliers and ultimately reach the vast U.S. market.

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Indiana

Location Notebook: Indiana Workforce Initiatives Attract and Retain Industry

Indiana is meeting its workforce challenges, while drawing upon its infrastructure and other strengths to attract business.

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Taxes / Incentives

The Importance of an Incentives Review Process

Today’s reality requires companies to develop an incentives review process and give it due resources in order to obtain and stay in compliance with valuable negotiated incentives.

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Government Policy / Business Climate

Frontline: Defend Trade Secrets Act Gives Added Protection for Tech Companies

The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), signed into law in May, 2016 by President Obama, has received wide industry praise from manufacturers as well as industry trade organizations.

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Workplace Trends

In Focus: Regulation Rollback - Will Worker Safety Suffer Under Trump Administration?

Business leaders - not government regulators - are ultimately responsible for worker safety. Here’s how business leaders can drive desired safety outcomes faster than any new regulation.

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Food Processing

A Taste for Change: What's Driving the Rise of the Specialty Food Market

The demand for specialty foods has seen a sharp increase, forcing food and beverage producers to make dramatic changes to manufacturing processes and product ingredients.

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Location Canada

Canada’s Intent to Create the World’s Largest Trading Bloc

Combined with NAFTA, CETA provides companies located in Canada with preferential access to the world’s two largest economies — the U.S. and the EU — that together with Canada represent half of the world’s GDP.

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Skilled Labor / STEM

Reshoring and Skilled Workforce Go Hand in Hand

A higher skilled workforce is necessary for reshoring to occur, but recruiting that workforce also requires reshoring to be visibly successful.

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Skilled Labor / STEM

The “Truth” on the Ground: Understanding Your Potential Workforce

Understanding your potential workforce is critical when undertaking a site selection project. Ensuring you will have employees with the right skills at the right price at each of your location options can lead to long-term success.

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Advanced Manufacturing

In Focus: Digital Transformation in the Manufacturing Sector

To drive market gains in today’s rapid pace of digitization, organizations must move decisively to align technology and digital with strategy and culture, choosing continuous improvement, agility, automation and transparency over business-as-usual.

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Workplace Trends

The Mountain in Your Location Decision: Discovering the Impact of Work-Life Balance Options on the Workforce

Choosing a location where your employees can have a healthy work-life balance can lower employee turnover and also increase their productivity.

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Site Selection Factors / Strategy

Workforce Workshop: Evaluating a Community’s Labor Pool

The company must identify its needs, canvass local markets, and assess prospective locations’ educational resources before it can make a site decision.

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Government Policy / Business Climate

Utility Companies: Powerful Economic Development Partners

Utility economic development organizations can bring a lot to the table during the corporate location process, especially in terms of technical expertise along with strategic and project-level funding.

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Logistics / Infrastructure

The Coming Battle Over Infrastructure Funding and Investment

The Trump administration’s promise to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure leaves a lot of unanswered questions, but one thing is certain: the work is long overdue and will cost a lot more than the promised $1 trillion investment.

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Logistics / Infrastructure

In Focus: Has the Moment for Infrastructure Revival Arrived?

The United States has indisputably underfunded infrastructure spending for the past several decades, and the lack of investment has been cited as a key constraint to doing business domestically. If Congress aligns with the White House in support of greater infrastructure funding, many states and cities stand to benefit.

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