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Advanced Manufacturing

Indy’s 16 Tech Development to Accelerate Innovation, Build Community

Develop Indy (Q2 2018)

A new urban innovation district aims to become the advanced industry epicenter of Indianapolis. More

“Maker-Tech” Crosses Lines of Industrial, Office & Retail Uses

Edward Del Beccaro, Senior Managing Director, Transwestern (Q2 2018)

A new niche is forming in the industrial sector which needs to be near existing “brain clusters” of the targeted industry and may require sites zoned for multiple uses. More

First Person: Disruptive Technologies Changing the Business Landscape

Jack Uldrich (Q2 2018)

Area Development recently asked Jack Uldrich, a global futurist and author, about today’s disruptive technologies and what business leaders need to do to stay ahead of the curve. Uldrich frequently speaks about technology, change management, and leadership to Fortune 100 corporations, venture capital firms, associations, NGOs, and government bodies around the world. More

University Innovation Parks Link the Academic and “Real World”

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2018)

Research and innovation parks continue to evolve to meet the needs of students, faculty, and private-sector tenants alike. More

What Does Industry 4.0 Mean for U.S. Manufacturing?

Craig Meyer, President, Logistics and Industrial Services Group for the Americas, JLL (Q1 2018)

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is transforming global production and supply chains, but the future depends on how well the industry’s human leaders can understand its machines. More

Utilizing Advanced Technologies to Evaluate the Location Decision

Rajiv Jetli , Principal, Management Consulting, PwC (Q4 2017)

Although manufacturers are using advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence, in their operations, they’ve yet to leverage these advances in the site selection process. More

Manufacturing Jobs: An Economic Driver

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2017)

Although U.S. manufacturing has lost millions of jobs over the last few decades, it still has the highest multiplier effect of any sector, with each manufacturing job generating four elsewhere in the economy. More

Gauging the Long-Term Competitiveness of the U.S. Advanced Manufacturing Sector

Michelle Drew Rodriguez, Manufacturing Leader, Center for Industry Insights, Deloitte Services LP (Q4 2017)

Although the U.S. ranks highly in terms of its global advanced manufacturing competitiveness, some challenges to this ranking must be addressed. More

American Manufacturing: Back in the Game?

Seth Martindale, Managing Director, CBRE (Q4 2017)

The U.S. manufacturing sector continues to rebound as a result of pent-up demand for goods and, perhaps, the effect of the Trump administration’s “pro-America” agenda. More

A Skills-Based Jobs Approach to Fulfilling Workforce Needs

Tom Gresham (Workforce Q4 2017)

Businesses are collaborating with academic and other partners to advocate for modern manufacturing jobs. More

Advanced Technologies for the “Connected Age”

Dan Emerson, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2017)

With new applications for leading-edge technologies seemingly being developed on an almost daily basis, the eventual implications for business and consumers, and on aspects of daily living, are only just beginning to be understood. More

Advanced Manufacturing Drives Iowa’s Economy

Iowa Economic Development Authority (Q3 2017)

Supply chain mapping, data on autonomous fleets, and low-cost renewable energy can all be found in Iowa…surprised? You shouldn’t be. More

The Automotive Industry: On The Eve Of Disruption

Dennis Cuneo, Managing Partner , Fisher & Phillips (2017 Auto/Aero Site Guide)

Electrification and autonomous driving are just two of the forces disrupting the auto industry, as incumbent automakers compete with new entrants into the field. More

Personal VTOL Aircraft Take Off: What It Means for U.S. Manufacturing

Doug Gates , Global Head of Industrial Manufacturing , KPMG and Tom Mayor, Principal, Strategy Practice Leader, Industrial Manufacturing, KPMG (2017 Auto/Aero Site Guide)

The personal vertical takeoff and landing aircraft business may be in its infancy, but it is clear that it will be a big market. Existing aerospace and defense OEMs have the experience, technology, and capital to win in this emerging market adjacency. More

First Person: Education and Perception Struggle to Keep Up with Modern Manufacturing

Dr. David B. Williams, Dean, College of Engineering, The Ohio State University (Q3 2017)

As new manufacturing processes and technologies come on board at an increasing rate, educational institutions must provide manufacturers with the prepared work force they need; parents may also need to rethink their perceptions of manufacturing of what a manufacturing career is and is not. More

Frontline: Apple’s $1 Billion Fund to Support U.S. Manufacturing

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2017)

Among the goals of Apple’s $1billion fund is the creation of thousands of new manufacturing jobs, especially in the computers and electronics fields. More

Who’s Leading in the Autonomous Driving Race?

Dale D. Buss, Staff Editor, Area Development (2017 Auto/Aero Site Guide)

Established automakers in America’s Heartland are now competing with Silicon Valley technology companies for the lead in supplying self-driving vehicles and systems. More

Innovation Is Changing Companies’ Locational Needs

Cassie Branum, Senior Urban Designer, Senior Associate , Perkins+Will (Q2 2017)

In the field of manufacturing, a domino sequence is changing the locational needs of companies. What does this mean for decision-makers and what criteria should be used for evaluating the next wave of sites and facilities? More

Thinking Local: How to Find Manufacturing Talent

Joshua Wright, Director of Economic Development, Emsi (Q2 2017)

The best answer to the skills-shortage question is that it depends on where you’re located, the positions you’re looking to fill - and perhaps most importantly, the compensation you’re willing to offer. More

The CEO’s Toolkit to Lead Through the Digital Disruption

Dushyant Sukhija (Q2 2017)

Companies are fighting for survival as the era of digital disruption dawns; a robust people strategy” is one foundational element that should not be overlooked. More

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