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Advanced Industries 2014
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Automotive >>

Automotive Lightweighting Leads to Industry Investment

Joshua Cregger, Project Manager, Center for Automotive Research (Advanced Industries 2014)
New fuel economy and greenhouse gas regulations are leading to the demand for new materials as well as new manufacturing and design methods to lightweight vehicles. More
Automotive >>

The Changing Geography of the American Auto Industry

Dennis Cuneo, Managing Partner , Fisher & Phillips (Advanced Industries 2014)
Where is auto production currently concentrated, and where will the industry expand in the future? More
Advanced Manufacturing >>

The Role of Labor in Advanced Manufacturing

Brad Lindquist, Senior Managing Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (Advanced Industries 2014)
Advanced manufacturing will continue to be reliant upon human interaction for the application and management of technology. More
Taxes / Incentives >>

Advanced Manufacturers Utilize Incentives to Improve Financial Performance

Gregory Burkart, Managing Director and Practice Leader, Site Selection & Business Incentive Advisory Services, Duff & Phelps, LLC (Advanced Industries 2014)
Incentives have moved from the fringes of a project to being a part of the competitiveness equation in bringing manufacturers back to the U.S. More
Aerospace >>

Communities Enable “Disruptive” Advantage for Advanced Manufacturers

Jeff Troan, Principal, Hickey & Associates, LLC (Advanced Industries 2014)
To attract and retain core manufacturing businesses in the twenty-first century, communities will have to offer significant workforce development support, combined with a business climate package that makes their companies competitive with producers that enjoy lower labor costs and more favorable taxation throughout the rest of the world. More
Automotive >>

European Automakers Look to North America

David Leverett, Consultant Partner, HMC Global (Advanced Industries 2014)
Direct investment in North America is allowing European automotive companies to distinguish themselves from their competitors. More
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Oklahoma >>

Shovel-Ready Sites Help Provide Speed to Market for Advanced Manufacturers

Area Development Research Desk (Advanced Industries 2014)
MidAmerica has been designated a “certified industrial park” by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. Since it’s owned and operated by a public trust, red tape and fees have been eliminated and construction can begin almost immediately. More
Kentucky >>

Workforce Training Vital to Business Health

Area Development Research Desk (Advanced Industries 2014)
Today’s innovative companies require highly skilled workers — a need that cannot be overstated. Kentucky is among those states that have focused their efforts on supplying the workforce that current and future companies need. More
Mississippi >>

Workforce Training Takes Flight in the Aerospace Sector

Area Development Research Desk (Advanced Industries 2014)
It’s no wonder that the companies located in Mississippi’s aerospace corridor continue to grow. In fact, 2013 and 2014 have yielded significant expansion for Raytheon, Rolls-Royce, General Atomics, and Aurora Flight Sciences. More
Iowa >>

Advanced Industries Work to Close the Skills Gap

Area Development Research Desk (Advanced Industries 2014)
When the nation’s growing gap in skilled workers came to the forefront, Iowa’s leaders quickly mobilized and through public/private partnerships implemented initiatives to focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Co-chaired by Iowa’s Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Vermeer CEO Mary Andringa, Iowa’s STEM efforts have garnered national attention among educational and policy leaders in Washington, D.C., as one of the best state models. More
International Location Reports >>

Automotive Suppliers Cluster in Central Mexico’s Industrial Parks

Area Development Research Desk (Advanced Industries 2014)
The corridor of suppliers to the automotive industry that has developed in Mexico Bajio’s Region is important to the many car and truck makers that have chosen to locate their manufacturing facilities there. More
North Carolina >>

Is the U.S. Automotive Sector Really Recovering?

Area Development Research Desk (Advanced Industries 2014)
If short-term lessons from major auto manufacturers and a diverse range of suppliers, like those in eastern North Carolina, are any indication of the future, the U.S. automotive industry and the U.S. economy have a genuine basis for confidence. More

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