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Automotive

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

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

Location Notebook: Big Manufacturing Investments Keep Kentucky’s Automotive Industry Rolling Along

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2017)

Kentucky is a powerful force in the U.S. auto industry. Major automakers have been building vehicles in the state for generations. More

Implications of Renegotiating NAFTA on the Auto and Aerospace Industries

Clare Goldsberry , Staff Editor, Area Development (2017 Auto/Aero Site Guide)

The prospect of NAFTA renegotiation leaves automotive and aerospace OEMs and suppliers uncertain about the future. 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

Location Notebook: Tennessee Automotive on the Road to Prosperity

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2017)

The automotive industry is making a significant contribution to Tennessee’s economic growth, while partnering with the state’s educational institutions in order to satisfy its need for workers with specialized skillsets. More

Workforce Supply and Demand in the Automotive Industry

Joshua Wright, Director of Marketing and PR, Emsi (Q1 2017)

More technology and automation means auto makers require fewer workers (with relatively low labor costs), but their workforce needs are increasingly tech-focused—a trend that’s going to accelerate with the rise of driverless cars and trucks. More

Real Estate Solutions Needed for Tech-Driven Auto Industry

Jeffrey Green, Managing Director, Global Occupier Services, Cushman & Wakefield and Paul Thurston, Vice President, Development and Pre-Construction, Becknell Industrial (Directory 2017)

On the verge of an automotive revolution, the CRE industry is working to meet the evolving needs of OEMs and parts suppliers in the middle of a short supply real estate market. More

Location Notebook: Foreign Investment Making a Powerful Impact in Tennessee

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Directory 2017)

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

Editor’s Note: Cobots Driving Innovation and Growth

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q4 2016)

Advanced technologies and robotics are shaping the future of manufacturing making factories more efficient and productive than ever. However, because of the complexity of many of today’s processes, human workers are complemented — not replaced — by their robotic counterparts. More

First Person: 3D Printing’s “Disruptive” Effect on Manufacturing

John Hornick, Partner, Finnegan (Q4 2016)

Hornick advises and educates clients about 3D printing and the IP issues of this rapidly developing and potentially disruptive technology. More

Advanced Technologies / Robotics Shaping the Future of Manufacturing

Stephen Gray, CEO, Gray Construction (Q4 2016)

Today’s manufacturers are staying ahead of the innovation curve by making their facilities even smarter than their products. More

The Reasons Corporate Headquarters are Heading Back Downtown

Dale D. Buss, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2016)

In order to lure tech-savvy millennials, many companies that years ago moved out to the suburbs are heading back to the urban downtowns that offer the lifestyle this generation of employees desires. And the trend isn't confined to just North America’s biggest cities. More

Location Notebook: Advanced Manufacturing Key to Mississippi’s Economy

Karen Thuermer, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2016)

Mississippi is taking steps to ensure its growing advanced manufacturing sector can fulfill its need for a skilled workforce. More

Frontline: “Smart Cities” Use Technology & Data to Improve Citizens’ Lives

Dan Emerson, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2016)

The DOT has awarded a grant to Columbus, Ohio, so that the city can employ numerous “smart mobility” technologies that will help improve citizens’ lives, with the added benefit of showcasing the city to the tech community. More

Key High-Tech Sectors Transform Lives and Businesses

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2016)

Groundbreaking discoveries in key high-tech fields are transforming lives while making businesses more competitive More

Mexico Positioned to Attract Increased Foreign Investment, Anchored by Manufacturing

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2016)

A solid economic performance and a pro-business climate — enhanced by political reforms and improved government stability — are helping to attract FDI to Mexico. More

Looking to Canada to Satisfy Your Workforce Needs

Stephen Thompson, Senior Economic Officer – San Francisco , Ontario's Ministry of International Trade (Location Canada 2016)

With six out of 10 CIOs believing skills shortages will prevent their organizations from keeping up with the speed of change, the solution might be closer than expected. One needs only to look up. More

Labor Force Challenges / Solutions in the Auto Industry

Kristin Dziczek, Director, Industry, Labor & Economics Group, Center for Automotive Research (CAR) (2016 Auto/Aero Site Guide )

As the auto industry prepares to launch record numbers of new and refreshed models over the next few years, the need for skilled trades workers will increase. More

Automotive Manufacturing Goes Digital

Christian Boehler, Principal, Roland Berger (2016 Auto/Aero Site Guide )

The automotive industry’s survival depends on digital factories, which can unleash 10 to 20 percent cost savings in production. More

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