July 2nd, 2019
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Robots 'to replace up to 20 million factory jobs' by 2030 - BBC News

We've seen plenty of predictions that robots are about to put everyone, from factory workers to journalists, out of a job, with white collar work suddenly vulnerable to automation. But this report presents a more nuanced view, stressing that the productivity benefits from automation should boost growth, meaning as many jobs are created as lost. More »

Tired of Fighting for Business, Missouri and Kansas Near Cease-Fire Over Incentives - WSJ

Agreement aims to ban tax breaks for companies that change addresses in greater Kansas City. More »

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Aerospace Sector Continues to Soar in Mississippi

The Mississippi Gulf Coast’s Stennis Space Center remains at the forefront of aerospace development as Relativity announced plans to expand its rocket component production and rocket engine testing operations. The project is a $59-million corporate investment and will create 190 jobs.

Learn more about the aerospace industry’s success in Mississippi more…

REPORT: Best Cities for Jobseekers 2019 - Indeed Blog

Choosing where to live and work is a complex decision. Personal preferences are certainly important, such as warm or cold weather, coastal living versus inland and proximity to friends and family. But there are some considerations, shared by many of us, that can make certain areas seem more desirable than others. Based on these criteria, we dug into Indeed’s job-search and posting data to create this year’s list of the best cities for job seekers. More »

Georgia Navigates its Future With Entertainment Industry - US News

Companies say they sense ‘a sea change’ in the state’s film and television production industry. More »

USDA move to KC angers workers, but may signal bigger change - The Kansas City Star

For USDA researcher Andrew Crane-Droesch, a cross-country move from the nation’s capital to Kansas City is out of the question. More »

How technology is keeping modern buildings on top form - JLL

As smart technology advances, it’s changing the way that office buildings operate. More »

Blockchain and digital supply networks - Deloitte Insights

A growing digital divide exists between organizations that embrace the transition from linear supply chains to digital supply networks (DSNs)—and those that do not. This evolution of linear and relatively siloed processes into a set of dynamic and interconnected nodes creates significant operational advantages for organizations, enabled by a set of wide and diverse technologies. More »

Where jobs are concentrating and why it matters to cities and regions - Brookings

The relationship between place and economy is constantly evolving, and continually shaping the growth, development, and decay of our communities. Today, new ideas and innovations are fostering the creation of products and services that increase productivity and raise overall standards of living. But this digital revolution is also benefiting some industries, workers, and communities over others. More »

Opinion: Volvo a Big Win for Western Virginia - Bacon's Rebellion

This is a huge win for Western Virginia, which has seen its manufacturing sector devastated by globalization and automation over the past three decades. The investment comes with a price for Virginia taxpayers, of course, but the subsidy seems modest compared to the magnitude of the project. More »

How Solar Grew In Georgia Despite Lack Of Mandates On Renewable Energy - NPR

In northern Georgia, near the Tennessee line, the city of Dalton made its fame as the carpet capital of the world. These days, a more accurate title would be floor covering capital of the world. It has diversified into hardwood, tile, laminate and other materials. And in a big move last year, Dalton added a new industry to its manufacturing mix: the largest solar panel assembly plant in the Western hemisphere, a $150 million investment. More »

American Made Index - Most American Cars - Cars.com

The auto index tracks vehicles with the most domestically sourced major parts and labor, but increasingly so-called American made vehicles have some international connection. More »

Knowledge-based economy key to cities’ success - The Tennessean

The Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tennessee, metropolitan area has been one of the best economic success stories for the Heartland region. More »

Trash-Picking Robots? Park Bench Monitors? Toronto Debates Tech Giant’s Waterfront Plans - The New York Times

Toronto got its first detailed look Monday at the vision from a sibling company of Google for a high-tech remake of a run-down part of its waterfront, and critics found little to assuage their concerns. More »

Women in Supply Chain Management - Deloitte US

As complexity throughout the supply chain grows, technology and data drive greater value, and the skills gap widens, companies need new, more diverse talent. Learn how your organization can diversify talent and support women in supply chain management to drive performance and profitability. More »

Ford's Investment In Detroit Results In Worldwide Attention, Admiration - Media Post

When Ford Motor Co. announced plans to buy and renovate the iconic Michigan Central Station in downtown Detroit, the entire world took notice. More »

The ScooterSphere: Micro-mobility and CRE - Cushman & Wakefield

eScooters are rolling through 150 American cities, making commuting more efficient — and fun — for riders. But safety concerns, regulations and profitability are still open questions. Consumer adoption and usability will ultimately answer these questions. More »

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