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Apr 10, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Why Solving the Skills Gap Starts and Ends With Employers

Manufacturing welder

Employers say the skills gap is preventing them from finding qualified workers to fill jobs, but how are they contributing to it?

Apr 3, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

How Technology Will Make or Break the U.S. Manufacturing Resurgence

Manufacturing: Wire welder

Technology is the key force behind the U.S. manufacturing resurgence — and it’s crucial to sustaining it, according to a new report.

Apr 1, 2014
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

Entrepreneurs: Why It Makes Sense To Cultivate Them


South Carolina has built a strong innovation ecosystem, with resources that promote research and private-sector partnerships to get breakthrough ideas to market.

Mar 27, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Mega-Regions: Economic Powerhouses of the Present, Job Engines of the Future

Computer Technology: Night light population research

Mega-regions are growing across the U.S., already outpacing the economies of many countries and producing more than $13 trillion in economic output combined.

Mar 25, 2014
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

Lehigh Valley: A Strong Second Act on the Industrial Frontier

Lehigh Valley includes Allentown, PA

With apologies to Billy Joel, they are alive and well and living in Allentown. In fact, in Allentown, Bethlehem and across the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, there is a strong sense of forward momentum and a renewed vitality that is shaking off a Rust Belt reputation. A packed house last week at the restored […]

Mar 20, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Booster Shot: Rising Productivity Among Manufacturers Eases Weather-Related Slump

Toyota Motor Manufacturing

The economy took a hit this winter with frigid weather hampering production, but manufacturers rose to the occasion, boosting production to its highest level in six months.

Mar 13, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Quality of Place: The Force Behind Nashville’s Rising Star

downtown Nashville skyline

Nashville is once again in the national spotlight for its rise as one of the most prosperous and promising cities in the U.S. What’s it’s secret?