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Dec 18, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Manufacturing in 2015: Economists Predict Landmark Growth, Innovation

Manufacturing: Valve welder

The future looks bright for manufacturing in 2015, as reshoring, technology and innovation continue to shape the industry.

Dec 12, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

The Shale Effect: Energy Boom a Major Driver in Manufacturing Resurgence

Energy: Natural resources oil refinery

The development of shale plays nationwide and the energy boom they are fueling could create up to 930,000 shale-driven manufacturing jobs by 2030.

Dec 10, 2014
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

STEM Jobs: Fixing the Pipeline

Communities that aren't investing in STEM education run the risk of losing innovation jobs.

Nationwide, there are 2.5 times as many entry-level, STEM-related job postings as there are STEM graduates.

Dec 5, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

A Starring Role: Arts Hubs And Their Economic Development Impact

Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas.

A thriving arts hub is good for quality of life and economic growth, according to a new report by Urban Studies.

Nov 25, 2014
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

College Graduates: (City) Size Doesn’t Matter

University of Florida

On the heels of a new study by the urban policy think tank City Observatory that shows college graduates favoring medium-sized cities over large urban centers like New York and San Francisco comes a new study by demographer Joel Kotkin and the folks at the Praxis Group. And that analysis of 380 MSAs finds that the places […]

Nov 21, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Talent Trajectory: Graduates Seeking Culturally Cool, Affordable Cities

Dining Overview

New report shows that more young, college-educated graduates are moving into urban neighborhoods – and the influx of talent is transforming them for good.

Nov 13, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Energy, Technology Driving Economic Recovery, GDP Growth Nationally

Energy: Alternative resources oil derrick and wind turbine silhouettes

The road to economic recovery has been a long one for many cities across the U.S. since the Great Recession ended. Just a handful of regions have experienced full recovery, and many of the nation’s largest cities are still reeling from fiscal turmoil that has forced permanent cuts in public services. Despite the obstacles, some […]