Feb 20, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

The Next Gigabit Cities: Google Extends High-Speed Fiber Invitation to Nine Metros

Technology: Illuminated fiber optics

Nine U.S. metros are in the running become gigabit cities for Google Fiber. What could the addition of ultra-high-speed broadband mean for them?

Feb 18, 2014
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

State Exports: Big Gains in Many Places

The Port of Seattle, WA

Texas has been the heads-and-shoulders leader in state exports for a record 12 years, and that trend shows no signs of slowing.

Feb 13, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Cracking the Code: Keys to Recruiting, Retaining Tech Talent

Nashville Entrepreneurship

What kind of perks draw tech talent to a city? Job opportunity is key, but so is community, tech executives say.

Feb 6, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Solving the Skills Gap: Could Boosting Workforce Talent Reduce Unemployment?

Flight Assisted

What’s keeping the job market sluggish in a rebounding economy? The skills gap in the workforce is playing key role, according to a new report.

Feb 4, 2014
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

Manufacturing Jobs: Fewer Humans on the Factory Floor

Technology & Manufacturing: Worker on processing line

Manufacturing investment being made today is less about strong backs and more about strong machinery, highly sophisticated, technology-driven machinery that requires fewer humans to be a part of the process.

Jan 30, 2014
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Emily McMackin All Posts

Face of the Future: Service Jobs in Health Care, Corporate America Projected to Grow

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What occupations will dominate the job market of the future? U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projections show a big jump for jobs in the service sector.

Jan 29, 2014
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Bill McMeekin All Posts

‘Peak Car’: The End of the Road for the Age of the Auto?

Auto manufacturing in Tennessee

Livability.com editor Matt Carmichael takes his turn steering the debate on autos and urban – and suburban planning – on the website’s blog this week. Carmichael analyzes a study by the¬†University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute that concludes the U.S. has hit “peak car” and that the percentage of all households with a vehicle, the […]