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thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-11-29November 29 2016 High-Performing Manufacturers: Where they play and how they win
No one has to tell manufacturing company executives that it’s getting tougher to differentiate themselves and compete successfully—they feel the pressure every day. Rapid globalization, technological advancements, changing consumer preferences, and evolving government policies are reshaping the manufacturing industry, exponentially accelerating the pace of competition and continually raising the bar on company performance. To dig deeper into the attributes of high-performing manufacturers, Deloitte collaborated with the US Council on Competitiveness to conduct a global survey of more than 500 manufacturing C-suite executives in 2016. This report, which draws on the survey’s results, builds on the 2010 and 2013 editions of this survey and further extends the story of manufacturing competitiveness in the 21st century.
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Author: Deloitte Center for Industry Insights - US Council on Competitiveness
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-08-04August 2016 America’s Advanced Industries: New Trends
Leaders in cities, metropolitan areas, and states across the country continue to seek ways to reenergize the American economy in a way that works better for more people. To support those efforts, this report provides an update on the changing momentum and geography of America’s advanced industries sector—a group of 50 R&D- and STEM (science-technology-engineering-mathematics)-worker intensive industries the vitality of which will be essential for supporting any broadly shared prosperity in U.S. regions. Three major findings emerge:
• The aggregate sector continued to expand between 2013 and 2015 despite global headwinds.
• Growth, however, emanated from a narrower set of auto manufacturing and “tech” service industries in the last two years. In fact, just three auto industries and four digital services industries accounted for more than 60 percent of the nation’s advanced-sector growth over the time period.
• The sector’s distribution grew more uneven across the country between 2013 and 2015. While a solid minority of the nation’s largest 100 metros achieved strong advanced-sector growth, some 59 saw advanced sector output or employment slow in those years.
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Author: Brookings Institution
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-03-01March 2016 Manufacturing's Share of Gross State Product
A statistical analysis of manufacturing's share of Gross State Product in each of the 50 states in 2014.
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Author: The Center for Manufacturing Research
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-07-01July 2016 2016 Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Rankings
2016 Aerospace Manufacturing Attractiveness Rankings is the third consecutive year of this analysis and we continue to refine our methodology to provide the most meaningful comparison of states and countries regarding the manufacturing environment for aerospace companies. Our quantitative framework can help provide industry leaders with information to optimize the supply chain, control costs, and plan for future growth. The United States maintained its first place ranking for the third year in a row because of the breadth of its aerospace industry, which is seven times greater than the United Kingdom who ranked second in industry size. Other countries in the top 10 include Canada, United Kingdom, Singapore, Switzerland, Denmark, Hong Kong SAR, China, Netherlands, Ireland, and Finland.
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Author: PwC - PriceWaterhouseCoopers
Aerospace
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2014-12-01December 2014 Flying into the Future with Aerospace & Defense
A report on how to strengthen the manufacture of advanced materials and metals in the Aerospace & Defense industries in five counties in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington.
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Author: The Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge; Innovations in Advanced Materials and Metals Manufacturing Project; Greater Portland Export Initiative
Aerospace
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-06-01June 2016 Advanced Manufacturing in the U.S.—The Shift Toward Diversified Industries & An Educated Workforce
The 2016 Manufacturing and Logistics National Report shows how each state ranks among its peers in several areas of the economy that underlie the success of manufacturing and logistics. These specific measures include: manufacturing and logistics industry health, human capital, cost of worker benefits, diversification of the industries, state-level productivity and innovation, expected fiscal liability, tax climate, and global reach.
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Author: Center for Business and Economic Research, Ball State University
Advanced Mfg
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-06-01June 2016 2016 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card for the United States
The 2016 Manufacturing & Logistics Report Card shows how each state ranks among its peers in several categories that are of particular interest to site selection experts for the manufacturing and logistics industries.
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Author: The Center for Business & Economic Research, Ball State University
Advanced Mfg
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-06-01June 2016 Automation Investment in U.S. Manufacturing: An Empirical Picture
Widespread automation investment suggests a fundamental reshaping of the production landscape that could eventually have implications for most aspects of manufacturing activity. Increased global manufacturing integration is raising the pressure for automation investment, as cost minimization with quality maximization looms ever larger as an operating paradigm for U.S. manufacturers. As supply chains become increasingly global, it is likely that automation activity by U.S. manufacturing companies will spread around the world.Global macroeconomic pressures that are affecting every manufacturing industry are catalyzing automation investment more than industry-specific factors.
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Author: Manufacturing Alliance for Productivity & Innovation - MAPI
Advanced Mfg
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-06-01June 2016 Advanced Manufacturing in the US: The shift toward diversified industries & an educated workforce
In this analysis they examine 35 advanced manufacturing sectors identified by The Brookings Institution in a recent study (Muro, et al, 2015). They define them and evaluate the connection between advanced manufacturing and educational attainment at the state level. They follow this with an evaluation of the diversity of advanced manufacturing sectors within each state in the most recent year. This provides insight into the breadth of advanced manufacturing sectors across the nation. They then disaggregate employment in these 50 industrial sectors into three large occupational groups: STEM, white-collar, and blue-collar occupations. They then track employment changes in these sectors across different occupation types in the most recent decade in which we have data. This work is performed at the national level.
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Author: Center for Business and Economic Research, Ball State University
Advanced Mfg
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-04-01April 2016 Advanced Manufacturing: A Snapshot of Priority Technology Areas Across the Federal Government
Advanced manufacturing drives long-term economic prosperity and growth, and supports the missions of the Federal agencies participating in the NSTC Subcommittee for Advanced Manufacturing (SAM). A foundation of priority technology areas is needed to secure U.S. competitiveness in this sector, from which collaborations between government, industry, and academia may be built. This document captures technology areas in advanced manufacturing that are current priorities for the Federal Government, and are strong candidates for focused Federal investment and public-private collaboration. Emerging technology areas include advanced materials manufacturing, engineering biology to advance biomanufacturing, biomanufacturing for regenerative medicine, advanced bioproducts manufacturing, and continuous manufacturing of pharmaceuticals.
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Author: Subcommittee for Advanced Manufacturing OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL
Advanced Mfg
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-11-01November 2015 2016 Global Manufacturing Competitiveness Index
Ranking and predicting the most competitive manufacturing nations in the world.
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Author: Deloitte/Council on Competitiveness
Advanced Mfg
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-05-01May 2015 Additive and Subtractive: The New Math for Metals and Machinery
A report on how to strengthen the manufacture of advanced materials and metals in the Metals and Machinery industries in five counties in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington.
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Author: The Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge; Innovations in Advanced Materials and Metals Manufacturing Project; Greater Portland Export Initiative
Advanced Mfg
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-04-01April 2015 Made Here: The Business Outlook for U.S. Manufacturing
An analysis of U.S. manufacturing and industrial prospects in 2016
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Author: Bank of The West chief economist Dr. Scott Anderson
Advanced Mfg
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-04-01April 2015 Making Prosperity: Creating a Sound Economy Through Advanced Manufacturing with Advanced Materials
A report on how to strengthen the manufacturing of advanced materials and metals in five counties in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington.
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Author: The Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge; Innovations in Advanced Materials and Metals Manufacturing Project; Greater Portland Export Initiative
Advanced Mfg
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-01-01January 2015 Advanced Technologies Initiative: Manufacturing and Innovation
An anaysis of U.S.'s relative position within the global innovation environment; identification and assessment of the myriad of challenges that threaten its competitive standing. Part of multi-year manufacturing competitiveness. Initiative.
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Author: Deloitte/Council on Competitiveness
Advanced Mfg
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2014-10-01October 2014 Report to the President Accelerating U.S. Advanced Manufacturing
In its July 2012 inaugural report, the first Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) called for a full court press to increase U.S. competitiveness for advanced manufacturing by sustaining U.S. investments in science, technology, and innovation; establishing a National Network of Manufacturing Innovation Institutes. Building upon its initial findings and growing interest in a resurgent U.S. manufacturing sector, the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership was re‐chartered (AMP2.0) and has worked with the federal government to implement the highest priority recommendations from its original report. These AMP2.0 efforts from September 2013 to September 2014 included scaling of promising manufacturing workforce innovations and partnerships, and identifying new, concrete strategies for securing the nation’s competitive advantage in transformative emerging technologies.
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Author: Executive Office of the President President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Advanced Mfg
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2014-01-01January 2014 Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership: An Economic Impact Analysis
OMEP asked the Northwest Economic Research Center (NERC) to conduct an analysis of the economic impact of their work with Oregon manufacturers. NERC used data collected by a third-party survey company as modeling inputs. Participating firms are asked to estimate the effect of working with OMEP on sales, employment, investment, and new product development relative to their expected level of production without OMEP.
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Author: Northwest Economic Research Center
Advanced Mfg
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-08-01August 2016 2015 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report
Annual survey of Oregon's wine industry. Data contained in the new 2015 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Census Report shows planted acreage, number of wineries, tons of grapes crushed and number of cases sold all on the rise compared to 2014.
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Author: Southern Oregon University Research Center
Advanced Mfg–Food & Beverage
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-09-01September 2015 Recipe for Change: The Flexible Food Processing Plant of the Future
First in a series of white papers under the DesignFlex 2030 umbrella, an initiative commissioned by the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC) and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) with the goal of reimagining the industrial facilities of the future so they can be re-purposed quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively as needs and users change. In this first paper, we look at a prototype for a more flexible food processing plant. The concept, as designed by our DesignFlex 2030 Food Processing Design Team, features six key areas of innovation that can help inform the future facilities plans of food processing firms as they face disruptive technological change, a shifting regulatory landscape, and rapidly turning business cycles.
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Author: DesignFlex2030 Food Processing Design Team
Advanced Mfg–Food & Beverage
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-08-01August 2015 Portland's Food Economy: Trends and Contributions
Analysis of the Portland regional food economy; iys contribution to economic vitality and development
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Author: Portland State University
Advanced Mfg–Food & Beverage
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-04-01April 2015 Oregon Food Infrastructure Gap Analysis: Where Could Investment Catalyze Regional Food System Growth
An overview of key supply, demand, and infrastructure drivers affecting the development of Oregon's regional food system
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Author: Ecotrust
Advanced Mfg–Food & Beverage
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-04-01April 2015 Executive Summary: Oregon Food Infrastructure Gap Analysis
Executive Summary: key supply, demand, and infrastructure drivers affecting the development of Oregon's regional food system
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Author: Ecotrust
Advanced Mfg–Food & Beverage
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2015-01-01January 2015 The Economic Impact of the Wine and Wine Grape Industries on the Oregon Economy
A study of the economic impact of the Oregon wine industry on the state's economy. The sum of all economic activity in Oregon related directly or indirectly to wine is more than $3.35 billion. The net economic contribution, a measure of value added, is $1.71 billion.
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Author: Full Glass Research
Advanced Mfg–Food & Beverage
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-06-01June 2016 Profiling the Growth of Oregon’s Bioscience Industry–2014
A snapshot of direct economic activity, the study found the biotechnology and life science sector in Oregon generated $10.3 billion in total economic output in 2014. The report by Pinnacle Economics Inc. was prepared for the Oregon Bioscience Association.
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Author: OTRADI, Pinnacle Economics Inc
Bio Medical
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2014-06-01June 2014 State Bioscience Jobs Investments and Innovation 2014
The study analyzed the U.S. bioscience industry growth over the last eleven years, through the recent recession and early economic recovery, reveals positive trends. The industry demonstrated a strong record of growth from 2001-2012, has navigated the deep economic recession better than most industries and is once again growing.
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Author: Battelle/Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Bio Medical
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2017-02-05February 5 2017 National Solar Jobs Census 2016
The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2016 is the seventh annual edition of current employment, trends, and projected growth in the U.S. solar industry. To keep pace with the industry’s rapid transformation, The Solar Foundation conducts annual employer surveys of the domestic solar labor force and gathers perspectives on job growth and future opportunities. The results from Census 2016 are based on rigorous survey efforts that include more than 500,000 telephone calls and over 60,000 emails to known and potential energy establishments across the United States, resulting in a total of 3,888 full completions for establishments involved in solar activity in the U.S. Unlike economic impact models that generate employment estimates based on economic data or jobs-per-megawatt (or jobs-per-dollar) assumptions, the National Solar Jobs Census series provides statistically valid and current data gathered from actual employers. This year’s Census found that the solar industry continues to outpace most other sectors of the economy, adding workers at a rate nearly 17 times faster than the overall economy and accounting for 2% of all jobs created in the U.S. over the past year. The Solar Foundation’s long-term research shows that solar industry employment has grown by 178% since 2010, resulting in over 166,575 new domestic living-wage jobs.
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Author: The Solar Foundation
Clean Tech
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-05-01May 2016 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index 2016
The U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index tracks and ranks the clean-tech activities of all 50 states and the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S.—from EV (electric vehicles) and renewables adoption to policy and investment activity. The objective of the Leadership Index is to serve as a tool for regional comparative research, a source for aggregated industry data, and a jumping-off point for deep, data-driven analysis of the U.S. clean-tech market.
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Author: Clean Edge, Inc.
Clean Tech
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-01-01January 2016 Global Clean Tech 100 2015 - A barometer of the changing face of clean tech innovation
The annual Global Cleantech 100 list, our barometer reading of the global innovation community’s shifting views on which companies, and which types of companies, are most likely to have big commercial impact in a 5-10 year timeframe.
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Author: Cleantech Group
Clean Tech
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2017-01-24January 24 2017 2017 United States Solar Power Ranking
They analyzed each of the ten factors represented above, plus two other “outcome factors”—the time it takes for solar to pay back the cost of the investment and the internal rate of return of that investment—to determine the final rankings. New for this year, they broke the “Net Metering” factor into two halves, where states without net metering policies were judged based on the price the major utility companies paid for solar electricity (some states pay very little, while others pay retail or close to it, even in the absence of state-level policy). All told, they looked at 663 separate data points (51 x 13), covering all aspects of solar policy and incentives across the country.
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Author: Solar Power Rocks
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-09-01September 2016 2016 Tech Office Outlook
The technology sector is still the leading industry for real estate expansion and employment growth in the United States, according to JLL’s 2016 Tech Outlook. According to the report, tech hubs like Silicon Valley and Seattle are still top choices when it comes to attracting top talent; tech companies are focusing more on building diverse workforces; and some young, growing companies are looking toward more affordable secondary markets such as Austin, Chicago, Denver, and Philadelphia.
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Author: JLL
High Tech
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2016-02-01February 2016 Cyberstates 2016: The definitive state-by-state analysis of the U.S. tech industry
Cyberstates quantifies the size and scope of the tech sector and the tech workforce across multiple vectors.
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Author: Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
High Tech
thumbnail image of the resource cover 2014-04-01April 2014 Powering the Future of Manufacturing With Computers & Electronics
A report on how to strengthen the manufacture of advanced materials and metals in the Computer and Electronics industries in five counties in Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington.
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Author: The Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge; Innovations in Advanced Materials and Metals Manufacturing Project; Greater Portland Export Initiative
High Tech