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Smart Lighting Market Opportunities: Smart Bulbs And Local Lighting Intelligence

Smart lighting is now conceived of as part of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and not as just another lighting management system.
Nifco KTW manufacturing in Weißenburg.

NIFCO KTW Relocating Manufacturing Plant To Toccoa, GA

NIFCO KTW, a German automotive supplier of high-quality injection molded components, will locate its U.S. operations in Toccoa.

Information Management: Getting Started

There are many options available to manage real estate data. How do you determine the best approach to meet your needs?

Industry Focus: Advanced Manufacturing – Manufacturing High-Tech Growth

In terms of its contribution to GDP, the advanced manufacturing sector punches well above its weight, producing $2.7 trillion in value-added economic activity.

Dan Doctoroff And Google Announce Sidewalk Labs

Sidewalk Labs will focus on improving city life for residents, businesses, and governments.

Manufacturing Skills

Congress considers a $100-million workforce training competition.
Ozark Mountain Poultry grain bins.

U.S. Commerce Department Invests $1.25 Million To Upgrade Infrastructure And Support Investment In Arkansas

The Commerce Department EDA is awarding a $1.25 million grant to Independence County in Arkansas to upgrade critical infrastructure that will support the expansion of the poultry industry.

Evolution Of Internet Of Things Lays Foundation For Next-Generation Smart Buildings

Demand for device interconnectivity and common standards for data security spur cutting-edge innovation in IoT for smart buildings, according to survey from Frost & Sullivan.

Tenant Submetering Calculator From Acquicore

This free tool provides billing insight to help reduce exposure to the risks of utility cost variations and provide tenants more accurate invoices.
Kindred Healthcare's proposed Louisville, KY facility.

Kindred Healthcare Expanding Corporate Headquarters In Louisville, KY

Company plans to build six-story building on Theatre Square and create 500 new jobs. Once it completes a merger with Atlanta-based Gentiva Health Services Inc., Kindred will become one of the largest health care companies in the U.S.

Majority Of Professionals Use Multiple Devices At Work More Than 50% Of The Time

Study from Kensington finds that 90% of executives surveyed believe integrating devices would enhance productivity.
Nutrient Foods facility with logo.

Nutrient Foods Launches Advanced Nutritional Foods Research And Manufacturing Facility In Reno, NV

The facility will manufacture nutrient-dense foods scientifically formulated to provide the 43+ essential nutrients plus fiber required daily by humans to live, grow and heal in every meal.
University Research Park (aerial view above), in Madison WI, generates about $1 billion for Wisconsin’s economy each year. URP companies spend more than $200 million annually on Wisconsin goods and services.

Cover Story: Global Biotech Report 2015

There hasn’t been a lot of good economic news coming from Europe these days, but the continent is getting a much-needed boost from its growing biotech/pharma labs.

Poised For Population Growth

The fastest growing U.S. cities are in the south and west, but expansion is not limited to those regions.

Smart Building Market Growing At 11.9% CAGR To 2019

The report focuses on the key leading countries using the smart building technology.
Bank of the West's report cover.

Opportunities And Challenges For Small And Midsized U.S. Manufacturing Businesses

Customer insights reveal that proximity to U.S. customers is a key competitive advantage.

How Will The Internet Of Things Transform Business?

Enterprise mobility experts detail the challenges of the rapid growth in IoT and reveal where opportunities exist in this ever-changing landscape.
Sketch of West Union, Iowa downtown green pilot project.

Municipal “Green Streets” Redevelopment Project Wins 2015 Iowa ASLA Award

The green pilot program will assist the community in creating sustainable practices including energy efficient measures for local businesses and green infrastructure in many projects across the city.

Emerging Use Of Drones, Associated Risks

In February 2015, the FAA moved towards legalizing commercial drone flights by enacting new rules that, if adopted, allow compliant companies to fly them.

Urban SOS: All Systems Go Competition Looks At Infrastructure Decay And Proposed Solutions

Van Alen Institute, AECOM, and 100 Resilient Cities—pioneered by Rockefeller Foundation—call on students to propose designs for more resilient urban food, water, and energy systems.

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