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As demographic transformation continues, qualified workers are fast becoming scarce in many states, according to a new report from The Conference Board.


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As demographic transformation continues, qualified workers are fast becoming scarce in many states, according to a new report from The Conference Board.

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Latest: Labor Shortages To Have Uneven Effect Across U.S. - As demographic transformation continues, qualified workers are fast becoming scarce in many states, according to a new report from The Conference Board.

Labor Shortages To Have Uneven Effect Across U.S.

As demographic transformation continues, qualified workers are fast becoming scarce in many states, according to a new report from The Conference Board.

Expatriates Vote Singapore Best Place to Live and Work

Singapore has earned the top spot in the eighth annual Expat Explorer country league table, with expatriates praising the city-state’s opportunities for career development, appealing salaries, and an excellent quality of life.

New Study Ranks States by Lowest and Highest Effective Tax Rates

A new study from The Tax Foundation in collaboration with KPMG LLP provides business leaders and policymakers with a comparison of actual state tax burdens faced by real-world business.

SBA Awards $17.4M To Promote Small Business Global Trade

Small businesses across the country will have access to $17.4 million in funding to help them compete in the global marketplace, thanks to the Small Business Administration (SBA) announcement of 40 awards from the agency's State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) program.

Global Biotech Firms Target New Locations in Emerging Markets

JLL’s 2015 Life Sciences Outlook Report identifies top global destinations for talent, sales, science and the trends driving international growth

European Corporations And Start-Ups Must Collaborate Or Fail

European corporations and start-ups must collaborate more and better on innovation if Europe is to remain internationally competitive, according to a new World Economic Forum report.

Seaport Industrial Real Estate Occupancy Exceeds Expectations

JLL’s seventh annual Seaports Outlook reports historically high occupancy and escalating demand for space.

Foreign Expansion Is Top Capital Investment For CEOs

Expansion outside their home countries is CEOs' number-one area to devote significant capital to over the next three years, according to KPMG International's latest CEO Outlook Study.

Walkable Downtowns Help Attract Employees

Companies are migrating to walkable downtowns across the country, in big cities and small CBDs, and in secondary markets within larger metropolitan areas from coast to coast, according to a recent study.

Sustainability Initiatives Can Drive Corporate Revenue Growth and Innovation

Sustainability innovation is powering business growth: Between 2010 and 2013, revenues from company-defined portfolios of sustainable products and services grew by 91%, according to a new study from The Conference Board.

Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate 2015-16

Demographic shifts – the impact of retiring Baby Boomers and the rise of the Millennial generation – will likely have the most significant impact on real estate near- and long-term, according to The Counselors of Real Estate’s official CRE® 2015-16 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate.

NSF Awards $12M To Spur Engineering Education Revolution

Six universities receive NSF funding to redesign undergraduate engineering and computer science education. The RED projects will build on successful innovations in the introductory and capstone years.

Survey: U.S. CFOs’ Business Confidence Reaches Post-Recession High

U.S. chief financial officers are approaching the second half of 2015 with increased optimism in the global economy and their businesses.

P3 Used To Achieve High-performance Buildings

Building owners and policy makers are becoming increasingly interested in the performance of buildings. The P3 approach is being explored for facilities.

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.

Aluminum Industry Partners With Department Of Energy

The Department of Energy and the aluminum industry partner to help create more jobs for an energy efficient economy.

Research Finds Land Use Decision-Making Remains Local

Since the turn of the last century, climate change, economic development, social justice and community revitalization have risen to the top of the land use planning agenda.

Study Shows Potential Of Academic Research To State And Local Economic Development

The Council of State Governments (CGS) will distribute the report to state officials, academic institutions and stakeholder organizations to underscore the value of state-based research as a contributing factor to economic growth potential.

NASA Invests In Hundreds Of U.S. Small Businesses To Enable Future Missions

NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA manages the SBIR program for STMD. NASA's 10 centers manage individual projects.

ULI Forecast For CRE: Strength And Growth Through 2017

The latest Urban Land Institute Forecast for the real estate economy sees three years of continued strength, with the industry set for sustainable growth in 2015 through 2017.

Manufacturers Remain Optimistic Despite Growing Concerns Around Strong U.S. Dollar

U.S. manufacturers plan to hire skilled workers and invest in businesses, while overseas expansion declines, reflecting elevated concern regarding the strong dollar and increased foreign competition, according to PwC's Q1 2015 Manufacturing Barometer.

Corporate Directors Confront The Impacts Of Economic And Geopolitical Risks On Strategy

Shareowner activism, emerging technologies and regulatory activity, coupled with a rapidly changing global environment, will create an even more challenging role for corporate directors over the next decade.

Cracking The Code Behind The World’s Strongest Companies

New report from The Conference Board examines the DNA of high-performing organizations.

A Soft Start To 2015, But Acceleration Expected

Despite temporary factors like the West Coast port strike and tough winter weather in parts of the country, the economy is expected to grow.

Monthly Confidence Index For Equipment Finance Industry Highest In Four Years

"Over the next six months, will your company increase or decrease spending on business development activities?"

External CEO Engagement Required To Build Reputation

According to a new report, 81 percent of global executives report that external CEO engagement is now a mandate for building a company's reputation.

Data Center Trends: The Present And The Future

The happening trend of today could be an obsolete thing of tomorrow—just as the prospective trend of the future could be only a dream of today.

Manufacturing Faces Two Million Worker Shortage In The Next Decade

Study from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute indicates nine in 10 Americans surveyed believe manufacturing essential to U.S. economy, while only one in three parents would encourage their children to pursue a career in manufacturing.

How Does Streetcar Performance Compare In Five U.S. Cities?

A new report looks at what lessons can be learned from analyzing the streetcar performance in Little Rock, Memphis, Portland, Seattle and Tampa.

Uncertainty, Volatility And High Risk Environment As Top Challenges In 2015

More boards reallocating oversight duties as risk environment strains audit committee agendas.

D.C. Real Estate Continues Steady Decline Among Foreign Investors: NYC Takes Over From London As Top Global...

China is expected to become the top U.S. investor in 2016 and beyond.

Global Mobility | Not A Priority For Most Companies

Global mobility is a low priority for most companies, despite tangible benefits for business growth; consequently, 43% of companies do not have a global mobility strategy.

Data Download: West Leads In Advanced Manufacturing

Dan Levine, Oxford Economics writes, "As the large metro areas find themselves in an increasing competition for highly mobile talent and jobs, there will probably be continued convergence in community and economic development strategies; particularly in urban centers seeking to attract technology talent and promote business incubation."

What Cities Have The Most Innovative Workers?

New research highlights cities where the largest percentage of CFOs view innovation as an employee strength.

Millennial Report: Winning Talent Through Workplace Strategies

Study cites influence of site selection and space design on employee value proposition.

Saxo Bank’s 10 Outrageous Predictions For 2015

Steen Jakobsen of Saxo Bank comments: "Inflation has fallen to its lowest in decades, interest rates have followed and energy prices are sharply lower. The lack of volatility in data and in asset markets has given investors a false sense of security; we could be in for a rollercoaster ride in 2015.

2014 Realizes Strongest U.S. IPO Numbers In More Than A Decade

As of December, there were 288 IPOs on U.S. exchanges, which raised $95.2b, a 54% increase in capital over 2013.

Persistent Talent Shortage May Hinder Hiring Plans Of Tech Companies

TECNA survey of 1,500-plus executives offers national and regional views on business conditions, investment plans and policy concerns.

More Healthcare And Life Sciences M&A Activity Expected In 2015

KPMG survey finds that cash reserves and easy credit are seen as the leading drivers for deals.

Smart Grid Technologies Revenue Expected To Reach $70.2 Billion Annually

Navigant Research forecast—revenue from smart grid technologies could reach $70.2 billion annually by 2023.

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