November 8, 2019, 2pm PST
The Senate Minority Leader's plan calls for federal grants to subsidize electric vehicle purchases, build out charging infrastructure, and retool automotive manufacturing.
November 7, 2019, 6am PST
Planned manufacturing districts (PMDs) are a way to protect valuable land, but their effectiveness as an economic development strategy has been inconsistent.
March 27, 2019, 5am PDT
Development in industrial areas is pushing out manufacturers, but new zoning regulations could help control the incursion.
October 6, 2018, 1pm PDT
Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation's master plan for the site is a $2.5 billion bet that high-tech manufacturers can be enticed back to New York, bringing with them the economic heft to transform the whole area.
June 28, 2018, 10am PDT
Ford hit a goal to reduce carbon emissions *from its manufacturing process* eight years ahead of schedule.
March 13, 2018, 9am PDT
A new plan proposes four round trips from Milwaukee and Racine to Foxconn's proposed Mount Pleasant plant.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinal
September 26, 2017, 11am PDT
Alstom and Siemens are close to a merger in a move calculated to help the companies compete against the Chinese state-backed company CRRC.
November 15, 2016, 5am PST
Despite its ambitious housing targets, the de Blasio Administration isn't willing to sacrifice more of its prime industrial spaces, and the jobs they bring, in the name of residential development.
Crain's New York Business
September 27, 2016, 5am PDT
New Lab repurposes a gritty shipbuilding warehouse, giving manufacturing startups the support that software firms get from your typical incubator.
August 27, 2016, 1pm PDT
The scale of Tesla's vision for the Gigafactory, already under construction in Storey County, Nevada, is unparalleled.
June 6, 2016, 2pm PDT
An op-ed describes the choice by many cities to prioritize residential projects in old industrial spaces as short-sighted and potentially unjust.
December 31, 2015, 2pm PST
The spread of craft beer manufacturing around the United States has followed demographic patterns, along with friendly regulations.
November 13, 2015, 8am PST
Without designated industrial zones, New York manufacturing companies risk losing their facilities to the residential development market. The de Blasio administration has promised some zoning protections for industrial enclaves.
Crain's Business New York
July 2, 2015, 12pm PDT
Capturing the complexities and competing forces at play in major metro areas stumps many writers who face the challenge.
April 14, 2015, 12pm PDT
Downtown gentrification threatens to displace skilled artisans in a district where workshops go back five generations. Some of the jewelers own their premises, but the rewards for building pricey condos are tempting.
December 25, 2014, 11am PST
All those toys under the Christmas tree came from somewhere.
October 16, 2014, 8am PDT
An article surveys Lima, Ohio's long-term residents, politicians, and economy to weave a narrative tracing the ups and downs of the shrinking small town.
October 4, 2014, 9am PDT
The Authority is ready to purchase trainsets, and once again, the Siemen's rail manufacturing facility in Sacramento is looking to add another contract to add to its growing rail car orders. A request for "expressions of interest" was issued.
Sacramento Business Journal
September 23, 2014, 7am PDT
After winning the contract to build All Aboard Florida's locomotives and passenger cars, Siemens Sacramento manufacturing plant landed a $648 million contract much closer to home: Replacement of the San Francisco Muni Metro Breda light rail cars.
September 9, 2014, 9am PDT
Youngstown had been one of those Rust Belt, "shrinking" cities long noted in Planetizen, but thanks in part to fracking and its location on the Utica shale formation, manufacturing has returned and unemployment has dropped by half since 2010.
The New York Times - Business Day