Small-Scale Manufacturing Can Maximize the Potential of America's Small Cities
Artisans and small-scale manufacturers offer tremendous economic opportunities for cities prepared to harness that creative and entrepreneurial energy.
An Overlooked Economic Powerhouse for Small Cities
Attracting a major employer or a tech company is not the only economic development strategy that deserves attention and investment.
Carbon Emissions Down, but Not Drastically
Transportation activity is down considerably, but other sources of carbon dioxide are still going strong.
The Regional Economic Impacts of the Coronavirus
The effects of a nationwide economic recession will likely hit hardest those regions with vulnerable sectors.
Charting the Climate Change Crisis
Analysis of global greenhouse gas emissions data points to the sectors, activities, and countries that are the biggest contributors.
Chuck Schumer Lays Out Ambitious Clean Vehicle Plan
The Senate Minority Leader's plan calls for federal grants to subsidize electric vehicle purchases, build out charging infrastructure, and retool automotive manufacturing.
Zoning to Keep Manufacturing in Chicago
Planned manufacturing districts (PMDs) are a way to protect valuable land, but their effectiveness as an economic development strategy has been inconsistent.
Zoning to Protect Manufacturing in N.Y.C.
Development in industrial areas is pushing out manufacturers, but new zoning regulations could help control the incursion.
New Master Plan Envisions Brooklyn Navy Yard as Next-Gen Manufacturing Hub
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.
Ford Motor Company Touts Carbon Reductions
Ford hit a goal to reduce carbon emissions *from its manufacturing process* eight years ahead of schedule.
Foxconn Bus Proposed in Milwaukee
A new plan proposes four round trips from Milwaukee and Racine to Foxconn's proposed Mount Pleasant plant.
Breaking: Mega-Companies Expected to Merge to Stay Competitive in the Rail Industry
Alstom and Siemens are close to a merger in a move calculated to help the companies compete against the Chinese state-backed company CRRC.
The de Blasio Administration Stays Firm on Waterfront Rezonings
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.
In Brooklyn's Navy Yard, a New Manufacturing Incubator
New Lab repurposes a gritty shipbuilding warehouse, giving manufacturing startups the support that software firms get from your typical incubator.
Inside Tesla's $5 Billion, 5.8-Million-Square-Foot Gigafactory
The scale of Tesla's vision for the Gigafactory, already under construction in Storey County, Nevada, is unparalleled.
Op-Ed: Don't Ditch Those Industrial Land Uses
An op-ed describes the choice by many cities to prioritize residential projects in old industrial spaces as short-sighted and potentially unjust.
Craft Breweries Follow the Demographics
The spread of craft beer manufacturing around the United States has followed demographic patterns, along with friendly regulations.
Designated Zones to Protect New York Manufacturing
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.
Three City Builders Name Los Angeles' Key Assets and Flaws
Capturing the complexities and competing forces at play in major metro areas stumps many writers who face the challenge.
Luxury Condos Versus Philadelphia's Jewelers' Row
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.
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