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MFGWatch Survey: Manufacturers are Worried

MFGWatch Survey: Manufacturers are Worried

“While U.S. manufacturers are optimistic about 2013 growth, they are even more concerned about intellectual property…

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Create a Productivity Culture

By Eric Bloom

Six attributes to enhance your entire organization’s productivity.

What does productivity mean to you? To many, it means more time, money and resources to get other things done. For example, if you have five people working toward the completion of a specified task and can find…

15 Sep 3:52 PM 0 Read More...

Five Necessities to Starting a Business

By Challenger, Gray and Christmas

Startup rate remains flat in first half of 2015.

An improving job market may be one of the reasons startup activity among job seekers remained flat in the first half of 2015. The other reason could be a lack of the some of the key…

02 Sep 3:18 PM 0 Read More...

Wind Energy and the Logistics Sectors: Managing Risks for Success

Wind energy insiders say without the renewal of the federal Production Tax Credit, the industry will be forced off another cliff, similar to what happened when the credit expired at the end of 2012. The credit supports investments in renewable energy. For context, investments in wind farm installations dropped 92…

28 Aug 3:22 PM 0 Read More...

Tax Incentives: Don’t Lose Sight of Commitments

By Scott S. Nelson, Founder and CEO, BIGcontrols

Increased transparency and accountability for tax incentives is coming whether you like it or not.

The concept of accountability isn’t new — especially when discussing taxpayer dollars and where they are spent by government agencies. Governments are under constant scrutiny regarding tax…

05 Aug 5:09 PM 0 Read More...

The Impact of Robots on the Labor Market’s Evolution

By Dr. Charlie Grantham

Are you ready for when R2-D2 comes to your town?

One of the major trends, which blend demographic changes with technology advances, is the onward march toward greater automation in our economy. That’s a fancy way of saying, “The robots are coming.” And they…

03 Aug 2:00 PM 0 Read More...