Economic Development

construction worker shortage
October 18, 2018

Demand for construction projects is at an all-time high in the U.S. But, construction firms cannot respond aggressively because of the lack of skilled workers. With no relief in sight, there is great angst!

oxnard ca fiber network
July 11, 2018

The City of Oxnard, California has announced its selection of Magellan Advisors and Iteris Inc. to assist in creating a city-wide Fiber Master Plan for building a high-speed fiber optic network.

mozilla gigabit cities
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April 04, 2018

To support technologists who are leveraging gigabit Internet for the good of the community, Mozilla has awarded $280,000 to fourteen projects across five American cities. These cities are Lafayette, La.; Eugene, Ore.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Austin, Texas; and Kansas City.

blockchain revolution
March 09, 2018

Blockchain technology is likely to create a digital revolution that will impact business, government and the economy in ways we can only imagine.

March 05, 2018

Worldwide spending on the technologies that enable Smart Cities is forecast to reach $80 billion in 2018, according to the International Data Corporation's (IDC) latest study. In the first release of its Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide, over five years that total will reach $135... read more

the economic benefits of smart cities
January 26, 2018

ABI analyst Dominique Bonte offers some of the smartest insights on smart cities tech I’ve read. In a recent report, he described the positive impact of smart city tech on economic development.

January 22, 2018

The trend toward smart city IoT tech growth will continue, with 12 key technologies and verticals increasing from $25 billion to $62 billion from 2017 to 2026, according to a new report... read more

January 10, 2018

There has been a lot written about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it will affect nearly every global industry-from retail to connected vehicles. In my opinion, one of the most exciting areas of impact-albeit far less sexy than drones and self-driving cars-is the global supply chain.

January 09, 2018

The Studebaker plant in South Bend, Ind., shut down in 1963, leaving a lasting mark on the town. The six-story, 800,000-square foot building is still there. First built in 1923, the hulking brick structure has long overshadowed other signs of vibrancy in South Bend, including a stadium where a... read more

December 14, 2017

"Humans have always built new cities," spoke Caspar Herzberg, the President of Middle East and Africa Region at Schneider Electric, from a stripped bare boardroom high up in the Northeast Trade Tower. We were looking out through a window at skyscrapers glittering in the morning sun, myriad shops... read more

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