Economic Development

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

blockchain explainer
December 11, 2017 | Kristina Kuleshova - Business Development Manager

Blockchain nowadays is a trend we cannot stop hearing about. For several years already, its popularity grows up by second.

November 20, 2017

TechSpot In the last couple of days, there has been a lot of press coverage about the large land acquisition (25,000 acres) in Arizona executed by real estate developer, Belmont Partners, a venture funded by Cascade Investment LLC, which is tied to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

October 26, 2017

Platforms, in terms of economics and technology, are powerful and disruptive when they work. EBay is a platform that changed how everything from collectibles to big-ticket electronics are bought and sold. Amazon began as a book retailer, but became a platform where vendors and buyers conduct... read more

smart cities need tech workers
October 12, 2017

The smart cities movement has garnered major backing from heavy hitters in the tech field, including the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) based in Washington. The group represents 2,000 companies and 3,000 academic and training partners.

September 27, 2017

Digital transformation is having a profound impact on how companies conduct business, giving rise to new competencies never seen before. As these competencies are further developed, Google Technical Director Paul Strong sees a number of key tech trends that are reshaping business models, from... read more

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September 22, 2017

Local contractors throughout the U.S. like to be able to anticipate upcoming opportunities. Not all, however, know how to uncover that type of information. Our researchers analyze lots of public documents so identifying upcoming opportunities is common for them.

shopping mall technology smart city
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August 15, 2017

Why is the mall dying?

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