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Manufacturers Get Creative to Fill Workforce Pipeline

December 2nd, 2014 Comments Off
By David Hodes When talking to economic developers in any part of the country, one burning issue keeps coming up: filling the workforce pipeline for manufacturers. Top of that list: Welders. But as manufacturing technology has advanced, more and ...

Cleantech Revolves Around the Sun

August 28th, 2014 Comments Off
By David Hodes The sustainable energy picture took a bit of a beating last year, foundering within the bubble of uncertainty about incentives and other tax credits. There is good news, however. Solar installations climbed more than 40 percent ...

Communities Push a Productive Pathway to Cleantech

August 27th, 2014 Comments Off
By David Hodes The support for clean technologies among manufacturers and other industries has rapidly spread throughout the world in the last 10 years in part as a response to rising concerns about global warming. In communities in Canada ...

Surge in Cybersecurity Revs Up Startups

June 27th, 2014 Comments Off
By David Hodes Cybersecurity has broadened out to include more than just protecting data between and among governments regarding their military operations. Now commerce needs help — and fast. And that, in turn, has created new opportunities for one ...

Auto’s Fast Lane

April 8th, 2014 Comments Off
By David Hodes It’s old news, but still serves as a tough lesson for capitalists of all stripes across the world — stay alert to the market. Automotive manufacturing is alive and well in the United States after experiencing ...

The Rush of Wind Power

January 31st, 2014 Comments Off
By David Hodes Renewable wind energy sources for electricity generation operations are on a fast-track to quicker development, even in light of developments in fracking technologies that allow more natural gas to be drawn from huge shale deposits in ...

Calculating the Cybersecurity Economy

August 29th, 2013 Comments Off
By David Hodes There is a new race underway to secure the country. And it’s a race that this country has to win. One of the events that triggered the race was the attacks of September 2001. But the ...

Sustainability Attainability is Here

June 28th, 2013 Comments Off
By David Hodes How deeply entrenched are corporations when it comes to sustainability initiatives? Look at the movements of three multinational companies: UPS, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Subaru. UPS has identified more than 30 performance measurements for sustainability efforts, including ...

Advancing Biofuels

April 10th, 2013 Comments Off
By David Hodes In the quest for better and cheaper sources of clean and renewable fuel, and energy independence for the country, the biotech industry that includes new sources for biofuels has gained traction quickly over the last year. ...

Filling the Next Gen Manufacturing Jobs Gap

January 29th, 2013 Comments Off
By David Hodes The future of manufacturing in the United States is all about advances — everything from wind turbines to biomedical devices to parts for missiles and for the robots that make those parts. The industry demands a ...