One of the most common measure of economic activity for a region is the gross regional product (GRP). The GRP is the market value of all final goods and services produced over a given period of time and is conceptually equivalent to the national measure of economic growth, the gross domestic product (GDP). In . . . → Read More: Measuring the Regional Economy
The Advanced Manufacturing Institute and Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering department at Kansas State University seek a Network Administrator (Computer Information Specialist) to maintain and manage all information technology (IT) activities and functions. The primary responsibility of this position is to manage and maintain all aspects of a Windows-based operational environment including server hardware and . . . → Read More: AMI and K-State IMSE searching for a network administrator
The Insourcing Boom details the emerging reshoring trend. It draws from the GE CEO Jeff Immelt’s commitment to reshoring and the revitalization of it’s Louisville, KY Appliance Park. Included also are other industry examples and trends . . . → Read More: Reshoring: The Atlantic’s Latest Cover Story Topic
Advanced Manufacturing Institute receives Economic Development Award of Excellence.
A program developed and led by Kansas State University’s Advanced Manufacturing Institute that helps rural companies and communities compete in the marketplace is being recognized for excellence and as a national example.
KOIN, the Kansas Opportunity Innovation Network, is an economic development project developed by . . . → Read More: Advanced Manufacturing Institute receives Economic Development Award of Excellence
Brad Kramer will be presenting today at the UEDA Annual Summit in Chattanooga, Tennessee. We are proud to get to share some of the concepts we are developing in Kansas with other EDA university centers from all around the nation.
Monday 9:22 U of Tennessee president Dr. Joe DiPietro wraps up presentation about . . . → Read More: UEDA Annual Summit
This has to make anybody just a little sad. The article points out that the means of design are best served when connected to the means of production. The article is rather fatalistic on the hopes to make high-tech high volume products.
HBR.org via Why Apple Has to Manufacture in China.
What we can hope . . . → Read More: HBR article: Why Apple Has to Manufacture in China
Recently, the White House hosted an event to talk about bringing jobs back in US, a trend called insourcing. The other term being used a lot recently to bring back manufacturing jobs to the US is Manufacturing reshoring. Here is an excerpt from a report on that event.
Acting Secretary Blank Talks Insourcing and Job Creation at Economic Development Forum | . . . → Read More: Jobs Insourcing Manufacturing Reshoring
The Kansas Opportunity Innovation Network, or KOIN, has been selected as one of three finalists in a national academic awards competition:
. . . → Read More: KOIN initiative in final three at awards contest
Deloitte as a part of their series on making America stronger, recently released a new report titled Manufacturing Opportunity: How America can regain global leadership in manufacturing. The report lists four pathways that could help American Manufactruing explore new opportunties and increase manufactruing employment. The first pathway lies in advanced technologies and innovation. The second pathway is enhancing talent. The third pathway to . . . → Read More: How America can regain global leadership in manufacturing
Today we learned that Project 17 (A community led project in 17 counties in southeast Kansas) is going to be supported by a USDA and EDA sponsored program. We are really happy to be part of this program and it’s great to see federal programs working together to support local initiatives. Here is the proposal as . . . → Read More: Project 17 is among Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge recipients