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The Future of Automotive

In 2011, global sales of EVs were hardly a blip on the radar. Last year, they accounted for nearly nine percent of new car sales globally, up from 4.1...

Logistics

The Dizzying, Inevitable Evolution of a Post-Pandemic Supply Chain

Businesses navigating logistics disruptions seek a lifeline in the form of supply chain assessments, optimization and logistics. There is a high level...

Housing

Workforce Housing: The New Employer Issue

The demand for housing that can be afforded by the workforce has increased in various portions of the country. As employers seek to recruit skilled ta...

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What is Advanced Manufacturing?

Sometimes it seems that every economic development organization includes “advanced manufacturing (AM)” among the industries it hopes to attract and su...

Food Processing

Key Trends in Food Processing

With quarantines, lockdowns, restaurant closures and work-from-home, consumers had more time to research how their food is being produced and where it...

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COVID-19 Has Upended the Traditional Company-Worker Location Dynamic

Since the end of WWII, the world’s manufacturers have pursued the lowest cost of production with little regard to tariffs, trade policy and shipping i...

COVID-19 Accelerates Call to Bring Customer Support Jobs Home to the U.S.

COVID-19 Accelerates Call to Bring Customer Support Jobs Home to the U.S.

Offshore outsourcing has been a hot topic for many years and gained tremendous momentum in the 1990s and early 2000s with companies intently focused o...

Manufacturing

The Global COVID-19 Pandemic Is Accelerating the Pace of Reshoring

While reshoring is a hot topic right now, it’s important to recognize the trend predates the global COVID-19 pandemic by about five years. The global ...

Regulated Energy

Polymer Companies Appear to be Taking The Plastic Rubbish Problem Seriously

For many years, nobody knew much about the plastics business because it was sandwiched between oil and gas and a huge variety of finished goods. But n...

Technology

How Technology Influences the Logistics Market

Technology is revolutionizing the logistics sector and modifying the fundamental ways in which we look at and define logistics. There are many forms o...