Industry Market Trends

Key Policies to Boost Manufacturing: Build Advanced Industry Hubs

January 31, 2013

Providing support for the factory sector is a crucial strategy for renewing the U.S. economy. In the first part of a series on boosting American manufacturing, the Brookings Institution recommends the creation of a national network of advanced industries innovation hubs. Read More

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Expert Insight: Top Tips for Recruiters Hiring Vets

January 31, 2013

For military veterans, a successful transition to a civilian career starts at the recruitment stage. The challenge for many companies is to create a plan to recruit the best qualified candidates. IMT Career Journal asked career consultants what they think corporations are doing right and where there is room for military recruitment improvement. Read More

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Inside the “Building Up Florida Manufacturing” Plan by Governor Rick Scott

January 30, 2013

This month, Florida Governor Rick Scott announced his Building Up Florida Manufacturing proposal, which would eliminate taxes on equipment purchases and train workers from other sectors who are transitioning to manufacturing jobs. The initiative is intended to drive small manufacturing business growth and jobs in the state. Read More

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Researchers Crushing Rocks in Hopes of Scrubbing and Capturing Carbon Dioxide

January 30, 2013

emissionsgreenandclean.2The idea of capturing carbon dioxide to prevent greenhouse gas emissions is not new; as more and more scientists have tried to figure out ways to reduce the effect of coal-fired plants spewing toxins into the environment, researchers have tried many different methods. And even if carbon dioxide could be captured, is there a way to produce revenue by selling it? Canadian college professor/researcher Guy Mercier, and his financial backers at Carbon Management Canada (CMC), believes he has the answer to the carbon capture problem. Read More

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Automakers Focus on Improving Traditional Fuel Engines

January 30, 2013

According to the latest industry projections, there isn’t going to be an appreciable increase in R&D funding for alternative energy engines in the foreseeable future. However, automakers are investing heavily in improving the efficiency of traditional fuel engines. Read More

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Can Immigration Reform Boost High-Skilled Manufacturing?

January 29, 2013

A comprehensive immigration reform policy that provides improved access to visas for high-skilled workers could provide a pathway to citizenship for many immigrants. These skilled employees have the potential to boost American manufacturing companies and help bridge the talent gap. President Obama and various industry groups support such reforms, but they may be facing an uphill battle. Read More

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Senators Introduce Bill to Increase Visas and Allow More Foreign Skilled Workers

January 29, 2013

immigration guy featuredA week after the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced the formation of a coalition to advocate U.S. immigration reform that would boost the number of highly skilled foreign workers and replenish a U.S. manufacturing sector being crippled by a workforce skills gap, four Senators today, led by Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), introduced a bill in the Senate that would increase the annual number of temporary H-1B work visas by 50,000 to a total of 115,000, as reported by the Salt Lake Tribune. Read More