Adrienne Selko

Adrienne
Selko
Adrienne Selko, Senior Editor,
IndustryWeek

Focus: Expansion Management & the Biotech & Life Sciences Industries

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Senior Editor Adrienne Selko manages IndustryWeek’s Expansion Management, delivering ideas and information about how successful manufacturers leverage location to gain competitive advantage. She explores the strategies behind why companies located their headquarters, research institutes, factories, warehouse and distribution centers and other facilities where they did, and how they benefit from the decision.

Adrienne is also the editorial coordinator of the IndustryWeek Expansion Management Roundtable events, which unites economic development professionals to network and discuss the latest trends in site location.

As well, Adrienne tells the stories of successful companies in the biotechnology and life sciences industries.

In the past, Adrienne has managed IndustryWeek’s award-winning website, overseeing eNewletters, webinars, and contributed content. Before joining the staff, Adrienne was managing editor of corporate publications at a large regional financial institution. She also ran a public relations and marketing company that published a best-selling healthcare book.

Adrienne received a bachelor’s of business administration from the University of Michigan and is especially interested in wellness and natural health. 

Articles
Top 10 States for Manufacturing Jobs
Top 10 States for Manufacturing Jobs
This slideshow is based on Census Bureau date released earlier this week showing manufacturing statistics at the state, metro area and county levels, as well as for cities and towns, for more than 350 manufacturing industries.
 ‘We Are Mobility and Auto Co.’ Says Ford upon Opening New Silicon Valley
'We Are Mobility and Auto Co.' Says Ford upon Opening New Silicon Valley Research Center
Ford says this new facility will be one of the largest automotive manufacturer research centers in Silicon Valley by the end of the year, with 125 researchers, engineers and scientists.
Gov. Rick Perry’s Economic Legacy
Gov. Rick Perry's Economic Legacy
"Our formula for success is simple," Perry told a chamber packed with Republicans who run the House and Senate. "Keep taxes low, implement smart regulations, provide an educated workforce and stop lawsuit abuse at the courthouse."
Johnson Controls See Strong Growth in China
Johnson Controls See Strong Growth in China
Johnson Controls will open its second global corporate headquarters in Shanghai in 2017 as it continues its growth in the Asia-Pacific region.
Polari’s New Plant in Alabama to Employ Around 2000
Polaris New Plant in Alabama to Employ Around 2000
The company, which had sales in 2013 of $3.8 billion, manufactures off-road vehicles, including all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, and side-by-side vehicles. The company owns the Victory and Indian motorcycle brands, and it is actively advancing the development of electric/hybrid powered vehicles.
National Composites Manufacturing Institute to be Led by University of Tennessee
National Composites Manufacturing Institute to be Led by University of Tennessee
The Institute will focus on advanced fiber-reinforced polymer composites that combine strong fibers with tough plastics to yield materials that are lighter and stronger than steel.
Missouri Looking for Agriculture Trade with Cuba
Missouri Looking for Agriculture Trade with Cuba
Gov. Nixon said his office also is moving forward to communicate with officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. State Department about opportunities for trade missions of Missouri business, agricultural and government officials to Cuba focusing on agricultural exports from Missouri.
Start-Up New York Attracting Companies, Jobs
Start-Up New York Attracting Companies, Jobs
Under the program, businesses have the opportunity to operate tax-free for 10 years on eligible land and space. Businesses partner with the higher education institutions, enabling them to access industry experts and advanced research laboratories.
If You Build It, They Will Come: Industrial Clusters Fuel Economy
If You Build It, They Will Come: Industrial Clusters Fuel Economy

The theory of locating similar companies in a centralized place in order to stimulate economic growth works, according to a new study from MIT.

The study shows that clusters of almost all kinds help drive overall economic growth in multiple ways, from job creation and development of intellectual property to the formation of new industries, reports Peter Dizikes at MIT.

Ford Motor Explores Generation Z Consumers
Ford Motor Explores Generation Z Consumers
“While demographics are invariably a factor in futuring work, what’s driving our report for 2015 is this emerging Generation Z consumer, who is already inspiring attitudes and behaviors in consumers of all ages,” said Sheryl Connelly, Ford global consumer trend and futuring manager.
Let’s Get it Right, American Manufacturing is Doing Well
Let's Get it Right, American Manufacturing is Doing Well
The sector is on pace to manufacture more in 2014 than we have in any year in all of U.S. history.
How to Train Millennials for Manufacturing Careers
How to Train Millennials for Manufacturing Careers
While millennials will fill upcoming vacant manufacturing jobs, drawing them into industry and simultaneously understanding how they work is a huge challenge for manufacturers.
US Manufacturing Output Up 1.1% in November
Factory output is now estimated to have been above its late-2007 pre-recession peak in both October and November.
Alcoa Expands Titanium Aerospace Components, Acquires TITAL
Alcoa Expands Titanium Aerospace Components, Acquires TITAL

In a move to strengthen its global position to capture increasing demand for advanced jet engine components made of titanium, Alcoa (IW 500/53) will acquire Germany-based TITAL.

TITAL is a leader in titanium and aluminum structural castings for aircraft engines and airframes. Almost 70% of TITAL’s revenues are expected to come from commercial aerospace sales in 2019. In 2013, the company generated revenues of approximately $96 million, more than half of which came from titanium products.

US to Get Two New Manufacturing Hubs – Smart Manufacturing and Flexible Hybrid E
US to Get Two New Manufacturing Hubs -- Smart Manufacturing and Flexible Hybrid Electronics
Each institute will receive $70 million or more of federal investment to be matched by at least $70 million from the private sector for a total of more than $290 million in new investment.
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