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
More US Manufacturers Are Coming Home
More US Manufacturers are Coming Home

The numbers are growing.

More U.S. companies are moving production back China, according to a new survey from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

This year 20% of the senior manufacturing executives at companies with sales of $1 billion said they are heading home from China. That compares to last year’s number of 13% to 16%.

And these plans are already in the works as 24%, compared to 17% -20% last year said they will take action within the near future.  

Chicago is Getting to Work Filling Manufacturing Jobs
Chicago is Getting to Work Filling Manufacturing Jobs
The program will focus on three areas of need: raising awareness of manufacturing jobs in the city’s and the region’s manufacturing sector; increasing capacity at existing workforce organizations to help them to match job seekers to jobs and training programs that meet the needs of area manufacturing businesses; and facilitating coordination through a web portal that will connect job seekers with training and employment opportunities.
From 80 to 800 -- New Orleans Biotech Company Rides Market Demand
Renaissance RX, provides pharmacogenetic testing revealing how individual patients respond to specific medications, based upon their genetic makeup, expands in New Orleans.
Texas, Florida, Georgia North Carolina Best Business States
Texas, Florida, Georgia North Carolina -- Best Business States 1
The Lone Star state was chosen by 49.7% of those surveyed as having one of the most favorable business climates in the nation.
Which Manufacturers Are Racing to Produce Ebola Drugs?
Which Manufacturers Are Racing to Produce Ebola Drugs?
In addition to Tekmira, Mapp Biopharmaceutical and Chimerix, which are increasing production of drugs that have been use to treat patients, other companies are looking around for potential useful compounds.
Q3 Less Robust for Manufacturers But Outlook Remains Good
Q3 Less Robust for Manufacturers But Outlook Remains Good
“The decline in the composite index and most of the individual indexes point to a slowing of the momentum the sector had coming out of the second quarter. With the exception of U.S. and non-U.S. investment, however, the indexes remain at relatively high levels and point to continued growth,” MAPI said.
Compound Given to Two American Ebola survivors Goes into Full-Scale Production
Compound Given to Two American Ebola Survivors Goes into Full-Scale Production
Kentucky BioProcessing is making production of the the ZMapp compound, grown for Mapp Biopharmaceutical, its main priority.
Could Germany be Heading Toward a Recession?
Could Germany be Heading Toward a Recession?
ZEW President Clemens Fuest said he couldn't rule out an economic contraction in the third quarter. "We are getting close," Fuest said at a news conference following the release of the survey data, however he noted any recession would likely be short-lived given Germany's strong domestic fundamentals.
Methane Manufacturing Gets $1. 2 Billion Boost in Louisiana
Methane Manufacturing Gets $1.2 Billion Boost in Louisiana
Castleton Commodities International 's new methanol manufacturing plant will produce an estimated 5,000 metric tons of methanol per day, using natural gas as the key feedstock for production.
Dow Chemical Honors Its LGBT Business Leaders 1
Howard Ungerleider and Louis A. Vega, were named to the OUTstanding in Business list, which honors LGBT and straight ally business leaders who actively contribute to an environment where all employees feel safe and are able to bring their whole authentic selves to work.
Manufacturing's Our DNA Says Fort Smith, Arkansas – So Let’s Celebrate
Manufacturing's Our DNA Says Fort Smith, Arkansas -- So Let's Celebrate

In spite of the significant drop in manufacturing employment in the Fort Smith region, as reported by citywire.com,  it is still among the area's largest employment sectors and Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce CEO Tim Allen said that was why Manufacturing Day is being celebrated locally.

Manufacturers’ Suppliers Celebrate Manufacturing Day as Well
Manufacturers' Suppliers Celebrate Manufacturing Day as Well
Exact, the business software partner for manufacturers, celebrated Manufacturing Day by unveiling a new office and discussing the role of manufacturing in New England.
Alcoa Enticing Young Workers Via Virtual Field Trip For Manufacturing Day
The Manufacture Your Future LIVE Virtual Field Trip will occur at a high-tech aluminum manufacturing facility, which has produced lightweight metal and other materials for every American space vehicle, helping to make many milestones possible, including the first moon landing.
Domestic Apparel Manufacturing Ramps Up in NYC During Manufacturing Day Celebrat
Domestic Apparel Manufacturing Ramps Up in NYC During Manufacturing Day Celebration
In the last decade, a number of industry veterans grew tired of designing quality merchandise extolling the virtues of New York City, only to have it produced in China.
Alcoa Opens World’s Largest Aluminum-Lithium Aerospace Plant in Indiana
Alcoa Opens World’s Largest Aluminum-Lithium Aerospace Plant in Indiana
The plant will produce advanced, third-generation aluminum-lithium alloys for the aerospace industry.
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