Adrienne Selko

Adrienne Selko, Senior Editor,

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. 

2014 IW US 500: Top 10 Manufacturers in California [SLIDESHOW]

California continues to be a strong manufacturing state.

Manufacturers in California account for 10.6% of the total output in the state, employing 8.3% of the workforce.

Total output from manufacturing as $213.3 billion in 2012.

In the 2013 IW US 500 ranking California was well represented.

Here are the top 10 companies based on revenue.


We'll Help You Make it in America Says Congress
We'll Help You 'Make it in America' Says Congress
“These priorities are central to helping manufacturers produce more goods here, maintaining America’s innovation edge, and preparing a highly skilled workforce,” Congressman Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland.
Manufacturers Heading to Southeast Asia
Manufacturers Heading to Southeast Asia
Increasing labor costs as well as quality and other issues in China is causing manufacturers to look at other locations in Southeast Asia.
U.S. Deficit in Manufactures Surges 19%-- Could Lead to Job Loss
US Deficit in Manufactures Surges 19% -- Could Lead to Job Loss 1
“China is clearly pursuing an export-led growth strategy to stimulate lagging GDP growth, including very large official foreign currency purchases to lower the exchange rate, and is achieving robust industrial growth, much if not most of which is for export,” said Ernest Preeg, MAPI Foundation senior advisor for international trade and finance.
Good Ideas Take Flight – Airbus Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufactu
Good Ideas Take Flight -- Airbus Joins Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing

Advancing from an idea to building a physical structure to having 24 projects currently underway, Virginia’s Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) has made amazing strides over the past three years.

The consortium began research activities in 2011 and the 62,000-square-foot facility, which is adjacent to the 1,000-acre Rolls-Royce Crosspointe Campus in Prince George County, Va., opened in Mach 2013.

Samsung Note
What is the Samsung Way?
In 2013 Samsung Electronics, the flagship company of the Samsung Group, had revenues of $34 billion. Song points out that this revenue surpasses HP, Siemens and Apple.
Expansion Management: Puerto Rico--Supplying Today’s Talent and Growing Tomorrow
Expansion Management: Puerto Rico -- Supplying Today's Talent and Growing Tomorrow's
Technical talent is a hallmark of this island. "Puerto Rico is one of the few places that exports scientists and engineers to the U.S.," explains Antonio L. Medina Comas, executive director of The Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company
Top 10 Countries – Ease of Doing Business [SLIDESHOW] 1
A high ranking on the ease of doing business index means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.
GE 6FA gas turbine
Why is GE Investing $2 Billion in Africa by 2018?
nvestment in Africa will be in three strategic areas: building infrastructure; delivering localized solutions to customers; and capacity building, by providing skills training and growing supply chain development in local communities.
Where Will the New Tesla Gigafactory Land?
Where Will the New Tesla Gigafactory Land?
The battery factory is estimated to be 10 million square feet and will employ 6,500.
Which Cities are Winning the Brain Game?
Which Cities are Winning the Brain Game?
“Producing and attracting talent with the right mix of skills for today, and doing what it takes to create local employment opportunities is not just necessary, it’s the whole game,” said Robert Bell, Brain Gain’s lead researcher.
Aiming for Employer of Choice? Provide On-site Health Care
Accommodating employees and attracting future employees is after all the goal of this facility. Saving money is secondary however it is a good financial investment.
GE Energy Creates Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Florida
GE Energy Creates Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Florida
The expansion encompasses a capital investment of $50 million that will create 250 new jobs.
Auto Supplier Expands Footprint in Michigan
Auto Supplier Expands Footprint in Michigan
Challenge Manufacturing will build two facilities in Michigan and one is expected to supply a General Motors plant slotted for production of the next generation Chevrolet Camaro.
Chevron’s New Premium Base Oil Plant Up and Running
Chevron's New Premium Base Oil Plant Up and Running

In an effort to fulfill the company’s goal to be the “world’s largest producer of premium oil base,” Chevron Corp. (IW 500/3) announced last week that its subsidiary Chevron U.S.A. Inc. has begun commercial production of premium base oils from a newly constructed manufacturing facility at the company’s Pascagoula, Miss. refinery.


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