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
A Meeting of Innovative Minds
UnConference: A Meeting of Innovative Minds
“The conference is an opportunity for the unexpected to happen,” explains Scot Tutkovics of Rockwell Automation. “We could discover some connections, partnership or pairings that we wouldn’t have experienced in our regular daily operations.”
Top 10 Countries for Foreign Direct Investment
The Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index, established in 1998 by ATKearney ranks countries based on how changes in their political, economic, and regulatory systems are likely to affect foreign direct investment inflows in the coming years.
North America’s Largest 100% Biomass-Fuelled Power Plant Opens in Canada
North America’s Largest 100% Biomass-Fueled Power Plant Opens in Canada
The biomass used to fuel Atikokan Generating Station, which is now generating electricity in northwestern Ontario, is being harvested and processed locally.
Investing in the US is the Rallying Cry of Energy Sector Companies
Investing in the US is the Rallying Cry of Energy Sector Companies
From 2011 to August 2014 U.S. investments totaled $124 billion, in the form of 196 announcements of new chemical plants or upgrades to existing plants.
US Companies Optimistic About Doing Business in Thailand
US Companies Optimistic About Doing Business in Thailand
Business expansion remains high with 62% of the respondents saying they expect their companies in Thailand to expand, a dip since last year’s 75%, but the profit outlook remains strong with 82% expecting increased profits.
San Francisco Targets Latin America for Investment
The city's new initiative is to help established Latin American companies expand and assist startups to locate in San Francisco.
Honda’s Ohio Plant is First OEM to Get Substantial Power from Wind Turbine
Honda's Ohio Plant is First Auto OEM to Get Substantial Power from Wind Turbine
The two turbines, standing 260 feet tall with 160-foot blades, were initially projected to produce upwards of 10,000 megawatt hours (MWH) of electricity per year, accounting for approximately 10% of the plant's annual power needs.
Alcoa, Boeing Sign Historic $1 Billion Contract
Alcoa, Boeing Sign Historic $1 Billion Contract
Alcoa becomes the sole supplier to Boeing for wing skins on its metallic structure aircraft. Alcoa plate products, such as wing ribs and skins, will also be on every Boeing platform, including the 787 Dreamliner.
Silicon Valley New Home of Lockheed Martin's Optical Payload Center
Silicon Valley New Home of Lockheed Martin's Optical Payload Center
The center brings together experts across the world from Lockheed Martin, its industry partners and research universities with the goal of developing optical payload technologies that are more “powerful, precise and affordable than today's systems,” Lockheed says.
Need Help Manufacturing in Washington State?
Need Help Manufacturing in Washington State?
The Make it in Washington grant was one of 10 awards made nationwide as part of the U.S. Economic Development Administration-funded Make it in America Challenge, created to further the Obama Administration’s efforts to protect and create American manufacturing jobs.
How will Charlotte and Louisville Fare under GE’s Sale to Electrolux?
How will Charlotte and Louisville Fare under GE's Sale to Electrolux?
“I would say that the opportunity in Charlotte just got better,” stated Electrolux CEO Keith McLoughlin.
Expansion Managment: Aerospace Sector Flying High in Charleston, SC
Expansion Management: Aerospace Sector Flying High in Charleston, SC
Charelston is one of the of the nation’s Top 10 mid-size metro areas for workforce growth in aircraft mechanics, computer hardware and electrical engineers.
Will Nevada Taxpayers Get Good Deal on Tesla’s Gigafactory?
Will Nevada Taxpayers Get Good Deal on Tesla's Gigafactory?
Tesla would receive up to a 100% tax abatement for the next 20 years for all sales tax, and up to a 100% tax abatement for the next 10 years for all real property tax, personal property tax and modified business tax.
How is Cleveland Gaining Manufacturing Jobs?
Why is Cleveland's Manufacturing Sector Growing?
In 2013, the area recruited a record high 16 new or expanded operations during 2013, including expansions by Nestle USA, Six C Fabrications, Pepperidge Farm and Cristal USA, according to Team Northeast Ohio.
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 2014 IW US 500 ranking California was well represented.

Here are the top 10 companies based on revenue.

 

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