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
Companies Bringing Manufacturing Jobs Back to US
From Jan, 2010 until July 2016 the Reshoring Initiative estimates that 265,000 jobs have come back to the United States from abroad.
Small Business Wins in Connecticut with Public Private Collaboration
Small Business Wins in Connecticut with Public Private Collaboration
A Manufacturing Voucher Program, created by partnerships, provides funds which can be used to purchase specialized expertise including marketing, LEAN, compliance, and other technical help.
Top Metro Areas for Employment in Advanced Manufacturing
“What emerges from the report is a mixed picture of progress and drift that registers continued momentum in the manufacturing sub-sector; a major slump in energy; and strong, widely distributed growth in high-tech services— all of which adds up to a somewhat narrowed map of growth overall,” Brookings says..
Manufacturing Matchmaking is Name of Game in Elk Grove, Illinois
Manufacturing Matchmaking is Name of Game in Elk Grove, Illinois
Elk Grove Village, located adjacent to O’Hare airport, is home to the largest industrial park in the U.S. with over 62 million square feet. Over 3,600 business call this city home and it’s the second largest manufacturing workforce in the state.
Manufacturing Report Card: Which States Made the Grade?
To measure manufacturing industry health, the group include three variables: the share of total income earned by manufacturing employees in each state, the wage premium paid to manufacturing workers relative to the other states’ employees, and the share of manufacturing employment per capita.
Are Workers Ready for the IoT Revolution?
New buzzword but same old problem: Where will we find the workforce 
of the future?
Top Site Location Slideshows
Where to locate? Which state has the most manufacturing? Which countries are the most corrupt? Find all of these answers in these slides shows.
Companies See ‘Connected Workforce’ as Future, but Slow to Invest
Companies See 'Connected Workforce' as Future, but Slow to Invest
Looking toward the future, 85% of executives felt the connected workforce would be commonplace in their plants by 2020 and 50% felt that this will lead to higher productivity.
Connectivity Enabling Manufacturing Innovation
Connectivity Enabling Manufacturing Innovation
The ability to leverage technology is the foundation upon which future products will be created to meet society’s needs.
Top 10 Countries with Resilient Supply Chains
Resilient supply chains give businesses a distinct advantage by protecting their operational integrity, revenue stream, market share and shareholder value, says FM Global.
Kansas City, Missouri Transformed into Smart City
Kansas City, Missouri Transformed into Smart City
Rollout includes 125 “smart” streetlights, 25 interactive kiosks to engage citizens and 50 blocks of free outdoor public Wi-Fi downtown.
Bell and Howell
Bell and Howell: Historic Company Moves Into IoT Space
"Neither humans nor technology can optimally solve problems on their own," says Ramesh Ratan, CEO of Bell and Howell. "It’s the interplay between human judgment and technical data that combine to enhance operations."
Top US Imports
American imports amounted to $2.309 trillion during 2015.
Top 10 Most Responsible Supply Chains
Oxfam ranks the 10 big consumer brands for socially responsible management of their supply chains on seven issues: climate change, water use, helping farmers' livelihoods, preventing land grabs by suppliers, workers conditions, gender equality and transparency.
Why Do Employees Quit?
Every time a business replaces a salaried employee, it costs 6 to 9 months’ salary on average.
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