Expansion Management http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6655/more en Alibaba Opens Data Center in Silicon Valley http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/alibaba-opens-data-center-silicon-valley <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Chinese online giant Alibaba will open a data center in Silicon Valley, it said Wednesday, challenging rival Amazon in the field of cloud computing.</p> <p>The company&#39;s Aliyun unit, which already competes with AWS (Amazon Web Services) in China, will offer cloud services to US firms in what was described as a gradual rollout.</p> <p>&quot;For the time being, we are just testing the water,&rdquo; said Sicheng Yu, vice president of the unit, in a statement on the company&#39;s corporate site Alizila.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/alibaba-opens-data-center-silicon-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/alibaba-opens-data-center-silicon-valley#comments Expansion Management The Latest Wed, 04 Mar 2015 20:52:00 +0000 161611 at http://www.industryweek.com Andrew Burton,Getty Images Italy Temporarily Nationalizes Ilva Steel Plant http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/italy-temporarily-nationalizes-ilva-steel-plant <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The government hopes to find a new owner within three years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/italy-temporarily-nationalizes-ilva-steel-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/italy-temporarily-nationalizes-ilva-steel-plant#comments Expansion Management Global Economy The Latest Tue, 03 Mar 2015 17:20:00 +0000 161361 at http://www.industryweek.com The World's Most Manufacturing-Intensive Metro Areas http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/worlds-most-manufacturing-intensive-metro-areas <div class="node-body gallery-body"><div></div>To determine most intensive manufacturing cities two metrics were used. The first is the share of the metro economy’s GDP in manufacturing. The second metric helps to control for this by measuring how specialized a metro economy is in manufacturing relative to its country.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/worlds-most-manufacturing-intensive-metro-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/worlds-most-manufacturing-intensive-metro-areas#comments Expansion Management Global Economy The Latest Mon, 02 Mar 2015 18:30:00 +0000 160821 at http://www.industryweek.com Made in America – Capel Rugs' Stronghold in North Carolina http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/made-america-capel-rugs-stronghold-north-carolina <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>“Having our manufacturing here is a huge advantage for us,” says Richard Capel. “We are a vertical company. We begin with the raw production, we spin, dye and produce the finished product. This allows us an advantage both over speed and the quality as we control the whole process.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/made-america-capel-rugs-stronghold-north-carolina" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/made-america-capel-rugs-stronghold-north-carolina#comments Expansion Management The Latest Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:04:00 +0000 161161 at http://www.industryweek.com GM to Stop Auto Production in Indonesia http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/gm-stop-auto-production-indonesia <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The plant currently produces the Chevrolet Spin, a small family van, for Indonesia and other ASEAN markets.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/gm-stop-auto-production-indonesia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/global-economy/gm-stop-auto-production-indonesia#comments Competitiveness Cost Management & BPM Expansion Management Transportation Trade Finance Global Economy The Latest Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:29:00 +0000 161021 at http://www.industryweek.com Why is Singapore's Biomedical Business so Brisk? http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/why-singapores-biomedical-business-so-brisk <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The growing interest in Asia will translate to more manufacturing investments and an optimistic medium- term outlook for Singapore’s biopharmaceutical manufacturing output.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/why-singapores-biomedical-business-so-brisk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/why-singapores-biomedical-business-so-brisk#comments Expansion Management The Latest Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:15:00 +0000 160061 at http://www.industryweek.com Singapore Economic Development Board Why Did Apple Keep Promise to City of Mesa, Arizona? http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/why-did-apple-keep-promise-city-mesa-arizona <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Why would a company stay loyal to a certain area? Sometimes it’s the relationship between a company and a city. “They shared with us that they had a very pleasant experience working with us,” said Mesa Mayor John Giles. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/why-did-apple-keep-promise-city-mesa-arizona" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/why-did-apple-keep-promise-city-mesa-arizona#comments Expansion Management The Latest Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:58:00 +0000 160461 at http://www.industryweek.com Technology is Front and Center of Smart Cities http://www.industryweek.com/technology/technology-front-and-center-smart-cities <div class="field-byline"> GH Rao, HCL Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>A smart city utilizes innovative solutions to simplify complex problems and provide the infrastructure and the blueprint for growing cities to safely, intelligently and pragmatically scale.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/technology-front-and-center-smart-cities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/technology-front-and-center-smart-cities#comments Expansion Management Technology The Latest Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:40:00 +0000 160041 at http://www.industryweek.com Urban and Innovation Regional Research South Carolina – Home Grown Life Science Innovation http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/south-carolina-home-grown-life-science-innovation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Upstate region is home to more than 572 companies and institutions employing 13,520 people in the life sciences industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/south-carolina-home-grown-life-science-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/south-carolina-home-grown-life-science-innovation#comments Expansion Management The Latest Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:57:00 +0000 159661 at http://www.industryweek.com Photo Courtesy of CreatiVasc Choosing Locations for Advanced Industries http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/choosing-locations-advanced-industries <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Based on the new Brookings report, PACCAR, Stanley Black and Decker and Siemens discuss their location decisions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/choosing-locations-advanced-industries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/expansion-management/choosing-locations-advanced-industries#comments Expansion Management Global Economy The Latest Thu, 05 Feb 2015 21:43:00 +0000 159411 at http://www.industryweek.com Thomas Niedermueller, Getty Images