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Quebec 2016-2017 Budget: Continued Fiscal Discipline

On March 17, 2016, the Quebec government (Government) unveiled the 2016-2017 budget (Budget). The Government confirmed that it balanced the books for 2015–16 and anticipates maintaining a balanced budget for 2016–17. The...more

The low-down on the new Victorian Manufacturing Grant

Government grants to stimulate business and innovation are typically competitive and the new Victorian Government grant program, Future Industries Fund - The Manufacturing Program, is no exception. In preparing this article,...more

Creative Cooperation: Public-Private-Partnerships

Some people trust private industry and the free market to solve economic challenges and develop economic opportunities, while others prefer allowing government initiatives to address such issues. The space between these two...more

China Issues Its First Ten-Year Plan to Boost the Manufacturing Sector

On May 19, the State Council of China published the country's first ten-year plan to boost its manufacturing sector, the China Manufacturing 2025 strategy. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang first mentioned the China Manufacturing...more

3D Printing: Is Your Business Ready for the Next Industrial Revolution?

Disruption displaces old business models but creates opportunities, if one has the vision. For example, it is no secret that the music industry has suffered rampant intellectual property abuse. ...more

China’s Pollution Woes Trigger a New Environment for Manufacturers in China

The most modern of manufacturing operations can exist nearby the most backward. Thousands of quality assurance, hygiene, energy conservation and other regulatory standards are in place, but access to, enforcement and...more

Experts Weigh In On Developments With U.S. Manufacturing Hubs

On July 9, the Brookings Institution held a conference entitled "Regional Manufacturing Hubs: A Path to Innovation," which discussed recent manufacturing policies and their impact on U.S. innovation and job creation....more

Of Soccer Balls and Social Media

What do lawyers and Pakistani factory workers have in common? More than you think. Especially when it comes to innovation....more

Learning From Germany re Advanced Manufacturing, Including 3-D Printing and Nanotechnology

In Germany this week on business which has me thinking about some things related to Germany. For example, what can we learn from Germany and their relative economic success, including energy policy and manufacturing?...more

Administration Announces Manufacturing Partnership Grants By Jordan Shepherd

The U.S. manufacturing sector received a $20 million injection of funds in October to spur growth and innovation at the local level. The funding was given to ten public-private partnerships around the country through the...more

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