Economic development

Attract more tourists with augmented reality (like Fort Lauderdale)

Wed, 2015-12-16 00:28 -- Kevin Ebi

If your city isn’t tourist friendly, you’re missing out on a big economic boost. And now Fort Lauderdale is giving you more competition. Learn about how a new initiative powered by Civic Resource Group is helping tourists there and in other cities have more fun and, more importantly, spend more money.

Why GE won a $2.6B locomotive deal with India’s railway company

Wed, 2015-11-18 19:30 -- SCC Staff

India’s railroad is the backbone of the country’s inland transportation system for both passengers and freight, and it’s growing steadily to meet the demands of larger cities and an increasing population. GE was selected to provide Indian Railways with 1,000 diesel locomotives and the manufacturing facilities needed to build them as part of the country’s rail modernization effort. Read the story for details.

Smart cities: one way to beat a sluggish economy?

Wed, 2015-11-11 19:30 -- Doug Peeples

Bouncing back after a prolonged global economic downturn is a very tall order, but at least one expert thinks smart city upgrades could be the spark urban areas need. Read the story to learn why adopting smart, intelligent solutions could help revive a city -- and attract smart, talented people to help it thrive.

How Huntsville is fighting back against job-stealing robots. (Yes, I said robots.)

Wed, 2015-11-11 19:30 -- Kevin Ebi

A feature article from Cisco paints a picture of a day when your co-workers could be robots. And as robots gain flexibility and dexterity, that day may not be far off. Of course, that will have big ramifications to the workforce. See what your city can do to keep humans employed.