We’ve already seen and heard of many instances where business incentives granted by governments to firms moving in have not produced results the politicians wanted. Why is this? Which incentives work? Finally there’s a study that sheds light on this. It’s important advice for local and regional leaders. One should always take economic research with a grain of salt; but if even a few awful cases could be prevented the benefits for local economies would be great.
Tim Bartik and John C. Austin November 4, 2019
via Most business incentives don’t work. Here’s how to fix them.
Here’s the PDF of the study by Bartik:
Bartik 2019 – Making Sense of Incentives_ Taming Business Incentives to Promote
November 5, 2019 in entrepreneurship, Investing, Labor Economics, Leadership, Logistics, Macroeconomics, Managerial Econ, Strategy
Tagged clusters, economics, infrastructure, innovation, technology
This article looking at Flexport now appeared recently under Cathy Morrow Roberson’s byline in The Loadstar. We enjoy hearing about what Flexport is doing now. But the idea that they are changing direction to become more like a 4PL is not the point. That’s where they were always going!! The press and financial folks may have perceived them as a technology play. But all along Ryan Petersen has intended to create a firm that actually helps customers manage their supply chains, by giving them visibility, a certain amount of in-depth analysis, and good service assistance in dealing among supply chain partners, temporary or permanent. I don’t think the vision has changed; just the world’s view of it.
Cathy Morrow Roberson via The Morrow-Roberson road test: Flexport – moving beyond freight forwarding – The Loadstar
July 22, 2019 in entrepreneurship, Logistics, Service Management, Supply Chains
Tagged 3PLs, entrepreneurship, innovation, Logistics, supply chains, technology, trade, transportation
SAE is the former Society of Automotive Engineers, and has been a leader in standard setting for many years. There is clearly a need for standards around data for shared bike and scooter services, for instance. The main cooperators are Miami-Dade County, Jump, Spin, and Populus (a data platform).
A similar effort by Los Angeles called the Mobility Data Specification (MDS) led to major complaints from Uber and Lyft, the ride-hailing service operators. They don’t want to be bound by the rules. Other cities have been following the MDS as well.
Perhaps such a consortium effort could help resolve these problems. I’m surprised there isn’t communication between the Los Angeles group and the SAE.
AUTHOR Jason Plautz via SAE International to form microbility data standards consortium | Smart Cities Dive