"Machinery manufacturing tends to be a cyclical, capital-intensive industry. Since the great recession, revenue for companies in this sector has also been steadily rising." Dennis Donovan Excerpt: Machinery manufacturers are engaged…

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"A mini-trend has been occurring in corporate America, especially among industrial enterprises. That is, the leaner, smaller corporate head office. As companies continue striving for efficiency, flexibility and nimbleness, consequently the…

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"Accelerated, disruptive, innovative technology changes have placed an inordinate demand for IT skills. In fact, many job functions in the IT world didn’t exist five years ago. To sum up what…

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"It has been our experience that when companies redeploy business operations and achieve a 15% to 20% annual cost reduction, the financial payback period is attractive. This is before any…

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WDGC at Southern New Mexico Familiarization Tour Event New Mexico Partnership, a statewide partnership of local and regional economic development groups, held the familiarization event in Ruidoso, NM. The focus…

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How Is Technology Changing the Mfg Workforce? Rapid technological change is transforming manufacturing. Utilization of robotics and artificial intelligence has certainly shifted the landscape.  Additionally, the advent of digital manufacturing…

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“Dennis Donovan says he’s seeing more 'second-stage' technology companies choosing to leave the Bay Area altogether, many of them opting for Reno, Nevada, and other Mountain West cities like Denver,…

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Nearshore Site Selection “Colombia has the approach to attracting BPO and IT operations down to a science. In addition, English is taught throughout public education and is becoming more prevalent…

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“The long global distribution supply chains are costly,” says WDG Consulting’s Donovan. “So we are finding there is more regional manufacturing, operations and distribution, and most of this is due…

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"The number one concern across every industry is the ability to find qualified labor,” explains Dennis Donovan, principal, WDG Consulting. “The shortage is pervasive and extends to all positions in…

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