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Manufacturing & Food Processing Design Construction Trends

The effects of a world-wide pandemic in 2020 and into 2021 had a significant impact on building design and construction delivery. Understanding the impacts and approaching future projects holistically can help mitigate expanding lead times, costs, and general construction uncertainty. 

The power of a growth mindset to drive innovation and transformation

An Interview on Envision - Land O’Lakes CEO, Beth Ford, discusses the power of a growth mindset and its transformative influence on her personal and professional life, and the rapid innovation and growth that this mindset has driven at the company now and into the future

Manufacturing Job Openings

Manufacturing job openings soared from 748,000 in March to 851,000 in April, a new record. Business leaders in the sector need to ramp up production, capacity and staffing in light of robust demand, the reopening of the U.S. and global economy and the very strong economic outlook for the coming months. READ MORE...  

CONNECTING MANUFACTURERS WITH THE FUTURE:  How 5G is Transforming the Manufacturing Landscape

2020 Manufacturing Institute Study

10 Technologies That Will Disrupt Businesses in 2021

By Paul Heltzel - CIO Magazine Article

From AI to serverless computing, these 10 disruptive technologies and trends are transforming the business landscape in the wake of the pandemic and beyond.

Championing Digital Transformation: Start with 8 Steps - BY GERARD TABOADA 

  • Change management capabilities make or break digital transformation
  • A great digital transformation strategy builds employee advocacy
  • Make the most of agile methods

New North Industry Newsletters

Featuring the industry news and event information from New North Industry Partners. 

April 2021

Tax Increases Cause Major Job Losses, Harm U.S. Economy 

A Summary of the Study Findings in “Dynamic Estimates of the Macroeconomic Effects of Tax Rate Increases and Other Tax Policy Changes”

National Association of Manufacturers Study: April 2021 -


 By Gita Gopinath - International Monetary Fund Blog - Insights & Analysis on Economics & Finance

It is one year into the COVID-19 pandemic and the global community still confronts extreme social and economic strain as the human toll rises and millions remain unemployed. Yet, even with high uncertainty about the path of the pandemic, a way out of this health and economic crisis is increasingly visible.