Adrienne Selko

Adrienne
Selko
Adrienne Selko, Senior Editor,
IndustryWeek

Focus: Expansion Management & the Biotech & Life Sciences Industries

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Senior Editor Adrienne Selko manages IndustryWeek’s Expansion Management, delivering ideas and information about how successful manufacturers leverage location to gain competitive advantage. She explores the strategies behind why companies located their headquarters, research institutes, factories, warehouse and distribution centers and other facilities where they did, and how they benefit from the decision.

Adrienne is also the editorial coordinator of the IndustryWeek Expansion Management Roundtable events, which unites economic development professionals to network and discuss the latest trends in site location.

As well, Adrienne tells the stories of successful companies in the biotechnology and life sciences industries.

In the past, Adrienne has managed IndustryWeek’s award-winning website, overseeing eNewletters, webinars, and contributed content. Before joining the staff, Adrienne was managing editor of corporate publications at a large regional financial institution. She also ran a public relations and marketing company that published a best-selling healthcare book.

Adrienne received a bachelor’s of business administration from the University of Michigan and is especially interested in wellness and natural health. 

Articles

Vitamix’s Continuous Improvement Journey -IW Manufacturing & Technology  Confere
Vitamix’s Continuous Improvement Journey -IW Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo Preview
“If you do Kaizens the emphasis is on improvement. We try and remove frustrations and make work more fun. We want our employees to be inspired," explains Eric DiMalanta, lean manager for Vitamix.
Gainesville – Florida’s Biotech Hub
Why is Gainesville Florida’s Biotech Hub?
“Greater Gainesville has evolved into a region fueled by research, business and a smart, young and creative workforce that both thrives on, and is a catalyst for innovation,” says Susan Davenport., CEO of Gainesville Chamber of Commerce.
What One Phoenix Company is Doing to Keep STEM Front and Center
A Closer Look at STEM Collaboration in Phoenix
PING, a manufacturer of golf equipment, says that many of its team members with STEM training were attracted by the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of technological innovation.
Phoenix STEM Workforce is Supporting US Manufacturing Growth
Phoenix STEM Workforce is Supporting US Manufacturing Growth 2
The Phoenix region has the third largest labor pool in the West with 42,000 students graduating annually from the Arizona State University, and 200,000 students enrolled in the Maricopa Community College system.
Top 10 States Most Affected by Potential Trade Issues with Mexico 3
Given the current uncertainty in the trade sector, WalletHub decided to explore the impact of the economic fallout with Mexico on individual states.The group analzyed data that ranges from “exports to Mexico as a share of state GDP” to “share of jobs supported by trade with Mexico.”
Rockwell Automation Technology Will Help Manufacture Human Tissue, Organs
Rockwell Automation Technology Will Help Manufacture Human Tissue, Organs 1
The company will work with the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute to automate the process of biomanufacturing human tissue and organs.
Top Exporting States 2016
In 2015 exports as a share of U.S. GDP decreased to 12.6%, down from the record-high of 13.6% in 2012.
Ball Corporation: Finding Innovation Everywhere
"Sometimes opportunities come to us from multinational customers with teams of innovation experts, while other times it comes from two people and the craft beer they started making in their garage."
Made in America Holiday Gifts
80% of American shoppers say they prefer to buy goods made in the US and more than 60% say they’d even be willing to pay 10% more.
US Top Exports
American exports amounted to $1.51 trillion during 2015, up 1.5% since 2011 but down 7.1% from 2014.
Top US Trading Partners
45.6% of America’s total imports by value in 2015 were purchased from Asian countries. North American trade partners supplied 26% of import while 21.3% worth originated from Europe.
Advancing Manufacturing Innovation through Education
Advancing Regional Economies Through Education
Government program distributed grants to 24 colleges and universities in 16 states to run five-year programs that will leverage university assets to “promote American innovation and strengthen regional economies."
How to Improve Your Export Strategy
How to Improve Your Export Strategy
Only a small fraction of all U.S. companies export, and U.S. Department of Commerce data show that 59% of all current U.S. exporters sell to only one market.
SLC 2016: More than 60,000 Workers Per Day Are Harassed or Are the Victims of Workplace Violence
Employers need to create programs to address workplace violence given the fact that on a daily basis 43,800 employees are harassed; 16,400 threatened, and 723 workers are attacked.