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That's The Randle Report for September 23, 2014
Join us again tomorrow morning for all of the American South's business, economic development and political news in real time and in one place. Use the sort buttons or the search window above to find your favorite stories from yesterday, last week, last month or last year. Click on the headline to access Southern Business & Development magazine.
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Nashville's staying power fueled by creative community
It's a good time to be in Nashville. Forbes' ranked us as one of the nation's best cities for jobs. Time gushed over our city's thriving economy and growth rate. CNN Money listed Music City as one of the eight most business-friendly cities and MSN said we are one of the 10 most popular cities for millennials. Not to mention that Condé Nast Traveler, New York Times and Travel + Leisure all named Nashville one of 2014's top travel destinations. "It" city titles are nothing new. Just ask Portland, Austin and Dallas. But what seems to be different about Nashville's impressive and explosive growth is that folks aren't just coming here, they're staying here. Tennessean.com
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Experts to gather in Dallas to discuss what makes a great city
Experts on cities, urban planning and architecture will join city officials and business and civic leaders Oct. 23 for a daylong conference on “What Makes a City” at the Latino Cultural Center. The event will be co-presented by The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, The Trinity Trust Foundation and Dallas CityDesign Studio. Dr. Gail Thomas, one of the founders of the Dallas institute, organized the first What Makes a City gathering in 1982. Since then, “the Dallas Institute has focused much of its work on studying cities by drawing on the experiences of planning and urban experts,” said Dr. Larry Allums, executive director of the Dallas Institute. Dallas Morning News
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McKinney, Texas tops Money's ‘Best Places to Live’ ranking
McKinney is the best place to live in the country, according to Money magazine, which praised the Collin County city as a modern burg with Southern charm and “a hotbed for growth-industry jobs.” In another list, Fort Worth ranked third in the nation in “Big-City Bargains.” McKinney’s top ranking in the national publication will be a marketing boon for the city, Mayor Brian Loughmiller told me in an interview this morning. “Our focus now from a council perspective is on economic development and building a corporate tax base,” Loughmiller said. “When you have a magazine that carries that kind of demographic, you know you’re going to be seen by a number of businesses throughout the United States." Dallas Business Journal
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Group tied to Tom Hanks buys rights for book on changes in the South's furniture industry
A Hollywood production group affiliated with actor Tom Hanks has bought the broadcast rights to “Factory Man,” a New York Times best-selling book chronicling the impact of lower-cost Chinese imports on the U.S. home furnishings industry. The book, written by former Roanoke Times reporter Beth Macy, features John Bassett, chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co., as its main character. The Winston-Salem Journal wrote a profile on the book and Bassett in July. According to the website Deadline Hollywood, production group The Playtone Co. of Hanks and Gary Goetzman is considering a HBO miniseries on the book. They will serve as co-executive producers. Doug Bassett, John’s son and the company’s president, said the next step is developing a screenplay. He is hopeful the miniseries will be filmed at least in part in Galax, Va., where Vaughan-Bassett is based, for an economic boost to the community. Winston-Salem Journal
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NC commerce secretary expects Japan trip to bring jobs
N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker on Monday said that she expects her recent trip to Japan will lead to companies bringing new jobs to the state in the next year and a half. Decker’s visit centered on an annual conference that promotes trade between the Asian country and Southeastern U.S. She said she learned more about previously known projects and one potential new one. “There are a number of the conversations that hold the potential for announcements,” Decker told reporters at a news conference at the Charlotte Chamber’s office. She didn’t identify any of the prospects. The commerce secretary is eyeing jobs from a country that already has a significant stake in the state. Since 2010, North Carolina has landed $982 million in investments and more than 3,000 jobs from Japan. Raleigh News & Observer
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Space Coast slowly regaining lost jobs
The Space Coast's post-shuttle economy appears to be on its way to recovery, buoyed most recently by NASA's big "space taxi" contract award last week. Winners of the multibillion-dollar deal to build the next-generation human spaceflight capsule — Boeing Co. and SpaceX — plan to add hundreds of jobs at Kennedy Space Center and the Cape Canaveral area. Other big expansions are already underway in Brevard County by Northrop Grumman Corp., Brazilian jet-maker Embraer and other tech companies. But even if you tally up all the new jobs expected when those expansions are complete, Brevard County will be far short of its peak employment before the Great Recession of six years ago and the shuttle program loss in 2011, a veteran Space Coast economist says. The latest figures indicate Brevard still has 20,000 fewer jobs than it had in 2006, said Michael Slotkin, an economist at the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. Orlando Sentinel
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Groundbreaking held for new Arkansas steel mill
OSCEOLA, Ark. (AP) - Officials broke ground Monday on a $1.3 billion steel mill in northeast Arkansas that’s being touted as a boon to the economically struggling Delta region and the largest single private investment in Arkansas’ history. The ceremony at the Big River Steel site marks the beginning of work for the state’s first “superproject” under a 2004 amendment that allows Arkansas to borrow money to help lure major employers. The state has issued $125 million in bonds for the project, which is also receiving millions in other public funds for its construction. “Welcome to steel mill heaven,” John Correnti, Big River Steel’s CEO and chairman, said at the ceremony. More than 2,000 people are expected to be hired to work on constructing the plant, which will take about 20 months to complete. Once finished, the plant is expected to employ more than 500 people with an average annual pay of $75,000. The Washington Times
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Dem poll: Pryor up in Arkansas
Pryor leads Cotton by 46 percent to 43 percent in the poll, conducted for the DSCC's independent expenditure arm by Hickman Analytics. It falls within the poll's 3.5-percent margin of error. This is the second time in a few weeks that a Hickman poll has shown Pryor with a small lead — they had him up by two points in a late August poll. Publicly released internal polls should always be viewed with a bit of skepticism. The few recent nonpartisan public polls of the race have found Cotton with a small lead, and Republicans have been more bullish about the race than Democrats in recent weeks. The Hill
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Alabama's Mercedes-Benz plant to add 200 new jobs
VANCE, Alabama -- The Tuscaloosa County operations of Mercedes-Benz will add 200 production jobs, a move driven by customer demand for its vehicle lineup. The new full-time jobs are in addition to an estimated 1,400 positions that the plant has already announced in recent years. Those are being added as the facility is taking on production of the C-Class sedan this year and a new SUV next year. "With the continued success of our SUVs and the favorable customer response for the all-new C-Class, demand for the cars we build here in Vance is greater than ever," Jason Hoff, head of the German automaker's Alabama operations, said in a prepared statement. "We are expanding our physical plant to meet that demand, and we need to build out our team with more good people." AL.com
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