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U.S. Small Businesses Party Like It's 2004
France reported last week that its summer hosting of Euro 2016, Europe’s soccer championships, added $1.26 billion to its economy. This is good news, for sure, and worth celebrating, but here’s the thing: Why doesn’t France put as much effort into supporting its businesses and markets as it does its soccer franchises? After all, the country has an entrepreneurship problem—as in, business growth and its labor market are struggling. Forbes
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Most small businesses aren’t adding many jobs, new research finds
America’s entrepreneurs might not be living up to their reputation as job creators. In fact, the median U.S. small business adds fewer than one full-time employee each year, according to new research. A JPMorgan Chase Institute study of payroll records from more than 45,000 of the bank’s small-business customers finds 16 percent lost a full-time employee in 2015, and just 20 percent added more than two. Neworleanscitybusiness.com
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How Donald Trump stands to impact the economy and small businesses
Joe Spencer has seen plenty of booms and busts in his hometown of Detroit over the years running his small business, Louisiana Creole Gumbo since 1983. He watched as the auto industry imploded and housing collapsed, and he grit his teeth through the subsequent recession. But these days, things are looking up for his resilient restaurant, famous for its gumbo served five ways. It hit $1.2 million in sales last year, leading him to open a second location. Now one thing is on his mind: How Donald Trump stands to impact the economy, and what might that mean for endeavors like his around the country. CNBC
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GreenTech Auto shutters its doors, closes Mississippi factory
The harsh reality of high costs and the inexorable heft of the auto industry have claimed another electric-car startup. GreenTech Automotive opened a plant in Mississippi in 2014, first saying it would manufacture a small, two-seat electric vehicle called the MyCar there. It later struck a deal with Chinese automaker JAC Motors to develop an electric car based on one of JAC's existing gasoline models. Greencarreports.com
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104 Cruise Calls for Charleston in 2017
One hundred and four ships are expected to call in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2017, with Carnival Cruise Line’s year-round cruise program taking up the majority of the pie. Carnival sails the Ecstasy year-round from the port, and also mixes in the Sunshine seasonally. According to Peter Lehman, vice president of cruise and real estate for the port, the timeline is moving further out, with the port taking berth reservations into 2020. Cruiseindustrynews.com
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Amazon announces apprenticeship program to train veterans for high paying tech jobs
Amazon today signed an agreement with the US Department of Labor to create an apprenticeship program designed to aid military veterans as they attempt to re-enter the workforce. Through ApprenticeshipUSA, veterans can take on paid internships at Amazon and learn the tech skills needed to move into good paying work, while securing the education needed to compete in an increasingly tech-oriented workforce. Thenextweb.com
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Environmentalists Start Petition Against FPL's Radioactive-Waste Plan
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has decided there's nothing wrong with Florida Power & Light's plan to store radioactive waste and contaminated water in an aquifer connected to South Florida's drinking water supply. Last Friday, NRC officials shot down a legal petition from an environmental group asking the agency to reconsider FPL's plan. Miami New Times
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Young people energized by Mississippi industry
There are plenty of well-paying jobs in Mississippi that young workers have yet to discover — at least that’s what the Mississippi Energy Institute says. The Jackson-based nonprofit policy group is leading a digital campaign focused on getting the word out about energy and advanced manufacturing jobs and the benefits of those careers. Oxford Eagle
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R&D at Alabama Power’s Plant Barry plays part in Texas’ Petra Nova project
When the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture project announced commercial operation last week in Texas, Southern Company‘s 25-megawatt (MW) carbon capture demonstration at Alabama Power’s Plant Barry was at the root of its success. Alabamanewscenter.com
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Nuclear in a Nutshell: Nuclear is a large part of Alabama Power’s energy mix
Southern Nuclear has launched a series of short, informative videos designed to educate the public about the safety, benefits and reliability of nuclear power. Based in Birmingham, Southern Nuclear operates the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan on behalf of Alabama Power. It also operates the Edwin I. Hatch Nuclear Plant near Baxley, Ga., and the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant near Waynesboro, Ga., on behalf of Georgia Power. Alabamanewscenter.com
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For those who still languish over "losing to China" or believe that the economy is still in recession, wake up and smell the data. Economic development in the South was about as good as it gets in calendar year 2015 according to the data. And as for China, borrowing a quote from the late football coach Bear Bryant that he made in the half-time locker room down 15-0 to Georgia Tech in 1960, "We got 'em right where we want 'em." For those of you who don't know the rich history of Alabama Crimson Tide football, Bama scored all of its 16 points in the fourth quarter, kicking a field goal on the last play of the game to beat Tech 16-15.
 

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Today, factories in the U.S. make twice as much product as they did in 1984. And they are doing it with one-third of the manufacturing workforce. In fact, the output of durable goods in 2015 was the highest in the nation's history. So, we do have a strong manufacturing base, at least in the South, much of the Midwest and parts of the West, and it is getting stronger because on a cost-basis, we can compete with any major manufacturing nation in the world.  
 

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The argument for or against a minimum wage hike continues between the reds and the blues, as well as within the economic development community in the South. Should we stay the course with a minimum wage under $8 an hour to better compete with Mexico, the South's biggest competitor for jobs, or set a minimum wage just over $10 an hour, a wage floor most centrists support? That $10 per hour is, according to the MIT Living Wage Calculator, about right in most states in the South for one adult to be able to cover basic expenses plus all relevant taxes.
 
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Recent data from the Computing Technology Industry Association (Comp TIA) showed that the technology industry is one of the fastest growing job generators in the South and the nation. The report also indicated that technology job compensation is growing faster than any other sector.
 


 

 

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