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Locomotive 765 returns to W.Va. for tour
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. -- Steam locomotive No. 765, which appeared in the opening scenes of the movie "Matewan" and pulled numerous excursion trains through the New River Gorge in the 1980s and 1990s, is returning to West Virginia this month for a six-day appearance in the Williamson area. Charleston Gazette
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Huge cuts for Louisiana health care
A special meeting of the House budget and health care committee's brought Department of Health and Hospital's Secretary Bruce Greenstein and LSU System President William Jenkins to testify. The subject of course was the huge Medicaid cut from the Federal Government. wafb.com
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SC jobless rate up to 9.4 percent in June
South Carolina's jobless rate has gone up for the second month in a row, rising in June to 9.4 percent, state officials said Friday. The rate announced by the state Department of Employment and Workforce was 0.3 percentage points higher than in May and more than a point higher than national unemployment, which stayed flat from May to June at 8.2 percent. GoUpstate
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Economic development incentives created 55,173 new jobs in Kentucky from 2001-2010
Kentucky spent nearly $1.3 billion on economic development incentives from 2001 to 2010, and businesses that received the incentives created 55,173 new jobs, according to a report by the Anderson Economic Group presented Thursday to state legislators. The Lane Report
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Cheney Brothers Invests $100 Million On A 250,000-Square-Foot Distribution Center in Punta Gorda, Florida
Cheney Brothers Inc., a major Southeastern U.S. food distributor, is investing $100 million on construction of a 250,000-square-foot distribution center in Punta Gorda, Florida, where it plans to create an estimated 300 jobs. Area Development
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LMV Automotive Systems Breaks Ground On $42 Million Manufacturing Facility In Liberty, Missouri
LMV Automotive Systems began construction on a $42 million, 212, 550-square-foot, manufacturing complex in Liberty, Missouri, where it will employ more than 150 workers. Area Development
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Charlotte-area economy, population to grow faster than other metros
The Charlotte area’s economy will grow faster than that of most other metropolitan regions as its recovery continues, a report released Thursday found. Gross metropolitan product in the Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill region is expected to grow 2.9 percent this year, up from 2.8 percent in 2011, according to the report from research firm IHS Global Insight, prepared for the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Charlotte Observer
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RDU begins work on $68M terminal makeover
Hard-hat workers at Raleigh-Durham International Airport marked the start of a Terminal 1 makeover Thursday by ceremonially peeling off a couple of faded, spruce-blue steel panels from the curbside facade. Inside, crews already were busy reducing the 30-year-old building to its structural skeleton. News Observer
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Johnson: Duke Energy wanted out of merger
RALEIGH -- Ousted utility chief Bill Johnson and former Progress Energy board members urged state regulators Thursday not to rescind the merger between Progress and Duke Energy during an all-day public hearing in Raleigh that painted dramatic scenes of the days leading up to Johnson’s abrupt dismissal. Members of the N.C. Utilities Commission repeatedly asked whether the premise of the $32 billion merger – that it will benefit the public – is still valid in the wake of Duke’s merger doubts and Johnson’s firing. Time and again Johnson, and the board members who supported him, assured regulators that despite the CEO shakeup the merger will deliver substantial public benefits. News Observer
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'Pray for Rain': Mississippi River at Severe Lows
A year after the Mississippi River swelled to near-historic proportions and flooded farms and homes from Illinois to Louisiana, the level along the waterway's southern half is so low that cargo barges have run aground and their operators have been forced to lighten their loads. TIME
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Features & Opinion

 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

The America South is home to almost as many residents as the Northeast and the Midwest combined, but even that statistical record is about to be broken. According to a new Census Bureau study that came out in April, 51 percent of the nation's population jump occurred in the South from 2010 to 2013.
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

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By Stacy Randle
Demographer Wendell Cox recently analyzed the largest gains in holders of bachelor's and post-graduate degrees between 2007 and 2012 in the 51 metro regions in the U.S. of 1 million residents or more. The results were published in Forbes magazine and the South dominated the ranking.
 

 Business News in the South - Randle Report

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This is our annual "Made in the South" issue and it's timely because there is a new player in the South's manufacturing universe. For almost two decades, economic developers and politicos in the South and the U.S. have been chasing Chinese projects with little or nothing to show. Want proof we've been chasing ghosts in China for years? Okay, go ahead and name a Chinese brand that's made in the South? Tick. . .tick. . .tick. Give up?
 
 Nashville Mayour Karl Dean

We try to change up the categories in our annual Ten Top 10s section, but we always include the "Ten People Who Made a Difference" category. This year though, we are honoring 12 and you will learn why by reading about this group of folks who have made a difference in the South. Here is our annual list that includes executives, economic developers and politicians who have made a difference in the South's economy.


 


 

 

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