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Sears to close Garland, TX operation, lay off 58
Sears Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD) plans to close its product rebuild center in Garland, laying off about 58 people. Dallas Business Journal
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City of Atlanta population growth lags Southern rivals
In terms of recent population growth, the city of Atlanta isn’t keeping up with many of its Southern rivals. Atlanta Business Chronicle
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Texas retains No. 2 spot in U.S. for expensive closing costs
Texas is the nation's second-priciest state for real estate closing costs, based on a study released Monday by Bankrate Inc., a Florida-based finance data provider. Austin Business Journal
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Internet marketing firm Red Ventures expanding, hiring 1,000 in NC
Red Ventures, the rapidly growing Internet marketing firm based in Fort Mill, is planning a major expansion, it said Tuesday. The company has acquired 16 acres of land next to its headquarters in 521 Corporate Center Park, just south of Ballantyne. That expansion is expected to create 1,000 new jobs over the next five years, Red Ventures said. Charlotte Observer
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Mitch Chandler Joins Little Rock Chamber As COO
Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday that Mitch Chandler has been named its chief operating officer, replacing Gary Newton, who left to start an education initiative. Arkansas Business
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The Truth About the XL Pipeline... Is Complicated
The world will not be improved by another screed about global warming that calls everyone who doesn't believe just as I do stupid. We are so polarized that absolutely no one is persuaded by that sort of thing. What do I believe? Esquire
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A West Virginia Strike and the New Labor Reality
This weekend, 700 steelworkers in a place called Ravenswood, West Virginia, went on strike after contract talks broke down with the management of Constellium Rolled Products. At issue, apparently, is the company's demands that the workers pay even more toward the cost of their own health insurance.... Esquire
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Beyond Beautification
In November 2009, the Garden Club of Virginia invited Rachel Flynn, then the City of Richmond’s planning director, to speak at its Conservation Forum in Charlottesville. She described how trees played a critical role in defining city streetscapes. Although the City of Richmond had funded an extensive planting program, she said, many trees had died. By her count, some 500 empty tree wells were scattered around town. BaconsRebellion.com
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Does Georgia have a pothole in transportation spending?
The morning after the Atlanta area overwhelmingly said no to a 1 percent sales tax to fund more than 150 transportation projects across the region, one prominent leader said that her fellow state lawmakers now needed to take the lead on the issue. Politifact
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Student hybrid car project could bring millions to Tennessee university
Could the next Gatorade be a hybrid car? That’s what one professor at Middle Tennessee State University is hoping as he looks to commercialize a plug-in hybrid conversion kit developed with the help of engineering students at the school. Fox News
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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

FEATURE     
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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