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Magazine: TN No. 1 in vehicle manufacturing
A national economic development publication has ranked Tennessee No. 1 for Automotive Manufacturing Strength, but the state ranked eighth in overall business climate in the 2012 survey. First place in that category went to Texas. Jackson Sun
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Swiss manufacturer bringing 60 new jobs to Paulding Co., GA
A Swiss manufacturer is building a $10 million plant and showroom in Paulding County that will create 60 new jobs. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Atlanta tax allocation districts have $68 million, aren't spending it
About $68 million collected in tax allocation districts is immediately available to fund redevelopment projects, but state law and bond covenants are making it difficult to actually put the money to use, according to a 128-page report presented to the board of Invest Atlanta, the city's development agency. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Development authority pushes for tax credits at Augusta Corporate Park
Plans to improve roads at Augusta Corporate Park and denote the area as an opportunity zone were announced Thursday at the monthly meeting of the Development Authority of Richmond County. Augusta Chronicle
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Our View: Tennessee can lead the way when economy improves
For many months we have believed that Tennessee is primed for substantial economic growth, and is ready to capitalize on its strengths when the nation’s economy finally catches fire again. A recent report from a national economic development publication ranks Tennessee in the top 10 states in a number of key factors, including being No. 1 in automotive manufacturing strength. Jackson Sun
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Miss. schools to seek $320 million budget increase
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi's public school system will seek an additional $320 million for the 2014 budget year, according to figures released Thursday. kfoxtv.com
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Hey buddy, can you spare a job?
According to the Department of Industrial Relations, in February 2009 the first full month that President Barack Obama was in the White House, 1,975,263 Alabamians had jobs. Then came the $800 billion federal stimulus that was supposed to create jobs. Some said save jobs, too. In May of this year, the department reported that 1,983,887 Alabamians had jobs. The Gadsden Times
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Can Tax Credits Bring Jobs Back to the U.S.?
A vote is expected this week on the Bill 2884 --- Bring Jobs Home Act. Introduced May 8th and sponsored by Sen. Debbie Ann Stabenow, the bill is offering businesses some tax incentives in order to encourage them to bring jobs back from outside the U.S. The provisions will: IndustryWeek
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Making the Case for Reshoring -- Offshore Risks
After years of chasing the lowest cost labor, materials and overhead costs overseas, companies are now recognizing previously unforeseen risks and costs and changing their perspective on what constitutes efficient and wise production practices. Now, the tide seems to be turning in favor of the U.S., where production is more frequently reshored, for goods sold both domestically and to export markets. IndustryWeek
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Railroads Are Back in Style for Freight Transportation
In this highly digitized world of same-day deliveries, multi-channel global distribution networks and cargo deliveries to outer space, it's somewhat ironic that the best transportation option for manufacturers in 2012 is to adopt a strategy that dates back to the '50s … the 1850s. Out of all the transportation modes that serve the manufacturing industry, the mode that looks most attractive right now is rail. IndustryWeek
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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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