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Manufacturer Bringing 224 Jobs to Clinton AR
A retail food manufacturer is bringing 224 jobs to Van Buren County. Global Food Group today announced it will locate a new manufacturing and packaging facility in Clinton. arkansasmatters.com
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Tech is destroying the line between manufacturing and services
In his State of the Union Address, President Obama made a big deal about manufacturing jobs as a central part of his economic vision for the country. "Our first priority is making America a magnet for new jobs in manufacturing", he proclaimed. I support the president's aim and passion to revive manufacturing, but to accomplish it we first have to jettison industrial era thinking. The industrial era and the 7.1 million manufacturing jobs lost in the U.S. from 1979 to 2012 aren't coming back. We must create new 21st century manufacturing jobs that leverage what America is great at, creativity and innovation. Manufacturing will grow in the U.S. when we accelerate the use of technology to increase productivity, enable new business models designed for mass customization and unleash the manufacturers in all of us. Fortune
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Robotics: Revitalizing American Manufacturing
Much has been said over the last few years about the loss of American jobs to other countries. The fact is that China and India, as well as other cheap labor countries, have taken a good number of jobs. Many of these jobs will likely never return. ecommercetimes.com
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V&M TCA to expand, add jobs at OK plant
MUSKOGEE - V&M TCA is working on an $11.8 million expansion at its Muskogee factory that could see the steel pipe manufacturer add 25 jobs. The plant is using a $2 million loan from a state economic development program to help buy a new piece of equipment called a "Bronx straightener" as part of the expansion. Tulsa World
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U.S. lawmakers rally to support Oklahoma's Hobby Lobby's legal challenge
Nine U.S. senators and two U.S. representatives have filed a legal brief in support of Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.'s court battle against the Affordable Care Act, joining the state of Oklahoma and 10 other groups that have backed the company. The Oklahoman
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Poll: Optimism rising about S.C. economy
Economic optimism continues to rise notably in South Carolina, with more than half of those surveyed in the latest Winthrop Poll saying economic conditions are getting better for the state. The State
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First Federal, Charleston’s biggest and oldest bank, to be sold to SCBT in $304M deal
Two of the top banks in South Carolina, including the oldest and largest based in the Charleston region, are merging to accelerate growth, cut costs and further expand their reach through acquisitions. Post-Courier
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Knox County Schools looking at Standard Knitting Mill for headquarters
Knox County Schools could be moving its headquarters from the heart of downtown Knoxville to a former textile mill on Washington Avenue. Knoxville News Sentinel
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Atlanta firm starting recycling plant in former SC textile mill, 200 jobs
A recycling company has found a new use for an old textile plant. An Atlanta company is going to establish its flagship appliance-recycling facility in downtown Graniteville, South Carolina officials announced Wednesday in Columbia. Augusta Chronicle
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International Paper lands tax break, plans to grow in Memphis
International Paper on Wednesday received the $56.9 million tax break it sought to expand its headquarters in, and renew its commitment to, Memphis. Commercial Appeal
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Features & Opinion

 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

Urban areas have all kinds of assets that are easy to spot. They have the population, so the labor shed is not usually an issue. Urban areas are also connected by better roads, rail and air service and many have river and deep water ports. Usually Internet access and other forms of communication are more efficient in urban areas. And you have a larger array of quality of life options to choose from, such as the cultural assets found in metropolitan areas.
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

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By Mike Randle
The belief that "80 percent of all new jobs come from existing business and industry" is an out-of-date, old-fashioned fabrication. I have no idea how it started, where it started, or who said it first, but there are professionals in economic development as well as leaders of government in the South who actually believe that each year, 80 percent (why 80 percent I don't know, either) of all new jobs are created by existing business and industry. I hear it all the time and I just roll my eyes. There is nothing static in economic development but this: 100 percent of all lost jobs come from existing business and industry. That, and of course 100 percent of the time site consultants never pay for a meal.
 

 Business News in the South - Randle Report

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According to Chinese theory, yin is a passive, negative force and yang is an active, positive force. Chinese philosophers believe that the opposing forces aren't really contradictory. Instead, they are interconnected and complimentary, interacting to create a balance in one's life. 
 
 Nashville Mayour Karl Dean
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT report was released in the summer quarter. I try to read it every time it comes out since I find it to be the best indicator of child poverty, a statistic everyone involved in economic development needs to be aware of. The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a charity that supports disadvantaged children. 
 


 

 

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