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PRESENTING: America's Energy Future
The American Petroleum Institute is the mega lobbying group for the country's oil and natural gas industry, just-released their annual Energy in Charts report. Business Insider
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Merry Maids to hire 1,000 new U.S. employees
Merry Maids will hire about 1,000 new employees for its 70 company-owned locations and 400 franchises throughout the U.S. Memphis Business Journal
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Government jobs not a major factor in Houston
Although Texas added the most government jobs of any state over the past 10 years, neither the state nor the Houston area relies heavily on the government to employ its workforce, new reports show. Houston Business Journal
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Georgia's "Deal" Man
So, you're a CEO trying to figure out where to move your operation. The lack of good available talent in your city is absolutely killing your business, and the employee issue is taking up way too much of your time. Atlanta Business Chronicle
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House lawmakers say no budget, no pay
A group of Democratic and Republican House members say it’s time to punish themselves if Congress keeps failing at its basic duty of passing an annual budget — and they want to hit where it hurts: their own paychecks. Washington Times
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Republicans question $126 million stimulus grant to West Virginia libraries
Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce communications subcommittee want answers on how West Virginia was allowed to spend $126 million on high-end network equipment for libraries the GOP says had little need for it. The Hill
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GOP hints it’ll part with Keystone XL pipeline to finish highway bill
Republicans are pressing for approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline in a final House-Senate transportation bill but appear unlikely to draw a line in the sand that jeopardizes the infrastructure legislation. The Hill
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Domestic partner benefits bill clears panel
A week after President Barack Obama publicly proclaimed his support for same-sex marriage, a Senate panel easily passed a measure that would extend benefits to gay and lesbian partners of federal workers. On a voice vote, the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee approved the Domestic Partnership Benefits and Obligations Act. The bill is intended to give the same benefits to same-sex partners that spouses of straight federal workers currently receive. Politico
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Is Virginia really the best-read state in the nation?
Bookselling giant Amazon released its yearly rankings of which cities are the most well-read on Tuesday and the city of Alexandria, Va. took the top spot, with Cambridge, Mass. coming in at number two and Berkeley, Calif. following behind at number three. Christian Science Monitor
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Bunge Oils to close Chattanooga plant, 100 to lose jobs
Bunge Oils, which runs a Chattanooga plant that has operated at the site for upwards of a century, plans to close the facility early next year and shed about 100 jobs. Chattanooga Times Free-Press
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Features & Opinion

 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

Reshoring manufacturing capacity from primarily Asia to the South and Mexico is now a common thing to do and it's all about money. When China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, the average manufacturing wage in China's Pearl River Delta (PRD) was about 58 cents an hour.

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

 FEATURE  
By Dr. Glen Fenter
Desperation sometimes masks itself in acceptance. Such was the case for Takelia Carter of Marion, Ark. For Carter, the mother of six school-age children in a low paying job, desperation was normative existence. This was her life in Crittenden County, Ark., deep in the Delta where unfortunately one in four families lives well below the poverty level.
 

 Business News in the South - Randle Report

FEATURE     
By Mike Randle
There are numerous factors driving the new industrial revolution in the South. And it is a revolution, as this manufacturing surge that began in 2007 continues to break records year after year in the total number of large, capital intensive projects. One factor, of course, is that reshoring of facilities back to the U.S. continues to grow each year.
 
 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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