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Anderson's Lollis Metals adding 25 jobs, investing $3 million
ANDERSON, SC — Lollis Metals Inc., a metal fabrication and machine shop, Thursday announced plans to expand its existing Anderson County operations. The $3 million investment is expected to generate 25 new jobs. Independent Mail
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Still no GOP plan to 'replace'
Even as they cheer their “Obamacare” repeal vote, here’s a reality check: House Republicans have done next to nothing they promised they would when it comes to health care. Sure, they’ve voted to kill parts of President Barack Obama’s law more than 30 times, slashing funding, using the votes as red meat to rally the base — even squeezing some into law. Politico
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STUDY: America’s Public Transportation Systems Struggle To Connect Workers To Jobs
Most workers face long, troublesome commutes if they try to use public transportation to access jobs, even though most jobs are technically accessible by public transportation, according to a new study from the Brookings Institution. Think Progress
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U.S. Olympic Team’s Official Uniforms Were Manufactured In China
When the United States Olympic Team enters the Games’ opening ceremony at Olympic Stadium in London, it will be outfitted in official uniforms designed by Ralph Lauren. And though the 530 men and women who make up the team are the best athletes the country has to offer, the same cannot be said for the uniforms they’ll be wearing. Think Progress
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A New Way to Recharge the Economy
Rome is burning while Congress fiddles. The president is out on the road trying to secure a second term, while the economy once again teeters on the brink of bad possibilities. The governors of the Federal Reserve Board seem to understand this better than most of Washington’s power hitters. But what can the Fed do? The central bank has already dispensed trillions to the financial system and pulled interest rates down to rock-bottom levels. Yet the economy doesn’t respond. Banks won’t lend, businesses won’t hire. Anxious consumers stopped buying, the order books are bare. The Nation
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Haltom City TX makes plan to spark development
HALTOM CITY -- It's a plan that city officials believe has Field of Dreams-style promise. They're convinced that if they're willing to gamble about $28 million to build roads and establish two tax increment financing districts, developers will come. Star-Telegram
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Though stung by recession, manufacturing, construction still vital segments of Austin's economy
Though not the show ponies of the Austin economy, manufacturing and construction continue to be significant employers in Central Texas, despite taking a hit from the recession. Austin American-Statesman
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AMR union to vote on revised contracts
Tentative agreements with American Airlines' mechanics and store clerks don't save any additional jobs but offer members immediate raises and less expensive healthcare compared with what the airline offered in May, union officials said Wednesday. Contract details are being shared with union members this week in advance of ratification votes. Transport Workers Union leaders say improvements to the proposed contracts are worth about $50 million. Star-Telegram
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Amazon ramps up hiring as SC plant is finished
Online retailer Amazon has begun a new round of hiring at its distribution center near Cayce as it starts to fully use its recently completed, 1.2 million-square-foot facility. Its payroll of more than 1,000 workers will increase by “hundreds” of full-time and temporary jobs in coming weeks, center manager John Petta said. The State
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Texas agencies to cooperate on health exchanges
Gov. Rick Perry might have rejected the opportunity to run a state health insurance exchange outlined in the federal health care law, but that doesn't mean state agencies won't work closely with Washington regulators to offer Texans a way to buy insurance. Austin American-Statesman
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 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.
 

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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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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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