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Why Native Americans in Oklahoma Like the Affordable Care Act
Care Improvement Act was passed by Congress in 1976. The act addressed health care for Native Americans, whose health status lagged behind the general population’s. The measure provided funding to recruit, train and retain doctors, dentists, nurses and other medical professionals in tribal areas. State Impact
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For renters in the Memphis area, buying a home pays off in 1.6 years
Real estate website Zillow has a provocative data point for every renter thinking about buying these days: That move pays off after just three years on average nationwide. The company, which lists for-sale and for-rent information on its site, has released a new analysis of what it calls the "break-even horizon," comparing what it would cost to buy or rent the same home in a number of U.S. markets over time. Commercial Appeal
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Tennessee DOT counting on non-traditional process for I-40 widening
On the surface, the work under way to widen a stretch of Interstate 40 in Wilson County is like any other road construction project. Add lanes to help boost capacity and ease traffic congestion. The Tennessean
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Chattanooga-based Access America Transport expands in San Antonio
Access America Transport, a Chattanooga-based third-party logistics company whose sales are expected to double to $400 million this year, has opened an office in San Antonio, its ninth. The facility will focus on the produce and refrigerated trucking market. Chattanooga Times Free-Press
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Looking long term: More construction, workers in TN's Wacker Polysilicon's plans
Southeast Tennessee's biggest-ever manufacturing project is about to get more crowded. Wacker Polysilicon could have up to 3,000 builders at its Bradley County plant by early 2013, site manager Konrad Bachhuber said Wednesday. Chattanooga Times free-Press
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ACLU, Facebook get involved in Virginia case, say clicking ‘Like’ is protected free speech
NORFOLK, Va. — Attorneys for Facebook and the American Civil Liberties Union want a federal appeals court to rule that clicking “Like” on the social networking site is constitutionally-protected free speech. Washington Post
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Gov. McDonnell says Virginia did not seek welfare waivers
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell, soon to be Republican Mitt Romney's host for a Virginia bus trip, picked up on Romney's disputed claim Wednesday that President Barack Obama had gutted welfare-reform work requirements. wsls.com
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Georgia not as fiscally restrained as many states
ATLANTA — Georgia government doesn't save as much as many other states, while recent state spending increases outpaced the national average. Those are conclusions from a new nonpartisan analysis of all 50 states. The National Conference of State Legislatures found that Georgia finished the 2011 budget year with a cash balance that is 2.1 percent of total general fund spending. For 2012, the estimate is 2 percent. The national average for 2012 is 7 percent. Georgia's spending climbed 5.2 percent from 2011 to 2012. The average was 3.1 percent. The good news: Georgia's revenues also increased 5.2 percent, more than the 2.9 percent average among all states. Macon Telegraph
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The South's Best Economic Development Law Firms
If your company is undergoing a site search in the American South, this digital magazine of the South's best economic development law firms is a valuable asset. Southern Business & Development magazine recently conducted a survey of the region's economic development community and the results of the survey can be found in this digital magazine. Find out which law firms are considered the best in the practice of economic development. Click on the headline above. SB&D
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Judge postpones deadline decision for bankrupt Alabama county
The judge overseeing the landmark bankruptcy of Alabama's Jefferson County o n W ednesday delayed by at least a month a decision to set a deadline for a workout plan demanded by a creditor. Reuters
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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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