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Best Cities to Visit or Retire Down South
If you’re looking to move South, think South Carolina, say the readers of Southern Living magazine. The best city, Charleston, and best small town, Beaufort, are both in the Palmetto State, according to the magazine, which lists its first annual South’s Best Awards in the April issue. The Best City honor, chosen in the context of both where to live and where to visit, reflects Charleston as a growing hot spot for innovative cuisine in recent years. In fact, readers chose three Charleston eateries — Husk, Hominy Grill and Fig — among the South’s 10 best restaurants. Savannah ranked No. 2 on the Best City list, followed by New Orleans, Nashville and Asheville, N.C. Aarp.com
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The best bread bakeries in the south
Bread has suffered a bit over the past few decades, derided for being full of carbohydrates and no nutrition in an age of Atkins and low-carb diets. Recently though, Americans have come to realize that carbs are not all that terrible. And, bakers across the country are using whole, heirloom grains and long fermenting wild yeasts to create healthier, nutritious loaves. Some even have their own stone mills in order to provide the freshest grains possible. One of the south’s biggest proponents of heirloom grains, David Bauer makes some of the best bread you’ll ever taste at Farm & Sparrow Bakery in Candler, N.C. USA Today
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Louisville: A Gateway to the South and a Gateway into Forecastle
Louisville is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and home of our ever-so-famous festival, Forecastle. Louisville also claims the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Fried Chicken and the University of Louisville, making it a great melting pot for all sorts of people from around the world to gather in music and culture for a short but amazing weekend. Musicfestnews.com
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A History of New Orleans' Iconic (And Delicious) Beignets
Delicious deep fried dough coated with sugar and icing sounds like a fried doughnut-- but New Orleans calls them beignets. When traveling New Orleans, one must eat at their perceived best cafe their very best beignets. Travelerstoday.com
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Austin Among Five Of The Best Cities For Millennials
The world is now slowly dominated by millennials. These generation of young professionals are shaping the world as it is today, and such, the trends they set are much more sophisticated and picky. The places they prefer to live, also, is based on a number of factors. And among all cities in America, there are only a couple that stand out on being a good choice for millennials to call home. Some of the factors millennials look for in a city is its abundance of job opportunities and the easy access to places they constantly frequent like bars, restaurants, and malls. A good city must also be really affordable but does not lack the basic qualities of a good life. Travelerstoday.com
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You want faster productivity growth? Then run a high-pressure economy: An interview with Josh Bivens
Josh Bivens directs research at the Economic Policy Institute, is a great economist, an old friend, and the author of an excellent new paper I wanted folks to know about. Here he is, answering a bunch of my questions about his new work. Q: Tell us about the slowdown in productivity growth and why it’s so important? Washington Post
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Do You Really Need a College Degree for That Entry-Level Job?
When the job market was flooded with desperate applicants, many employers required college degrees for entry-level jobs. There was a certain cruel logic to it: Hey, might as well get the best. The job market is much tighter now, but it appears that employers haven't relaxed their hiring criteria. That could explain why 43 percent say finding enough candidates is a top challenge in filling entry-level jobs. It's a classic example of shooting yourself in the foot, but of course it's also bad for the young people without college degrees who can't get onto the bottom rung of the career ladder. Bloomberg
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What a Gutted EPA Would Cost Our Communities
By all accounts, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) faces the likelihood of significant budget and staffing cuts under the new presidential administration; the questions are by how much and what programs would remain. But while the news and general commentary is focused on familiar complaints about regulation, one of the considerations missing from the discourse is an understanding of how these cuts would adversely affect local communities. Governing.com
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How the World's First Cities Got Started
When the late German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt discovered the world’s oldest known structures, he came up with a revolutionary theory about the history of human civilization: “First came the temple, then the city.” What Schmidt and his team dug up starting in the mid 1990s was a magnificent temple complex in southeastern Turkey, on a site called Göbekli Tepe, or “Potbelly Hill.” The stone complex, circular in structure with T-shaped pillars and elaborate carvings of humans and mythic animals, was built some 12,000 years ago—long before villages, pottery, and even agriculture. Yet, as a new video from the cultural nonprofit 92nd Street Y explains, it’s where the world’s first cities emerged, marking the turning point for when humans transformed from nomads into members of complex societies. Citylab.com
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IBM to hire 2K US veterans for 'new collar' IT jobs
Several companies and government agencies are committing to training and hiring vets to work in tech. It’s one way to help fill the talent gap while also providing new employment opportunities for vets. Now IBM is adding vets to its "new collar" jobs initiative, which includes training employees with diverse and unique backgrounds. Ciodive.com
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For those who still languish over "losing to China" or believe that the economy is still in recession, wake up and smell the data. Economic development in the South was about as good as it gets in calendar year 2015 according to the data. And as for China, borrowing a quote from the late football coach Bear Bryant that he made in the half-time locker room down 15-0 to Georgia Tech in 1960, "We got 'em right where we want 'em." For those of you who don't know the rich history of Alabama Crimson Tide football, Bama scored all of its 16 points in the fourth quarter, kicking a field goal on the last play of the game to beat Tech 16-15.
 

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By Mike Randle
Today, factories in the U.S. make twice as much product as they did in 1984. And they are doing it with one-third of the manufacturing workforce. In fact, the output of durable goods in 2015 was the highest in the nation's history. So, we do have a strong manufacturing base, at least in the South, much of the Midwest and parts of the West, and it is getting stronger because on a cost-basis, we can compete with any major manufacturing nation in the world.  
 

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The argument for or against a minimum wage hike continues between the reds and the blues, as well as within the economic development community in the South. Should we stay the course with a minimum wage under $8 an hour to better compete with Mexico, the South's biggest competitor for jobs, or set a minimum wage just over $10 an hour, a wage floor most centrists support? That $10 per hour is, according to the MIT Living Wage Calculator, about right in most states in the South for one adult to be able to cover basic expenses plus all relevant taxes.
 
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Recent data from the Computing Technology Industry Association (Comp TIA) showed that the technology industry is one of the fastest growing job generators in the South and the nation. The report also indicated that technology job compensation is growing faster than any other sector.
 


 

 

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