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Jobs for the climate
IN THE PAST, action to combat climate change was viewed largely as running counter to economic growth, with 'going green' implying a sacrifice of prosperity for the sake of the environment. Today, we know better. By taking action to mitigate climate change, companies are promoting sustainable growth and creating high-quality employment. ABC.net
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Musk: SpaceX Texas launch site could begin mission to Mars
"Next stop, Mars." That could be the boarding call some day from the SpaceX launch facility near Brownsville where SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and Texas Gov. Rick Perry helped break ground on Monday. Rocket launches could begin from the private commercial launch site in 2016. Houston Business Journal
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Big River Steel Starts Construction On Its $1.3 Billion Steel Mill In Osceola, Arkansas
Big River Steel began construction on its new $1.3 billion steel mill and recycling facility in Osceola, Arkansas. Area Development
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Apex Plastics Opens Expanded Production Plant In Brookfield, Missouri
Extrusion plastics blow molder, Apex Plastics, opened its newly remodeled and expanded manufacturing facility at 570 S. Main Street in Brookfield, Missouri. The expansion includes 2,000 sq. ft. of additional office space and 2,500 sq. ft. of added warehouse and production space. Area Development
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Natural Gas Pipeline Could Be Coming to 8 Counties in North Carolina
LUMBERTON, N.C. -- North Carolina could host a 550 mile interstate pipeline carrying natural gas from the Marcellus shale. One property owner, Julian Bain, says he’s worried about the land he worked hard to earn. The proposed natural gas line would run through his property, a space he hoped his children would one day build on. twcnews.com
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Boeing's new research and technology center to create 300-400 jobs in North Charleston
Boeing Co. is landing more jobs in the Lowcountry. The Chicago-based airplane manufacturer said Tuesday it has leased a 104,000-square-foot building at Crosspoint in Palmetto Commerce Park in North Charleston as office and laboratory space for its new research center where 300 to 400 people will be employed. Post-Courier
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Is the economic recovery real? 3 stats to watch
What everyone wants to know is if the economy is truly better. Is this recovery "for real"? To make some sense of it all, CNNMoney surveyed numerous economists. According to the experts, keep an eye on these three things. koco.com
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Southeast Oklahoma packing material manufacturer adding jobs
VALLIANT, OK — International Paper Co. will invest $90 million to restart a long-idled machine at its McCurtain County container board mill, creating about 65 new jobs. The Tennessee paper company is preparing to restart the No. 3 machine at its Valliant plant by late spring or early summer of 2015, said Sara Whitaker, a spokeswoman for International Paper. The machine has been out of production for five years. The Oklahoman
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AM Agrigen seeks key permits for $1.2 billion plant in St. Charles Parish
The New Orleans company behind a proposed $1.2 billion fertilizer plant on the west bank of St. Charles Parish is seeking key permits for the development. Company officials said they expect to make a final investment decision on the plant by mid-2015. Times-Picayune
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Louisiana LNG export terminal to receive extra $6 billion investment
The liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility planned for Cameron Parish is receiving a massive boost in funding for the already expansive project. Cheniere Energy, which will own and operate the Sabine Pass LNG terminal, is boosting its investment by $6 billion. The extra funds will go into the construction of two additional production units. eaglefordtexas.com
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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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