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Columbia Parachute Company Expands Its Manufacturer Center In Columbia, Mississippi
A manufacturer of some of the most complex parachutes in the government inventory, Columbia Parachute Company is expanding its operations and will occupy 11,000 square feet of an existing facility at the Marion County BusinessPlex in Columbia, Mississippi. Area Development
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Renaissance RX Invests $8 Million In New Orleans, Louisiana, Headquarters Hub
Renaissance RX, the biomedical company, will make an $8 million capital investment to establish its headquarters in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, creating at least 425 new jobs. Area Development
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Asama Coldwater Manufacturing Expands Its Manufacturing Facility In Warrenton, Georgia
Asama Coldwater Manufacturing, Inc., a firm that focuses on brake component manufacturing for the automotive industry, will expand in Warrenton, Georgia, creating 40 jobs at a new machining and painting facility. The new 80,000-square-foot facility in Warrenton will be located adjacent to the 203,000-square-foot Foundry currently operated by ACM. Area Development
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Solar Atmospheres opening first Southeastern facility in Greenville Co., SC
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Solar Atmospheres, a leading commercial heat treating company, is establishing its first Southeastern operations in Greenville County to better serve customers in the automotive and aerospace-rich region. The company's more than $15 million investment will create 11 new jobs in the area. SC Commerce
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Gretna’s Amthor adding 30 NC jobs
Amthor International, which manufactures truck-mounted tanks, plans to add 30 jobs because of an increase in production at its plant in Gretna. The company will hire welders, mechanics and electricians, according to a news release from Brian Amthor, marketing and human resources director at the company. godanriver.com
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Working together makes South Carolina 'Just Right' for business
South Carolina's economy continues to gain momentum. Last year was a record year for the Palmetto State, with the highest level of investment recruited to the state in our history. And a series of recent economic development announcements - both here in the Lowcountry and across the state - are further proof that South Carolina is attractive for business investment and growth. Post-Courier
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Boeing lands 900 jobs in Oklahoma City
OKLAHOMA CITY – Boeing says it will relocate many of its defense services and support-related activities from Washington state to Oklahoma. It’s part of efforts to improve the competitiveness of its Boeing Defense, Space & Security unit. The move means about 900 positions will move to Oklahoma City over the next two years. kfor.com
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New Packout Company to Open in Northern Virginia
Packouts Plus, LLC is scheduled to open for business on October 15, 2014. The owner of the company, Tom Mitchell, brings over 20 years of experience in the disaster response field to the development of this much needed service. broadwayworld.com
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Virginia gets nearly $12 million for workforce grant
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia is receiving nearly $12 million in federal funds to enhance employment and financial literacy for Virginians with barriers to higher education and employment. Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the Workforce Innovation Fund grant from the U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday. wdbj7.com
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Another Tennessee pipeline project on the horizon
Kinder Morgan is in early stages of another project to add capacity to its Tennessee Gas Pipeline, including work in Susquehanna and Bradford counties. The project, dubbed the Northeast Energy Direct Project, would deliver more gas from the Tennessee line to customers in New England, according to a request the Houston-based company submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Sept. 15. The Times-Tribune
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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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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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