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Kentucky Fresh Harvest construction proceeds, second $10.7 million greenhouse project gets state incentives
Despite delays due to a recent stretch of wet weather, construction of the Kentucky Fresh Harvest (KFH) greenhouse is moving forward – and discussion of a similar second project is doing the same. Since KFH’s ground-breaking ceremony in October, construction of the $10.7 million-dollar greenhouse operation has begun and company representatives are eager to move forward and begin the hiring process, according to Marketing and Communications Manager for KHTGH and KFH, Trevor Terry. The Interior Journal
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LyondellBasell completes Corpus Christi ethylene plant expansion
LyondellBasell has completed its ethylene expansion project near Corpus Christi, the global plastics, chemical and refining company announced. Ethylene capacity has increased by 50 percent to 2.5 billion pounds per year at the site, which is part of LyondellBasell’s initiative to boost its U.S. ethylene capacity by 2 billion pounds. The Corpus Christi expansion follows capacity increases at plants in Illinois, Iowa, Germany and at Texas sites in Channelview, La Porte and Matagorda since 2012. Fuel Fix
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Kayser Automotive Systems USA Expands Manufacturing In Fulton, Kentucky
Kayser Automotive Systems USA plans to hire 100 additional employees as it expands into a facility next door to its current plant in Fulton, Kentucky. The 60,000 square-foot building will allow Kayser to increase manufacturing and warehousing space for a variety of mechanical and passenger-cabin automotive parts. The facility could open this spring. Area Development
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Call 2 Answer Plans Contract Center In Maury County, Tennessee
Call 2 Answer will invest $800,000 for a new medical and urgent contact center that will create 250 jobs in Maury County, Tennessee. The company’s Spring Hill center will be located in the Northfield Workforce Development Training Center, the former headquarters for Saturn. Call 2 Answer will provide service for physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare entities as well as support for commercial industries throughout the U.S. Nashville will be an initial strategic market for Call 2 Answer’s support center. However, the company plans to also target markets in major metropolitan areas as it expands service to clients nationwide. Area Development
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Ascend Performance Materials expanding Greenwood County operations
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Ascend Performance Materials (Ascend), a global provider of high-quality fibers, chemicals and plastics, is expanding its Greenwood County operations. To accommodate its continued growth, the company is projected to invest $3.8 million and create 20 new jobs. With five manufacturing plants in the southeastern United States and more than 3,200 employees around the world, Ascend manufactures a variety of compounds, including fibers, intermediate chemicals, resins and more. The company supplies a wide range of industries and applications. SC Commerce
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S.C. Department of Commerce releases state innovation plan
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The South Carolina Department of Commerce today announced the conclusion and release of the South Carolina Innovation Plan. A comprehensive look at the state of innovation in South Carolina, the plan is intended to provide direction on how best to encourage the growth of innovation and tech-related entrepreneurial activity within the state. “Cultivating and supporting a strong innovation sector is critical for the future of our economy,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “In order to do this, we needed to speak with the many remarkable members of our innovation community. Their feedback has allowed us to develop a roadmap and shed light on what our role needs to be moving forward.” SC Commerce
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Plans for joint Georgia-S.C. container port move forward
Federal and state planners are forging ahead on the proposed Jasper Ocean Terminal, a joint venture between South Carolina and Georgia port authorities to build a 1,500-acre container port downriver from Savannah. Advocates say the nominally rival ports of Savannah and Charleston will both run out of capacity in the coming decade, given projected growth in trade to the Southeast states. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley designated $19 million in this year’s state budget toward a $190 million joint infrastructure fund for the port. First planning began in 2007 for the port, which would be operational in 2025. Workboat.com
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Delta Downs unveils its $45 million expansion project
It was about 16 months ago that senior executives had shovels in hand at the groundbreaking ceremony of a $45 million expansion and enhancement at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino and Hotel. Ksla.com
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STC receives $400k grant from City of McAllen
McALLEN— For the 12th year the City of McAllen is continuing its commitment to make manufacturing training more accessible to local employers by awarding $400,000 to South Texas College. The city announced this year’s Development Corporation Fund grant to STC’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing during a news conference Thursday. The grant is intended to cover tuition for at least 650 local manufacturing employees and upgrades in equipment and technology for their training. The Monitor
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Higher education, business formalize partnership through MOU
More than 95 percent of jobs created during the recovery have gone to workers with at least some college education, while those with a high school diploma or less are being left behind, according to America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots, a recent report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. Understanding the crucial link between higher education and economic development, the Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning and the Mississippi Development Authority have worked together for decades to leverage higher education assets to attract business and industry to Mississippi. The two entities formalized this partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding signed by Glenn McCullough Jr., Executive Director of the Mississippi Development Authority, Dr. Douglas W. Rouse, President of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning and Dr. Glenn Boyce, Commissioner of Higher Education, at a Board of Trustees meeting held Thursday [Jan. 19] in Jackson. Msstate.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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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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