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Kentucky’s first utility-scale, solar powered project gets OK
The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved the construction of the state’s first major solar powered electric generating facility. Lane Report
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Marketing a community has many jobs
A huge amount of work, talent and passion goes into ensuring that not just the local community receives information about events, but also that the wider world can understand and perhaps invest in the story of Clarksville-Montgomery County. Behind a significant portion of these efforts is the Economic Development Council's V.P of marketing and communications, Robin Burton. Theleafchronicle.com
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6 industries that can’t find workers fast enough
Companies are clearly looking for employees — in the first nine months of 2014 alone, companies created roughly two million new jobs — but they aren’t always able to fill their open positions quickly. And that’s costing them big time — nearly $160 billion a year, according to research conducted by the Centre for Economic and Business Research and job site Indeed.com. Marketwatch.com
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Surging economy is best gift for Christmas
The gift millions of Americans would like for Christmas is a fast-improving economy. And it’s looking more and more like they are getting it. The latest batch of economic reports in a holiday-shortened week is likely to underscore the progress made by the U.S. as 2014 comes to a close. Consumer spending in November probably surged as the holiday season got underway. Business investment may have rebounded last month after hitting a soft patch in the early fall. Inflation is in retreat. And the third quarter may have grown sharply faster than previously reported. Marketwatch.com
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EDC report links streetcar to $609M in development
The Kansas City downtown streetcar project is linked to more than $609 million in private development, according to a report commissioned by the Economic Development Corp. of Kansas City. Kansas City Business Journal
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Thomas Automation Management Plans $1 Million Expansion At Its Carroll, County, Virginia, Operations Center
Thomas Automation Management, an automation firm that solves industrial IT problems for companies around the world, will invest $1 million to expand its operation, creating 15 new jobs in Carroll County, Virginia. Area Development
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Viewpost Invests More Than $1.9 Million In Facility Expansion In Maitland, Florida
Viewpost, a financial services company that specializes in electronic invoicing and payments on a secure business-to-business network, will expand its presence, creating 262 jobs over the next three years and making a capital investment of more than $1.9 million in the region in Maitland, Florida. Area Development
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Honeywell Completes $33 Modernization At Its Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Manufacturing Plant
Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies completed a $33 million modernization project at its chemical and refrigerant gases manufacturing facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Area Development
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Missouri sees lowest jobless rate since 2008
The state's November unemployment rate reached 5.6 percent, according to a jobs report last week by the Missouri Department of Economic Development. That rate is three-tenths of a point below October's rate and according to a news release, the lowest since May 2008. The state gained 4,500 nonfarm payroll jobs in November and 42,200 in the past year. semissourian.com
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Emails show NC faced long odds vying with SC for big companies
North Carolina officials want to close the gap with South Carolina and other states that offer larger incentive packages and lower tax rates to lure companies – sometimes causing Charlotte to miss out on hundreds of jobs. But emails and documents obtained by the Observer under a public records request show the state has hurdles to overcome if it wants to keep up with South Carolina and other rivals: The State
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