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Lamar Alexander lays out three keys for Tennessee’s automotive industry
While sharing anecdotes on bringing Nissan's first manufacturing plant to Tennessee during his time as governor, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander outlined Thursday three keys for the state to maintain its position in automotive manufacturing. Alexander, who was speaking at AutoConnect 2014, an auto industry conference hosted by Frost Brown Todd law firm at the Music City Center, first pointed to preserving Tennessee's right-to-work status. "Defend the right-to-work law. That's important and it's under attack," Alexander said, adding that union actions before the National Labor Relations Board "can send a real chill to efforts to recruit a tier-two supplier to Tennessee. Nashville Business Journal
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As Birmingham takes first steps to become a "smart city," many remain unfamiliar with the concept
Earlier this year, Birmingham became one of 16 cities worldwide, and one of four in the U.S., to be awarded an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant. Despite the award, Alabamians--like most of the nation--remain largely unfamiliar with the idea of a smart city. According to Meeting of the Minds, a global information sharing company based in San Francisco, only 39% of Americans surveyed were familiar with the term "smart city." The smart city concept benchmarks the quality of life in a city by factors including the economy, mobility, environment, energy, technology, and government. AL.com
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'Beer wars' come to Kentucky
The beer wars that have been brewing across the U.S. for several years have now come to Kentucky – and local consumers should sit up and take notice. On one side: global brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) which wants to buy a beer distributorship in Owensboro that would give it a corner on nearly a quarter of Kentucky's beer market. The company brews some of the world's most popular beers, such as Budweiser, Bud Light and Stella Artois. It was formed in 2008, when the Belgian/Brazilian brewer InBev acquired St. Louis-based Anheuser-Busch. Cincinatti.com
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Westlake Chemical to spend $330 million on ethylene plant expansion in Lake Charles
International chemicals manufacturer Westlake Chemical Corp. will invest more than $330 million to expand its ethylene production facilities in the Lake Charles area. The expansion is expected to create 25 new jobs. Westlake CEO Albert Chao joined Gov. Bobby Jindal on Thursday (Oct. 23) to announce the investment, which will add 250 million pounds of annual ethylene production to the company's Sulphur manufacturing site. Nola.com
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Asia trip will spur deals, economic development for Virginia, McAuliffe says
RICHMOND — Max Baucus, the U.S. ambassador to China and Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s old pal, became a de facto spokesman for the commonwealth of Virginia on Tuesday evening at a dinner in Beijing, according to the governor. Baucus stood up from his seat to the right of McAuliffe to talk for 20 minutes about the benefits of investing in Virginia’s businesses and tourism industry, the governor said Wednesday on a conference call with reporters. WashingtonPost.com
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Governor McCrory to highlight 25 year transportation vision, economic development at NC mayors meeting
Raleigh, N.C. - Governor Pat McCrory will address the North Carolina Metropolitan Mayors Coalition annual meeting tonight in Asheville. Governor McCrory will highlight a number of issues including economic development, his 25 year vision for transportation, the Historic Tax Credit and a partnership called “Art that Moves You, ” a transportation beautification program that will promote tourism and commerce through creative landscaping, artwork and lighting. The governor will also seek input from the mayors on ways to collaborate and work together to make North Carolina a better place to work and play. JDnews.com
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Scott-Crist race becomes turnout battle
One of the most closely watched governor's races in the country seems to be morphing back into a traditional political battle, based on a new Quinnipiac University poll that shows Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist tied two weeks before the election. Men are backing Scott, the Republican incumbent, while women are going with Crist, his Democratic challenger. Independents are almost split down the middle. And who shows up on Nov. 4 could matter as much as anything else in deciding whether Scott wins a second term or Crist becomes the first Democrat to win a governor's race in 20 years. Jacksonville Business Journal
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La. Economic Development Launches 'Come Home, Louisiana' Campaign
MONROE, LA --- A new initiative is kicking off in Louisiana. It aims to spread the message to Louisianians around the country that good jobs are waiting for them, right here at home. Many have probably found themselves in Kristen Hickman's shoes right after college. "Kind of looking for a new adventure," she said. The Ruston native entered the working world after graduating from Louisiana Tech University ten years ago. She didn't want to leave home, but said she felt like she couldn't find the best opportunities at that time. MyArkLaMiss.com
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Louisiana adds more jobs, though unemployment rate increases in September
Louisiana's workforce continued to set employment records in September, even as the unemployment rate rose, due to more new jobseekers entering the job marketplace. Recent figures from the Louisiana Workforce Commission show total seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment grew by 33,100 from last year to 1,987,900 jobs in September. Private sector employers added 38,900 jobs over the year, a growth rate of 2.4 percent that extended private employers' four-year unbroken streak of over-the-year job gains, according to the LWC. Nola.com
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BP, Chevron strike oil at major deepwater Gulf of Mexico prospect site
Chevron and BP have hit oil at a key exploration site in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. This is BP's second major discovery in the deepwater Gulf since the 2010 oil spill. The discovery, known as Guadalupe, is in the Keathley Canyon region of the Gulf of Mexico about 300 miles southwest of New Orleans in nearly 4,000 feet of water. The Guadalupe prospect targets oil in a Paleogene-era layer of sand more than 30,000 feet under the ocean floor. Chevron and BP did not say how much oil they estimate is in the reservoir. Nola.com
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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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