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That's The Randle Report for October 31, 2014
Join us again Monday morning for all of the American South's business, economic development and political news in real time and in one place. Use the sort buttons or the search window above to find your favorite stories from yesterday, last week, last month or last year. Click on the headline to access Southern Business & Development magazine.
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The U.S. recovery is frustrating — but it’s the envy of the advanced world
In the United States, the story of the economy is a good news, bad news affair. Jobs are coming back, but millions are reluctantly accepting part-time work. Investors are accumulating wealth, but income levels are hardly growing. But globally, the trajectory of America’s economy is spurring a different reaction: envy. On the heels of a steady six-month jobs expansion, the United States has reemerged as the star of — and perhaps the locomotive for — an otherwise slumping global economy. WashingtonPost.com
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Tennessee ranks No. 1 in foreign investment jobs
Tennessee led the nation in jobs created by foreign investment in 2013, according to the new Global Location Trends Report by the IBM Institute. The annual report measures job commitments due to direct investments by foreign companies. Foreign companies have 864 operations in Tennessee, representing more than 116,000 jobs and an investment of more than $30.1 billion. The state was No. 1 in terms of raw number of jobs and jobs per capita, according to the report, which is held up as an industry standard in the economic development community. WBIR.com
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Americans haven't felt this confident about the economy in 7 years
U.S. consumers expect better economic growth and rising incomes in the coming months, pushing a measure of confidence to a seven-year high in October. The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment rose to 86.9 from 84.6 in September. That's the highest since July 2007, five months before the Great Recession began. Still, the index regularly topped 90 before the downturn. The solid increase suggests consumers largely dismissed concerns about slowing global growth and have ignored the sharp swings in financial markets earlier this month. Instead, greater hiring and lower gas prices are boosting their outlook. MPRnews.org
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United Launch Alliance hints at new rocket line at Decatur plant and possible engine plant in Alabama
DECATUR, Ala. - A new partnership between United Launch Alliance and Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, could mean production of a new rocket at ULA's massive plant in Decatur and a new rocket engine somewhere in North Alabama, ULA President and CEO Tory Bruno said this week. In an interview with AL.com, Bruno said the Decatur plant that employs about 1,000 people now will continue to be ULA's "primary assembly and integration site" for rockets including its Atlas and Delta lines. "Decatur is just a great place," Bruno said. "For Atlas, for Delta, which will go on for years, and for whatever (the) product line looks like in the future, I anticipate it being here." AL.com
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Linamar expanding Arden, NC plant, adding 150 jobs
ARDEN – Another 150 new jobs are coming to Buncombe County, care of Linamar North Carolina Inc., state and local officials announced Friday morning. Linamar, a vehicle component and system manufacturer based in Ontario, Canada, also will be investing an additional $115 million in its facility on Hendersonville Road in Arden. “We are starting immediately to upgrade the existing empty buildings and will begin hiring people in a few months,” said Nick Adams, a Linamar vice president, in an email from Paris. “Most of the hiring will take place over the next three to four years as we ramp up production.” Citizen-Times.com
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DEL Corp. announces $4.3 million manufacturing expansion in Lafayette Parish
Customized tank systems designer manufacturer and seller DEL Corporation announced Friday (Oct. 31) a $4.3 million, 40,000-square-foot expansion of its Scott, La. manufacturing facility. Officials say the expanded facility will result in increased efficiency and production capacity at the plant. "As we ramp up production from this new facility over the next ten years, we intend to hire 22 professionals in engineering and design and 68 specialists, such as CNC operators, welders, electricians and equipment technicians, as well as sales and clerical support staff,"DEL Corporation President Bob Kulbeth said in a statement. Nola.com
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Planning officials: Movie studio could 'significantly' enhance economic viability of Gwinnett, GA
On Tuesday, the Gwinnett County Planning Commission is expected to make its recommendation regarding a rezoning request for a proposed movie studio campus in Norcross. The Atlanta Media Campus, billed as the largest movie studio campus in the Southeast, would feature not only a movie studio, but also a film school, student housing, multi-family residential area, office space, a hotel and the largest studio backlot in the country. Gwinnett Daily Post
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Long-term water supply will ensure San Antonio’s economic future, EDF officials say
San Antonio Economic Development Foundation officials are applauding City Council's unanimous vote to support San Antonio Water System's Vista Ridge Pipeline plan. Chairman Steve Waters said in a statement that this agreement will help the city meet its demands for water today and in the future. The Economic Development Foundation, or EDF, has officially supported this proposal because members say that having a long-term alternative water supply to the Edwards Aquifer will only create a sustainable model for economic growth. San Antonio Business Journal
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City officials looking at ways to better brand Orlando International Airport
Next time someone is boarding or exiting a plane at Orlando International Airport, they may hear a familiar voice. In addition to the automated voice at Orlando International that informs travelers to stand clear of doors will now be the voice of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, reports the Orlando Sentinel. In addition to Dyer's recorded "stand clear" message, he will also explain a few of the many things to see in Orlando during a visit, and when leaving Orlando, the exit message reminds travelers to come again. Orlando Business Journal
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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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