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Texas Agency Responsible for Protecting State from Pollution Is Fighting Tougher Ozone Standards
At the state agency responsible for protecting Texans from pollution, a cadre of scientists is now marshaling its arguments to fight tougher federal standards on ozone levels — even as the overwhelming majority of the scientific community heads in the other direction. Governing.com
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Texas among 43 states to increase economic activity in September
Economic activity increased in Texas and 42 other states in September — the highest number since January, according to data released today by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Dallas Morning News
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Tunica company plans street-legal electric car for 2016
GreenTech Automotive has officially opened its Tunica manufacturing facility, and is currently producing its MyCar electric vehicles. Memphis Business Journal
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Auto component manufacturer Dynax America expanding in Virginia, creating 75 jobs
RICHMOND, VA. – Dynax America Corp. is planning to expand its automotive components manufacturing operation in Botetourt County, creating 75 jobs. Foxbusiness.com
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Manufacturing center expansion to create more than 70 Shreveport jobs
TSE International will make a $1.18 million capital investment to expand its Shreveport manufacturing center, which will create 72 new jobs in the area. ksla.com
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Manufacturing moving from China to US: survey
Large manufacturers are increasingly moving production back to the United States from China, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group released Thursday. indiatimes.com
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Bobby Jindal won't run for elected office again, unless he runs for president
Gov. Bobby Jindal said he won't run for elected office again after he is finished with the Louisiana governor's mansion -- unless, of course, he runs for president of the United States. "If I were to stay in politics it would involve the 2016 running for president. There's no other elective office I would seek," said Jindal, at an appearance at Baton Rouge Community College Tuesday (Oct. 21). Then, the governor specifically mentioned that he is not interested in being in Congress again. NOLA.com
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Louisiana's GOP candidates not embracing Bobby Jindal
BATON ROUGE – While Democrats in Louisiana are largely dodging ties to President Barack Obama this election season, Republicans aren't necessarily embracing Gov. Bobby Jindal. Thetowntalk.com
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Texas job creation dwarfs every other state
Since December 2007 when the Great Recession started, Texas civilian employment has increased by 12% and by more than 1.32 million jobs, from just over 11 million jobs in December 2007 to 12.32 million in September of this year (see blue line in chart). In contrast, civilian employment in the other 49 states without Texas is still 0.73% and almost one million jobs below the December 2007 level (see red line in chart) – 134.27 million non-Texas jobs in September vs. 135.26 million in December 2007. . . . Washington Post
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Why Do People Move: Jobs or Housing?
Why do people move? Is it for jobs or is it for housing? It’s often assumed that people move to get better jobs. But Census data show the main people reason move is to gain access to better housing. The issue is sometimes posed as a chicken-and-egg question: What comes first, people or jobs? Citylab.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.
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

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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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