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Innovation Week: Birmingham tech sector offers entrepreneurs ‘room to run’
World class research institutions, along with a skilled workforce, strong financial community and engaged business leadership are among the assets that make the Birmingham region fertile ground for innovation and technology. The sector’s rich landscape here is being celebrated this week, with various forums, open houses and panel discussions that feature entrepreneurs, investors, inventors and supporters. Alabamanewscenter.com
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Legal Marijuana: Why the States Are Loosening The Leash
It appears we’re witnessing the marijuana industry’s transition out of the experimental phase. With only a few actual, accessible legal markets in the United States, marijuana – though attractive and promising – has been viewed with a high level of skepticism by both lawmakers and investors. There’s room for explosive growth, but also the possibility that the whole industry could be shut down overnight. But booming sales, coupled with little or no trace of negative externalities, is leading states to loosen up a bit, and let the hidden hand work its magic. Cheatsheet.com
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Should state prop up prices for power producers at expense of consumers?
Power generators that didn’t earn the usual profits from summer price spikes are asking regulators to essentially guarantee those profits by artificially inflating prices during periods of peak demand – regardless of what the free market determines. It’s unclear exactly how much such a guarantee would add to consumers’ bills – it could be a matter of dollars or cents – but it would almost certainly mean higher costs for residents and businesses. Fuel Fix
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North Carolina expected to save millions on future energy costs.
North Carolina is at an energy crossroads. With new clean air standards requiring the shuttering of coal plants, North Carolina has the opportunity — and an urgent need — to access a new, reliable source of energy. Right now, the only source of energy capable of replacing the large amounts of power provided by coal is natural gas. The good news is, natural gas is clean, affordable and dependable. Houston Chronicle
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The Manageable Challenge of Tax Incentives
Every state uses financial incentives, often in the form of tax credits or cash grants, to encourage business growth and job creation. However, this economic development strategy has led to serious budget challenges in many states. Governing.com
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Judges Across The Country Are Shaking Down Poor People
Troy and Wendy Hadley nearly became homeless because they couldn’t come up with $35 in court fees. The trouble started while they were both waiting to find out whether they would be approved for Social Security disability benefits. Their disabilities mean neither is capable of holding down a job, so as they waited, they survived on food stamps to eat and relied on a local agency that helps low-income people pay rent to stay housed. But the program only covered Wendy at first, so half the rent went unpaid. Think Progress
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Anyone Home announces more than 500 jobs coming to Greenville County
Anyone Home Inc., a contact center and management tool for the single-family rental housing market headquartered in Lake Forest, Calif., is investing $1.1 million in a new location in Greenville County, which is expected to create more than 570 jobs, according to a press release from the S.C. Department of Commerce. Gsabusiness.com
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Voxpro Creating 500 New Jobs In Georgia
Voxpro, an innovative customer experience and tech support provider, will create more than 500 jobs and invest $4 million in a new Center of Excellence in Athens-Clarke County, GA by 2020. “Voxpro partners with clients that are changing the world. Our success is built on delivering beautiful customer experiences and it’s our people and our culture that provide that point of difference. We know we’ve found those people in Athens,” said Voxpro co-founder and CEO Dan Kiely. “North America is a critical part of our growth strategy, and we are excited to establish our latest Center of Excellence in Athens-Clarke County. We’ve had a great welcome from the local community, and we’re delighted to be partnering with Gov. Deal and the Georgia Department of Economic Development on our latest expansion.” Business Facilities
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HAECO Americas Breaks Ground on $60 Million Hangar, Creates 500 New Jobs
GREENSBORO—One of the Triad's largest aviation companies continues to take flight in the area, announcing a major expansion and hundreds of new jobs. Gov. Pat McCrory joined executives with HAECO Americas and other dignitaries Monday to break ground on hangar number five. Twcnews.com
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 Randle Report - Business News in the South

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.
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

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By Mike Randle
Today, factories in the U.S. make twice as much product as they did in 1984. And they are doing it with one-third of the manufacturing workforce. In fact, the output of durable goods in 2015 was the highest in the nation's history. So, we do have a strong manufacturing base, at least in the South, much of the Midwest and parts of the West, and it is getting stronger because on a cost-basis, we can compete with any major manufacturing nation in the world.  
 

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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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