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Boeing North Charleston rezone could pave the way for plant expansion in South Carolina
Boeing is taking the next steps toward expanding aircraft production in North Charleston, South Carolina by applying for rezoning to make a larger facility possible. Seattle Business Journal
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Gov. Perry indicted: Everything's big in Texas, even this B.S.


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Rick Perry isn’t giving up
Even as he faces a two felony charges for abuse of power at home in Texas, Gov. Rick Perry is undeterred and plans to continue courting national voters ahead of his expected 2016 presidential run. MSNBC
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PolitiFact Florida: Does the All Aboard Florida rail project get taxpayer funding?
A plan to build a passenger rail service connecting Miami and Orlando has fueled attacks in this year's race for governor. The project has faced opposition from some residents on the Treasure Coast, who fear noise and other impacts. And as he campaigns for re-election, Gov. Rick Scott has faced heat for the role of his chief of staff, Adam Hollingsworth, who previously worked for All Aboard's parent company. Tampa Bay Times
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Even Liberals Think The Indictment Of Rick Perry Looks Weak
Although some Democrats are calling for Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (R) resignation after he was indicted by a grand jury on Friday, a number of left-leaning observers immediately panned the allegations as unimpressive. Business Insider
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Out to Lunch
The Randle Report is breaking for lunch and making way for a new editor shift. Click on the headline above to access Southern Business & Development's Web site for more detailed information on economic development in the South. Posts will resume at 1:30 pm CDT.
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Exclusive: White House meets big biz on immigration
Senior White House officials are in talks with business leaders that could expand the executive actions President Barack Obama takes on immigration. Obama was initially expected to focus only on slowing deportations of potentially millions of undocumented immigrants and altering federal enforcement policies. Now top aides are talking with leaders in big companies like Cisco, Intel and Accenture, hoping to add more changes that would get them on board. Politico
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The robots aren’t here for our jobs—at least not in manufacturing
When robotics legend Rodney Brooks unveiled a human-like robot in 2012, claims followed that it was a bold step in the direction of replacing people with machines. True, the robot—named Baxter—would exist to take manufacturing duties from humans. But Brooks contended from the start that the robot wouldn’t lead to lost jobs. On the contrary, he said: Baxter could be the salvation of many manufacturers and their workers, who would otherwise succumb to Chinese competition. betaboston.com
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How a Good Employer Supports Union Busting
In the cutthroat world of big-box retail, few corporations have cultivated a reputation for decency as assiduously as Costco. The company pays an average wage of over $20 an hour. Eighty-eight percent of its employees have health insurance. Fifteen thousand are covered by a collective bargaining agreement. Due to an internal hiring policy, stockers and callers on its floors can seriously aspire to a lifelong career at the company. The Nation
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Features & Opinion

 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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By Mike Randle
There are numerous factors driving the new industrial revolution in the South. And it is a revolution, as this manufacturing surge that began in 2007 continues to break records year after year in the total number of large, capital intensive projects. One factor, of course, is that reshoring of facilities back to the U.S. continues to grow each year.
 
 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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