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VW's key crossover for U.S. delayed by incentive tug-of-war, report says
A tug-of-war between Mexico and Tennessee over financial incentives is delaying Volkswagen AG's decision on where to build a make-or-break VW crossover in North America, sources said, delaying the German group's efforts to fix its ailing U.S. business. Autonews.com
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FASTEST PACE OF AUTO SALES SINCE FEBRUARY 2007
May was a huge month for auto sales. According to AutoData, the pace of sales jumped to an annualized rate of 16.8 million units, the fastest since February 2007. Business Insider
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Smoke in the Water
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — NO ONE is exactly sure when Duke Energy’s coal ash pit adjacent to the Dan River in north-central North Carolina began leaking toxic coal ash into the waterway. What is known is that by the time the leak was discovered, in early February, more than 39,000 tons of coal ash and millions of gallons of contaminated water had spilled into the river near the town of Eden, N.C. — making it the third largest coal ash spill in American history. New York Times
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Trouble Brewing for Craft Beer
Craft brewing is more popular than ever. Even President Obama is brewing his own beer. However, if you sit down with the people who are brave enough to turn this hobby into a commercial enterprise, it won’t be long before you hear about the obstacles they face getting their product into the hands of thirsty consumers. All entrepreneurs face hurdles in starting their businesses, but craft brewers face a unique set of challenges which both undermine consumer welfare and privilege some in the industry at the expense of competition and innovation. US News & World Report
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Texas craft beer production keeps barreling forward
Texas' smaller craft breweries increased production last year by nearly half and made deeper gains in the overall beer market, suggesting the industry's growth spurt will continue. Houston Chronicle
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Net natural gas imports drop as U.S. production soars
U.S. net imports of natural gas fell 14 percent in 2013, as preliminary data showed domestic production of dry gas hit a record high, according to a new federal report. Houston Chronicle
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U.S. Steel Cites South Korean Imports in Plans to Idle Plants
PITTSBURGH— U.S. Steel Corp. X -0.42% said it would temporarily close plants in Texas and Pennsylvania and blamed illegally priced imports, raising the volume on trade disputes with China and South Korea. Wall Street Journal
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Rally held to save steel jobs in East Texas
LONE STAR — As the dumping of steel products from foreign countries caused United States Steel Corporation to idle two tubular manufacturing facilities Monday, more than 800 people gathered at the company’s East Texas facility to decry the practice. News-Journal
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Alabama tourism director sings new visitor center’s praises
FLORENCE — State Tourism Director Lee Sentell didn't mince words Monday at the grand opening of the city's new tourism and visitor center saying, "It's the nicest tourism building in Alabama." That and comparable comments echoed throughout the crowd of about 200 people attending Monday's ribbon cutting and grand opening of the facility at McFarland Park. The Times Daily
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UPDATE 1-U.S. Steel to idle facilities in Pennsylvania, Texas
United States Steel Corp said on Monday it is idling two facilities in Pennsylvania and Texas that make tubular steel, saying the plants are losing money partly because of unfair trade from low-cost rivals in other countries. Reuters
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Features & Opinion

 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

Urban areas have all kinds of assets that are easy to spot. They have the population, so the labor shed is not usually an issue. Urban areas are also connected by better roads, rail and air service and many have river and deep water ports. Usually Internet access and other forms of communication are more efficient in urban areas. And you have a larger array of quality of life options to choose from, such as the cultural assets found in metropolitan areas.
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

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By Mike Randle
The belief that "80 percent of all new jobs come from existing business and industry" is an out-of-date, old-fashioned fabrication. I have no idea how it started, where it started, or who said it first, but there are professionals in economic development as well as leaders of government in the South who actually believe that each year, 80 percent (why 80 percent I don't know, either) of all new jobs are created by existing business and industry. I hear it all the time and I just roll my eyes. There is nothing static in economic development but this: 100 percent of all lost jobs come from existing business and industry. That, and of course 100 percent of the time site consultants never pay for a meal.
 

 Business News in the South - Randle Report

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According to Chinese theory, yin is a passive, negative force and yang is an active, positive force. Chinese philosophers believe that the opposing forces aren't really contradictory. Instead, they are interconnected and complimentary, interacting to create a balance in one's life. 
 
 Nashville Mayour Karl Dean
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT report was released in the summer quarter. I try to read it every time it comes out since I find it to be the best indicator of child poverty, a statistic everyone involved in economic development needs to be aware of. The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a charity that supports disadvantaged children. 
 


 

 

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