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New census data show where Florida jobs are, and aren't
Just 1.2 percent of Cortez residents are out of work, while nearly 20 percent of the working age population in a hard-hit neighborhood straddling North Port and Port Charlotte do not have jobs, according to new U.S. census data. The census survey shows that Southwest Florida has some of the best — and worst — pockets of unemployment in Florida. Sarasota Herald Tribune
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JOBS REPORT SMASHES EXPECTATIONS — UNEMPLOYMENT FALLS TO 7.7%
The November jobs report is in, and it's a gigantic beat. 146K new jobs is well above expectations of 85K. Private payrolls came in at 147K, which means that there was only a 1K drag. Unemployment falls to 7.7% from 7.9%. This is the lowest lvel since 2008. Business Insider
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The Chart That Really Puts Our National Debt Into Context. We're not broke at all.
The Federal Reserve's quarterly Flow Of Funds report came out today. It contains a wealth of information related to the balance sheets and incomes of various parts of the economy: households, corporations, non-profits, levels of government, and so forth. Business Insider
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Catastrophe in the Making: Mining for Uranium Could Begin on the East Coast
We know many of our tragedies by name; in recent years we have met Andrew, Katrina, Ike, Irene, and most recently, Sandy. They defied our expectations — the lost lives, ruined homes, ransacked communities. There is little comfort looking forward. We’re told to expect more storms, and worse ones. It’s hard to imagine how bad things could get, but then, not everyone has to imagine. Some people may remember Camille. Alternet
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Louisiana Official: Ascension projects promising
SORRENTO — Ascension Parish is in the running for 36 economic development projects, which would generate more than 2,650 new jobs and represent a total investment of more than $8.2 billion, the parish’s top economic development official said Thursday. The Advocate
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71 YEARS AGO TODAY: The US Was Attacked And Went On To Reshape The World
There are few things spectacular as an early Sunday morning on a South Pacific Island. For the boys serving the U.S. fleet at Pearl Harbor December 7, 1941 the sun had a quality like nothing they'd ever seen, big, loose, and orange — but inviting — filling the air with a lurid appeal they just assumed was homesickness. Business Insider
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Official says Ireland wants more trade with West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - There are lots of opportunities for economic tie-ups between West Virginia and Ireland, said Peter Ryan, deputy consul general for economic and public affairs in Ireland's New York City office. Ryan was in Charleston Thursday "to touch base with the local Irish community here and thank them for everything they do to promote good relations; and to brief some of the business and political leaders in the city and state." Daily Mail
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The End of Middle Class Growth: What It Means for the Future of Work, Family, and the Economy
If the American economy were an automobile, you would say the transmission is failing. The engine works, but not all wheels are getting power. To put the matter less metaphorically: The economy no longer reliably and consistently transmits productivity gains to workers. The result is that many millions of Americans, in particular less-skilled men, are leaving the workforce, a phenomenon the country has never seen before on the present scale. The Atlantic
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Boeing's 787 woes described as 'teething pains' by analyst
Air Insight analyst Ernest Arvai described Boeing's flurry of problems with its 787 jetliner as "teething pains." St. Louis Business Journal
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Vicksburg sawmill lays off 80
VICKSBURG — Anderson-Tully Company is shutting down a second shift at its Vicksburg sawmill and is laying off 80 employees by Jan. 4. The company told The Vicksburg Post the move has been in the works for two months because of a depressed housing market. Clarion Ledger
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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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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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