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10 projects that will change Austin's skyline
Austin is in the midst of a construction boom that will reshape the city over the next decade. The city of Austin's list of ongoing projects now spans more than five pages of development in the planning stages and under construction. We've gone through the list and are highlighting in this slideshow 10 of what we found as the most interesting projects. Austin Business Journal
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San Antonio: A Hub for Investment in Mexico
SAN ANTONIO—On a recent Tuesday morning, a group of businessmen and women met at The Club at Sonterra, a San Antonio country club, for breakfast and a presentation on Europe’s economic troubles. Some attendees paid close attention, while others checked their phones or asked their neighbors to pass the salsa. Not so surprising, except that the presentation was in Spanish and was directed to an audience of Mexican investors. The Atlantic Cities
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The Streetlight of the Future Will Do So Much More Than Light Your Street
Back in 2011, the city of Chattanooga was having serious problems with gang violence in one of its more prominent downtown parks, Coolidge Park (to a point, in fact, where local police tried banning unaccompanied minors there). The Atlantic Cities
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Houston Dome plans still far from going to voters
Harris County officials unveiled options for the future of the long-vacant Astrodome last summer, with some members of Commissioners Court saying voters might be presented with a bond referendum last November, or perhaps this May, to fix it. Houston Chronicle
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Republican budget plan would force Keystone XL approval
The House Republican budget plan unveiled on Tuesday would force the Obama administration to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline and assumes that expanded oil and gas drilling on federal lands would deliver billions of dollars to federal coffers. Fuel Fix
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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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Texas Lawmakers: Mexico Falling Short on Water Agreement
Sounding the alarm over a 70-year-old treaty that governs the release of water to Texas by Mexican officials, state and federal lawmakers say that Mexico is again falling short on its part of the agreement and that water users in the Rio Grande basin are feeling the impact. Texas Tribune
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This Map Reveals Exactly Where Meth Is A Huge Problem In America, Tennessee Among Top Three
The meth epidemic is rampant in the United States. The Drug Enforcement Administration put out a map showing the number of meth lab "incidents" in each state. The map shows "all meth incidents, including labs, 'dumpsites' or 'chemical and glassware' seizures," according to the DEA. Business Insider
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Innovation vital to U.S. economy, R&D researcher says
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- A decline in research and development funding as a result of federal budget cuts could stunt the United States' economic growth and innovation, according to a lead researcher at Battelle. al.com
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TurboCombustor Technology Inc. Invests $16 M To Expand FL Facility, 200 Jobs
TurboCombustor Technology Inc., an aerospace parts manufacturing company, invested $16 million to expand its Martin County, Florida production facility. The company, which plans to create 200 jobs during the next three years, added an additional 120,000 square foot facility, while upgrading infrastructure and manufacturing equipment at its redesigned campus. TCT will continue to occupy its existing 100,000 square foot facility adjacent to the new site. Area Development
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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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