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Jobs not helping Scott's ratings
MANATEE COUNTY -- Florida’s job market is the healthiest it’s been since Gov. Rick Scott was elected in 2010. The unemployment rate is dropping and the number of jobs created in the state is now over 600,000, Scott told more than 100 employees at a small boat manufacturing company in Manatee County on Thursday. Herald Tribune
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All Aboard Florida reveals plans for downtown Miami station
Plans for the largest of All Aboard Florida's four stations were unveiled Wednesday, promising to change the downtown Miami skyline with a Grand Central Station-like landmark rail hub flanked by new skyscrapers. Sun-Sentinel
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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi: Gay marriage would 'impose significant public harm'
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The attorney general of Florida says in court documents that recognizing same sex marriages performed in other states would "impose significant public harm." Eight gay couples and the American Civil Liberties Union have sued the state in federal court. The lawsuit argues Florida is discriminating against the couples by not recognizing same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal. Miami Herald
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Auto jobs aren't attractive to young adults, survey finds
Building cars is high tech, but not a growth industry, according to a MICHauto survey of 17-24 year olds and the people who influence the youth group. The finding is tough news for the auto industry, which is facing challenges attracting needed talent, in part, because auto jobs are considered unstable and declining. mlive.com
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How Millennials Will Change the World of Work
Just 11 years from now, by the year 2025, millennials are expected to make up as much as 75 percent of the American workforce. As members of this generation starts to dominate cubicles and corner offices, they'll drastically shift the way the businesses woo consumers, treat employees, and market themselves to the outside world. National Journal
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How Mega-Mergers Give the FCC Stealth Power for Net Neutrality
Enacting new federal regulations can be hard work. First, the agency has to make a formal proposal. Then, after months of sifting through comments, the agency has to act again to impose the final rules. And it's almost a guarantee that somebody will sue, resulting in more months of litigation and the possibility that the courts will force the agency back to square one. National Journal
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Should We Be Worried?
Yesterday’s GDP report was treated – by the administrations and its supporters in and out of the media – as an outlier. A good number would have been 3 percent growth, which is what the experts at places like Goldman Sachs had been predicting back when the quarter was still young and hopes were high. Then, the first report from the Commerce Department had the economy treading water, barely, at 0.1 percent growth. Prior to the revision released yesterday by Commerce, expectations were for a negative number in the half of a percent range. Weekly Standard
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Why the U.S. should act first on climate change
This week, the Chamber of Commerce released a report that amounts to a worst-case scenario for the economic effect of President Obama's forthcoming EPA regulations on extant coal-fired power plants, which represent his administration's most serious attempt to unilaterally tackle climate change. Amazingly, despite the fact that the report was obviously an Unskewed Polls-style bad faith effort, the overall cost came in fairly cheap, as Paul Krugman points out. The Week
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What do Rick Perry, Sean Penn, Sheldon Adelson and Chris Christie have in common?
The last time New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie spoke at a venue attended by Sheldon Adelson, he alienated the Republican Party mega-donor and other hawkish pro-Israel Jews by referring to Judea and Samaria as "the occupied territories." heritagefl.com
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Rick Perry’s Wild Plan to Take Jobs From Blue States
There are many ways to run for president, even when it’s so early in the process that you don’t want to actually appear to be running for president. Yet Texas Governor Rick Perry may have found a new one. Politico
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 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.
 

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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.
 

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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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