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M & M Tax Service hopes to fill 300 jobs across SC
GREENVILLE, SC--Though Christmas and New Years may be on most people's minds right, not long after the holidays tax season will soon approach. foxcarolina.com
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GEICO bringing 1,000 jobs to Katy, Gov. Perry Announces
Gov. Rick Perry and GEICO Monday announced the opening of a new claims office in Katy. The operation is located on newly developed Merchants Way, just east of Mason Road in the Mason Creek Office Center. GEICO hopes to provide jobs for up to 400 associates in 2015 and 1,000 associates by 2017, according to GEICO spokesman Anthony Blue. yourhoustonnews.com
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Nowrasteh: Immigration is good for Texas' economy
Many immigration opponents are focusing their ire on Republicans who support expanding legal immigration - an important part of immigration reform - to dissuade them from restarting the reform effort. Radio host Laura Ingraham recently wrote that Congressman Ted Poe, R-Humble, who supports an expanded guest worker visa program, "does not see what (immigration) does to U.S. wages." Houston Chronicle
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Outsourcing firm moving operations hub to Texas, adding 10,000 jobs
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — A major information technology outsourcing company announced Monday it is moving its U.S. operations hub from New Jersey to Texas and expects to add 10,000 jobs nationwide over the next three years. Dallas Morning News
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7 steps, 7 years, still many more jobs to go
Gov. Rick Scott took office in 2011 with a simple plan he promised would invigorate the state's economy. Over seven years, through seven steps, Florida would add 700,000 jobs. Shorter: 7-7-7. Not only that, the state would see improvements in its gross domestic product, personal income and tax collections, all achieved through putting government on a diet and giving taxpayers a break. Tampa Bay Times
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Thousands of lost jobs in every sector and region of Florida under Gov. Rick Scott
HAWTHORNE, FL -- For nearly three decades, this rural community in north central Florida was home to a bustling mill that was the principal employer for 1,400 residents. Then, in November 2011, the recession-induced collapse of the housing market forced Georgia-Pacific to close its plywood plant. bradenton.com
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Rick Scott struggles with promises on jobs
Perhaps the lesson to be learned is that gubernatorial candidates should be cautious when pledging how many jobs they’ll create. In Wisconsin, Scott Walker (R) vowed as a candidate to create 250,000 jobs in his first term – and after three years in office, it’s clear Walker will come nowhere near fulfilling his pledge. MSNBC
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Job Creation Deals Struck By Florida’s Governor Have Failed To Deliver
Tax breaks and public investment deals that Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has said will create more than 45,000 jobs in the state have so far brought less than 5 percent of that promised haul, according to an extensive review of public records and press releases by the Miami Herald and the Tampa Bay Tribune. Think Progress
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Tourism e-commerce company to add 150 jobs in Orlando
The Orlando City Council on Dec. 9 will consider a proposal to fund $180,000 in incentives to spur the creation of 150 jobs in Central Florida over the next five years. Orlando Business Journal
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NC Commission has new idea on fracking fluids
RALEIGH The N.C. Mining and Energy Commission has come up with yet another potential solution to the thorny problem of how to deal with chemicals that will be used in fracking. The commissioners want the chemical data to be safeguarded in an “electronic lock box” that could be accessed digitally in the event of a chemical spill or other accident. For more than a year, commissioners have tried to decide how to handle situations in which energy companies claim that chemical cocktails used in shale gas exploration are competitive trade secrets and must be shielded from the public. State lawmakers, who will have final say over fracking standards, have warned they will not tolerate safety rules that threaten the prospects for energy exploration in North Carolina. Charlotte Observer
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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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After I finished the cover story for this issue, I read an interesting article by economist Paul Krugman, the op-ed columnist for the New York Times, titled, "Partying like it’s 1995." Generally I side with Krugman, even though I am a journalist, not an economist. Occasionally, though, I read some of his stuff and ask myself, "What planet did Krugman come from?" Like when he predicted a shift of automotive assembly to Canada after Toyota announced a new plant in Woodstock, Ontario in 2005 because of "free healthcare," among other benefits. That Toyota deal was the last major automotive assembly plant announced in Canada and I predict it will be the very last one for the Canadians.
 
 Nashville Mayour Karl Dean
If you have ever seen one of my presentations, then you know about the word "reshoring" and how that phenomenon has lifted the spirits of even the most skeptical Southerners regarding the future of the region's economy. After all, in the last four decades, manufacturing has suffered a bloodletting never before seen in U.S. history. The biggest factor behind the slow and long meltdown that began in the 1990s was the herd mentality to offshore manufacturing capacity to cheaper locales, primarily by U.S.-owned companies.
 


 

 

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