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Aerotek Hiring For Manufacturing Jobs In Dalton GA
Aerotek, Inc., a leading provider of recruiting and staffing services, on Wednesday announced that it is seeking to fill more than 150 contract production positions over the next few months in a manufacturing facility. The Chattanoogan
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Pierce Manufacturing of Bradenton to layoff 325 beginning in November
BRADENTON — Pierce Manufacturing has stopped new ambulance orders, and the segment brought down to Bradenton just more than a year ago will shut down entirely by January 2013 — laying off 325 local workers beginning in November. The drastic downsize marks one of the worst round of layoffs to hit the area in recent years. bradenton.com
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Saints owner Tom Benson says he wants to buy The Times-Picayune
Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints and the Hornets, has written a letter to one of the owners of The Times-Picayune expressing his interest in purchasing the newspaper. In a July 25 letter to Steve Newhouse, who is a member of the family that owns the paper, Benson seeks a meeting to discuss purchasing the paper. "If this is something that is an option, we can initiate this at your earliest convenience," Benson says in his letter. Times-Picayune
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ATMs Not The Only Things Disappearing At Bank Of America, It's Closed The Most Branches Too
ATMs are not the only thing disappearing at Bank of America. The nation’s second largest bank by assets is also busy shutting down branches. Forbes
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Report criticizes Florida for no measurable goals in program meant to help people in foreclosure
A federal inspector general report critical of a $7.6 billion foreclosure prevention plan specifically mentions Florida as failing to set measurable goals for its Hardest Hit program. Palm Beach Post
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Beebe seeks expansion of summer feeding program
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe said today he wants to increase by more than three times the number of children receiving free summer meals before he leaves office. Arkansas News Bureau
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Study: More SC kids living in poverty
South Carolina ranks near the bottom – 43rd among the 50 states – in a ranking of children’s well being. That is according to the newly released Kids Count report, a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, that assesses the overall health of the nation’s children, including their economic health, family situation and education. The State
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Study: Sequestration Could Wipe Out as Many Jobs as Recovery Has Created
The Aerospace Industries Association released a study on last week estimating that if the sequestration provisions of the Budget Control Act are triggered on Jan. 2 as currently legislated, the number of jobs lost would be about as great as the number created during the time President Obama has been in office. IndustryWeek
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Why We Shouldn't Work More Than 40 Hours Per Week [INFOGRAPHIC]
There's been a lot of talk lately about how Americans are ridiculously overworked and that the extra hours actually harm productivity over the long run. No wonder a growing number of Americans hate their jobs. The site OnlineMBA.com published this infographic to explain why Americans should be working less: Businessweek
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LA Gov. Jindal, Methanex Announce $550 Million Methanol Plant
GEISMAR — Governor Bobby Jindal and Methanex Vice President of Corporate Development Gary Rowan announced the company will relocate a methanol production plant from Chile to a 225-acre site in Geismar. Canada-based Methanex Corp. will spend $550 million on the project, which will give the company its first U.S.-based methanol production facility in more than a decade. The new plant will create 130 new jobs, with an average salary of $56,250, plus benefits. The project will result in 996 new indirect jobs. Southern Governor's Association
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Features & Opinion

 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

Reshoring manufacturing capacity from primarily Asia to the South and Mexico is now a common thing to do and it's all about money. When China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, the average manufacturing wage in China's Pearl River Delta (PRD) was about 58 cents an hour.

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

 FEATURE  
By Dr. Glen Fenter
Desperation sometimes masks itself in acceptance. Such was the case for Takelia Carter of Marion, Ark. For Carter, the mother of six school-age children in a low paying job, desperation was normative existence. This was her life in Crittenden County, Ark., deep in the Delta where unfortunately one in four families lives well below the poverty level.
 

 Business News in the South - Randle Report

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By Mike Randle
There are numerous factors driving the new industrial revolution in the South. And it is a revolution, as this manufacturing surge that began in 2007 continues to break records year after year in the total number of large, capital intensive projects. One factor, of course, is that reshoring of facilities back to the U.S. continues to grow each year.
 
 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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