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Officials: Gunman in Texas Rampage Was Marine
A man suspected in a West Texas shooting rampage that left one woman dead and five others wounded was a Marine who was wanted for questioning in a slaying in North Carolina, officials said Monday. ABC News
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Texas: Gunman Killed After Shooting 6 People
A gunman killed one person and wounded five others in Concho County before being shot to death by the police, the Texas Department of Public Safety said on Monday. New York Times
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Auburn-Opelika named one of the top small cities for women in workforce
AUBURN, Alabama -- Auburn-Opelika was named one of the top small cities in the country for women in the workforce, according to a report released by NerdWallet. al.com
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Most-wanted retailers: Trader Joe's, IKEA not landing in Alabama anytime soon
Looking to fill your kitchen with products from the funky grocer Trader Joe's or furniture from the iconic home store IKEA? al.com
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Why Nashville duplexes could become a thing of the past
In Nashville neighborhoods humming with redevelopment, you might notice a lot of duplexes going up, as developers try to maximize returns by putting two homes on one lot. Nashville Business Journal
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Tougher new proposed SC DUI limit stirs up debate
South Carolina has the nation’s highest rate of traffic fatalities involving drunken drivers, but would a tougher DUI threshold make a difference? The National Transportation Safety Board thinks it would, in South Carolina and across the nation. Post-Courier
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Florida ranks high in economic outlook
Florida has the ninth best economic outlook in the country, according to a study by the American Legislative Exchange Council. Jacksonville Business Journal
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Craven Co., NC leaders consider new twist in economic development plan
Consultants hired to draft a Craven County strategic economic development plan suggest the best way to get jobs is with a multi-government, business and civic nonprofit partnership group. The unexpected conclusion about how to replace the Craven County Economic Development Commission, which was dissolved and its staff eliminated about a year ago, was relayed to Craven County Board of Commissioners last week in a budget work session.
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South Texas Project and other plants contribute to boost in nuclear output
U.S. nuclear-power output increased to its highest level in 10 weeks as the South Texas Nuclear Project and other plants returned to production after maintenance closures, according to a Bloomberg analysis of Nuclear Regulatory Commission data. Houston Business Journal
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That's The Randle Report for Friday, May 24, 2013
Join us again Tuesday morning for all of the American South's business, economic development and political news in real time and in one place. Use the sort buttons or the search window above to find your favorite stories from yesterday, last week, last month or last year. Also, click on the Sports tab above for all of the South's sports news in real time. Click on the headline to access Southern Business & Development magazine.
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Features & Opinion

 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

Just look around at what's happening in the aerospace industry in the American South. Aerospace is really making a move to become one of the region's top two industry sectors. It’s not there yet, but if large project counts are any indication, aerospace may soon challenge the petrochemicals sector as the second largest industry in the region. Never before has the aerospace industry been so important to the South's economy. Oh, what's the No. 1 industry sector in the South? Automotive is, of course. That industry hasn't been challenged much for 25 years in this region, or since we’ve been counting.

 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

 FEATURE  
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

FEATURE     
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
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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