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Lockheed Martin tanks to be built at Michoud tap into growing fracking industry
Lockheed Martin Corp. announced Tuesday it will build two massive liquefied natural gas tanks at the Michoud Assembly Facility in eastern New Orleans in an attempt to capitalize on the state's rapidly expanding fracking industry while adding 400 new jobs to the struggling plant. Times-Picayune
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Florida, Texas governors to share stage in West Palm Beach
WEST PALM BEACH — Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Texas Gov. Rick Perry will share the stage April 8 during the Palm Beach Strategic Forum at the Palm Beach County Convention Center. Palm Beach Post
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Miami among top cities for energy-efficient buildings
The city of Miami ranked No. 18 among the top 25 U.S. cities with the largest number of energy-efficient buildings with Energy Star certification in 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said. Miami Herald
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S.C. House rejects Medicaid expansion
COLUMBIA, SC — House lawmakers refused to expand Medicaid in South Carolina on Tuesday after hours of debate that echoed the conflicts of class, race and religion. The State
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Job Openings Increase as U.S. Labor Market Improves
The fewest workers on record were fired in January and job openings rebounded, showing employers are gaining confidence the U.S. expansion will be sustained even as lawmakers battle to trim the federal budget deficit. There were 1.51 million people let go in the month, down from 1.57 million in December and the least in data going back 12 years, the Labor Department said today in Washington. The number of positions waiting to be filled climbed by 81,000 to 3.69 million after slumping by 177,000 in December. Bloomberg
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The Best and Worst Cities For Jobs This Spring, See Southern Spots That Made List
Earlier this month we learned that the country added 236,000 new jobs in February, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics—and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7%. That’s the lowest it has been since December 2008, when the rate was 7.3%. These are all good signs that the labor market is strengthening and the economy is finally on the mend. And a new survey just released by ManpowerGroup, an employment services firm, supports such optimism. The survey, released quarterly, reveals that employers in all 50 states intend to increase their payrolls during the three-month period ending in June. It also tells us exactly where they intend to increase them the most, and where their hopes lag behind. Forbes
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Paul Ryan's Budget Would Destroy 2 Million Jobs In Single Year: EPI
The budget plan that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) unveiled on Tuesday would eliminate 2 million jobs in 2014, according to a new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI). If implemented, Ryan's "Path to Prosperity" plan would shrink the U.S. economy by 1.7 percent and increase the unemployment rate by 0.6 to 0.8 percentage points, EPI found. Huffington Post
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Georgia Gwinnett College breaks ground on $30M science center
Georgia Gwinnett College has broken ground on its $30 million Allied Health and Science Building. Atlanta Business Chronicle
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Billionaire Investors Gobble Up Twinkies: Hostess Snacks Sold For $410 Million
Hostess’s iconic sweets will soon return to grocery store shelves. The brands have been sold to a group of billionaire investors for $410 million. Forbes
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Brevard spaceport bill on hold as Texas takes lead in competition to land SpaceX launches
TALLAHASSEE — The countdown for legislation designed to attract new aerospace businesses to the Space Coast is in a temporary hold in the Legislature, as the House bill's author works to fix a glitch in the state's economic projection for a new "spaceport" at a Brevard County airport. Orlando Sentinel
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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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