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Hurricane Sandy Exposed An Obvious Flaw In US Infrastructure
After driving around my neighborhood on Long Island yesterday to survey the damage done by Hurricane Sandy, I’m changing my forecast. I think we will be without electricity for much longer than a week. Business Insider
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October's solid jobs report — and what it means for the presidential race
Are we heading for a winter of recovery? The Labor Department reported on Friday that the economy added a solid 171,000 jobs in October, beating the consensus estimate of forecasters. The Week
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florida officials pitch Zephyrhills land near rail line for industrial development
Developers are hoping that increased traffic on the CSX rail line will lead to industrial development in Zephyrhills. Tampa Bay Business Journal
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Texas' energy grid operator expects sufficient winter capacity
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said it expects to have sufficient capacity to meet winter demand. Dallas Business Journal
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Lord & Taylor plans to grow its downtown St. Louis IT center
Hudson’s Bay Co., one of Canada’s biggest retailers, plans to move most of its information technology operation from Toronto to downtown St. Louis. The relocation could add about 130 jobs to the company’s Lord & Taylor IT center at 500 North Broadway, officials said Thursday. St. Louis Today
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Donaldsonville LA plant gets $2.1 billion expansion
DONALDSONVILLE — CF Industries Inc. will expand the nation’s largest nitrogen plant, investing $2.1 billion into its Ascension Parish complex, company officials announced Thursday. The Advocate
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Louisiana vote shelved on Jindal health outsourcing plan
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal's top budget adviser scrapped a legislative vote Thursday on the governor's proposal to outsource a state employee health insurance plan, when it became clear the contract didn't have enough support to win approval. katc.com
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Oklahoma quietly enters the open-carry arena
OWASSO - Bruce Barnard felt a little bit exposed when he left the house Thursday morning with his .40 caliber Glock 24L strapped to his side for all to see. "It just felt strange because every time you walked out before, it was stuck in your pocket," Barnard said. Tulsa World
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Federal judge hears arguments in Okla.-based Hobby Lobby contraception case
Like all Americans, Oklahoma City billionaire David Green has a constitutional right to exercise his religion. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton heard arguments on whether that right extends to Hobby Lobby and Mardel, the companies Green founded and runs. The Oklahoman
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Fastest-growing jobs
Demand for home care nurses is projected to grow a whopping 71% between 2010 and 2020. What other careers on Money and PayScale.com's list of America's best jobs will see big opportunities? CNN
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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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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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