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Hire Yourself – and Then Others
In consideration of the latest shenanigans from Congress as it pertains to the economic conditions facing most Americans these days, unemployment and underemployment being the most serious, the case for entrepreneurship is more important than ever. For Black people especially, whose unemployment rate is double that of the national average and even as high as 50 percent in certain cities, the need for entrepreneurship cannot be denied. Atlanta Daily World
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New industry announcement planned Wednesday
WEST POINT, AL — Several new jobs are on the way to the area. Officials are expected to make a formal announcement at 10 a.m. Wednesday from West Point Town Hall regarding the new industry planning to call Cullman County home. Cullman Times
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An opportunity for Louisville? Virginia Beach gives up pursuit of NBA’s Kings
Opportunity might soon be knocking for the city of Louisville. That’s because Virginia Beach, Va., today gave up its pursuit of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings, acknowledging that a deal to build a new arena could not be reached. Business First
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Port Logistics Group expands to Pacific Northwest area
Port Logistics Group is expanding its services to the Pacific Northwest with the acquisition of Pacific Distribution Services. Houston Business Journal
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How the US Can Shape Its Manufacturing Destiny
Now that the US is poised to expand its high-tech manufacturing, we might want to ask a few questions. What kind of manufacturing structure do we want to build? Do our high-tech manufacturing moguls have a US manufacturing vision that will last for decades? And what will it take to develop a strategy that will cut costs and raise revenue effectively while expanding economic development? ebnonline.com
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How’s Your Job? Which Professions Are Prospering
2012 was a good year to be a credit analyst, sheet metal worker or tour guide. Those fields saw their unemployment rates drop by at least six percentage points between 2011 and 2012, according to figures released Friday by the Department of Labor. Wall Street Journal
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American industry is on the move
Last year Jeff Immelt, the boss of General Electric, declared that outsourcing was “mostly outdated as a business model”. GE’s venerable Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky, is opening a string of new assembly lines to build refrigerators, water heaters and washing machines, bringing home jobs from China and Mexico. President Barack Obama has trumpeted this wave of “insourcing”, while Hal Sirkin of the Boston Consulting Group foretells a US “manufacturing renaissance”. Even as the news from Washington reeks of heedless brinkmanship, the news from the people who actually make stuff sounds refreshingly hopeful. Financial Times
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Bolton Medical to launch U.S. distribution, add jobs in Florida
Bolton Medical announced Tuesday that it would launch distribution of its stents in the U.S., adding sales, manufacturing and engineering employees. The Sunrise-based company already employs 110, after adding 30 positions last year, and has plans to add another 20 to 30 jobs in the next two years. Sun-Sentinel
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Exela investing in North Carolina plant
Contract manufacturer Exela Pharma Sciences is investing in its Lenoir, NC, plant, with plans to nearly double employment there in the next three years. The subsidiary of Reston, VA-based Exela PharmSci develops and manufactures injectable and ophthalmic drugs. It just announced that it will invest $8.5 million in its facility and expects to add 38 positions to the 40 it currently has. fiercemanufacturing.com
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Silica Facility To Create 300 Jobs In Va.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- Commonwealth Applied Silica Technologies plans to open a manufacturing facility in Campbell County that's expected to create 300 jobs. Manufacturing.net
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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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