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More entrepreneurs needed in D.C.


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Why people visit Austin and don't leave
You're in Austin, Texas, rockin' out at the South by Southwest music festival. You're soaking up the sights and sounds, the people and the parties, of the "Live Music Capital of the World." You're falling in love with the city. And in a year's time, you'll be moving there. Well, that's what local Realtors are banking on, anyway. CNN
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Paul Ryan's new budget whittles spending faster, still guts 'Obamacare'
Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget is back – and the new budget looks a lot like its predecessors. The House Republican budget, which Democrats deride as an antigovernment slasher novel and Republicans hail as their courageous blueprint to save the nation from fiscal ruin, is back for its third iteration, with the GOP's Mr. Ryan, of Wisconsin, unveiling his proposal on Tuesday. Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D) of Washington, meanwhile, will offer her own proposal on Wednesday, ending a four-year streak in the Democratic-led Senate without a budget plan. Christian Science Monitor
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Tower Boom Is Back: 320-apartment planned for downtown Tampa
TAMPA -- The tower boom is definitely back in Tampa. After years with almost no new residential construction, developers on Monday filed plans with the city of Tampa for yet another new downtown tower, this one called SkyHouse Channelside. Tampa Tribune
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OK State Senate passes income tax cut
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Senate on Monday passed a measure to reduce the state's income tax rate. Senate Bill 585, by Sen. Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa, passed by a vote of 33-13 and heads to the House for consideration. The measure would reduce the income tax rate to 4.75 from 5.25 percent. Gov. Mary Fallin has called for reducing it to 5 percent. Tulsa World
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SC House wants rural unemployment offices kept open
S.C. House lawmakers moved Monday to keep unemployment claims offices open in 17 rural counties. Lawmakers voted to rearrange the Department of Employment and Workforce’s budget on the first day of debate on the state’s proposed $22.7 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The State
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Miami, Key West make website’s list of ‘trashiest Spring Break destinations’
Jersey Shore might have dried up but Miami and Key West bring their trashy best to Spring Break revelers nationwide according to the website Coedmagazine.com. Who needs The Situation and Snooki when we have Jimmy Buffett and South Beach and, apparently plenty of Hooters girls to boost our bottom line? Miami Herald
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Big beer tanks arriving at Charleston port today for Sierra Nevada
Twenty-eight beer brewing tanks – some large enough to hold up to 3,200 kegs worth of beer – are expected to arrive at the Port of Charleston’s Columbus Street Terminal this afternoon. The tanks are bound for Chico, Calif.-based Sierra Nevada Brewing Company’s new brewery in Mills River, N.C., about 12 miles south of Asheville. Post-Courier
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Florida Lawmakers Reject Medicaid Expansion Despite Governor's Approval
A Florida Senate committee voted Monday against Medicaid expansion, joining the House in rejecting Gov. Rick Scott's proposal for a three-year trial covered entirely by federal funding. Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, said Florida should pursue a program that is stronger than Medicaid, which he described as flawed and costly. "Why in the world would we take the federal government's position when they promise that they'll pay for Medicaid expansion when we know that they will be unable to keep that promise in the long run?" Brandes said. Governing.com
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Armadillo invasion spreading in East Tennessee
Move over, opossum — the nine-banded armadillo has arrived in East Tennessee. The armored mammals are here, they're spreading faster than expected and likely can survive anywhere in the Volunteer State -- except maybe for the highest, coldest peaks in the Smokies. That's according to Timothy Gaudin, a biology professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, who published a study with student S. Erich Eichler confirming the existence of armadillos here -- including as high as 1,988 feet in the Cumberland Plateau. Chattanooga Times Free-Press
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 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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