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Risk of blasts concern in Louisiana, but chemical facilities provide good jobs
Chemical plants such as the site of a fatal explosion in Louisiana are among the safest manufacturing workplaces in America. That fact, however, doesn't stop residents and emergency responders from keeping wary eyes on the hundreds of plants stretched along the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, the capital. Explosions, chemical releases and other accidents are real threats because many of the products manufactured are volatile. Triblive.com
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Louisiana Workers Most Engaged in Jobs, Minnesotans Least
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Workers in Louisiana, at 37%, were the most likely in 2012 to be engaged in their jobs -- meaning they are involved in and enthusiastic about their work. Those in Minnesota, at 25.7%, were the least likely to be engaged at work. Gallup.com
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Construction Employment Reaches All-Time Highs in Louisiana
Construction employment increased in a majority of states in May, setting all-time highs in Louisiana and North Dakota, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data. Association officials noted that construction demand remains very uneven and urged policy makers to expedite stalled public and private projects. loansafe.org
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Memphis-based FedEx set to acquire South African company
FedEx Corp. announced it is acquiring a significant portion of the business that its South African service provider Supaswift Ltd. operates in five countries across Africa. Memphis Business Journal
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Likely Virginia site of complex Indian empire, Pocahontas' rescue preserved under agreement
GLOUCESTER, Va. -– The site where archaeologists and historians believe Pocahontas rescued English Capt. John Smith from death will be preserved under a new agreement. Fox News
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Podcast: Georgia's Next Growth Industry and It's Bigger than Movies
The U.S. video game industry took in an estimated $15 billion in 2012, significantly outpacing the $11 billion earned by the U.S. film industry. The most commercially successful video game of all-time, World of Warcraft, has grossed on over $10 billion. Compare that to the highest grossing movie of all-time, Avatar, which earned almost $2.8 billion worldwide. gpb.org
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Deutsche Bank passes over Jacksonville for 431 high-wage jobs
Deutsche Bank is adding 431 high-paying jobs to its North Carolina operation — jobs that could have come to Jacksonville. Jacksonville Business Journal
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Bank of America will cut 400 jobs in Dallas, Richardson
Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) will eliminate more than 400 jobs at its Dallas and Richardson offices as it consolidates its Legacy Asset Servicing unit, the company announced. Dallas Business Journal
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Hiring lessons from Google
Yes! Some relief for the C-average student. Google no longer asks job candidates for their college transcripts and test scores. In fact, it doesn't see any correlation between the skills required to succeed in college and the skills required to succeed at Google. Birmingham Business Journal
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North Georgia business creating 300 jobs
An automotive supplier is building a new manufacturing plant in North Georgia and creating 300 jobs. Inalfa Roof Systems is investing $17.1 million in the new Cherokee County plant, located off Interstate-75 and north of Atlanta, to build roofing systems. Chattanooga Times Free-Press
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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

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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
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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