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That's The Randle Report for Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Join us again tomorrow morning for all of the American South's business, economic development and political news in real time and in one place. Use the sort buttons or the search window above to find your favorite stories from yesterday, last week, last month or last year. Click on the headline to access Southern Business & Development magazine.
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What Maya Angelou Taught Me About Business
This morning, Maya Angelou passed away in her home. She was an author, a poet, and a civil right activist. As a young girl, Maya Angelou’s poetry completely and totally inspired me. I had dreams of becoming a poet– and began my quest at Emerson College, where I was a featured poet and contributor to their publication, “Gangsters in Concrete“. I graduated, and like many aspiring writers do, I went on to get a job that was only mildly linked to my desire to write— working in advertising. Forbes.com
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Does Tesla’s rendering hint at where the $5 billion Gigafactory is landing?
A former journalist and Tesla Motors blogger thinks the auto maker may have preconceived notions of where it will locate its much-coveted $5 billion battery factory. Blogger Robert Fahey sees some not-so-subtle similarities between Tesla’s rendering for its so-called Gigafactory and a map for the Reno Stead Airport area in Northern Nevada. The Reno airfield has been rumored to be a serious contender for the 6,500-worker plant. BizJournals.com
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White House designates 12 'Manufacturing Communities'
The Obama administration named one dozen new "Manufacturing Communities" on Wednesday that will receive federal help for plans to try and attract global businesses. The Manufacturing Communities Partnership, launched in September, brings federal agencies together with local officials to develop strategies "that strengthen their competitive edge in attracting global manufacturers and their supply chains," the administration said. USAtoday.com
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Are We Underestimating America's Fracking Boom?
Start with exotic Nazi technology, take a detour with South African apartheidists, and add a bit role for Iranian imams. What you have is—what else? —one of the most improbable and important American business stories of the past decade. It's the tale of a company called Sasol, SOL.JO +1.04% the former South African state oil company, which is embarking on what could be the single-largest foreign investment project in U.S. history. Wsj.com
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Feds to invest in Tennessee’s auto manufacturing sector
A huge swath of Tennessee is among 12 designated “manufacturing communities” identified by the U.S. Commerce Department to take part in a federal economic development effort intended to boost manufacturing jobs. These 12 areas were chosen from among 70 applicants for the program, which initially has $1.3 billion in federal funds earmarked for qualifying projects. The goal is “to make targeted investments in demonstrably strong public-private partnerships to strengthen regional manufacturing,” the release said. Tennessean.com
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Tesla's Gigafactory needs will change global economy for cobalt, graphite and lithium
Tesla Motors Inc.'s planned Gigafactory battery plant is not just the biggest project that founder Elon Musk has ever attempted. It's also not just the largest manufacturing project planned in the U.S. right now. Rather, it's a historically massive undertaking that could change the economics of the battery industry overnight. It's something that becomes clear when you look at the gobsmacking mass of raw materials the facility – which is eagerly sought after by economic development officials in Texas, Arizona and California– must consume to reach Tesla's ambitious production goals. BizJournals.com
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Senate, House pass bill to boost South Carolina's craft beer industry
The state House and Senate have approved a bill that could mean a spending and infrastructure bonanza for craft breweries in South Carolina and could bring a major California-based craft brewer to the state. The House voted 96-0 and the Senate, 43-1. Sen. Phil Corbin, R-Greenville, cast the lone dissenting vote. "It's a huge win for the industry and for economic development in South Carolina," said state Rep. Jim Merrill, R-Charleston. PostandCourier.com
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Poet Maya Angelou on Leadership, Politics and Race
Perhaps the nation’s best-known poet, Maya Angelou passed away today at the age of 86. She wrote for presidents, was interviewed by Oprah, was spoofed on Saturday Night Live, and was sampled by the rapper Common. Newsweek’s likely first mention of her was a 1970 review of her autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings—a work of literature now ubiquitous in English classrooms across the country. In the past decade, Newsweek checked in with her on several occasions, asking her about her feelings on politics and race before the 2004 presidential election, after President Barack Obama was elected in 2008, and later in 2013 about the George Zimmerman verdict. NewsWeek.com
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Louisiana energy boom prompts calls for better roads, more pipelines
If south Louisiana is the heart of the nation's energy industry, then its aging roads, waterways and pipelines are the clogged arteries that will send it into failure if no one intervenes soon. That's the picture painted by state officials and industry leaders who gathered in New Orleans on Tuesday (May 27) to talk about oil and gas infrastructure as part of the Obama administration's broad review of national energy policy. NOLA.com
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