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The New KY-Built Corvette Z06 Is the Most Expensive Yet
Detroit has always excelled at delivering a lot of horsepower per dollar. Ferrari-style performance for less than $50,000 is the promise and careful market positioning of cars such as the Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger, and Chevrolet Corvette. Businessweek
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Florida remains nation's space hub, Rubio says
Texas might have won a piece of SpaceX's business, but that company and others will continue to grow in Florida, too, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday after meetings with local space leaders. wtsp.com
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Space Florida criticizes KSC master plan
Unrealistic launch pad locations. Projects so vague no meaningful environmental review is possible. A business model that could discourage, rather than attract, new commercial launch activity at Kennedy Space Center. Florida Today
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5 of 10 Most Tax-Friendly States in the U.S. Are Southern
These ten states impose some of the lowest taxes in the U.S., according to Kiplinger’s 2014 analysis of state tax rules. Kiplinger.com
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10 Least Tax-Friendly States in the U.S., None Are Southern
Considering a move to another state? Not so fast. Be sure to weigh state taxes when calculating the difference in cost of living. Kiplinger.com
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Louisiana pays some of the lowest costs for electricity, Builder magazine reports
After the insufferable heat we've experienced over the past few days, a report on Builder magazine's website may offer some solace. It says Louisiana residents pay some of the lowest costs for electricity in the nation. Times-Picayune
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The 'next frontier' for 3D printing and additive manufacturing
As Chicago wraps its mind around 3D printing for consumers, business and transformative projects including the UI Labs-led Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, there's a document that provides some broad insights. The Wohlers report, released each spring for almost two decades and covering in depth the state of 3D printing and more sophisticated additive manufacturing used by industry, shows a field increasingly focused on high-end manufacturing. Chicago Tribune
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How to educate Americans for jobs? Ask the Germans, employers urge
INDIANAPOLIS — Two years. That’s how long it takes William Lankin’s fast-growing electrical contracting company to teach new hires with four-year university degrees the tricks of the trade. These college grads “have learned the book stuff, but they don’t have real-world experience,” said Lankin, vice president of Industrial Electric. “They don’t know how to work with other people, or subcontractors — how to actually do business.” PBS.org
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Florida Redistricting Case: Why Politicians Shouldn’t Draw the Maps
A legal challenge involving congressional districts devised by the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature offers a perfect illustration of why politicians should not be in control of drawing their own legislative districts. Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis in a ruling Friday reversed course from last month when he issued a decision that the legislature’s 2012 congressional map violated amendments to the state Constitution passed by Florida voters in 2010 aimed at eliminating political gerrymandering and forbidding drawing districts to benefit a political party or incumbent. Wall Street Journal
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Durham accelerator picks startups from New York, Oklahoma
Chris Heivly and Dave Neal, the serial entrepreneurs behind Durham accelerator The Startup Factory, say they've expanded their reach. Three of the five newly selected companies for their program are from out of the area, and 14 percent of the applicants were international, Heivly says. Triangle Business Journal
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Features & Opinion

 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

Urban areas have all kinds of assets that are easy to spot. They have the population, so the labor shed is not usually an issue. Urban areas are also connected by better roads, rail and air service and many have river and deep water ports. Usually Internet access and other forms of communication are more efficient in urban areas. And you have a larger array of quality of life options to choose from, such as the cultural assets found in metropolitan areas.
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

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By Mike Randle
The belief that "80 percent of all new jobs come from existing business and industry" is an out-of-date, old-fashioned fabrication. I have no idea how it started, where it started, or who said it first, but there are professionals in economic development as well as leaders of government in the South who actually believe that each year, 80 percent (why 80 percent I don't know, either) of all new jobs are created by existing business and industry. I hear it all the time and I just roll my eyes. There is nothing static in economic development but this: 100 percent of all lost jobs come from existing business and industry. That, and of course 100 percent of the time site consultants never pay for a meal.
 

 Business News in the South - Randle Report

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According to Chinese theory, yin is a passive, negative force and yang is an active, positive force. Chinese philosophers believe that the opposing forces aren't really contradictory. Instead, they are interconnected and complimentary, interacting to create a balance in one's life. 
 
 Nashville Mayour Karl Dean
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's KIDS COUNT report was released in the summer quarter. I try to read it every time it comes out since I find it to be the best indicator of child poverty, a statistic everyone involved in economic development needs to be aware of. The Annie E. Casey Foundation is a charity that supports disadvantaged children. 
 


 

 

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