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Update: Florida pulls reins on foreign drivers permit law
Rule No. 1: Breaking international treaties is never a good thing. At least, that’s what the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles learned with a Florida law that required all foreign drivers to carry an international driving permit. The law took effect on Jan. 1.
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Did Maker's Mark Commit Brand Suicide?
For the last few days, the world of whiskey has been buzzing about the decision to cut the proof of Maker’s Mark bourbon from 90 proof to 84 proof. In an interview, the distillery’s chairman emeritus, Bill Samuels Jr., said that they had erred in their sales forecasts and diluting the bourbon was the best way to meet demand. Forbes
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Airgas announces plans for new TX carbon dioxide plant
Airgas Inc. said Thursday it will build a 450-ton-per-day liquid carbon dioxide plant in the Houston area to replace a plant at the Shell Deer Park refinery complex expected to close later this year. Fuel Fix
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Marcellus Shale gas boom expected to slow in 2013
Energy experts say the boom in Marcellus Shale natural gas production will slow this year but not because there’s any lack of supply. Fuel Fix
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Steffy: Austin inaction clouds Houston company’s solar project
For Randle Taylor, it’s as if inaction in Austin has blotted out the sun. Taylor has the permits, the engineering studies and the equipment needed to build one of the biggest private solar projects in Texas, yet his plans are stymied because the Public Utilities Commission hasn’t followed through on a requirement to encourage more solar generation in the state. Fuel Fix
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Initial unemployment claims down 24% in Tennessee
The latest data from the U.S. Department of Labor showed a significant decline in the volume of Tennesseeans filing initial claims for unemployment insurance, as the Volunteer State boasted the nation's biggest percent decline. Nashville Business Journal
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Cool Springs TN site with Pickering property to get $500M project
Highwoods Properties plans to develop up to 1.3 million square feet of office space on land it has acquired in Cool Springs. Last December, the Raleigh, N.C.-based real estate investment trust purchased 68 acres of what was known as the Pickering property. SouthStar LLC, a local development and investment company, took possession of the other 77 acres. The Tennessean
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TN Senate approves plan to leave income tax up to voters
The Senate voted Thursday to place proposed constitutional amendments to ban a state income tax before Tennessee voters. The Tennessean
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US Consumer Sentiment Improves Job Outlook
U.S. consumer sentiment improved in February, buoyed by signs of increased hiring, though worries heightened about a decline in future income, a survey released on Friday showed. CNBC
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Wacker restates TN plant startup timing
Wacker officials on Thursday restated their intention to start up its massive polysilicon production plant in Bradley County by mid-2015. Chattanooga Times Free Press
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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?
 
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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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