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Fed Beige Book Sees Economic Expansion as Modest or Moderate
The U.S. economy picked up across much of the country last month, boosted by auto and home sales, even as the outlook for unemployment showed few signs of improvement, the Federal Reserve said. Bloomberg
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Companies create jobs when they to move to Sugar Land TX
When Jacque Woods, president of Jasmine Consulting, LLC, started looking for a site to relocate her Arkansas-based consulting firm three years ago, she quickly discovered Sugar Land as the perfect place. Like Jasmine Consulting, which specializes in organizational and employee development, the number of small, mid-sized, and Fortune 500 companies choosing to relocate to the city of Sugar Land has exploded within the past decade. Houston Chronicle
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Electrolux Plant In Memphis To Crank Up In May
Memphis-area dignitaries received a sneak peek Tuesday of a sprawling new Electrolux factory that is expected begin producing ovens and ranges for consumers' kitchens starting in May. Manufacturing.net
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Could Baxter the Robot Save Our Small Factories?
Chris Budnick is head of Vanguard Plastics, a small injection-molding operation in Southington, Conn., that makes plastic fixtures, gaskets and other “stuff no one cares about unless it breaks.” On a computer screen, placed where all his workers can see it, Budnick displays what he considers the company’s key statistic: sales divided by man-hours. Mashable.com
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Kentucky lands another German firm, 120 jobs for Murray
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear announced Wednesday that Kemmerich USA will establish a manufacturing operation and its U.S. headquarters in Murray, in Calloway County. Business First
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A lot of flash: VW introduces Passat Performance concept car
DETROIT — The sportiest, and some might say flashiest member of the Volkswagen Passat family soon could arrive at a nearby dealer with a made-in-Chattanooga badge. Chattanooga Times Free-Press
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Nixon Attributes Auto Jobs, Manufacturing to Steady Unemployment Rate
Missouri's unemployment rate is still below the national average, according to December figures compiled by the state's Department of Economic Development. The rate remained at 6.7 percent after Missouri employers added 10,200 new jobs. Ozarksfirst.com
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Why The U.S. Is Falling Behind When It Comes To Women In The Workforce
At Forbes, Bryce Covert highlights a new report showing that women’s participation in the U.S. workforce has essentially stagnated since 1990, allowing many developed countries to pass America by: Think Progess
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Swift Group of Industries Invests $3.5 Million On Clarendon County, South Carolina Production Facility
A replacement refrigerator filters producer, Canadian-based Swift Group of Industries, will invest an initial $3.5 million to establish a manufacturing facility in Manning, South Carolina, with plans to create 60 jobs. Area Development
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Caterpillar begins hiring in Athens
ATHENS, Ga. -- Assembly workers now wanted at the Caterpillar plant in Athens. Augusta Chronicle
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Features & Opinion

 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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