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US Southeast ports expand inland reach
Ports in the U.S. Southeast — the country’s fastest growing — are aggressively spreading their intermodal rail reach into the hinterland, giving shippers facing higher truck rates and capacity shortages an added incentive. That, coupled with planned development of new facilities divided by just a few hundred miles and a state line, means that port rivalries that have long been tethered to the Southeast coastline will be making their way on to dry land. Joc.com
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Roster reveals more than 140 job vacancies at one TN prison
Correctional officers and lawmakers have raised concerns that too many officers have quit after a new schedule went into effect. Wsmv.com
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Louisville 10th worst for high black poverty areas
As the Metro Council debates ways to encourage affordable housing in the East End, a New York-based think tank released a report showing Louisville is the 10th worst city for concentrated black poverty in the nation. Courier-Journal.com
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Tax redistribution scheme gets first Senate OK
RALEIGH, N.C. — An economic development package that would change how sales tax is distributed won tentative approval in the Senate Monday night, but not without fireworks as rural senators accused their urban counterparts of greed. Wral.com
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Lincoln Financial expands in Atlanta, will add 'substantial' number of jobs
Lincoln Financial Group will expand a key business unit in Atlanta, a move that could create hundreds of jobs over the next several years. Lincoln announced on Monday it’s expanding its group protection business. The company will house the unit in River Edge Summit, an office complex in Sandy Springs. Lincoln plans to open the new office by spring of next year. Atlanta Business Chronicle
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Georgia’s mega frustrating 'jobs mega site'
I have to admit: The mega site that Georgia bought to attract a bevy of well-paying jobs is a beautiful thing to behold. You have two Interstates (I-95 and I-16) right beside two interchanges. You’ve got Georgia’s rocking and rolling container port at Garden City maybe five miles away, and the Savannah airport whispering in your ear. And the site is maybe 12 minutes from Savannah’s scenic historic district and nightlife and pool of workers. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Brevard teachers leave ‘in droves’ for other jobs
Teachers in Brevard County have cited low morale as their main concern about teaching here — and many are leaving the district for greener pastures. Four pages worth of resignations and retirements filled part of the last school board’s agenda, citing personal reasons, relocations and other employment. On this agenda item, 73 teachers resigned and 80 retired. Floridatoday.com
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For those with student debt, Florida a poor place to flourish
If Florida wants to recruit and keep young college graduates, it may have to do something about their burden of student debt. A new study examining how state economies help or hurt residents coping with student debt finds Florida ranks among the least friendly states. Tampa Bay Times
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Florida tries again to redraw congressional map
TALLAHASSEE – The Republican-controlled Florida Legislature, still angry at being forced into action by the state’s highest court, launched yet another bid on Monday to reshape the state’s congressional districts. Floridatoday.com
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Visit Florida hopes to score by sponsoring English soccer team
On Friday, a day before the opener of the Sky Bet Championship League, England's second-division soccer league, Fulham F.C., owned by Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid “Shad” Khan, announced that the team would be sponsored by Visit Florida. Miami Herald
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 Randle Report - Business News in the South

For those who still languish over "losing to China" or believe that the economy is still in recession, wake up and smell the data. Economic development in the South was about as good as it gets in calendar year 2015 according to the data. And as for China, borrowing a quote from the late football coach Bear Bryant that he made in the half-time locker room down 15-0 to Georgia Tech in 1960, "We got 'em right where we want 'em." For those of you who don't know the rich history of Alabama Crimson Tide football, Bama scored all of its 16 points in the fourth quarter, kicking a field goal on the last play of the game to beat Tech 16-15.
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

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By Mike Randle
Today, factories in the U.S. make twice as much product as they did in 1984. And they are doing it with one-third of the manufacturing workforce. In fact, the output of durable goods in 2015 was the highest in the nation's history. So, we do have a strong manufacturing base, at least in the South, much of the Midwest and parts of the West, and it is getting stronger because on a cost-basis, we can compete with any major manufacturing nation in the world.  
 

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The argument for or against a minimum wage hike continues between the reds and the blues, as well as within the economic development community in the South. Should we stay the course with a minimum wage under $8 an hour to better compete with Mexico, the South's biggest competitor for jobs, or set a minimum wage just over $10 an hour, a wage floor most centrists support? That $10 per hour is, according to the MIT Living Wage Calculator, about right in most states in the South for one adult to be able to cover basic expenses plus all relevant taxes.
 
 Randle Report - Business News in the South
Recent data from the Computing Technology Industry Association (Comp TIA) showed that the technology industry is one of the fastest growing job generators in the South and the nation. The report also indicated that technology job compensation is growing faster than any other sector.
 


 

 

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