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On the road to 8 million tires a year
SUMTER COUNTY — , Continental Tire is on track to complete its new $500 million tire production plant in Sumter County by the end of the year and is hiring for 300 production positions there, the company said Tuesday. The expansive plant, being built on a 330-acre site a few miles southeast of the city of Sumter, was a coup for South Carolina when it was announced in fall 2011, helping put the state on pace to become the nation’s biggest tire producer. The State
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Gulfstream still growing in Savannah
The highlight of the first Savannah Economic Development Authority meeting of the year was nothing short of what SEDA interim president Trip Tollison referred to as “one hell of a story” for Savannah. Savannah Morning News
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Unemployment below 7 percent in most large US cities in November
WASHINGTON — Unemployment rates fell below 7 percent in a majority of U.S. cities in November, suggesting steady job gains are benefiting most parts of the country. Augusta Chronicle
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Georgia Power to close 15 coal, oil units
Georgia Power said Monday it will shut down 15 coal and oil-fired units, cutting nearly one-sixth of its power grid capacity to comply with federal rules aimed at reducing air pollution. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Dallas and Houston led the nation in construction job gains in November while most U.S. metro areas saw declines
Two Texas metropolitan areas — Dallas and Houston — added the most construction jobs in November from a year earlier, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Dallas Morning News
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$71M hospital planned for Alliance TX area
HCA North Texas, which opened a free-standing emergency medical department in the Alliance area just over a year ago, plans to add a $71 million hospital to the site. The announcement continues a medical building boom in far north Fort Worth, which saw a general hospital open last fall and another specialty facility announced in December. Star-Telegram
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Parsing Rick Perry
If you’re trying to read the Rick Perry tea leaves, there wasn't much of a hint as to his future plans in his remarks to the Texas Legislature Tuesday. The Houston Chronicle's Rick Dunham notes all the words and phrases that didn’t appear in the governor’s speech, among them: Washington, President Barack Obama, federal government, Congress, The Tenth Amendment, states’ rights. Politico
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Scott was warned his Medicaid math was wrong
TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott has taken to the airwaves in recent weeks to declare that the federal health-care law's Medicaid expansion would come at a much higher cost to Florida than previous estimates. Orlando Sentinel
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Greg Smith and John Delaney tapped for JAX Chamber leadership posts
Greg Smith will lead the JAX Chamber board in 2013 and John Delaney will be chairman of JAXUSA Partnership, the chamber’s regional economic development arm. The chamber announced the leadership roles Tuesday. Florida Times-Union
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Gov. Rick Scott laid off more workers last year than previous 5 years combined
The job cuts reflect Gov. Rick Scott's campaign promise to trim the size of government, and one First Coast lawmaker says the move makes things more realistic. Florida Times-Union
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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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