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North Carolina Town, Conover, North Carolina, Creates New Manufacturing Economy, Spurs Job Growth
Once a manufacturing hub enjoying high employment, Conover, N.C. spiraled to a 14 percent unemployment rate when local plants moved or closed. The city and local community college secured $8 million in grants to stimulate entrepreneurship, business recruitment and job creation. The Manufacturing Solutions Center, a high-tech testing lab and small business accelerator, is a catalyst to spawn the new economy. Times-Union
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Largest Manufacturing Investment in La. History Announced, 7,000 jobs
WESTLAKE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal and Sasol Ltd. CEO David Constable announced the company plans to invest between $16 billion and $21 billion in an integrated GTL and ethane cracker complex in Westlake that is expected to create 1,253 direct jobs paying an average salary, at full employment, of nearly $88,000, plus benefits, and resulting in an additional 5,886 new, indirect jobs, for a total of more than 7,000 direct and indirect jobs. Sasol also will retain 435 existing direct jobs in Westlake as a result of the project. katc.com
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Manufacturing shrinks in November to 3-year low
A survey shows U.S. manufacturing shrank in November to its weakest level since July 2009, the first month after the Great Recession ended. Worries about automatic tax increases in the New Year cut demand for factory orders and manufacturing jobs. CBS News
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Lakoff: Why the Fiscal Cliff Metaphor Won't Die
Writers on economics have been talking since the election about why the “fiscal cliff” metaphor is misleading. Alternative metaphors have been offered like the fiscal hill , fiscal curb , and fiscal showdown , as if one metaphor could easily be replaced by another that makes more sense of the real situation. But none of the alternatives has stuck, nor has the fiscal cliff metaphor been abandoned. Why? Why do some metaphors have far more staying power than others, even when they give a misleading picture of a crucial national issue? Alternet
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Florida high-school graduation rate remains among nation's worst
Florida's high-school graduation rate has climbed steadily in the past decade and this year made a sizable jump. But students still graduate on time far less often than those in other states, new federal data show. The state's graduation rate was 71 percent last year, tied with Louisiana's, and better than only five other states, according to data from 47 states released by the U.S. Department of Education last week. Orlando Sentinel
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Hispanic mega-donors eye immigration
President Barack Obama won reelection with overwhelming support from Hispanics — and now Latino megadonors aligned with the White House are trying to mobilize that community behind his second-term agenda. They’re working feverishly behind the scenes to launch an organization that will focus on passing comprehensive immigration reform — the latest attempt to create a new group to assist an administration that often prefers to deal with its allies instead of entrenched, inside-the-Beltway organizations. Politico
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How A Legal Technicality Could Unravel Obamacare
Obamacare supporters rejoiced in June when the Supreme Court ruled the U.S. could use its taxing authority to mandate that most people buy health insurance. Business Insider
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If Dallas builds a golf course will the Byron Nelson, economic impact come?
If Dallas, Southern Methodist University and AT&T Inc. build an 18-hole championship golf course in southern Dallas, will they see a $35 million economic impact? Dallas Business Journal
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Scientists say they need to respond better to oil spills
As oil companies continue to push for drilling in new and increasingly dangerous territory, including the Gulf of Mexico, top federal scientists say they must be better prepared for accidents than during the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster nearly three years ago. Sarasota Herald Tribune
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Salvation Army kettles go high tech in Dallas-Fort Worth
Instead of reaching for your wallet or digging in your purse for money to put in the Salvation Army’s kettle, this year you can simply whip out your smart phone. Dallas Business Journal
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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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