Bookmark and Share Business News in the South from The Randle Report

 

Sign up for Randle Report Daily Emails for all The South's Business and Political News Follow Randle Report on Facebook for Business News in the South Follow Randle Report on Twitter for all The South's Business and Political News

 

 
0
Likes

15 States With The Most Telecommuting Jobs
Nowadays, in a lot of industries and with more and more types of jobs, commuting every day to an office is optional. In some cases you don’t even have to be in the same state or time zone as your employer. Why is this? Technology, silly. Company networks and the proliferation of the fiber-optic wire that’s become the arterial makeup of the modern world make it possible to put in eight hours or more of high-salary work for an employer on the other side of the country while seated in your kitchen wearing a pudding-stained robe, pink bunny slippers and sipping orange juice from the carton. Forbes
Submitted 12 hours ago

5
Likes

To boost its economy, Tennessee is creating more college grads
CHATTANOOGA, TENN.—Amy Haddock, a 41-year-old stay-at-home mom, may not seem like a mechanically minded tinkerer, but she wants a career. And here she is, living just 18 miles east of Volkswagen’s only US manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, where jobs are plentiful. So, after completing her associate’s degree in engineering in 2018 at Volkswagen Academy, Ms. Haddock is going to help build cars. Christian Science Monitor
Submitted 12 hours ago

13
Likes

AMERICA FIRST? TRUMP BUSINESSES KEEP HIRING FOREIGN WORKERS
In speeches and tweets, President Donald Trump insists it's time to put "America first," but when it comes to his family's vast empire of successful businesses, foreign workers apparently make attractive hires. Trump Vineyard Estates, owned by Eric Trump, is seeking permission to hire 29 foreign workers through the federal H-2A visa program to cultivate grapes at its Virginia winery, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. The immigration program lets agricultural employees temporarily hire foreign workers to do the jobs Americans don't want or can't do. Newsweek
Submitted 12 hours ago

-8
Likes

If Trump restricts skilled immigrants, the U.S. could lose jobs to other countries
President Trump’s recent executive order on immigration, which restricts immigration from six Muslim-majority countries, has dominated headlines. But much less publicized is that he is reportedly considering an overhaul of the H-1B visa program, which provides visas to highly skilled foreign workers. We do not know what exactly this overhaul might entail, but companies that rely on these visas are nervous. Social science research shows that restricting visas for highly skilled foreign workers could prompt high-tech firms in the United States to shift operations overseas in search of skilled labor. Restrictions might also affect hospitals, universities and other service industries. Washington Post
Submitted 12 hours ago

3
Likes

The Economy Is Changing And So Is The American Dream
Since the rise of the internet, the world has witnessed more impressive levels of technological innovation than was ever thought possible. While this progress was quick to transform the American economy, government policy has struggled to keep pace. Forbes
Submitted 13 hours ago

0
Likes

Exxon Mobil to decide soon on $10B Texas petrochemical plant
Exxon Mobil Corp. said it will decide as soon as May whether to move forward with a planned $10 billion petrochemical complex north of Corpus Christi now that it has the desired tax breaks approved. The Gregory-Portland School Board approved the requested tax abatement late Tuesday evening, just one day after the San Patricio County Commissioners also approved the property tax breaks totaling $460 million. The votes were delayed a couple of months because of community opposition, especially from Portland residents who fear their bedroom community transforming into a new industrial corridor. Fuel Fix
Submitted 13 hours ago

0
Likes

Bassett Furniture expanding, adding 22 jobs
BASSETT, Va. — Bassett Furniture will be investing $1.5 million and adding 22 new jobs in Henry County. Company officials announced the expansion Wednesday at the Bassett Design Center. Wset.com
Submitted 13 hours ago

0
Likes

Zeochem LLC Investing in Capacity Expansion at Louisville, KY Plant
Zeochem LLC announces a multi-million dollar plant investment at its manufacturing site in Louisville, KY. The company is increasing its production capacity with a new adsorbents line. The line will double Zeochem’s capacity to produce market leading adsorbents used in the production of oxygen for industrial and medical applications. Installation of the new equipment and expansion of the existing Louisville facility is underway, and start-up is expected in the fall of 2017. Yahoo.com
Submitted 13 hours ago

-8
Likes

Gulf of Mexico waters are freakishly warm, which could mean explosive springtime storms
Water temperatures at the surface of the Gulf of Mexico and near South Florida are on fire. They spurred a historically warm winter from Houston to Miami and could fuel intense thunderstorms in the spring from the South to the Plains. In the Gulf, the average sea surface temperature never fell below 73 degrees over the winter for the first time on record, reported Eric Berger of Ars Technica. Washington Post
Submitted 13 hours ago

4
Likes

Can the U.S. Survive Without a Strong Middle Class?
The U.S. Constitution, it is fair to say, is normally thought of as a political document. It lays out the American system of government and the relationships among the various institutions. But in a powerful new book The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution, the Vanderbilt legal scholar Ganesh Sitaraman argues that the Constitution doesn’t merely require a particular political system but also a particular economic one, one characterized by a strong middle class and relatively mild inequality. A strong middle class, Sitaraman writes, inspires a sense of shared purpose and shared fate, without which the system of government will fall apart. Citylab.com
Submitted 13 hours ago

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ... 15157

 

 

 

Features & Opinion

 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

 FEATURE  
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.  
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

FEATURE     
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.
 


 

 

http://gtrlink.com/
Southern Business & Development Southern Auto Corridor Small Town South Randle Report

Copyright ©2017 Randle Report
All of the South's Business and Political News in One Place
Login