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For those open to change, weak economy offers opportunity
Today’s economic environment is actually the most opportune time to create solutions and jobs. Austin Business Journal
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Oil spill may result in BP receiving largest tax break ever
BP may receive the largest tax break in United States history as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Birmingham Business Journal
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Southern Research Institute dedicates $5.6M engineering facility, plans 24 jobs
Southern Research Institute dedicated a $5.6 million engineering facility Thursday that is expected to create 24 engineering and technician jobs and eventually generate $6 million a year in new revenue.
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Alabama ranked as fourth best state to do business
Alabama has once again been named one of the best states to do business by Area Development magazine. Birmingham Business Journal
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Birmingham named 5th most dangerous city
Birmingham has again ranked on Forbes' list of America's Most Dangerous Cities. The Magic City ranked 5th on the list, with 1,483 violent crimes per 100,000 residents. The list is based on city statistics from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report database. Birmingham Business Journal
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Duke Energy solar project could become largest in NC
Several companies in the Charlotte region are playing key roles in a solar project Duke Energy Corp.’s renewable-energy unit is building in eastern North Carolina. And the development could become the state’s largest solar-power site. Charlotte Business Journal
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Why no incentives for BB&T's Greensboro expansion?
The good news that BB&T Corp. plans to add 1,700 jobs in the Triad over the next five years and take over the abandoned former American Express call center building in Greensboro came with an additional blessing for local government coffers — no incentives were asked for or offered. Charlotte Business Journal
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International investors pick up funding slack for Texas' SH 130
While drivers on Texas’ new State Highway 130 toll road will be able to reach their destinations at a blistering 85 mph, the private-sector investors and financiers who helped build the expressway are on a slow road to profits that could take decades to reach. Austin Business Journal
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Austin ranked high in report of emerging trends in real estate
Austin has been ranked as one of the top five markets to watch across the country by the Urban Land Institute’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate Forecast, which was released Oct. 17. Austin Business Journal
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Sales Engine moves HQ to Austin
Sales Engine International has left Olney, Md. and moved its headquarters to Austin, just a few months after merging with a local company. Austin 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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