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Newt Gingrich implores GOP leaders to back Todd Akin
KIRKWOOD, Mo. — Newt Gingrich thundered into this sleepy St. Louis suburb Monday to demand that Mitt Romney and the Republican establishment put their weight behind Todd Akin’s embattled candidacy, warning that their hopes of a Senate majority will be imperiled if they don’t. Stumping through the six-term congressman’s district, the former House speaker had some tough words for a Republican Party that has all but abandoned Akin after he said last month that “legitimate rape” rarely leads to pregnancy. Politico
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Georgia film, TV production up nearly $200M since last year
In the past year, TV and film production companies spent about $880 million in Georgia, up from about $690 million the previous year, the state’s film office said Monday. The office said 333 films, TV shows, commercials and music videos were shot across the state during the 2012 fiscal year in what’s another indication of the film industry’s growing importance in metro Atlanta’s economy. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Housing Starts Rise, but Construction Jobs Lag
The good news for the economy is that more houses are being built, with the Census Bureau reporting a 2.3 percent increase in housing starts in August over the same period the previous year. The bad news is, so far at least, that surge in construction hasn’t translated into an increase in construction jobs. The Fiscal Times
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Jones: Tourism integral to economic development in Athens, Ga.
Travel and tourism. It’s synonymous with fun. Many of us in Athens currently have fresh summer vacation memories, and we’re, of course, all aware of the influx of visitors in Athens on University of Georgia football gamedays. Far more than just a family vacation or traveling to a sports event, the travel and tourism industry impacts everyone across the entire economy — it generates one in every nine jobs in the United States. Athens Banner Herald
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Polls Show Obama Leading in North Carolina, Florida, Colorado and 4 Other Swing States
Seven new swing state polls released today all came to the same conclusion. President Obama has at least a four point lead in Michigan, North Carolina, Florida, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Let’s start with the states that Obama carried in 2008 that the Romney campaign is hoping to flip in 2012. Despite the Romney campaign’s claims that Wisconsin is in play, a new We Ask America poll became the second one in a week to show the president holding a double digit lead in the state. Obama leads Romney, 52.5%-41%, and Democratic Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin leads Tommy Thompson, 51%-41%. Wisconsin Independents are currently supporting Obama over Romney, 50%-37%. Politicus USA
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Study pushes offshore wind for Georgia
Georgia has greater potential for wind energy than six of the other 13 Atlantic coast states, but a recent National Wildlife Federation report details how the Peach State is falling behind in developing that potential. "Georgia has a little over 60 gigawatts (of wind resource)," said Jennette Gayer, advocate for Environment Georgia, which helped launch the report. "That's like 75 average-sized power plants." Renewables Biz
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Real estate insiders on board approving $37 million in development tax breaks for downtown Houston
The Houston management district board that approves $37 million in property development tax breaks is packed with insiders from the local real estate community, including two people connected to major developer Hines as well as at least two who are already city vendors. The city council voted last month to allow the Downtown Management District to decide who can receive tax breaks for developing inner-city living spaces. Of the 27 board members on the Downtown Management District, which was created legislatively in 1995, 12 have real estate ties, and a company operated by board member Kenny Meyer owns property in the district. Texas Watchdog
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Rising U.S. Exports -- Plus Reshoring -- Could Help Create up to 5 Million Jobs by 2020
(MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Manufactured exports -- a bright spot of the U.S. economy in recent years -- are set to surge. Combined with jobs created as a result of reshoring, higher U.S. exports could add 2.5 million to 5 million jobs by the end of the decade, as manufacturers shift production from leading European countries and Japan to take advantage of substantially lower costs in the U.S., according to new research by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). BCG projects that by around 2015, the U.S. will have an export cost advantage of 5 to 25 percent over Germany, Italy, France, the U.K., and Japan in a range of industries. Among the biggest drivers of this advantage will be the costs of labor, natural gas, and electricity.
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Tax breaks for more jobs
West Virginia legislators-usually at the request of other state officials-regularly provide business tax breaks to companies in an effort to provide more job opportunities for state residents. Unfortunately, however, information about the effectiveness of these tax breaks in terms of the number of new jobs created by each incentive is seldom identified. Ted Boettner, executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, pointed out to members of a joint House-Senate economic development interim committee earlier this month in Charleston that whether these tax credits valued in millions of dollars are fulfilling that goal is never determined. The Journal
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 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.
 

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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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By Mike Randle
There are numerous factors driving the new industrial revolution in the South. And it is a revolution, as this manufacturing surge that began in 2007 continues to break records year after year in the total number of large, capital intensive projects. One factor, of course, is that reshoring of facilities back to the U.S. continues to grow each year.
 
 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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