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South Florida ranks No. 5 for merchandise exports
South Florida ranks No. 5 among U.S. metropolitan areas for merchandise exports, according to new export data from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. South Florida Business Journal
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South Florida more in debt than rest of nation
MIAMI, Fla. -- Many of those living in the Miami- Fort Lauderdale area are heavily in debt, concludes a new survey. South Floridians owe -- a lot -- on car, home and student loans. The average South Florida mortgage balance is more than $30,000 higher, for example, than the average U.S. home loan balance, according to a report released by Credit Karma, a consumer website. wptv.com
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Lesser known Koch brother is top Florida donor
Billionaire William Koch and his coal companies have donated more than $3 million to federal campaigns in the past year, making him the largest individual donor from Florida, according to an analysis by the Herald-Tribune. Sarasota Herald Tribune
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Hospital Boom Continues in Kentucky
Against the backdrop of a weak national economy and concerns about the long-term impact of federal healthcare reform, Kentucky’s major hospital systems are making high-profile capital investments across the commonwealth. At least a half dozen major construction projects are under way in nearly every urban sector of the state. Lane Report
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Georgia, Alabama have lost the most jobs to China
Debate over how many jobs the United States loses to China has gone on for years. Today, China is one of the two largest manufacturing economies in the world. The other is the United States. Many labor groups and politicians are trying to tip factory activity back to the U.S. — a difficult task to accomplish when companies send work to China to bring labor costs down. So, in many cases, China cannot be blamed for the shift in workers. NBC News
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Mississippi the most expensive state for car owners, report says
CarInsurance.com compiled what it calls the Automotive Misery Index. For each state, it weighs the average household income against the cost of gasoline, the number of miles driven by the typical driver and the price of insurance for a 2012 Honda Accord EX, a family car that sells well nationally. znotesmississippi.com
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Vehicle production resumes at Spring Hill TN GM plant
After nearly three years, the General Motors plant in Spring Hill is producing vehicles again. Production on the Chevrolet Equinox began Sept. 4, with the first shipment to dealers heading out this week, said plant spokeswoman Lee Ann Williams-Maley. More than 1,800 are employed at the Spring Hill facility. The Tennessean
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Renasant Bank buys properties for new TN headquarters
Renasant Bank has purchased properties off West End Avenue where its main Nashville branch sits with plans to build a new local headquarters. The Tennessean
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KMA Manufacturing to add 25 jobs in Memphis, invest $1.8 million
A steel-fabrication and manufacturing company will seek a four-year tax break Wednesday in return for adding 25 jobs and investing $1.8 million in personal property. Commercial Appeal
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Lawmakers concede Postal Service overhaul unlikely before Nov. election
Lawmakers are conceding that an overhaul to the struggling Postal Service won’t be enacted before November’s elections – and that any reforms passed this year may not be as sweeping as originally sought. With Congress set to skip town again in a few days, the House has yet to vote on its postal reform bill, despite suggesting it would it take it up over the summer. The Hill
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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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