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Charleston Development Alliance, counties consider new approach to recruiting business
Leaders from the Charleston Regional Development Alliance and local counties and municipalities met Friday to discuss how they can work together on future industry recruitment efforts. Board Chairman Lonnie Carter called the special CRDA board meeting to gather feedback on a new proposed agreement for each entity’s responsibilities and roles regarding economic development in the region. The meeting was a chance for elected officials and alliance leaders to air frustrations and plan for ways to improve communication during recruitment going forward. Charlestonbusiness.com
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Charleston District expediting harbor-deepening study
The Army Corps of Engineers, Charleston District, is the first in the country to use a new, streamlined planning process to shorten the time it takes to study an infrastructure project. When the final report for the Charleston Harbor deepening project is released next summer, the process will have taken the Charleston District about four years to complete and will cost about $13 million, down from the usual 10 years and $20 million, according to Bret Walters, the Charleston district’s planning chief. Charlestonbusiness.com
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The 18 Best Bars In America, See Which Are Southern
It's not just great drinks that make a great bar — it's also great service, great ambience, and fair prices that complete the experience. We looked at six notable bar rankings compiled by critics and experts and aggregated the rankings to come up with our own list of the Best Bars in America. Business Insider
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States With the Widest Gap Between Rich and Poor, See How the South Rates
Income inequality has grown so severe in recent years that Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen described it as a source of great concern. In a speech earlier this month Yellen said, “The distribution of income and wealth in the United States has been widening more or less steadily for several decades, to a greater extent than in most advanced countries.” 247wallst.com
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This Map Identifies The Skill Set That Defines Each Big City Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/linkedin-skill-map-2014-10#ixzz3HMGM4CXY
LinkedIn's Sohan Murthy posted a fascinating interactive map showing the most disproportionately common skills listed by LinkedIn users in cities across the US and Europe. Here's a screengrab of the basic map for the US: Business Insider
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Why Trayvon Martin is a Campaign Issue in North Carolina
Though Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Florida more than two years ago, his legacy is being used today as a campaign issue in North Carolina's Senate race between Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and GOP challenger Thom Tillis. Bloomberg
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Expansion-minded banks from outside Charleston are moving in
A fresh wave of banks "from off" is targeting the Charleston market. They're coming from as close as the Grand Strand and from as far away as Tennessee. Post-Courier
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Same sex marriage issue won't go directly to Fla. supreme court
A state appeals court has refused to let Attorney General Pam Bondi take the state's ban on gay marriage directly to the Florida Supreme Court. The 3rd District Court of Appeals on Friday indicated in a brief sentence that it will continue to consider Bondi's appeal against overturning Florida's gay marriage ban. wfla.com
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Federal Recognition of Gay Marriage Now Matches Public Opinion
The federal government announced Saturday that it will recognize same-sex marriages in six additional states. Now, gay couples in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming eligible for a variety of federal benefits such as Social Security for widowers or the ability to file a joint income tax return—a move that puts the government more in tune with popular opinion. The Atlantic
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Tracking Fracking in Mississippi
LIBERTY – Amite and Wilkinson counties plan a two-county water district to oversee the use of billions of gallons of water that will be needed for hydraulic fracturing at oil wells. Clarion-Ledger
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 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.
 

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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.  
 

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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.
 
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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.
 


 

 

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