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Dallas: My tech market is bigger than your tech market
It may be bragging, but Dallas can apparently lay claim to having the most number of tech jobs than any other metropolitan city in Texas. Dallas Business Journal
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Contractors near and far are poised to pounce on HISD, HCC bond projects
The voters have spoken. Last night, Houstonians voted to pass both the $1.89 billion Houston Independent School District bond package and Houston Community College’s $425 million proposal, which have contractors salivating over the amount of work they will require. Houston Business Journal
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Convergys is hiring 80 in Jacksonville
Convergys has announced a round of seasonal hiring that will result in 80 new jobs. Jacksonville Business Journal
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Some Orange leaders want citrus growers to get free water forever
Dozens of citrus growers who use treated wastewater to irrigate crops and fend off freezes already get it for a bargain rate or pay nothing, but now some Orange County commissioners want to make sure they always get it free. Orlando Sentinel
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Dallas-based AT&T settles with the FCC over unauthorized switching of data plans
Are you an AT&T customer with a grandfathered unlimited data plan? If so, you may want to check your bill to make sure that’s still the plan you’re paying for. Houston Chronicle
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Texas Instruments plans new facility in Sugar Land
Texas Instruments plans to build a 160,000-square-foot research and development facility in Sugar Land, investing $35 million and bringing more than 375 jobs to the area, according to a announcement Wednesday. Houston Chronicle
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Third time hardly charming for boosters of higher Mo. tobacco taxes
The pattern is almost becoming habit-forming. For the third time in 11 years, Missouri voters were asked to raise tobacco taxes. And for the third time, they narrowly rejected it. St. Louis Today
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Louisiana agencies get $16 million in BP funds for tourism, seafood promotion
More than 100 nonprofit organizations and government entities will share almost $44 million in BP funds to promote Gulf Coast tourism and the seafood industries impacted by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, the court-appointed oil-spill claims administrator said Wednesday. Times-Picayune
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US trade deficit narrows to $41.5 billion
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. trade deficit declined to the lowest level in nearly two years because exports rose to a record high. The gain may not last given the global economic slowdown. The deficit narrowed to $41.5 billion in September, the Commerce Department said Thursday. That is 5.1 percent below the August deficit and the smallest imbalance since December 2010. Miami Herald
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Charlotte-based Chiquita's 3rd-quarter loss hits $67 million
Charlotte-based Chiquita Brands International’s losses more than doubled in the third quarter, as the company’s sales fell and restructuring and impairment charges ate cash. Chiquita lost $67 million during the quarter, compared with $29 million during the same quarter last year. Chiquita lost $1.45 a share. Total sales fell about 1 percent, to $714 million. Charlotte Observer
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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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