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NC's Duplin solar farm would be among largest on east coast
WARSAW, N.C. — Chapel Hill-based Strata Solar announced plans Monday for a solar farm in Duplin County that would be the biggest in the state and rival the largest solar farms on the east coast. The project, once complete, would generate enough electricity to support more than 10,000 homes. wral.com
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Why Organized Labor Must Stand Against the Keystone XL Pipeline
Spurred by real urgency over the corporate driven ruin of the environment, a growing social movement is taking shape that will be on display this Sunday, February 17, when tens of thousands descend on the streets of Washington, D.C. in a show of power titled "Forward On Climate." Truth-Out
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"I Did It in My Pants" The Ted Nugent-State of the Union quiz
True or false? Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Tex.) invited "patriot" Ted Nugent to be his guest at the State of the Union address because he was a fan of his music. The New Republic
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Editorial: Haslam should push for Medicaid expansion
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has said he will make a recommendation on the possible expansion of Medicaid in Tennessee before the General Assembly ends its 2013 session this spring. The expansion is part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states can opt out of the Medicaid expansion, and that is precisely what many in the Legislature's Republican supermajority would like to see happen. Knoxville News Sentinel
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Obama Puts Georgia's Pre-K Program in Spotlight
ATLANTA (AP)-- President Barack Obama singled out Georgia's early childhood education program in his State of the Union address, but the state has stumbled to meet its goal of enrolling every child in pre-K since it made that a priority two decades ago.
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Dow CEO: US Has 'Historic Chance' to Drive Manufacturing Renaissance
After being dismissed as headed for an “inevitable and irreversible” death, American manufacturing is rebounding but this upswing is “fragile and its outcome is still quite uncertain,” Andrew Liveris, the CEO of Dow Chemical Co. (IW 500/22), told a manufacturing conference today in North Carolina. Industry Week
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Out to lunch
The Randle Report is breaking for lunch and making way for a new editor shift. Click on the headline above to access Southern Business & Development's Web site for more detailed information on economic development in the South. Posts will resume at 1:30 pm CDT.
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Eliminating Currency Manipulation Could Restore Lost US Manufacturing Jobs
The U.S. could create from 620,000 to 1.3 million manufacturing jobs by eliminating currency manipulation and taking a series of coordinated policy steps, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute. Industry Week
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Congress Can Block Postal Austerity, and Save Saturday Delivery
President Obama was right in his State of the Union Address to declare that “we can’t just cut our way to prosperity.” Now it is time to act on that understanding that the austerity agenda being promoted by Congressional Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan and his “Fix the Debt” allies poses a fundamental threat not just to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid but to essential services that are necessary to economic renewal. And there is no better place to begin than with a rejection of the plan to dramatically downsize the US Postal Service by curtailing Saturday mail delivery. Too much of the media coverage of the postmaster general’s announcement that Saturday service will end in August accepted the fantasy that there is no alternative to postal austerity. There is an alternative. Congress has the authority—outlined in the Constitution, no less—to preserve Saturday mail delivery and to create a stronger, better Post Office that will maintain vital services in rural communities and central cities across this country. The Nation
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You Should Be Outraged by What Is Being Done to Our Postal Service
You are probably hearing that the Post Office is “in crisis” and is cutting back Saturday delivery, laying people off, closing offices, etc. Like so many other “crises” imposed on us lately, there is a lot to the story that you are not hearing from the “mainstream” media. Truth-Out
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Features & Opinion

 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

Just look around at what's happening in the aerospace industry in the American South. Aerospace is really making a move to become one of the region's top two industry sectors. It’s not there yet, but if large project counts are any indication, aerospace may soon challenge the petrochemicals sector as the second largest industry in the region. Never before has the aerospace industry been so important to the South's economy. Oh, what's the No. 1 industry sector in the South? Automotive is, of course. That industry hasn't been challenged much for 25 years in this region, or since we’ve been counting.

 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

 FEATURE  
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
If you have ever seen one of my presentations, then you know about the word "reshoring" and how that phenomenon has lifted the spirits of even the most skeptical Southerners regarding the future of the region's economy. After all, in the last four decades, manufacturing has suffered a bloodletting never before seen in U.S. history. The biggest factor behind the slow and long meltdown that began in the 1990s was the herd mentality to offshore manufacturing capacity to cheaper locales, primarily by U.S.-owned companies.
 


 

 

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