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The newest ad in the Florida governor’s race will make you thankful the election is almost over
The Florida Republican Party just debuted a new ad against former Gov. Charlie Crist (D), who is running against incumbent Gov. Rick Scott (R) in one of the closest and most expensive races in the country. In case you didn't know just how close — and nasty — the race is, this ad clears all that up. Washington Post
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City discusses incentives for 400-job expansion by company with a Charlotte presence
The incentives package discussed by Charlotte City Council on Monday evening is for a company with an existing presence in Charlotte that is considering an expansion that would add about 400 jobs over multiple years, sources say. Charlotte Business Journal
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New data center will create 20 jobs, $8.7M in investment in Memphis
A new data center will open in Memphis, creating about 20 jobs and an $8.7 million investment. A Pennsylvania-based company will open by July 1, 2015, in the 35,000-square-foot former Hilton Data Center at 3180 Players Lane following a more than $5 million renovation. Memphis Business Journal
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(Florida) Southerners Fear Being Set Adrift, Vote to Steer Their Own Ship of State
There's unrest in the left-wing world of South Florida. Some are so dissatisfied that they want to break away and form their own state. After the vice mayor of South Miami proposed a resolution to secede and become the 51st state, the mayor boo-hooed that he didn't feel the love from North Florida. “It’s very apparent that the attitude of the northern part of the state is that they would just love to saw the state in half and just let us float off into the Caribbean," he reportedly huffed. Sunshinestatenews.com
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Florida's 'Growler' Ban Unconstitutional, Lawsuit Claims
Florida is violating the United States Constitution by arbitrarily banning restaurants, taverns, and breweries from selling or filling the most popular portable jug for craft beers -- the half-gallon (64-ounce) growler. Sunshinestatenews.com
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Arguments in gay marriage cases from Louisiana and Texas set for January
A federal appeals court could hear arguments in gay marriage cases from Texas and Louisiana shortly after New Year's, court records indicate. The New Orleans-based 5th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Monday (Oct. 27) posted a tentative hearing date for "the week of January 5," according to the court's online docket. NOLA.com
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Louisiana has cut $459 million in higher ed funding since 2008, report finds
Cuts to state funding for higher education in Louisiana rank among the highest in the country since the 2008 recession, according to a revelatory new report by the Center for American Progress, a liberal-leaning public research and advocacy group based in Washington, D.C. NOLA.com
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Gulf Coast landowners, farmers can tap $40M in conservation cash from BP oil spill
Gulf Coast landowners and farmers are eligible for $40 million in conservation grants aimed at offsetting the impacts of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Tuesday (Oct. 28). The Department of Agriculture is partnering with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to provide the grants to private landowners and operators, including agricultural operations. NOLA.com
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Bobby Jindal goes to Kansas, Florida and Kentucky this week
Gov. Bobby Jindal campaigned Monday (Oct. 27) for Gov. Sam Brownback in Kansas, and the Louisiana governor is expected to make at least two more trips out of the state in the next three days. NOLA.com
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Barack Obama Should Thank North Dakota and Texas
Barack Obama should thank two states, North Dakota and Texas, for creating many of the jobs during his administration. Considering that Obama has done what he could to end much of the fossil fuels industry, it is ironic that during his administration, Obama presided over the rebirth of American energy and saw America become a leading energy producer. Texasgopvote.com
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Features & Opinion

 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.
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

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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.  
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

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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.
 
 Randle Report - Business News in the South
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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