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Greg Johnson: Tennessee's debt among lowest in nation
Thanks to our feckless federal government, as of Oct. 1, we the people — all 311,591,917 or so Americans — owed $16,159,487,013,300 in national debt. Every man, woman and child in the United States owes $51,861.06. And climbing. Knoxville News Sentinel
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Will Perry's "Pre-Veto" Work This Time?
Gov. Rick Perry has been very successful using something you could call the pre-veto — telling lawmakers not to even bother sending him something that would be doomed on arrival at his desk. Texas Tribune
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Louisiana Rail service draws interest
Passenger rail service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans was one of the major topics of interest at public meetings this week to get input on revising the State Rail Plan. The Advocate
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LSU plans to lay off 1,495 hospital employees
LSU plans to lay off 1,495 employees and reduce inpatient services at its seven hospitals across south Louisiana, leaving shells of facilities in such areas as Baton Rouge and Lafayette. The Advocate
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North Carolina paying millions to create, save jobs
State-funded agencies and organizations shell out wildly varying amounts – from a low of $1,000 to a high of more than $130,000 – in taxpayer money to create or save a single job, an examination of data reveals. Triangle Business Journal
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NC Governor to make announcement at Deere-Hitachi Friday
Gov. Beverly Perdue will make an economic development announcement at Deere-Hitachi Construction Machinery Corp. in Kernersville on Friday morning, her office announced Thursday afternoon. Triangle Business Journal
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Florida Voter Purge: Judge Allows State To Remove Potentially Ineligible Voters From State Rolls
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Florida can begin removing about 200 potentially ineligible voters from state rolls because they might not be U.S. citizens, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Huffington Post
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InterContinental Miami prepares to unveil $30M renovations
The InterContinental Miami is preparing to unveil $30 million in renovations at the end of the month. South Florida Business Journal
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Winter Garden FL offers incentives to attract iStorage headquarters
The city of Winter Garden will pay $54,000 in financial incentives to bring iStorage's permanent headquarters to the area, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Orlando Business Journal
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New Orleans sees rise in spending by visitors for the first half of 2012
Visitors to New Orleans pumped $3.45 billion into the local economy during the first half of 2012, spending 11 percent more than they did during the same stretch last year, according to a recent study conducted by the Hospitality Research Center at the University of New Orleans. Times-Picayune
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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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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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