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Tennessee GOPers Lament Koch Group Influence Over Medicaid Bill
Some Republicans in Tennessee are not too pleased with Americans for Prosperity's attempts to tank a bill that would have expanded Medicaid in the state. According to The Tennessean, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a group funded by the Koch brothers, targeted multiple Republicans with mailers and put out a 60-second spot attacking Republican state Rep. Kevin Brooks' stance on the bill. Talkingpointsmemo.com
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Cirrus Aircraft Announces Plans for Vision Center in Tennessee
During a special ceremony on May 6, 2015, at McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, Tennessee, Cirrus Aircraft Co-Founder and CEO Dale Klapmeier joined Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and announced the expansion of Cirrus Aircraft to Knoxville with the new Vision Center. Fox21online.com
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Is there too much outside money in Tennessee politics?
In a September interview, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, “If there was one decision I would overrule, it would be Citizens United. I think the notion that we have all the democracy that money can buy strays so far from what our democracy is supposed to be. … The Tennessean
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Former AVX plant demo site being developed into state-of-the-art Pool Builders Supply
MYRTLE BEACH, SC-- A company is expanding to Myrtle Beach, with plans to build a state-of-the-art pool part distribution center right downtown - redeveloping a demolition site many describe as an eyesore. Pool Builders Supply is expanding and building a more than 42,000 square foot plant where the former AVX plant was torn down in 2012. And 15 inside sales staff jobs will come with it. Wmbf.com
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Nothing ‘small’ about S.C. small businesses
Small businesses are crucial to our economy in South Carolina, as they employ almost half of our state’s residents. It must be a top priority to help small businesses expand and create jobs; yet, the president’s current policies of overregulation and excessive taxation stifle small business growth and hiring. In the 2nd Congressional District, I regularly hear from small business owners and their employees about the uncertainty and hardship they continue to experience under the administration’s policies that destroy jobs. It is critical to lift regulatory burdens and simplify our nation’s broken tax code to help small businesses do what they do best – create jobs. Thetandd.com
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Could Gov. Nikki Haley change GOP dynamic?
With the 2016 race heating up, presidential hopefuls are making their way to the pivotal state of South Carolina. Since 1980, all but one of the state's primary winners went on to win the Republican nomination. That means backing from Gov. Nikki Haley could change the political dynamic, reports "CBS This Morning" co-host Norah O'Donnell. Haley says she hasn't decided just yet whether she'll endorse a candidate before the primary, but she did last time. CBS News
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North Carolina is the top state for recruiting plants, Site Selection says
Site Selection magazine has named North Carolina its most competitive state for new plants in 2014. North Carolina’s ranking was based on its success in landing qualified projects and for total projects per capita, the magazine says. Triangle Business Journal
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Trade Promotion Authority would help NC farmers reach full potential
At BASF, we use science and innovation to contribute to the success of our customers. For BASF Agricultural Solutions, the customer is many times the farmer, and farmers need Congress to enhance their success through increased export opportunities. That is why passage of Trade Promotion Authority is so critically important and should proceed without delay. American agriculture is enormously productive. Thanks to technologies developed here in North Carolina at companies like BASF, farmers are producing more with less every day. In fact, because farmers are able to produce more than is needed domestically, the U.S. has a trade surplus in agricultural products, and there is tremendous opportunity to increase exports of food and feed products even further through new trade agreements. News Observer
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In N.C., Obama finds unlikely support on trade authority
WASHINGTON — In the current political climate, it’s tough to imagine a time when President Barack Obama would have more support from conservative Republicans like Rep. Patrick McHenry, Robert Pittenger and Richard Hudson than his own Democratic stalwarts such as Reps. Alma Adams, G.K. Butterfield and David Price. But that’s the case in North Carolina when it comes to trade. The Obama administration has dispatched the president’s top lieutenants at the Departments of Agriculture, Labor and Commerce to tout the benefits of trade deals in North Carolina. They’re pushing for a special trade-promotion authority, which would make it easier to pass his proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, known as TPP, a 12-nation trade pact to expand U.S. business ties in the Pacific Rim. Mcclatchydc.com
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The rural jobs JDIG creates for North Carolina
Though both thoroughfares would make ideal locations for any number of businesses, Cary’s Weston Parkway and Daniel Drive in Tarboro would likely never be mistaken for each other. Weston Parkway boasts one of the Research Triangle Region’s more prominent new corporate residents: MetLife. In February, the insurer began moving employees into the first of its two new office towers as part of its Global Technology & Operations Center. MetLife’s 40-acre campus in Cary will soon house 1,300 workers. News Observer
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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.
 
 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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