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Gov. Rick Scott mum on Charlie Crist
Gov. Rick Scott won't say whether he's concerned about a possible 2014 challenge by former Gov. Charlie Crist. "Isn't that a hypothetical?" he asked, in response to a reporter. "My job is to be the best governor I can on the three things citizens care about. They want to make sure their child can get a good education so they can live the American dream, they want to be able to get a job so they can raise a family, and they don't want the government to make the cost of living go up." Miami Herald
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Birmingham jobs: 10 fields that are hiring in 2012
Birmingham companies are expected to boost their hiring efforts as 2012 draws to a close, according to a new report from Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) Birmingham Business Journal
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State-By-State Breakdown Of Presidential Campaign Spending Reveals Surprises
The amount of money coursing through this presidential election has already generated plenty of attention, as newly empowered Super PACs join the Romney and Obama campaigns in pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the effort. International Business Times
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NC Gov. Perdue Leading Delegation to Annual SEUS/Japan Conference
Gov. Bev Perdue and N.C. Department of Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco have departed for Japan to lead a delegation to the high-profile Southeast U.S./Japan Annual Joint Meeting in Tokyo. While in Japan, Gov. Perdue and officials with the Commerce Department will also be meeting with export clients along with business prospects considering new investments. Sec. Crisco will travel to China following the SEUS/Japan conference for two days to recruit companies in Shanghai and other cities in Zhejiang Province. Southern Governor's Association
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WV Dem. governor takes on Obama


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VA Gov. McDonnell Announces 50 New Jobs in Montgomery County
RICHMOND - Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that Heyo, formerly known as Lujure Media Inc., a fast-growing social media company, will invest $100,000 to expand its operation in the Town of Blacksburg in Montgomery County. The company helps businesses drag and drop together Facebook fan pages, mobile apps, and websites. The expansion is anticipated to create 50 new jobs over the next two years. Southern Governor's Association
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OK-based Hobby Lobby sues over morning-after pill coverage requirement in health reform law
OKLAHOMA CITY — Christian-oriented Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging a mandate in the nation’s health care overhaul law that requires employers to provide coverage for the morning-after pill and similar drugs. Washington Post
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CHART: Some Clear Evidence Taxes And Regulations Aren’t Holding Back The Recovery
One of the most passionately held premises amongst conservatives and the Republican Party is that employers’ fear of taxation and regulation is what’s holding back job growth. The unspoken corollary to this premise is that demand in the economy is fine as is — that consumers could be buying far more goods and services than they are. Think Progress
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Orange Co. FL Lawmakers Successfully Push Paid Sick Leave Initiative Off November Ballot
Workers in Orange County, Florida, won’t have paid sick leave to look forward to in the coming months, after conservative lawmakers successfully negated a ballot initiative that would have required any business of more than 15 employees to provide paid sick days. The Orange County Commission voted unanimously to delay consideration of the measure last night. Think Progress
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Rand Paul Compares U.S. Government To ‘Nazi Germany’
In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity this week, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) compared the federal government’s decision to reclaim some of its own property to Nazi Germany’s confiscations of Jewish-owned art. Think Progress
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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

FEATURE     
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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