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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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Kentucky adds 4,000 retail jobs in a year
With companies such as Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie adding Kentucky stores, retail employment in the state was up 1.98 percent in August from a year ago. Business First
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47 ways downtown Austin is changing
For the first time in my 14-year history in this newsroom I can’t rattle off from memory all of the major things happening downtown — or even just the big buildings that will spring up in the coming year. There’s simply just too much going on. Austin Business Journal
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Alorica hiring 600 temps in Kennesaw GA
Alorica, a customer management provider with operations in Kennesaw, said it will hire 600 seasonal workers by the end of November. The full-time and part-time openings are for customer service representatives who will handle incoming calls. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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In Alabama, Legal Immigrants Wanted for Dirty Jobs
File this story under Unintended Consequences. HB 56, as Alabama’s year-old immigration law is known, was supposed to drive illegal Hispanic immigrants from the state and free up factory jobs for natives. Workers cleared out, but a boom in hiring of Alabamians to chop chicken and clean fish hasn’t materialized the way the law’s backers had hoped. So employers are turning to another immigrant work force: refugees. Businessweek
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Politics is a game that Alabama's not playing (Our views)
The world of politics is one of give and take. "You scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours." And it's eye for an eye. "If you don't help me, I won't help you." Politicians know these rules, and success tends to find those who play the game best. It's how bills get passed; how business gets done - from the small-town mayor to the president of the United States. al.com
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That's The Randle Report for October 4, 2012
That's a wrap on The Randle Report for today. Feel free to use the sort buttons above or the search window to find your favorite stories from today, last week, last month or in the last year. If you are looking for more information on economic development in the South, click on the headline above to read Southern Business & Development magazine. If you want to keep up with the South's growing automotive industry, go to www.SouthernAutoCorridor.com. If you are looking for sports in the South, go to www.RandleSportsReport.com, or click on the "Sports" tab above.
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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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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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