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A View From The Border: Signs From A Surprising Rally In Texas
MCALLEN, TX — At least 60 advocates braved sauna-like conditions near the Texas border on Saturday to rally across the street from the McAllen Border Patrol Station, showing their support for the influx of unaccompanied Latin American children being apprehended there. Think Progress
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Monthly series aims to help Appalachian economic development
A monthly video series seeks to help town and county leaders in Appalachian communities share ideas and boost economic development. The project, “Save Our Towns,” is headed by the Virginia Tech Office of Outreach and International Affairs. tricities.com
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Spartanburg County Council to address economic initiatives
While some celebrate summer with vacations and lazy days, Spartanburg County Council will tackle a full agenda when it convenes today for its regular monthly meeting in the County Administration building. Goupstate.com
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Another sinkhole opens up in Florida
Let's see, a giant sinkhole quickly expanding in central Florida — sounds familiar right? "Deputies say the sinkhole started out as 25 feet wide and 30 feet deep. That is big, but it has since grown bigger." Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Feds worry about development plans for rare forest
MIAMI (AP) — Federal officials say a developer building a Wal-Mart on a tract of disappearing forest between two national parks in South Florida should stop all work until a survey of endangered wildlife is completed. Greenwichtime.com
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Invasive carp spreads north in Mississippi River
Experts have said that invasive carp is continuing to spread north wards in the Mississippi River even as authorities try to control its spread. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has said that commercial fishermen caught two adult invasive carp in Pool 2 in Cottage Grove on Thursday. One of them was a bighead carp that weighed about 40 pounds while the other was a silver carp, which leap from water when they are disturbed. The second one weighs about 20 pounds. Fuel Fix
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Multiplier effect: Volkswagen investment expected to stimulate economy, but benefits are "unevenly distributed"
It’s known as the "multiplier effect." The idea is that one investment can have ripple effects throughout the community, in addition to the direct impact. For example, Volkswagen leaders have announced that a new SUV will be made in Chattanooga. The company will invest $600,000 in Tennessee and add 2,000 jobs at the Chattanooga auto plant. But the impact will likely be larger. The investment may draw suppliers to the area, and that means more jobs. Nooga.com
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Report: Pipeline industry creating windfall for Texas
The pipeline industry created a windfall for Texas’ economy in 2013, fueled by an oil and gas boom that’s driving demand for more infrastructure, according to a report for a trade group. The industry provided $18.7 billion in gross state revenue and sustained more than 165,000 jobs, according to a study commissioned by the Texas Pipeline Association conducted at Texas Tech University. Fuel Fix
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Atlanta's Philips Arena No. 3 in the nation
Philips Arena is ranked third best venue in the United States in Pollstar’s 2014 Mid-Year Report of the top 100 arena venues. The home of the Atlanta Hawks, Atlanta Dream and host to concerts also ranked 21st worldwide. Atlanta Business Chronicle
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Charlotte's Google Fiber team works to bring ultra-fast Internet to city
City leaders have set forth a plan for bringing a Google Fiber network to Charlotte, with 28 small huts encircling the city, thousands of miles of cable running above and beneath the streets and ultra-fast Internet powering neighborhoods and homes. Now they just need the Google Fiber team to accept it. Since the plan was finalized and submitted on May 1, teams of Google Fiber workers have been visiting the city “pretty regularly,” company spokeswoman Jenna Wandres said. One sat down with city planners at the end of last month to discuss permitting and approval processes, while others have been on the ground, surveying areas and counting utility poles. Charlotte 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.  
 

 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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