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NitraCore to establish headquarters in Lyon Co., KY, create 10 jobs
LYON COUNTY, Ky. - Gov. Steve Beshear announced NitraCore LLC plans to launch a manufacturing operation in Lyon County, creating 10 jobs and investing more than $260,000 in the process. wpsdlocal6.com
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Sen. Rand Paul: Vote was against wasteful bill, not veterans
Recently the Herald-Leader criticized me for voting against a Veterans Job Corps program that was introduced in the U.S. Senate last month. My reasons for voting against the bill had nothing to do with "letting down our veterans," as the editorial implies. I will always stand up for Kentucky veterans, as I have before in voting for programs that benefit veterans in our home state. Due to the tough fiscal times our country is facing, I believe we should focus our energy toward fixing programs already in place, as opposed to creating new ones with money we do not have. Lexington Herald-Leader
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Experts Name Likely Source Of Mystery Giant Eyeball That Washed Up In Florida
A mysterious giant eyeball found on a Florida beach last week had scientists scratching their heads. Business Insider
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GA 'App Economy' Has $1B Impact
ATLANTA - Jobs related to mobile-application development are adding more than a billion dollars a year to Georgia’s economy, according to a new report, putting the state among the top 10 in the nation. The study comes from CTIA, the wireless industry’s trade group. It measures so-called “app economy” jobs – the people who actually create or maintain smartphone apps plus other people who work at those companies and other jobs supported by the existence of those companies. wugatv.com
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Offshore wind farms could fuel jobs in Hampton Roads VA
Harnessing wind power off the mid-Atlantic coast could generate more than 70,000 jobs in the region over 10 years, according to an industry study released last week at a trade conference in Virginia Beach. And Hampton Roads with its shipbuilding expertise, skilled workforce, deep-water ports and coastal infrastructure stands to benefit more than most from offshore wind farms, proponents say. Daily Press
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Virginia escapes worst of recession but new fears ahead
LEESBURG, Va. — Amid scenic horse farms, vineyards, Civil War landmarks and quaint shops tucked in historic redbrick buildings, signs of prosperity are plainly visible. The anxiety about the economy, less so — but it’s here. Daily Herald
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Gas prices creep back up in Southeast
While gas prices dropped a couple of cents across most of the country in the past week, they rose in the Southeast. According to AAA's weekly report, the national average for a gallon of regular gas dropped from $3.81 to $3.79. Prices in the Southeast remain below the national average, but they didn't share in the decrease. In Florida, they rose from $3.67 to $3.71. In Georgia, they went from $3.57 to $3.62. Florida Times-Union
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Coastal Alabama household surveys begin today to gauge long-term effects of oil spill
Residents along Alabama’s Gulf Coast will be asked to participate in household surveys this week aimed at assessing “community needs and health after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill,” according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. al.com
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Plenty of good economic news lately, but here's something scary
Yes, consumer confidence is rising. And yes, the unemployment rate is back below eight percent. That's solidly good news from two completely distinct sources, increasing the likelihood that conditions are improving (and perhaps completely squelching the notion that the Bureau of Labor Statistics' numbers are a product of conspiracy). al.com
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US has more prisoners, prisons than any other country
The U.S. imprisons around 730 in every 100,000 people — the highest incarcerated population in the world — Department of Justice data shows. Once again, the U.S. has beat any other nation in terms of its number of prisoners and prisons. There are currently around 2.2 million people behind bars, “equal to a city the size of Houston,” noted Bloomberg News. There are 4,575 prisons in operation in the U.S., more than four times the number of second-place Russia at 1,029. Salon
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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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