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Bill Clinton: Hike taxes across the board
Bill Clinton said Tuesday that President Barack Obama’s goal of hiking taxes on the rich alone is not enough to solve the country’s fiscal woes and suggested that middle class Americans must also eventually contribute more. Clinton, who discussed a number of economic and political issues at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s third annual Fiscal Summit in Washington, D.C., prefaced his comments with the warning that he was giving his personal view and was “not speaking for the White House.” Politico
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ThyssenKrupp considers sale of steel mills in Mobile, Ala. and Brazil (Update)
MOBILE, Alabama -- ThyssenKrupp AG will consider selling its steel mills in Mobile and Brazil in the midst of rising production costs and a slump in demand, company officials announced today. Chief Executive Officer Heinrich Hiesinger said in a statement that the company’s Steel Americas division — which includes a carbon steel plant in Rio de Janeiro and a carbon steel processing facility in north Mobile County — is the company’s “biggest challenge.” “We continue to believe that both plants will hold leading positions in their respective markets in terms of technology and conversion costs,” Hiesinger said. “But since the plans for the project were made, the economic parameters both in Brazil and in the USA have changed from our original assumptions.” Mobile Press-Register
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Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant names Brent Christensen as new Mississippi Development Authority leader
Gov. Phil Bryant has named Brent Christensen as executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority. Christensen will replace interim director Jim Barksdale, the former Netscape CEO, who has served as the state's chief economic developer since January. Christensen began his career in Mississippi at the Area Development Partnership in Hattiesburg. For the past 10 years, he has served as president and CEO of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce in Gainesville, Fla. Bryant made the announcement Tuesday at a conference in Jackson. Clarion-Ledger
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Behind the Strong U.S. Export Numbers
The latest U.S. trade figures (PDF) showed a surprising surge in non-oil imports in March, a sign that American consumers are spending more. Just as surprising—and more encouraging from the U.S. point of view—was the 2.9 percent growth in exports, to $186.7 billion for the month. That’s the highest value of U.S. exports ever. “The export numbers are encouraging,” says Millan Mulraine, senior U.S. strategist for TD Securities in New York. “They show that global activity is stronger than we thought and demand is better than expected.” Here are five areas that are playing a role in the export expansion: Bloomberg
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State of Georgia Creates Directory for Exporters
ATLANTA — Georgia companies looking for more customers will soon have another way to search for them when the state Department of Economic Development flips the switch to send its new export directory online. It’s designed to meet the demand of foreign companies who frequently ask the state about import opportunities, according to Kathe Falls, the department’s director of international trade. “Often times, we have delegations come in that ask, ‘What do you have in Georgia?’” she said. Savannah Morning News
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Alabama Governor compliments Legislature and Redstone Arsenal, takes swipe at local senator
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- A "very optimistic" Gov. Robert Bentley touted a drop in the state's unemployment rate and generally praised the Legislature - particularly the House - as he presented his annual "Alabama Update" Monday to the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce. But, with one day left in the legislative session, Bentley made it clear his "greatest disappointment" was four senators in his own party who scuttled House Bill 160, which the governor said would create jobs. He didn't mention their names, but Sen. Paul Sanford, R-Huntsville, is one of the four and the only one from North Alabama. "So you ask your senator around here whether he voted for it or he did not vote for it, OK?" Bentley said. "Because that was an important bill to help us create jobs in this state. Huntsville Times
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That's The Randle Report for May 15, 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.
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Jindal on Obama: He ‘Never Ran a Lemonade Stand’
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who has endorsed Mitt Romney and is sometimes mentioned as a potential running mate, attacked President Obama on Tuesday and defended Romney's record in business. “President Obama hasn't run anything before he was elected President of the United States,” Jindal said on Fox News’s America’s Newsroom. “Never ran a state, never a business, never ran a lemonade stand.” Jindal contrasted Obama’s record with Romney’s background as the founder of the private equity firm Bain Capital. “In contrast, Mitt Romney has been a successful governor, a successful businessman, he's got the executive experience.” The National Journal
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Mississippi Development Authority Interim Chief Jim Barksdale Comments on Successor Brent Christensen


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Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant names Brent Christensen as new Mississippi Development Authority leader
Gov. Phil Bryant has named Brent Christensen as executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority. Christensen will replace interim director Jim Barksdale, the former Netscape CEO, who has served as the state's chief economic developer since January. Christensen began his career in Mississippi at the Area Development Partnership in Hattiesburg. For the past 10 years, he has served as president and CEO of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce in Gainesville, Fla. Bryant made the announcement Tuesday at a conference in Jackson. Clarion-Ledger
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Features & Opinion

 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

Reshoring manufacturing capacity from primarily Asia to the South and Mexico is now a common thing to do and it's all about money. When China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, the average manufacturing wage in China's Pearl River Delta (PRD) was about 58 cents an hour.

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By Dr. Glen Fenter
Desperation sometimes masks itself in acceptance. Such was the case for Takelia Carter of Marion, Ark. For Carter, the mother of six school-age children in a low paying job, desperation was normative existence. This was her life in Crittenden County, Ark., deep in the Delta where unfortunately one in four families lives well below the poverty level.
 

 Business News in the South - Randle Report

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By Mike Randle
There are numerous factors driving the new industrial revolution in the South. And it is a revolution, as this manufacturing surge that began in 2007 continues to break records year after year in the total number of large, capital intensive projects. One factor, of course, is that reshoring of facilities back to the U.S. continues to grow each year.
 
 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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