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Regulated utilities increase investments due to regulation and expansion
More stringent regulations and population growth are pushing U.S. investor-owned, regulated utilities to higher levels of capital spending on their plants, Moody’s said in a report this week. Fuel Fix
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Texas donors pour $61 million into election
Many Texans are trying to influence this year's presidential race with more than just their votes. For more than a year, they have mailed off checks written out to their presidential picks -- and they aren't ready to stop. Star-Telegram
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One Of These Conservatives Could Be Attorney General If Romney Wins
If MItt Romney wins the nail-biting race on Tuesday, his new cabinet could have a major impact on the country. And the nation's top lawyer will be one of the most important posts. Business Insider
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How Mitt Romney Can Win The Election
Over the past few months, we've regularly pointed out that Mitt Romney is at a serious disadvantage against President Barack Obama when it comes to the electoral college map. Now, with three days to go until the election and polls showing the race in a dead heat, Romney's path to 270 electoral votes remains tough, but not impossible. Business Insider
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President Of Florida-Based Company Threatens To Fire Employees If Romney Loses
With fewer than 72 hours before polls begin to close, another report has emerged of a company owner strongly urging his employees to vote for Mitt Romney over Barack Obama, claiming that their jobs are potentially on the line if Obama wins re-election. Think Progress
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The American Rail System Supertrend Is Just Getting Started
Given emerging data in 2012, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the post-war automobile era in the United States is now in well-articulated decline. Accordingly, it makes sense to note the beginning of a long-term supertrend that is just getting started: the resurrection of America’s rail system. Business Insider
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A Quick Reminder About Which Industry Is Really Creating The Jobs Of The Future
As we've pointed out in the past, the industry of the future is healthcare. The following chart is based on Friday's jobs report, and it shows two things. The blue line is the total number of healthcare jobs. As you can see, it basically never stops going up (regardless sof business cycles) and has now passed 14.3 million. Business Insider
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Attracting women to manufacturing still a challenge
They make up about half of the U.S. workforce, but the number of women in manufacturing seems to be on the decline even as companies clamor for more talent in everything from the skilled trades to executive positions. Between 2010 and 2011, a study by the National Women’s Law Center found, men gained 230,000 jobs in manufacturing while women lost 25,000 jobs. Miami Herald
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Black-owned businesses triple in decade, but still lag in market share
When Edward Bentley started his company in 1995, he was listening — and what he heard sounded like a great business opportunity. Chattanooga Times Free-Press
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Supplier diversity programs aid minority-owned firms in Chattanooga
Minority-owned supply businesses often face an uphill battle to secure contracts and orders from large, majority-owned firms, said Warren Logan, Urban League of Greater Chattanooga president and CEO. Chattanooga Times Free-Press
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 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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