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Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!
Yes, to spending public dollars from Vision2 to help local companies expand and create jobs. Yes, to purchasing land if it would help attract a specific company. No, to spending Vision2 dollars for a project like building a business incubator for a specific industry. No, to using Vision2 funds to help most retail projects. UrbamTulsa.com
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Lincoln Co., NC says thanks for jobs, investment
Lincoln County and Lincolnton are taking the month of October to say thanks to its existing industry. Both hs signed proclamations declaring it Industry Appreciation Month. Charlotte Business Journal
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Rick Scott Welcomes 213 Therapeutic Jobs in Orlando
Rick Scott Welcomes 213 Therapeutic Jobs in Orlando St. Paul-based Prime Therapeutics, a pharmacy benefit management company, is expected to be based at Southridge Commerce Park in Orlando, locating inside a 55,000-square-foot building. Sunshine State News
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See How Florida's Space Coast Is Marketed To Lure Business
BREVARD COUNTY, Florida -- Ever wonder how Florida's Space Coast is marketed around the world to lure businesses and jobs? Brevard Times
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Governor unfolds roadmap to develop Miss. energy
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is renewing his focus on promoting energy-related development. Bryant unveiled an "energy roadmap" Thursday at the Mississippi Energy Summit, including promoting oil and gas production, finding ways to use the state's available energy resources to attract more business, improving energy efficiency, expanding energy-focused research and training workers to take advantage of opportunities. CBS News
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Three new buildings planned for Birmingham's Miles College as part of $20M capital improvement project
Three new buildings are planned at Miles College in Birmingham as part of a $20 million capital improvement project. Birmingham Business Journal
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Meet the Incredible, Incoherent Jobs-Report Truthers
Today's jobs report was good. Not beat-the-world, America-is-back good, but pretty good: The economy added 114,000 jobs, almost exactly hitting the expected 115,000; the unemployment rate dropped to 7.8 percent; and revisions to previous months showed the economy was doing better than it initially appeared over the summer. For those who are pessimistic, or who back Mitt Romney and want to portray the economy in its worst light, there's plenty to be unhappy about: Millions of Americans are out of work, GDP growth is slow, and the global economy remains precarious. That's the tack the Romney campaign took in its response, saying the growth just isn't fast enough. "This is not what a real recovery looks like," Romney said in a statement. The Atlantic
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SweetWater’s Florida expansion begins Oct. 15
SweetWater Brewing Co. tapped Pepin Distributing Co. and Great Bay Distributors to bring its beers to the Tampa-St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Fla., markets. Atlanta Business Chronicle
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Manufacturers hiring, but job growth is slowing
Some manufacturers are still hiring, but the industry's resurgence is losing some steam after a strong start earlier this year. USA Today
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Hernando company to add 271 new jobs
BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - Accuform Signs employs 280 people at their Brooksville facility. They make industrial signs for companies around the world. abcactionnews.com
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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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