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Worms munching on travelers’ trash at Charlotte airport, amount sent to landfill reduced by 70%
One and a half million red wiggler worms originally from Georgia have moved into their new home at Charlotte Douglas International Airport’s recycling center, where they’re devouring food scraps and other trash that air travelers leave behind. Charlotte Observer
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Is real recovery ahead? Signs are pointing up, but bumps remain
Like kids in the back seat on a long drive somewhere fun, people who watch the economy have been asking the same question for what seems like forever now. “Are we there yet?” Just maybe, it’s almost time to answer “Yes.” St. Louis Today
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Huntsville Chamber lauds 32 years of economic growth under outgoing Commission Chairman Mike Gillespie
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Madison County Commission Chairman Mike Gillespie said it felt proper that his last official function occurred in the same building where his first occurred 32 years ago. al.com
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What Today's Jobs Report Says About the Housing Market
Any jump in jobs is good for housing, and September's gain of 171,000 is no different. CNBC
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Hurricane Sandy Exposed An Obvious Flaw In US Infrastructure
After driving around my neighborhood on Long Island yesterday to survey the damage done by Hurricane Sandy, I’m changing my forecast. I think we will be without electricity for much longer than a week. Business Insider
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October's solid jobs report — and what it means for the presidential race
Are we heading for a winter of recovery? The Labor Department reported on Friday that the economy added a solid 171,000 jobs in October, beating the consensus estimate of forecasters. The Week
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florida officials pitch Zephyrhills land near rail line for industrial development
Developers are hoping that increased traffic on the CSX rail line will lead to industrial development in Zephyrhills. Tampa Bay Business Journal
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Texas' energy grid operator expects sufficient winter capacity
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas said it expects to have sufficient capacity to meet winter demand. Dallas Business Journal
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Lord & Taylor plans to grow its downtown St. Louis IT center
Hudson’s Bay Co., one of Canada’s biggest retailers, plans to move most of its information technology operation from Toronto to downtown St. Louis. The relocation could add about 130 jobs to the company’s Lord & Taylor IT center at 500 North Broadway, officials said Thursday. St. Louis Today
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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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