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Korean journalists are Vogtle's newest international visitors
Journalists from Korean newspapers and television stations toured Plant Vogtle on Tuesday to learn more about nuclear construction in the U.S. “Korea is planning to increase the rate of equipment for nuclear power plants from the current 25 percent to 59 percent by 2030,” the group said, in a joint statement. “For such purposes, Korea also plans to finalize the selection of the sites for the new nuclear power plants in late December.” Augusta Chronicle
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Corn Dawgs maze dedicated to retiring Brave
WALTON COUNTY, GA — This year baseball will be in the corn. Corn Dawgs, a local provider of fall entertainment, decided to celebrate the career of Atlanta Braves third baseman Chipper Jones, designing its corn maze in the shape of the ballplayer’s face, last name and jersey number. Lamar Duren, operator of events for Corn Dawgs, was excited when the decision was made from the panel of employees that his favorite baseball team would be on display. “My wife and I are big Atlanta fans. My wife actually mentioned the idea of using the Braves this year in our theme,” he said. “What would be better than paying tribute to Chipper Jones?” The Walton Tribune
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Journey to Japan: Memphis group spends first day with Sharp executives
Several Memphians are in Japan this week for the SEUS-JAPAN (Southeast United States) Conference, including Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and Greater Memphis Chamber leaders Mark Herbison and Ernest Strickland. Through a series of guest blogs, they will share trip highlights as they visit with headquarters of Japanese companies with Memphis divisions. Memphis Business Journal
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LMI Aerospace now expanding Savannah facility
LMI Aerospace, a leading supplier of structural components, assemblies and kits to the aerospace industry, is expanding its Savannah facility, which provides kits and assemblies to both Gulfstream Aerospace and Aviation Partners Boeing, general manager Phil Lajeunesse told the board and advisory council of the Savannah Economic Development Authority Tuesday. “We started in 2003 with Gulfstream, developing fuselage skin kit assemblies that worked with their lean, just-in-time manufacturing process,” he said. Savannah Morning News
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BP spill settlement inadequate, Louisiana and Mississippi say
BP Plc’s proposed $7.8 billion settlement of claims relating to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is inadequate for victims in Louisiana and Mississippi, the states’ attorneys general say. The Houston Chronicle reports that the states are challenging particular parts of the deal, but they aren’t asking that U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier to throw out the settlement. The states are not party to the settlement. In a court filing, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell claimed there is insufficient evidence to measure economic and environmental damage, the Chronicle reports. Houston Business Journal
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Birmingham jobs: 10 fields that are hiring in 2012
Birmingham companies are expected to boost their hiring efforts as 2012 draws to a close, according to a new report from Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) But what industries are the best bet for those looking for a job in Birmingham? According to a report from the Brookings Institution, the health and technology sectors offer the strongest employment opportunities in the metro area. Birmingham Business Journal
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Hyundai Heavy Industries supplier TK Electric to open $3 million plant in Pike Road, Ala.
Hyundai Heavy Industries supplier TK Electric LLC will open new $3 million facility in Pike Road by 2014 to build power transformer parts, town officials said Tuesday. The facility will employ 27 people initially, and the jobs will have an average salary of $50,000, Mayor Gordon Stone said. The company will set up shop in the former Dixie Electric location. Company representatives are currently at another Pike Road facility and are working to procure equipment for the new location. Montgomery Advertiser
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Hug the President. Get boycotted.
You knew this was coming. Scott Van Duzer, the Florida pizza parlor owner and profilic blood donater who hugged and lifted President Barack Obama, now says his pizza shop is getting boycotted by Republicans. Van Duzer, a registered Republican who voted for Obama in 2008, got some homepage play across the country for his reaction to the president, who made an unscheduled visit Sunday to Big Apple Pizza and Pasta in Fort Pierce. The president said he stopped by because of Van Duzer's commitment to donating blood and raising awareness of blood shortages. Charlotte Observer
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From the president: Thank you, Charlotte, for your hospitality
From President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama: To everyone who helped make the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte such a rousing success, we have two simple words – thank you. From the tireless work of Mayor Anthony Foxx and the host committee, to the police officers and state troopers who kept everyone safe, to the more than 10,000 volunteers who gave their time and energy, to the incredible people of Charlotte who offered such warm Southern hospitality, you all should be proud. Charlotte Observer
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Crist doing what politicians do: Angling for victory
Don't they make a lovely couple? Barack and Charlie — a bromance made in hustings heaven. Much has been made of former Gov. Charlie Crist suddenly discovering his inner Adlai Stevenson and showing up at the Democratic National Convention to throw air kisses in the general direction of President Barack Obama. For the former Republican, this is a bit like former Florida State University coach Bobby Bowden admitting he is a closet Florida Gator fan. But there he was, Crist in all his full-blown tanship, supporting a second Obama term. Tampa Bay Times
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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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