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4,000 new hotel rooms on the way to Austin area
The Austin area is in line for more than a dozen hotels in the next two to three years, potentially putting an end to a shortage of rooms that tourism officials say has kept the city from landing many lucrative conventions in recent years. Ausin American Statesman
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America Is Not Drowning In Debt: These 6 Charts Destroy The Biggest Myth About The US Economy
"America is drowning in debt!" It's a phrase you hear constantly regarding the Federal government's debt, household debt, corporate debt, financial debt, etc. Almost nobody challenges the premise. Capital Economics is out with a fantastic new report titled simply "America is not drowning in debt," which methodically debunks the myth. Business Insider
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High-Tech Manufacturing and Location, Location, Location
Here in Silicon Valley, we like to focus on the “coolness” of product design and the development of complex, high-tech hardware. But to really succeed in the marketplace, manufacturing is critical. After all, someone’s got to make all that cool stuff work. After you make those first few prototypes, but before you embark on volume manufacturing, there is an important process commonly referred to as “NPI,” or new product introduction. This is where American manufacturing has an important role to play. Inc.com
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Invasive Animals are Eating Louisiana: Rodents of Unusual Size
Sounds like the beginning of trailer for some bad creature feature on SyFy, right? Well, it’s not… it’s actually the beginning of a trailer for a documentary. That’s right: giant invasive animals really are eating Louisiana… from the roots up. Brought to the state from their native Argentina in the 1930s for their fur, nutria are literally “rodents of unusual size” that are also playing a role in destroying the state’s coastal wetlands. See, nutria love the roots of wetland plants, and they breed like, well, rodents… so they’re a major element of the loss of coastal marsh. sustainablecitiescollective.com
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Infrastructure Still a Vital Component of Manufacturing Cluster
More so than most other segments of economy, manufacturing relies on an efficient transportation system for complex supply chain moves and access to new markets. Prior CMAP Policy Updates discussed key workforce and innovation issues affecting our region’s manufacturing cluster. This blog explores infrastructure findings from CMAP’s manufacturing cluster drill-down report, including the link between infrastructure and manufacturing competiveness and why this connection will become even more important in a new era of advanced manufacturing. sustainablecitiescollective.com
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America's Most Post-Industrial Metros
The American economy has long been transitioning from goods-producing to service. But how has this transition occurred across America's cities and metro areas? What does its geography look like? To get a finer-grained sense of this, I turn to a new metric which compares the ratio of services to goods produced across metro areas, created by José Lobo of Arizona State University and based on data from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis. The Atlantic Cities
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Boeing planning $1 billion expansion in S.C.
NORTH CHARLESTON — The Boeing Co. is expanding in South Carolina, announcing it will invest $1 billion and create 2,000 new jobs over the next eight years. Company spokeswoman Candy Eslinger on Tuesday confirmed the expansion at the company's $750 million 787 assembly plant in North Charleston. The first 787 made in South Carolina rolled off the assembly line a year ago. Independent Mail
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How One Multi-Millionaire Is Turning North Carolina Into A Tea Party Utopia
In 2010, Republicans took over both houses of the North Carolina legislature for the first time since 1870, due in no small part to the spending of a single, very wealthy Republican. As Jane Mayer reported in 2011, “three-quarters of the spending by independent groups in North Carolina’s 2010 state races came from accounts linked to” wholesale baron Art Pope. Of the 22 state legislative races targeted by Pope’s family and his organizations, 18 fell to Republicans. Yet Pope’s bought-and-paid-for legislature had limited reach until very recently thanks to the state’s Democratic Governor Beverly Perdue. That all changed last January, when Perdue was succeeded by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory. Think Progress
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Bobby Jindal Pulls Tax Plan After Outcry
Lousiana Governor Bobby Jindal (R) is pulling a plan to replace the income and corporate tax with a new sales tax amid an outcry from groups ranging from clergy to business lobbyists. Talkingpointsmem.com
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Olens advocates Georgia adopting Texas-type taxes
MARIETTA — Georgia should follow Texas and eliminate the income tax, state Attorney General Sam Olens told the Cobb Republican Party at its Saturday breakfast. “Texas by far is the most business-friendly state,” Olens said. “They haven’t had a recession.” mdjonline.com
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