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Putnam plants find job skills lacking in the area
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Some Putnam County employers say they're having a hard time finding suitable employees. Charleston Gazette
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Alliance Fort Worth maintenance base to close by end of the year
American Airlines' maintenance base is scheduled to close by the end of the year, according to documents posted on a local union website. Star-Telegram
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Whooping cough on the rise in Texas, U.S.
A spike of whooping cough cases in Texas and around the nation has alarmed experts who fear the cause may be a waning immunity to the vaccine. The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging people to get immunized after confirming six deaths and 1,153 cases as of Aug. 31 from pertussis, commonly known as the whooping cough. Texas' death toll accounts for nearly half of the deaths from the disease nationwide so far this year. Houston Chronicle
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Do Politicians Really Have Much to Do with Job Creation?
Reading Matt Bai's piece in the New York Times Magazine about the Ohio economy, and reflecting on many recent discussions and debates, I found myself pondering the question posed above. Huffington Post
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Obama Courts Florida Voters over Medicare, Space Policy
President Barack Obama defended his policy on outer space and warned seniors that Republicans would raise their healthcare costs during a campaign stop on Sunday in Florida, where he is seeking to sway undecided voters to help him win the state. Newsmax
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Tomblin Wants Green West Virginia Fleet
WHEELING - A school bus powered by propane visited downtown Wheeling Friday as West Virginia officials considered alternative fuel options for state-owned vehicles. The Intelligencer
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New Sandbridge VA business league seeks improvements to juice tourism
At least two dozen Sandbridge businesses joined forces this spring to work with community and city leaders on projects that would improve the area's tourism-fueled economy. The Virginian-Pilot
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New $70.4M tower planned for Virginia Beach's Town Center
The City Council is expected to hear plans Tuesday for a new tower that would be built in Town Center. The Virginian-Pilot
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GA-based Coca-Cola to spend $30 billion to grow globally
By the year 2020, more than 2 billion people around the world are expected to join the middle class or move from rural and farming areas into big cities. Coca-Cola hopes they’ll be thirsty. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Don Siegelman returns to prison Tuesday
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Former Gov. Don Siegelman leaves today for Louisiana to finish his prison sentence after an unsuccessful six-year battle to overturn his conviction in a 2006 bribery case. al.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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