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What does a $15.3 million municipal complex in Mountain Brook look like? Public invited to tour the space this weekend
MOUNTAIN BROOK, Alabama -- After more than two years of construction, temporary setbacks, redesigns and last-minute touches, Mountain Brook residents will finally have a chance to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the city’s new, 52,000-square-foot Municipal Complex. On Sunday, Aug. 25 from 2-4 p.m., Mountain Brook Mayor Terry Oden, members of the City Council, and representatives from the project’s general contractor, Brasfield & Gorrie, will be on hand to welcome residents at the complex’s official Grand Opening and Open House. AL.com
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Chemical plant would turn emissions into useful products
SAN ANTONIO — A construction materials company and a chemical company have teamed up to build a $125 million chemical plant that proposes to demonstrate to the world how greenhouse carbon dioxide emissions can be captured and converted to marketable products. Fuel Fix
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Exxon's gigantic Houston-area campus won't overtake Irving as HQ
There’s a lot of excitement building over Exxon Mobil Corp.’s gigantic new campus under construction north of Houston. Dallas Business Journal
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Should state GOP force out College Republicans chair for same-sex marriage comments? AL.com readers say no
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- AL.com readers weighed in on Friday's news that member's of Alabama Republican Party are attempting to force a College Republicans leader off the steering committee in retaliation of statements she made to AL.com in June. AL.com
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Birmingham among 10 best cities for med school
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine is located in one of the 10 best cities in which to attend to medical school, according to PreMedLife. Birmingham Business Journal
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Housing Market Recovery Uneven in States
The real estate agent’s mantra of “location, location, location” for setting the value of a home is also determining which housing markets are rebounding the fastest. Pew States
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SEQUESTER FESTER: HEAD START AXED FOR 57,000
WASHINGTON -- Head Start, the federal pre-K education service for low-income families, has eliminated services for more than 57,000 children in the coming school year as a result of the federal budget reductions known as sequestration. Huffington Post
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$1 billion DFW Connector project in Grapevine almost finished
GRAPEVINE — For nearly four years, Grapevine resident Angela Gair has felt like a prisoner in her own neighborhood. Since late 2009 and early 2010, residents such as Gair have been boxed in by the DFW Connector, a $1 billion makeover of the 8-mile stretch of Texas 114/121 that forms the main path into and out of the city. Because of the work, motorists encountered confusing detours, and traffic often stacked up for miles. Star-Telegram.com
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Greg Abbott thanks ‘retard Barbie’ tweet writer
Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott on Sunday drew a rebuke from a Democratic Governors Association representative after appearing to thank a supporter who called Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis “retard Barbie.” “@GregAbbott_TX would absolutely demolish idiot @WendyDavisTexas in Gov race - run Wendy run! Retard Barbie to learn life lesson,” read a tweet sent to Abbott, the current Republican attorney general of the Lone Star State. Politico
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Waltz Across Texas
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is planning a series of events throughout the state next week, so our weekly playlist inspired by political news naturally kicks off with Ernest Tubb singing "Waltz Across Texas." Texas Tribune
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Features & Opinion

 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

Urban areas have all kinds of assets that are easy to spot. They have the population, so the labor shed is not usually an issue. Urban areas are also connected by better roads, rail and air service and many have river and deep water ports. Usually Internet access and other forms of communication are more efficient in urban areas. And you have a larger array of quality of life options to choose from, such as the cultural assets found in metropolitan areas.
 

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

 FEATURE  
By Mike Randle
The belief that "80 percent of all new jobs come from existing business and industry" is an out-of-date, old-fashioned fabrication. I have no idea how it started, where it started, or who said it first, but there are professionals in economic development as well as leaders of government in the South who actually believe that each year, 80 percent (why 80 percent I don't know, either) of all new jobs are created by existing business and industry. I hear it all the time and I just roll my eyes. There is nothing static in economic development but this: 100 percent of all lost jobs come from existing business and industry. That, and of course 100 percent of the time site consultants never pay for a meal.
 

 Business News in the South - Randle Report

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After I finished the cover story for this issue, I read an interesting article by economist Paul Krugman, the op-ed columnist for the New York Times, titled, "Partying like it’s 1995." Generally I side with Krugman, even though I am a journalist, not an economist. Occasionally, though, I read some of his stuff and ask myself, "What planet did Krugman come from?" Like when he predicted a shift of automotive assembly to Canada after Toyota announced a new plant in Woodstock, Ontario in 2005 because of "free healthcare," among other benefits. That Toyota deal was the last major automotive assembly plant announced in Canada and I predict it will be the very last one for the Canadians.
 
 Nashville Mayour Karl Dean
If you have ever seen one of my presentations, then you know about the word "reshoring" and how that phenomenon has lifted the spirits of even the most skeptical Southerners regarding the future of the region's economy. After all, in the last four decades, manufacturing has suffered a bloodletting never before seen in U.S. history. The biggest factor behind the slow and long meltdown that began in the 1990s was the herd mentality to offshore manufacturing capacity to cheaper locales, primarily by U.S.-owned companies.
 


 

 

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