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How many jobs will coal shipments really generate?
Back in February 1981, Gov. Vic Atiyeh eagerly hosted 200 representatives of Big Coal, Big Rail, Big Banks and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in his push to build a coal export terminal on more than 90 acres of prime Portland riverfront. The Columbia River Gorge was to be the coal chute from Wyoming's Powder River basin mines for coal-desperate Pacific Rim countries. His office and the state, he said, would back him. Hundreds of jobs were envisioned. He soon wielded a gold-plated shovel in groundbreaking ceremonies with Pacific Coal Corp. oregonlive.com
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Alabama company appeals loss of major military contract
CENTRE — American Apparel, which operates four factories with 1,100 employees in Alabama, is protesting its loss of a contract to produce U.S. military uniforms. Montgomery Advertiser
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GA Job seekers descend on Career and Veterans Expo
Sixty local businesses, companies and staffing companies had representatives available to greet potential employees at yesterday’s Career and Veterans Expo that was held at the Callaway Center on the West Georgia Technical College campus. LaGrange News
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Job fair continues help at MIssouri's Hydro Aluminum
Help is continuing for the Hydro Aluminum employees who face losing their jobs when the extrusion division closes. Hydro announced in August that an estimated 140 jobs would be cut at the Monett plant with the shutdown of extrusion operations. The remelt operation, which employs 60 people, will continue. Monett Times
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Entergy Corporation : Entergy Ranks Again as National Leader in Economic Development
New Orleans, La. - For the fifth consecutive year, Entergy Corporation has been recognized as one of the top 10 utilities in North America for its work to support economic development. The recognition comes in the September 2012 issue of Site Selection magazine, which highlights Entergy's private-sector facility investment of more than $2.3 billion along with the creation of 8,877 jobs in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas and Texas. 4-traders.com
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The Economic Oversight in Manufacturing (Part 1)
Politicians, economists, analysts, writers, bloggers, reporters -- everyone has an opinion on how to fix our economy. One common, almost over-discussed yet not explained factor is manufacturing. With endless articles, reports, theories, blog posts, and tweets that examine its value on the U.S. economy, there is no doubt the manufacturing industry would create jobs, keep money in the U.S. economy and perhaps stimulate our economy in a way that we've yet to see. However, the big question now is how? Huffington Post
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Mississippi Joins Lawsuit Against Obama Immigration Policy
WASHINGTON -- The state of Mississippi joined a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration over its decision to stop deporting some undocumented young people, claiming the move is unconstitutional and prevents immigration agents from doing their jobs. Huffington Post
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Alabama Power buys wind power from Kansas
TradeWind Energy and Alabama Power Co. entered into a long-term energy purchase agreement for electricity from wind-rich Kansas across five states to communities in Alabama. The 20-year power purchase agreement between TradeWind Energy and Alabama Power for 202 MW and all associated renewable energy credits were approved by the Alabama Public Service Commission on September 17, 2012. TradeWind Energy's plan allows flexibility for construction of a wind project between 200 and 300 MW. elp.com
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Have stink bugs been trying to invade your home?
Late September into October means different things to different people. If your line of work is outdoor related, it means cooler temperatures for awhile. If you like natural beauty, it means a chance to take country drives to see the leaves change. For many people though, this time of year can also signal a home invasion! And this time of year is made much more difficult to enjoy. The Stokes
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Perry, KY: Move along, no economic recovery here
President Obama may visiting a few key states and touting the lowest unemployment rate since he took office, but here in Perry County we’re experience the highest rate of joblessness since 1995, according to the Office of Employment and Training in Frankfort. Hazard Herald
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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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