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Alcoa to sell stake in South Carolina smelter for $67.5M
Alcoa Inc. has reached an agreement to sell its ownership stake in the Mt. Holly aluminum smelter in Goose Creek, S.C., to joint venture partner Century Aluminum Co. for $67.5 million. Pittsburgh Business Journal
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Argos Therapeutics Celebrates Groundbreaking of $57M Manufacturing Facility in Durham
Durham’s biopharmaceutical company Argos Therapeutics, Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 100,000-sq.-ft. drug manufacturing plant in Durham. cpexecutinve.com
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Manufacturers Employ Thousands of Kentuckians
Chances are good that you or someone you know plays a vital role in Kentucky’s vast manufacturing industry. The Commonwealth is home to more than 4,000 manufacturers, representing 220,000 jobs. That means one in every eight jobs in Kentucky is in manufacturing. wmky.org
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U.S. Executives Remain Bullish on American Manufacturing, Study Finds
U.S.-based executives at large companies remain bullish on American manufacturing, and their actions are starting to show it, according to new research by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). mcadcafe.com
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More US Manufacturers are Coming Home
The numbers are growing. More U.S. companies are moving production back from China, according to a new survey from The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Industryweek.com
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Customer service company adding 200 jobs at facility in North Charleston
Apac Customer Services Inc. is planning to expand the workforce at its North Charleston facility, according to a news release from Gov. Nikki Haley’s office. Apac, a subsidiary of Expert Global Solutions Inc., has a facility at 4275 Bridge View Drive. The customer service outsourcing company is planning to add 200 full-time jobs to support an undisclosed health care client. Hiring is currently underway for team leader and back-office customer care roles, the news release said. Charlestonbusiness.com
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Imperial Tobacco Selects Greensboro for New U.S. HQ
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Imperial Tobacco Group PLC has announced that it has selected Greensboro, N.C., as the location of the new company it is forming from its existing business in the United States and the announced acquisition of brands and assets resulting from the Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. transaction. cspnet.com
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‘Project Airwolf’ may land in Santa Rosa Industrial Park
The Santa Rosa Industrial Park could soon have a new tenant bringing high-wage jobs to the county. Santa Rosa County Commissioners on Thursday voted unanimously to designate Project Airwolf, a Midwest-based manufacturing company that is interested in moving to Milton, as a Qualified Target Industry. nwfdailynews.com
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Wingfield to retire from Greater Richmond Partnership after 20 years
For two decades, Gregory H. Wingfield has been a point man for economic development in the Richmond region, often one of the first people that businesses meet when considering moving to the area. Richmond Times-Dispatch
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Alabama officials, governor break ground on 222 interchange
GOOD HOPE, AL — After more than 10 years in the making, the interchange project on County Road 222 near Good Hope has finally broken ground. Cullman 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

FEATURE     
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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