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David Brat Makes First Public Appearance
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In his first public appearance since last week's primary victory against Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Dave Brat said Tuesday he was "hitting the ground running" in his general election campaign, with a message promoting "economic prosperity." Huffington Post
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10 BBQ MECCAS TO VISIT BEFORE YOU DIE; THEY ARE ALL SOUTHERN!
When pitmaster Mack Sevier retired suddenly and closed Uncle John's BBQ in September 2013, you could almost hear the faint, collective whimper of white folks and would-be patrons who never made the pilgrimage to the gritty, no-frills barbecue joint on Chicago's South Side. Sevier's rib tips and hot links were the stuff of legend, enhanced not only by the restaurant's unique, Chicago-centric aquarium-style smoker, but also the revolving bulletproof glass window his barbecue was delivered through. Thrilist.com
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Toyo, state of Georgia to hold recruiting event
HITE, Ga.—Representatives from the Georgia Department of Labor, along with officials from Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc., will be looking to bolster the tire maker’s ranks at a recruiting event on June 17 as the company expands its plant in White. Rubbernews.com
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Toyo Automotive gears up for facility expansion in KY
Automotive parts manufacturer Toyo Automotive will invest $6m to expand and modernize its facility in Simpson County, Kentucky in the US. The company also plans to purchase new rubber mixing equipment to internalize some processes it currently outsources. Automotive-business-review.com
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Alabama jobs: By Bentley's own measuring stick, he's failing
Even before he took office three and half years ago, Robert Bentley made Alabama jobs his signature issue. The state, like the rest of the country, had been hit hard by the Great Recession, and until it recovered, he promised not to draw a paycheck. AL.com
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Appeals court overturns Alabama's gay-sex ban
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Civil rights organizations in Alabama are cheering a state appeals court ruling that declared part of a state sexual misconduct law as unconstitutional. USA Today
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Report: Manufacturing key to middle-class health
The health of the American middle class depends on a revival of manufacturing, a commission headed by two former governors — one Republican, one Democrat — has concluded. The sector has shrunk since the 1950s and some industries have gone entirely overseas, according to the report issued Friday by the University of Virginia Miller Center commission. The commission is chaired by former governors Haley Barbour of Mississippi, a Republican, and Evan Bayh of Indiana, a Democrat. Jennifer Clark, an associate professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech, is on the panel. AJC.com
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Governors Discuss Attacking the Skills Gap
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory fields countless calls from companies looking to set up shop in his state. He faces the same inquiry nearly every time. “The first question we get is, ‘do you have the talent?’” he said. It is a question facing the governors of every state, as they face uncertainty over whether the American population is equipped to fill the new jobs of the 21st century. McCrory joined Utah Gov. Gary Herbert on a panel at America’s Small Business Summit on June 11, discussing the skills gap and the results of the latest Enterprising States study from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. U.S. Chamber of Commerce
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Study: Tennessee's manufacturing climate is solid, but worker quality is poor
Tennessee is on solid footing when it comes to its manufacturing sector but lacks quality labor, according to a study released last week by Ball State University. Overall, Tennessee received a grade of B for its manufacturing climate, scoring well for the state's strong logistics industry, but came up short in the "human capital" component. That section of the report includes rankings of educational attainment at the high school and collegiate level, the first-year retention rate of adults in community and technical colleges, the number of associates degrees awarded annually on a per capita basis, and the share of adults enrolled in adult basic education. Nashville Business Journal
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Features & Opinion

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For those who still languish over "losing to China" or believe that the economy is still in recession, wake up and smell the data. Economic development in the South was about as good as it gets in calendar year 2015 according to the data. And as for China, borrowing a quote from the late football coach Bear Bryant that he made in the half-time locker room down 15-0 to Georgia Tech in 1960, "We got 'em right where we want 'em." For those of you who don't know the rich history of Alabama Crimson Tide football, Bama scored all of its 16 points in the fourth quarter, kicking a field goal on the last play of the game to beat Tech 16-15.
 

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By Mike Randle
Today, factories in the U.S. make twice as much product as they did in 1984. And they are doing it with one-third of the manufacturing workforce. In fact, the output of durable goods in 2015 was the highest in the nation's history. So, we do have a strong manufacturing base, at least in the South, much of the Midwest and parts of the West, and it is getting stronger because on a cost-basis, we can compete with any major manufacturing nation in the world.  
 

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The argument for or against a minimum wage hike continues between the reds and the blues, as well as within the economic development community in the South. Should we stay the course with a minimum wage under $8 an hour to better compete with Mexico, the South's biggest competitor for jobs, or set a minimum wage just over $10 an hour, a wage floor most centrists support? That $10 per hour is, according to the MIT Living Wage Calculator, about right in most states in the South for one adult to be able to cover basic expenses plus all relevant taxes.
 
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Recent data from the Computing Technology Industry Association (Comp TIA) showed that the technology industry is one of the fastest growing job generators in the South and the nation. The report also indicated that technology job compensation is growing faster than any other sector.
 


 

 

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