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Company plans to expand GA glass fabrication plant
STATESBORO, GA. — A Minnesota-based glass fabrication company is planning to add more than 100 new jobs when it expands a plant in eastern Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday that Viracon is planning to invest $2 million in the expansion of its plant in Statesboro, Georgia and will create 125 new jobs. Macon.com
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Federal Court Rejects Industry Effort to Reverse EPA’s Tighter Limits on Soot
The manufacturers’ lobby has lost its bid to have new federal limits on particulate air pollution thrown out. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was legally allowed to establish lower limits on soot. The ruling (pdf) came in response to a lawsuit filed by the National Association of Manufacturers, which argued the EPA had overstepped its regulatory bounds in reducing annual ceilings on fine particle pollution from 15 micrograms per cubic meter to 12 micrograms per cubic meter. The EPA rules, established in 2012, also ordered dozens of major cities to monitor soot levels near congested roadways. Allgov.com
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SC Experiment: Is 8th Grade Too Early to Pick a Career?
If you want middle and high school students to give greater thought to their career paths, one key step is to hire and train good guidance counselors. So goes one of the primary lessons from South Carolina's nearly nine-year experiment to bring career counseling into its public school classrooms as a way to better connect graduating students to the ever-changing demands of the labor market. "We want students to become more aware of their career choices and understand the ideas in terms of salaries and the job market outlook," says Dr. Sabrina Moore of the South Carolina Education Department. National Journal
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Out to Lunch
The Randle Report is breaking for lunch and making way for a new editor shift. Click on the headline above to access Southern Business & Development's Web site for more detailed information on economic development in the South. Posts will resume at 1:30 pm CDT.
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The Road Ahead for the U.S. Highway Bill


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Is America Headed Over The 'Transportation Cliff?'
Washington-- It seems the media enjoy menacing the country with one disastrous cliff or another. Not long ago, it was the fiscal cliff. This time it's the transportation cliff. How do we steer clear of this disaster? Last week, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx told The Dallas Morning News that the nation is "headed for another cliff." Investors.com
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Moving Transportation Projects into the Fast Lane
State and local leaders know first-hand that transportation improvements are a key economic-development tool. A carefully designed and executed project can spur growth, improve quality of life and rebuild communities. This is true of transit, highway, rail, port, bicycle/pedestrian and aviation projects alike. Governing.com
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Jeb 2016: The Bush battle within
Jeb Bush’s decision whether to run for president in 2016 is being driven by competing impulses within his own family. On one side is his eldest son, George P., who’s unabashedly and publicly supportive of his father’s potential candidacy. On the other are Jeb Bush’s mother and wife, who are clearly reluctant. In between is his older brother, George W., who is passively supportive but seems to friends to be more indifferent than enthusiastic. Politico
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Liberal States Outperform Conservative Ones as Republicans Push More Trickle Down
It is not like Republicans have an affinity for science, but they appear to be applying a bastardized form of the scientific method to their perpetually failed economic policy in order to prove it works as advertised despite it is indeed a raging fail. The Oxford Dictionary defines the scientific method as “a method or procedure that consists of systematic observation, measurement and experiment, and the formulating, testing, and modification of hypotheses” to reach a fact-based conclusion. It is beyond question that after over thirty years, the Republican “trickle down” economic experiment continues providing the same empirical data and living results of starving government of revenue, depressing economic growth, increasing debt and deficit, and retarding job creation. Politicususa.com
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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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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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