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FDOT seeks to add 26.5 miles, $1B more in I-4 work
The Florida Department of Transportation wants to expand its planned $2.1 billion, 20-mile Interstate 4 reconstruction plan by another 26.5 miles and another $1 billion, thanks to the option of adding tolled lanes. Orlando Business Journal
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Senator Coburn (R-Okla.) questions $18B for job training, as study suggests rampant waste, abuse
study commissioned by Sen. Tom Coburn is casting doubt on whether taxpayers' $18 billion annual investment in federal jobs training programs is paying off. "The vast majority of money we spend in job training doesn't go to job training, it goes to employ people in those job training federal programs," Coburn told Fox News.
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Pictures: Who will be hiring in 2018?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics national job projections for 2018 show numbers similar to 2008. The service sector is projected to expand while the goods-producing sector is expected to decline. Click through the photos to see which occupations are forecast to be growing and which may be shrinking. Chicago Tribune
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China Warns Solar-Panel Tariff May Backfire
BEIJING—China unleashed a storm of protest across multiple outlets criticizing the U.S. decision to impose a 31% antidumping tariff on Chinese solar-panel makers and said the action could backfire on U.S. industries. Wall Street Journal
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SC lawmakers at odds on tax breaks
WASHINGTON — For decades, lawmakers helped home-state manufacturers lower the cost of imported materials by crafting bills that reduced or eliminated tariffs on products that range from massive factory equipment to vats of industrial-strength chemicals. Not anymore. The State
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Push builds to cut Defense spending on NASCAR
NASCAR suffered a rare loss in Congress today — and worst yet, it came at the hands of a Republican from Georgia. The Virginian Pilot
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38.6 million Gulf acres will be up for grabs in June lease sale
Oil and gas companies will have until June 19 to file their bids for the government’s upcoming auction of drilling leases in the central Gulf of Mexico, the Interior Department announced today. Fuel Fix
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The Tea Party Boxes Boehner In, Again
House Speaker John Boehner set the conservative blogosphere afire yesterday, when Politico’s Jake Sherman reported that the House GOP leadership would seek to reimplement popular parts of healthcare reform should the Supreme Court strike the entire law down next month. The pushback—and immediate retraction from Boehner—illustrates once again that the far right has the GOP leadership on a very short leash. The Nation
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U.S. Slaps High Tariffs on Chinese Solar Panels
The United States on Thursday announced the imposition of antidumping tariffs of more than 31 percent on solar panels from China. New York Times
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Hewlett-Packard to Cut 30,000 Jobs
Hewlett-Packard’s chief executive, Meg Whitman, plans to cut 30,000 or more jobs next week, according to officials familiar with the plan. Her goal, they said Thursday, is to spend the money she saves on increasing the efficiency of the company’s sales force and on creating new products. New York 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

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By Mike Randle
There are numerous factors driving the new industrial revolution in the South. And it is a revolution, as this manufacturing surge that began in 2007 continues to break records year after year in the total number of large, capital intensive projects. One factor, of course, is that reshoring of facilities back to the U.S. continues to grow each year.
 
 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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