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Laid Off Workers In Kentucky Seek Guidance At Benefit Fairs
LOUISVILLE (AP) - Joel Harvey's life turned downward amid the setbacks that hamstrung coal mining - the lifeblood of eastern Kentucky's economy. Suddenly, the father of two who had worked since his teenage days found himself unemployed. lex18.com
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States across country fund art for economy’s sake
A year ago, Governor Sam Brownback employed his line-item veto authority to shut down the Kansas Arts Commission, making Kansas the first state to eliminate arts funding from its budget. The Republican governor argued that art isn’t a core function of government, and described it as a luxury the state could no longer afford. The StateHouse File
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Business: Economic Impact of the Arts
Cary, NC – One of the reasons Cary is a prosperous town is the amount of economic development activity in the community. In this story, we’ll investigate the economic impact of the arts. Prepare yourself to be surprised. Cary Citizen
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Art for the Economy’s Sake
A year ago, Governor Sam Brownback employed his line-item veto authority to shut down the Kansas Arts Commission, making Kansas the first state to eliminate arts funding from its budget. The Republican governor argued that art isn’t a core function of government, and described it as a luxury the state could no longer afford. This year Brownback quietly reversed course. Stateline
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AL Governor announces company expansion in Hanceville
HANCEVILLE — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has announced that an automotive supply company in Cullman County will expand its operations and add almost 50 jobs. Montgomery Advertiser
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Keith Urban shows Yahoo! his favorite spots in Nashville
Keith Urban was out and about in Nashville on Wednesday filming a video that will appear on Ram Country on Yahoo next month. The singer took Yahoo’s crew to several of his favorite Music City locales, including the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The Tennessean
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Birmingham's biotech industry thriving, report says
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The biotech industry in Birmingham is booming, according to a report by Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News. Citing Innovation Depot-based companies such as Soluble Therapeutics, DiscoveryBioMed and Agenta Biotechnologies, the report describes the work of several of the 12 biotech/life sciences companies based in the renovated Sears & Roebuck retailer. The Birmingham News
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The South's Best Economic Development Law Firms
In the past year, IAC Group North America, the big interior supplier, has hired about 350 employees at its Belvidere, Illinois, plant to supply interiors for the Dodge Dart and Jeep Patriot and Compass made at Chrysler Group's plant there.
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Auto Industry Execs: We're Hiring
In the past year, IAC Group North America, the big interior supplier, has hired about 350 employees at its Belvidere, Illinois, plant to supply interiors for the Dodge Dart and Jeep Patriot and Compass made at Chrysler Group's plant there. Workforce.com
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Alabama's Honda, Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai plants get busier
Alabama's three auto plants are ramping up staffing, filling more than 2,500 new jobs tied to the latest surge in global industry demand and new models planned for state assembly lines. The Birmingham News
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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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