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Top 10 employment deals announced in the South last quarter
Which companies accounted for the largest projects last quarter in the American South? Click on the headline above to find out. SB&D
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Atl.-based Delta gears up for full flat-beds on 747-400
Delta Air Lines Inc. will remodel its Boeing 747-400 aircraft fleet toinclude full flat-bed seats in the BusinessElite cabin and new “slim line” in the Economy cabin. Jacksonville Business Journal
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Redistricting Lawyers Reach Deal on Texas Senate Maps
The primaries won't be held until May 29, the judges said after a brief recess. Judge Jerry Smith said an April date appears to be impossible, and asked the lawyers for the political parties and the Secretary of State to pull together details for filing deadlines and such assuming May 29 will be the date. He also said that it's not a certainty; they still don't have all the maps they need to hold an election. Texas Tribune
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GOP, Salazar spar over fracking rules for public lands
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar brushed off attacks from Republicans on Wednesday regarding his department’s plans to regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal public lands. Fuel Fix
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GDOT: Easing flow of freight won’t be cheap
Georgia needs $18 billion to $20 billion in highway, rail, port and air cargo improvements to fully take advantage of its status as a freight hub, the Georgia Department of Transportation recommended Wednesday. Atlanta Business Chronicle
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Chasing Haley Barbour: Ex-governor dodges questions about pardons


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The South's Best Economic Development Law Firms
If your company is undergoing a site search in the American South, this digital magazine of the South's best economic development law firms is a valuable asset. Southern Business & Development magazine recently conducted a survey of the region's economic development community and the results of the survey can be found in this digital magazine. Find out which law firms are considered the best in the practice of economic development. Click on the headline above. SB&D
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Automotive OEM activity has been off the charts in the Southern Auto Corridor
By clicking on the headline above you will be given a comprehensive report on every significant automotive OEM project announced in the South last quarter. And it was a bunch. Check this out: In 2009, there were 35 significant automotive-related projects announced in the Southern Automotive Corridor. That figure rose to 88 in calendar year 2010. In 2011, there were 184 major automotive industry announcements in the Southern Auto Corridor, or more than five times as many as in 2009. SouthernAutoCorridor.com
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Infrastructure and Manufacturing in the President's Budget
Saying the country can't "cut our way to growth," the President has some serious infrastructure money in his budget, along with serious help for America's manufacturers. This will create jobs and make our economy more competitive. Republicans are already blasting it as "more government spending." Truth-Out
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Texas Primary 2012 May Slip Into May Or Later Because Of Redistricting Fight
SAN ANTONIO — A federal judge has told Republican leaders in Texas to plan as though the state's primary will be May 29 because the long-running dispute over redistricting likely won't allow for it to be held any earlier. Huffington Post
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 Top Ten Places in the South for Relocating California Companies

Reshoring manufacturing capacity from primarily Asia to the South and Mexico is now a common thing to do and it's all about money. When China joined the World Trade Organization in 2001, the average manufacturing wage in China's Pearl River Delta (PRD) was about 58 cents an hour.

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By Dr. Glen Fenter
Desperation sometimes masks itself in acceptance. Such was the case for Takelia Carter of Marion, Ark. For Carter, the mother of six school-age children in a low paying job, desperation was normative existence. This was her life in Crittenden County, Ark., deep in the Delta where unfortunately one in four families lives well below the poverty level.
 

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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.
 
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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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