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Mercedes-Benz Van Plant Comes to S. Carolina
A Michigan company that specializes in delivery vehicles is expanding to the Charleston, S.C., region, where it will join a growing roster of automotive manufacturers. Hispanic Business
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Mercedes-Benz van plant lures Michigan-based automotive manufacturer to N. Charleston, SC
A Michigan company that specializes in delivery vehicles is expanding to the Charleston region, where it will join a growing roster of automotive manufacturers. Post-Courier
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North Carolina Lawmakers Set Record Overriding Government on Budget, Fracking
RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - The Republican-led North Carolina legislature voted to override Democratic Governor Beverly Perdue on the annual budget late on Monday, a state record 11th time in the last two years they have overturned her veto. New York Times
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Drought lowering Mississippi River
VICKSBURG, Miss. – Drought conditions are contributing to a Mississippi River level that may not be the lowest ever but still is cause for concern. USA Today
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Mississippi opposing Louisiana expansion of state waters
BILOXI — The state of Mississippi will oppose Louisiana's effort to extend its state water boundaries out to 10.4 miles. Clarion Ledger
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Federal judge blocks Florida law preventing doctors from discussing gun ownership
MIAMI — A federal judge has blocked the state of Florida from enforcing a law pushed by firearms advocates that banned thousands of doctors from discussing gun ownership with their patients. Florida Times-Union
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S.C. landfill won’t accept radioactive N.J. dirt
BISHOPVILLE — The Lee County Landfill will not accept radioactive dirt from a New Jersey company, according to an official with Republic Services, the owner of the landfill. Republic Services vice president Jamey Amick said the decision was made after discussing the matter with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. A Sayreville, N.J., company contacted Republic in July 2011, interested in sending 300 railroad cars of radioactive dirt to the mega garbage landfill near Bishopville, Amick said. The State
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Allen Skipping GOP Convention; Kaine Will Attend Democratic Convention
It's a tale of two conventions. Republican former Sen. George Allen won't be in Tampa for the GOP's national convention, but former Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine will be attending his party's national Convention in Charlotte. National Journal
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Florida Voter Purge Is Unlikely to Resume
Last week Florida federal district court judge Robert Hinkle ruled against the Justice Department’s motion for a temporary injunction against Florida’s voter purge. The ruling was widely portrayed as a victory for the state, by Florida Governor Rick Scott and many in the media. The Nation
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Still-Terrible Virginia Ultrasound Bill Now in Effect
Virginia's invasive new ultrasound law went into effect on Monday, meaning women in the state now have get a medically unnecessary procedure and wait 24 hours before they can get a (legal, constitutionally protected) abortion. Mother Jones
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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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