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Cabela's still seeking employees, W.Va. officials say
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Cabela's officials are still seeking employees for the outdoor store's Charleston location, which is set to open in August. Charleston Gazette
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Knox housing market gets national kudos
According to a news release from the National Association of Home Builders, Knoxville is one of the U.S. housing markets that's showing sustained improvement. Knoxville News Sentinel
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EPA rule on coal splits Arkansas, Oklahoma senators
WASHINGTON — A Senate battle this week over a new EPA rule aimed at reducing mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants has U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and U.S. Sen. James Inhofe feuding. Inhofe, R-Okla., wants to kill the Environmental Protection Agency rule through a resolution of disapproval that could come before the Senate this week. Arkansas Business Bureau
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Jonesboro call center reopening, to hire 250
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - A Jonesboro call center that laid off 250 workers in earlier this year is reopening and plans to rehire the workers it left jobless. katv
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AG McDaniel announces 2014 run for AR governor
LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Wednesday announced his widely expected run for governor in 2014. With the dust barely settled on Tuesday’s Democratic congressional runoffs that set the field for the general election this fall, McDaniel filed papers to begin organizing a 2 1/2-year campaign for the state’s highest office. Arkansas News Bureau
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Missouri will get $101M to bolster non-institutional care
Missouri expects to get $100.9 million through the federal health reform law to help seniors and people with disabilities stay in their communities rather than move to care facilities. Kansas City Business Journal
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Rail-car shortage hampers auto shipments
North American automakers are struggling with a shortage of rail cars used to transport cars and light trucks from assembly plants to dealerships. AutoNews
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Ford plant celebrates $600 million Louisville investment to make new Escape
LOUISVILLE, KY. — Ford has transformed a nearly 60-year-old assembly plant into the new home of the redesigned Escape, its entry in the ultra-competitive small SUV category. And it's bolstered the workforce to make the vehicle. Ford Motor Co. invested $600 million to revamp its Louisville Assembly Plant, which features a new body, paint and trim assembly lines. The plant produced Ford Explorers from the early 1990s until late 2010. Lexington Herald-Leader
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Real estate sector produces $31B of Houston's gross product
Houston’s real estate sector generates $31.08 billion of the area’s gross metropolitan product, a new report shows. Houston Business Journal
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United Technologies unit to create 325 jobs in Charlotte
United Technologies Corp. plans to place its combined Aerospace Systems headquarters in Charlotte following the completion of its acquisition of Goodrich Corp., creating 325 jobs. Charlotte Business Journal
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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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