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Battle Against North Carolina's Hardline Conservative Agenda Heats Up
Protesters affiliated with the Moral Monday movement rallied in Raleigh, North Carolina, and staged a sit-in at the office of state House Speaker Thom Tillis (R), as the U.S. Senate candidate tries to hurry along this year's legislative session. Huffington Post
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Va. Gov. McAuliffe promises to make workforce development ‘No. 1 priority’
“Working together” was the theme of Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s remarks during a brief stopover in Danville on Tuesday at the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research. GoDanRiver.com
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Dominion considers natural gas pipeline through Va. to N.C.
Dominion Resources Inc. is considering building an approximately 450-mile-long natural gas transmission pipeline from West Virginia through Virginia to southern North Carolina that would go into service by the end of 2018. The project is in the "extremely preliminary" stage, company spokesman Jim Norvelle said. "We have not decided to do this." Richmond Times-Dispatch
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Tennessee factory brings needed jobs
A Chinese company has brought relief to the hard-hit US South by opening a Tennessee boot making factory that will employ up to 109 people by the end of the year, continuing a modest trickle of manufacturing jobs back to the US from China. Chinadaily.com
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Sitel adds 1,000 new jobs in Augusta, GA!
The leading global customer care provider, Sitel, announced earlier this month that they will add 200 new positions to its imbound customer care contact center in Augusta, GA. These new 200 associates will join the team of 800 employees that are serving as the voice of the customer care for a leading Fortune 500 wireless provider and a major healthcare company. GPB.org
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Did you know June is "Buy From Georgia Month"?
Mark your calendar for the 2nd Annual Georgia Manufacturing Expo! Jason Moss is the Founder of the Georgia Manufacturing Expo. He launched the first expo in 2013, being the first of its kind in the country, it highlighted products manufactured here in Georgia. GPB.org
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The CEO got a huge raise. You didn't. Here's why.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pay for globe-trotting CEOs has soared to new heights, even as most workers remain grounded by paychecks that are barely budging. Northwestgeorgianews.com
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Georgia would be among the most impacted by minimum wage hike, report shows
ATLANTA--Democrats’ proposal to boost the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour to $10.10 would have the biggest effect in Georgia and surrounding states than in other parts of the country, according to a new study. Athens Banner Herald
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Georgia Power adding wind, boosting solar
Georgia Power plans to use wind energy for the first time to power tens of thousands of Georgia homes, and already regulators are pushing it to explore doing more. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Hospitality hiring heats up in Baldwin County with Meyer Vacation Rentals, Starr Textile Services seeking more than 300
FOLEY, Alabama – Tourism hiring received another jolt Tuesday with Meyer Vacation Rentals and sister company, Starr Textile Services, looking to hire more than 300 in the coming weeks. AL.com
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Features & Opinion

 Randle Report - Business News in the South

For those who still languish over "losing to China" or believe that the economy is still in recession, wake up and smell the data. Economic development in the South was about as good as it gets in calendar year 2015 according to the data. And as for China, borrowing a quote from the late football coach Bear Bryant that he made in the half-time locker room down 15-0 to Georgia Tech in 1960, "We got 'em right where we want 'em." For those of you who don't know the rich history of Alabama Crimson Tide football, Bama scored all of its 16 points in the fourth quarter, kicking a field goal on the last play of the game to beat Tech 16-15.
 

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By Mike Randle
Today, factories in the U.S. make twice as much product as they did in 1984. And they are doing it with one-third of the manufacturing workforce. In fact, the output of durable goods in 2015 was the highest in the nation's history. So, we do have a strong manufacturing base, at least in the South, much of the Midwest and parts of the West, and it is getting stronger because on a cost-basis, we can compete with any major manufacturing nation in the world.  
 

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The argument for or against a minimum wage hike continues between the reds and the blues, as well as within the economic development community in the South. Should we stay the course with a minimum wage under $8 an hour to better compete with Mexico, the South's biggest competitor for jobs, or set a minimum wage just over $10 an hour, a wage floor most centrists support? That $10 per hour is, according to the MIT Living Wage Calculator, about right in most states in the South for one adult to be able to cover basic expenses plus all relevant taxes.
 
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Recent data from the Computing Technology Industry Association (Comp TIA) showed that the technology industry is one of the fastest growing job generators in the South and the nation. The report also indicated that technology job compensation is growing faster than any other sector.
 


 

 

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