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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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Georgia Tech Savannah gets new focus, new leader
The Georgia Tech-Savannah campus will be converted to a hub for professional education, and Professional Education Dean Nelson Baker will lead the new program. Savannah Morning News
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Metro Atlanta’s jobless rate falls to lowest level in more than 3 years
Metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent in April — its lowest level since December 2008 when it was 7.7 percent, the state labor department said Thursday. The jobless rate dropped from 8.7 percent in March and 9.3 percent a year ago. Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Half of metro Atlanta mortgages underwater
More than half of homeowners with a mortgage in metro Atlanta owe more than the house is worth, a new report says. Their negative equity will slow a real estate recovery as some homeowners who would like to sell and move are "trapped in their homes," because they cannot afford to sell at a loss, said Zillow's chief economist Stan Humphries Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Students in Huntsville, Ala. to get laptop computers
HUNTSVILLE (AP) — All students in grades four through 12 in the Huntsville public school system will have laptop computers when they return to class in August. Montgomery Advertiser
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Alabama Legislature approves redistricting plans amid cries of racist maneuvering
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Republicans pushed their redistricting plan through the Legislature early this morning with a move that one Senate Democrat said was more racist than segregation-era Alabama. al.com
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Alabama House passes Senate redistricting plans in early morning vote
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The state House of Representatives this morning passed a Republican's plan to redraw Alabama's 35 Senate districts, though some Democrats said the plan would lessen the influence of black voters in some districts. The Birmingham News
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That's The Randle Report for May 23, 2012
That's a wrap on The Randle Report for today. Feel free to use the sort buttons above or the search window to find your favorite stories from today, last week, last month or in the last year. If you are looking for more information on economic development in the South, click on the headline above to read Southern Business & Development magazine. If you want to keep up with the South's growing automotive industry, go to www.SouthernAutoCorridor.com.
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Congress Isn't Just Stalemated, It's Broken, Experts Say
Washington - Congress isn’t just stuck in partisan and ideological gridlock: It’s broken. Once again this month, and probably throughout this year, lawmakers are mired in stalemates over what used to be routine solutions to commonplace issues. They can’t agree on freezing student loan interest rates, which are due to double July 1. They’re stymied on highways and infrastructure policy. They’re fighting over laws that protect victims of domestic violence. And the big stuff? Truth-Out
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Paul Krugman: We Could End This Depression Right Now
The central message of Paul Krugman's new book, End This Depression Now! is simple: It doesn't have to be like this. No external dynamic is keeping unemployment at more than 8 percent and consigning a generation of young workers to an economy in which risk is plentiful and opportunities scarce. It is only a failure of political will -- and an almost universal embrace of conservative voodoo economics – that is keeping us mired in this dark economic moment. Alternet
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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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