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 Fall 2014


Fall 2014 Edition

The State of the Rural South's Economy

Selling Your Rural Community's Assets

Small Town's with Unique Assets

Kentucky Supplement

Kentucky: The Spirit of the South

New Build-Ready Program Making More Sites Ready-To-Go

A Perfect Partnership

Next Gen KIH Program Taking Broadband to Every Corner of the State

2015 Aerospace Bonus Edition

Digital Version

Aerospace Industry Takes Off in the American South

Launching Pad for Growth and Innovation

In “Plane” View

“The Best Airplane Built in America”

Aerospace Industry State Overviews

Petrochemicals and the Southern Manufacturing Renaissance

Non-Petrochemicals and the Southern Manufacturing Renaissance

Ten Reasons Why Manufacturing is Booming in The South

Rick Perry

2014 Annual Directory

2014 SB&D 100 Edition

SB&D 100 Feature

Big Fish Keep Alabama's Economy Humming

Southern Economic Development Roundtable

The Best Greenfield Data Center Sites in the South

The Most Southern Place on Earth

Ensuring a resilient Delta Region by training a skilled workforce

Driving toward success in Alabama's Black Belt

Arkansas's Big River Steel has found its home in the heart of America's Delta Region

Building a healthy economy and a healthy workforce in Illinois

Innovation and collaboration are building a Work Ready Kentucky

Louisiana's industry off to a fast start

Perfected in Mississippi

Certifying Southeast Missouri and beyond

Select Tennessee sites offer competitive edge

Reshoring and its potential effect on the Mississippi River Delta region


 Ten People Who Made a Difference in the South

Top 10 Stories in the American South

Ten Exceptional Southern markets to Locate your Reshored Traditional

If you are looking to relocate your HQ to the South, here are 10 Outstanding
Cities for your Operation that might not show up on your Radar

Ten Low Cost Manufacturing Locations to Reshore your Plant near Major
Southern airports

If these Southern Market Economies were Stocks, they would be the Ten Best
to Invest in over the next Decade

Ten Highly Creative Places to Live in the South where you can Reshore your
Manufacturing Operation

Ten more Shining Examples of Economic Development that's working in the

Five Outstanding Supplier Sites for Airbus and Five for Boeing

Ten Supplier Locations in the Southern Aerospace Corridor that can serve
both Airbus and Boeing

20th Anniversary Edition

 SB&D Travels

SB&D visits eight states in the Fall 2011 quarter

SB&D visits eight states in the Fall 2011 quarterSB&D had a busy fall quarter, visiting seven states in the South and one state outside the South. Those states were: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina and Virginia. We would like to thank all of the three dozen or so organizations that we paid a visit to from September to December. Special thanks goes out to Michael J. Olivier, CEO of the Louisiana Committee of 100 for Economic Development and Cox Communications. Olivier orchestrated several meetings in Louisiana for SB&D in November and he, Jacqui Vines and Fran Gladden were our hosts at the Cox Communications' sky box at the Saints-Giants Monday Night football game in November.

Pictured, photo 1, are (l to r) Linda Swann, Assistant Director, Alabama Development Office, Robert Ingram, President and CEO of the Baldwin County (Ala.) EDA and Mike Randle, owner of SB&D. Photo 2 shows Matthew Randle, an editor with and senior editor of SB&D's newest launch, (live in July of 2012) at the South Alabama Megasite in Baldwin County, Ala. In photo 3 are Neal Wade, formerly the Executive Director of the Alabama Development Office and Vice President of the St. Joe Co., now CEO of the Bay County (Fla.) EDA, Randle and Don Kirkman, President of Florida's Great Northwest. In photo 4 are Kurt Foreman (left), President of the North Louisiana Economic Partnership and other leaders at Shreveport, La.'s Petroleum Club where Randle spoke.

Photo 5 shows Bob Leak Jr., President of Winston-Salem Business Inc., Rusty Davis, Operations Manager at the Caterpillar plant that officially opened in the fall quarter in Winston-Salem, and Randle. (6) Mike Randle, editor and publisher of SB&D speaking at Winston-Salem Business Inc.'s annual meeting at the historic Reynolda House. In photo 7 are Mark Heath, President and CEO of the Martinsville-Henry County (Va.) EDC and Randle at the NASCAR race in Martinsville. Lastly, photo 8 shows what Mike Randle believes is the most interesting vehicle he has ever seen on any road in the South in well over 1 million road miles traveled and over 1,400 cities visited since 1992. The photo was taken by Matthew Randle while traveling to Grenada, Miss. for a speaking engagement.

 Southern Auto Corridor

Southern Auto

Steering the Automotive Industry to the World's Fourth-Largest Economy


Opportunities in the South's Rural and Urban Small Towns

Southern Business & Development Southern Auto Corridor Small Town South Randle Report