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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

10 TOP TENS

 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
Industry


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
South


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

FDI Surges in the South

Tennessee: Moving in the right direction

The Northeast Tennessee Valley Comes Back Strong

The Southern Auto Corridor

It's down to the Southern Auto Corridor and Mexico for automakers

Mississippi Enters Second Decade of Assembly

BMW in South Carolina: Two decades and thriving

Nissan and Tennessee: A 30-year partnership unlike any other in North America's automotive sector

20 years of Mercedes-Benz in Alabama: A defining moment in the Heart of Dixie

The tremendous success of the Hyundai-Kia model in the Southern Auto Corridor

Ford's resurgence in Louisville

2013 Motor Vehicle Parts Supplier Guide

Community preparedness is about vision


 Florida: A sleeping giant awakes!

2013 SB&D 100 Edition

2013 SB&D 100 Feature: Are we there yet?

Top 100 Jobs

Top 100 Investments

2013 SB&D 100 Top Deals and Hot Markets

2013 State Summary

Southern Business and Development 2013 Annual Directory

2013 Person of the Year - Nashville Mayor Karl Dean

Manufacturing Rules Again

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 RandleReport.com and senior editor of SB&D's newest launch, RandleSportsReport.com (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 Corridor.com

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

www.southernautocorridor.com


  
 SmallTownSouth

SmallTownSouth.com

Opportunities in the South's Rural and Urban Small Towns

www.smalltownsouth.com


  
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