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Not So Wild A Dream

If you look at a map, you will notice there is no interstate highway connecting Memphis to Birmingham, two major industrial cities of the Southeast. That lack of good road certainly did not help the growth prospects in Northwest Alabama, which historically based its economy on natural resources—coal and pulpwood—and smaller cottage industries. ...

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Deepwater Horizon: Three Years Later

Legal settlements from the massive BP oil spill, which could total $42 billion, will generate a gusher of economic development funds for the Gulf Coast. ...

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From the Ground Up

The end of the Space Shuttle program could have meant the end of a jobs bonanza on Florida's Space Coast, but the folks who enabled us to send men to the moon didn't let that happen. ...

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Deloitte Report: Continued Decrease In Defense Sector Revenue And Earnings, Growth in Commercial

Overall, the top 20 U.S. A&D companies' revenues increased 5.5 percent to $354.7 billion, primarily driven by record-setting commercial aircraft production, which offset the negative revenue decline within the defense subsector. ...

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