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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 09:25 AM

A different "Southern Strategy"..(while most of us were not paying close attention)

http://www.conway.com/geofacts/pdf/44017.pdf

It's a pdf file, but is very enlightening.. It's from 1998 and is a rather interesting article..

All about those wonderfully viable southern states without unions and with great tax abatements.

Corporate interstate cannibalism at its finest


Need a new manufacturing location
close to your best customers, with a
good labor environment and low operating
costs? A regional headquarters
site with the high quality of life needed
to convince some of your firmís best
staff to relocate? Or perhaps a distribution
center in a major population center
with interstate and rail access?
Whatever your real estate and facility
needs, the diverse Southeastern United
States probably has the answer. In fact,
the region attracted some 1,583 new
and expanded plants, offices, distribution
centers and other facilities in 1997.
The Southeast, with a population of
almost 43 million, includes seven states
(Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Mississippi and Te n n e s s e e ) .
It covers approximately 334,098 sq.
mi./752,500 sq. km. (see accompanying
m a p ) .
Southeastern business climates generally
are warm, and many of the states
in the region offer competitive incentives
packages to help attract large investments.
Those with weaker incentives
are working to upgrade them.


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Reply A different "Southern Strategy"..(while most of us were not paying close attention) (Original post)
SoCalDem Dec 2012 OP
wilt the stilt Dec 2012 #1
FarCenter Dec 2012 #2
wilt the stilt Dec 2012 #3
FarCenter Dec 2012 #4

Response to SoCalDem (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 10:08 AM

1. This is exactly why we should never let the south

decide economic policy for the country. They have been and will be regionally focused. Their contributions to the two greatest economic movements(Industrial revolution and the Information age is practically nil.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:03 AM

2. The Hughes rotary drill bit and the Texas Instrument integrated circuit

Howard Hughes Sr invented the rotary drill bit, which is essential to oil exploration and production, without which the currrent state of industry would be impossible. Not to mention that most of the crude oil supplying the nations industry has been produced by Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

The integrated circuit was invented by Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 11:49 AM

3. Are you making the argument that the south drove the industrial revolution or the info age

be honest. it came out of the north and west. the south was an agrarian society.

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Response to wilt the stilt (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:06 PM

4. No, but the south's contribution to these was not "nil", as you asserted.

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