Rural American South Edition
* Introduction
* Automotive in the Rural South
* Rural Alabama
* Rural Arkansas
* Rural Mississippi
* Rural North Carolina
* Rural South Carolina
* Rural Tennessee
* Rural Virginia
* Rural West Virginia
10th Anniversary Edition
* Top 10 Introduction
* Top 10 Stories
* Top 10 Accomplishments
* Top 10 Deals
* Top 10 Economic Development Groups
* Top 10 Mega-Markets
* Top 10 Major Markets
* Top 10 Mid-Markets
* Top 10 Small Markets
* Top 10 Personalities
* Top 10 Companies
* Top 10 Challenges
* Top 10 Economic Developers
* Top 10 Quotes
* 2002 Southern State Business Climate Index
* 2003 Directory of Southern Site Contacts
* 2002 SB&D 100 Methodology
* 2002 SB&D 100 State Summary
* 2002 SB&D Investment 100
* 2002 SB&D Job 100
* 2002 Top Deals & Hot Markets
* Save $4 to $8 Million in the South
* South's Best Automotive Supplier Locations
* The Southern Automotive Corridor

Orlando: A World of Opportunity
With Plenty of Room to Grow

Orlando is not only a tourism capital of Florida; it is fast becoming a preferred region for corporate relocation and expansion across all industries.

From high-tech manufacturing and high-end customer support centers, to corporate headquarters and agri-centers, Metro Orlando's industry mix is distinctive and diverse. Recognizing this region's strategic advantages as a hub for global commerce, more and more major employers have a presence there.

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The "Unthinkable Move?" Not Any Longer.

Major Headquarter Relocations from Outside the Region Finally Found the American South in 2003

From 1975 to 2002, only three Fortune 500 companies relocated their headquarters to markets in the American South. From Jan. 1, 2003 to Dec. 1, 2003, or in just 11 months, three Fortune 500 companies and a host of other large corporations announced they would relocate their headquarters to the American South from other U.S. regions.

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Southern Auto Corridor Transportation News
Southbound: From the Editor Utilities
Around the South Growth Management and the Environment
Relocations and Expansions Top Deals

Preferred Southern Sites

Hot Springs, Arkansas


Newport News

The Carolinas

Tampa Bay

The Mississippi Coast

Aiken/Edgefield Counties, SC

Roanoke Valley, Virginia

Tupelo, Mississippi


Old Dominion

Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas

Greater Richmond, Virginia

Georgetown County, South Carolina

MidAmerica Industrial Park

Dyersburg, Tennessee


Northeast Tennessee Valley