Thirty Years of Economic Development in the South

Southern Business & Development is celebrating its 30th year in business with a timeline of what we believe are the most important general reach business, political and economic development events that occurred each year in the American South from 1993 to 2023. The South has come a long way in the last 30 years — from the sixth largest economy in the world to the third largest. Based on GDP, the South’s economy is not only the third largest in the world, it’s now half the size of China’s economy, and is pulling away from the other three U.S. regions. We thank you for your readership and support and we hope you enjoy reading our 30th anniversary issue. You can also read this edition in digital form on our websites,, and

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