The city of Jacksonville’s population grew by 10.6 percent between 2000 and 2009, according to revised population figures released Friday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more: Jacksonville’s population grew 10.6% from 2000 to 2009 – Jacksonville Business Journal
House Republicans, led by Jeb Hensarling of Dallas, say they are eager to curb the government’s involvement in the housing market, beginning with the elimination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, The Dallas Morning News reported. Hensarling has proposed legislation that would do just that within five years. Read more: Experts question the future of Fannie and Freddie – Washington Business Journal
Atlanta had the eighth-highest population boom from 2000 to 2009, according to revised population figures released Friday by the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more: Atlanta population grew 29% last decade – Atlanta Business Chronicle
San Antonio has likely lost whatever slim shot it had at convincing Harley-Davidson Inc. to move some of its operations from Wisconsin to South Texas. Read more: Alamo City’s Harley hopes dashed – San Antonio Business Journal
General Motors plans to build the next generation of its four-cylinder Ecotec engines in Spring Hill, according to the Detroit Free Press. Read more: Report: GM to build Ecotec engines in Spring Hill – Nashville Business Journal
Very soon states will be receiving big checks from the federal government’s Education Jobs Fund Program that aims to help public schools keep educators on the payroll during tough economic times. No money is coming to Texas at least not this year. Unfortunate, but if it’s a matter of timing and the money is available next year, it might be worth the wait. From the Austin American-Statesman.
Newly released retail sales figures for July on Santa Rosa Island confirm what was becoming obvious in June: For most Pensacola Beach businesses, it was the summer that felt like winter. Pensacola News Journal.