Around the South for Mar. 4: NC, FL & LA

North Carolina: State ranks high in corporate growth. Site Selection magazine ranks states and localities based on the number of new and expanded corporate facilities in each state. For 2014, North Carolina ranked fourth nationally, up from seventh in 2013, reported Gov. Pat McCrory (R) in a statement. North Carolina ranked first in the South Atlantic region. Two Tar Heel localities also ranked high: Greensboro-Highpoint and Durham-Chapel Hill ……. Florida: Bush woos Las Vega voters. In his first meeting with voters since 2002, likely presidential candidate Jeb Bush touted his record as governor of Florida: “I’m the most conservative governor in Florida’s history,” reported the Washington Post. In a reference to concerns about his family ties, Bush asked the audience, “You have brothers and sisters? … Are you exactly the same?” “No!” responded the crowd ……. Louisiana: Cassidy says GOP has Obamacare transition plan. In order to rebut suggestions that if the Supreme Court rules the present plan unconstitutional, millions of people will be caught with no assistance to buy insurance, US Sen. Bill Cassidy (R) told The Hill, that “[T]here is a kind of consensus among Republicans that there would be some transition.” Cassidy and his wife are physicians