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Top News Links: Friday, Jan. 27

Analyst unravels Trump’s multilayered economic approach

A picture of the economic policy approach favored by President Donald Trump is gradually coming into focus. It targets higher growth and greater job creation using what can be called an “import- substitution-plus” approach to policy making, together with elements of industrial policy. – Allianz/LinkedIn

Trump floats 20 percent tax on Mexican imports to build wall

The Trump administration floated a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico to pay for a wall along the southern U.S. border, a plan revealed hours after Mexican President President Enrique Pena Nieto canceled a meeting with Trump. – Automotive News

Oddly sensible thing said in Montgomery

At a meeting Thursday at the State House in Montgomery on gambling, a member of the public provided this bon mot to lawmakers: “Saying you don’t want gambling in Alabama is like saying you don’t want fire ants. It’s too late. They’re already here. You best learn to live with them.” – Alabama Political Reporter

End is near for Huntsville’s former ‘Super Mall’

Amy Pollick has fond memories of Madison Square Mall in Huntsville. The Decatur resident registered for gifts at McRae's before her wedding. When Pollick's friend got a car, their first out-of-town trip together was to Madison Square. It was one of the first malls in the area with a food court and coffee house. Then, something changed. – AL.com

Chambers County attracts $171.3M in investments for 2016

Building on a solid period of rejuvenation, Alabama’s Chambers County attracted more than $171.3 million in new capital investment last year, spurring the creation of 119 new and future jobs, economic development officials said. – Made In Alabama

Fabled beach bar looking to fill 200 positions

Flora-Bama will be hosting a job fair Feb. 9 and 11 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., seeking to hire more than 200 positions across their five businesses: Flora-Bama, Flora-Bama Liquor & Lotto, Flora-Bama Yacht Club, Flora-Bama Ole River Grill, and Flora-Bama Marina & Watersports. – News release

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