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Site selectors: Alabama primed for projects, but challenges remain

Alabama has clear strengths to capitalize on the current trends in economic development, but the state also faces challenges in landing today’s lucrative jobs and capital investment projects.

That was the message at today’s Alabama Economic Growth Summit hosted by Yellowhammer Multimedia at the Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa in Hoover.

During a panel discussion among site selection experts, moderated by Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield, participants cited the state’s competitive strengths.

AIDT tops the list, said Ron Starner, executive vice president of Conway Inc. and Site Selection magazine. The worker training agency is widely respected and held up as the “gold standard” nationwide, he said.

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