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Alabama makes strides in bringing high speed Internet to rural communities

Rural Development

Fiber infrastructure is a key tool in attracting new and expanding businesses across Alabama, and local providers are actively working to install innovative internet technologies, particularly in the state’s rural areas. In recent years, AT&T has invested nearly $1.2 billion in Alabama to enhance...

Written by Dawn Azok

GD Copper USA adding 40 jobs at Alabama manufacturing facility

Rural Development

THOMASVILLE, Alabama -- GD Copper USA, the first U.S. manufacturing facility operated by China’s Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, said today that it is adding as many as 40 workers at its plant in Wilcox County. GD Copper’s facility in the Pine Hill...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Chambers County 2016 scorecard: 119 new jobs, $171M investment

Rural Development

LANETT, Alabama – 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. In addition, the Chambers County Development Authority...

Written by Jerry Underwood

MollerTech project shows momentum for rural development (video)

Rural Development

WOODSTOCK, Alabama – Global auto supplier MollerTech on Tuesday officially launched work on a $46.3 million manufacturing facility near this tiny Bibb County community, a project that will create more than 220 jobs and spur growth in this rural region. MollerTech’s selection of the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

MollerTech plans $46M Alabama auto parts plant with 222 jobs

Rural Development

CENTREVILLE, Alabama -- German automotive supplier MollerTech announced today that it will invest $46.3 million to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Bibb County, creating 222 jobs in Alabama’s growing auto sector. “Attracting investment and new jobs to Alabama’s rural counties is a key...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Two Rivers Lumber Co. to build $65M Alabama sawmill

Rural Development

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Robert Bentley announced today that Two Rivers Lumber Co. plans to invest $65 million to build a state-of-the-art sawmill in Demopolis that will create 55 jobs initially and a total of 95 eventually. “I am committed to helping the rural...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Farmers Home Furniture plans $10M Alabama distribution hub

Rural Development

RUSSELLVILLE, Alabama – Farmers Home Furniture announced plans today to invest $10 million in a new distribution center in northwest Alabama, creating up to 80 jobs and strengthening its expanding retail presence in the Southeast. At a media briefing in Franklin County today, Farmers...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Farm to plate: Alabama agriculture industry looks to grow

Rural Development

Alabama’s agriculture industry leaders are exploring new methods and markets to extend the reach of the state’s farmers. Agriculture, forestry and related industries have a $70.4 billion economic impact in Alabama and are responsible for more than 580,000 jobs. Products from farms and forests...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Georgia-Pacific upgrades Alabama River Cellulose with $110 million investment

Rural Development

PURDUE HILL, Alabama -- Georgia-Pacific today announced plans for $110 million in upgrades to its Alabama River Cellulose (ARC) mill in Monroe County, enhancing the facility’s competitiveness and making it more technologically advanced. The investments include replacing one of the mill’s two existing wood...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Korean logistics company LogisAll to open $4 million Alabama facility

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SHORTER, Alabama – Korean logistics company LogisAll plans to open a facility in Macon County that will serve the bustling Interstate 85 automotive manufacturing corridor, creating between 40 and 60 jobs in the plant’s first year of operation. LogisAll will initially invest $4 million...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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