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Southern Automotive Conference brings industry leaders to Alabama

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Key auto industry decision makers from across the Southeastern U.S. and beyond will be in Alabama this week to learn about new innovations, share solid business practices and build stronger relationships with their colleagues. The Southern Automotive Conference, which kicks off...

Written by Dawn Azok

Area Development ranks Alabama among top business-friendly states

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Area Development, a national economic development-focused publication, once again ranked Alabama among the top states for doing business. In a new survey, Alabama earned high marks for improved economic development policies, its proven workforce development program, and a long-running shovel-ready sites initiative. Alabama ranks...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Commerce leads trade mission to Australia and New Zealand

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SYDNEY, Australia – Business and community leaders from across Alabama are traveling in Australia and New Zealand this week, seeking to boost exports and strengthen trade ties in the region. The 17-member delegation today kicked off a series of briefings with U.S. Commercial Service...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama forest products industry poised for gains after strong year

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After a banner year for the forest products industry in Alabama, the sector is primed for even more growth and innovation. Last year, Alabama recorded forest products industry projects involving $1.2 billion in new investment and more than 1,000 anticipated jobs, according to the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Secretary Canfield: Alabama in running for projects with 11,000 jobs

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield said the state is competing for economic development projects with more than 11,000 jobs in key industry sectors such as automotive, aerospace, forest products and technology. This promising pipeline of projects follows what has already been...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Business Facilities gives high rankings to Alabama, cities

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Business Facilities magazine gives Alabama high rankings for its workforce training programs, auto manufacturing strength and overall manufacturing employment, while touting the economic growth potential of Mobile and Huntsville. In its 13th annual ranking report, the economic development-focused publication singled out Huntsville as the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Gateway Tire to invest $11 million in Alabama distribution center

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DOTHAN, Alabama – Officials with Gateway Tire announced plans today to invest $11 million to open a 200,000-square-foot tire distribution center in Dothan’s Westgate Industrial Park, adding heft to the area’s strong distribution/logistics sector. The project will create 30 jobs initially, with more possible...

Written by Jerry Underwood

North Alabama aviation firm upgrading Austrian Air Force helicopters

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GUNTERSVILLE, Alabama – An aviation company that upgrades Black Hawk helicopters is deepening its roots in North Alabama while expanding its customer base around the world, starting with an order for the Austrian Air Force. Huntsville-based Ace Aeronautics, which does business as Global Aviation...

Written by Dawn Azok

Recruiters to showcase Alabama craft beer at investment summit

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Alabama’s craft beer boom will be showcased next week at a conference that is expected to attract investors from across the globe. State business recruiters will be working the SelectUSA Investment Summit, which promotes foreign direct investment in the U.S. During the summit, held...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama wins Silver Shovel award for economic development

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Area Development, an economic developed-focused publication, awarded Alabama a Silver Shovel for solid business recruitment and support in 2016, keeping alive a winning streak stretching back a decade. In announcing the award, Area Development noted that Alabama’s economic development team continues...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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