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Amazon to open $30 million Alabama ‘sortation center’

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Amazon plans to invest nearly $30 million to open a 362,000-square-foot “sortation center” in Mobile, a facility that allows the Internet retail giant to accelerate deliveries of products purchased online. The Amazon center in west Mobile off Interstate 10 will ultimately employ more than...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama foreign investment tops $1.5 billion in 2016, creating 3,250 jobs

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Businesses based in countries around the globe continue to find a welcoming home in Alabama, as the state’s foreign direct investment (FDI) reached $1.57 billion last year, driving job growth in several industries. Expansions accounted for the vast majority of the 79 FDI projects...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama team embarks on Canada trade mission

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Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield is leading a trade mission to Canada this week that aims to build on already strong ties with the state’s strongest international trade partner. The Alabama trade and business development mission kicks off Wednesday in Montréal, then shifts...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Scorecard: Alabama recruited more than 14,700 jobs in 2016

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Companies announced plans for more than 14,700 new jobs and nearly $4.2 billion in capital investment in Alabama during 2016, according to an analysis prepared by the Alabama Department of Commerce that chronicles wide-ranging economic development activity across the state last...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Walgreens Alabama customer contact center adding 150 jobs

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Pharmacy giant Walgreens is adding 150 new jobs at its high-tech customer contact center in Muscle Shoals, pushing the total workforce at the Northwest Alabama facility to around 600, officials announced today. [tweet_this]The jobs being created by Walgreens will provide a boost to the...

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Governor Ivey backs active economic development projects after review

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey expressed broad commitment to advancing the state’s economic development pipeline after a meeting Tuesday with Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. Following an extensive review of all active projects involving offers from the state...

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Birmingham region scorecard: 2,000 new jobs from 2016 projects

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The Birmingham Business Alliance said today that economic development activity in its seven-county region generated more than 2,000 jobs and nearly $587 million in new capital investment during 2016. At a breakfast meeting today, BBA leaders also outlined their strategy of harnessing the Birmingham...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama-Germany partnership shows new strength after decades of growth

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German companies have invested $8.4 billion and created nearly 15,500 jobs in Alabama over the past two decades, and the prosperous relationship is poised to grow even stronger. State exports to the European nation are on the rise, and at the same time, Germany’s...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama exports surging in unexpected corners of the world

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – It's clear that 2016 was a stellar year for Alabama exports, with rising shipments in a number of markets worldwide, signaling even more optimism for the future. The top five destinations for state goods and services – Canada, China, Germany, Mexico...

Written by Dawn Azok

Business Alabama publishes 2017 Economic Development Guide

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From aerospace, automotive and agriculture to Zilkha biomass pellets, the ABCs of Alabama’s economy are broader and more diverse than ever, according to Business Alabama. The publication’s new 2017 Economic Development Guide provides a comprehensive examination of the important trends and developments that are...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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