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Scorecard: Montgomery 2016 capital investment totals $411M

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Montgomery officials said today that the area attracted $411 million in new capital investment this year, with a lion’s share of that total coming from existing businesses. Led by significant investments from companies such as Alfa, Baptist Health and Jackson Hospital,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama earns Top 10 spot in State Business Climate rankings

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Site Selection, an economic development-focused publication, ranked Alabama in the Top 10 in its annual State Business Climate survey, based largely on feedback from corporate real estate executives and project activity. [caption id="attachment_15351" align="alignright" width="184"] Alabama Commerce Sec. Greg Canfield[/caption] Alabama placed...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Pizitz project providing lift to Birmingham tech community

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – A new downtown Birmingham development that mixes residential and office space with innovative food offerings and a community gathering spot is poised to become another boost for the city’s thriving tech sector. Bayer Properties’ $66 million redevelopment of the historic Pizitz...

Written by Dawn Azok

McLane Dothan to invest $17M in distribution expansion

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DOTHAN, Alabama -- McLane Dothan, part of the grocery division of McLane Co., announced today that the Houston County Commission approved agreements to support an expansion that will create 50 jobs. “Investing in the communities in which we operate is integral to our success,

Written by Jerry Underwood

CAE USA on track to open key Alabama Army aviation training center

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DOTHAN, Alabama – CAE USA, a company specializing in aviation training, plans to begin offering flight training to U.S. Army aviators at a training facility opening in Dothan next year as part of the company’s $75 million investment in the state. Tampa-based CAE USA...

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Japanese investment in Alabama fuels many industries

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When it comes to Japanese investment in Alabama, auto manufacturers Honda and Toyota and their broad network of suppliers across the state immediately come to mind. But the Asian nation is behind a significant number of non-automotive companies here as well, from chemical and...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama leaders seek to strengthen bonds at SEUS Japan 39

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Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield will join Alabama business leaders in a delegation representing the state in Japan next week at a high-level forum that aims to strengthen cultural and economic ties. More than 30 Alabama government officials, economic development professionals and others who work...

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Consultants rank Alabama among top business-friendly states

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Site selection consultants surveyed by national publication Area Development rank Alabama among the top states for business, pointing to strong workforce development programs, a competitive labor environment, and other pro-business factors. Alabama ranks No. 6 overall in Area Development’s 2016 “Top States for Doing...

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Alabama firms seek foothold with Latin America trade mission

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Latin America is the latest target for Alabama trade leaders seeking growth markets for state businesses. Representatives of a dozen companies are participating in a trade mission this week that started Sunday in Mexico and continues Wednesday in Chile. It’s being held in conjunction...

Written by Dawn Azok

Site selection publication awards high marks to Alabama, Huntsville

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Business Facilities magazine rated Alabama among the top states for workforce training programs, auto manufacturing strength, and foreign direct investment in its 2016 rankings. In addition, the economic development-focused publication rated Huntsville No. 1 among U.S. cities for STEM job growth, and No. 3...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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