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Alabama trade mission seeks opportunities in Southeastern Europe

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BUCHAREST, Romania -- Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading a team of state business leaders on a trade mission this week to Romania and Bulgaria, countries that offer new markets in Southeastern Europe and a potential gateway to opportunities in other regions. The...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama jumps to No. 3 in ranking of ‘Top States for Business’

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Area Development, a national publication, ranked Alabama No. 3 in its 2018 “Top States for Business” survey and gave the state a shout-out for improved economic development policies. Alabama’s overall ranking in the Area Development survey improved three spots from 2017...

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Walmart opens $135 million distribution center in Alabama

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MOBILE, Alabama – Walmart on Tuesday officially marked the opening of a $135 million distribution center in Mobile that will create 750 jobs and strengthen the retailer’s supply chain network. During a grand opening ceremony, Governor Kay Ivey highlighted how the new facility will...

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Alabama grabs No. 1 business climate ranking from publication

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Business Facilities, an economic development-focused publication, ranked Alabama’s business climate tops among the states in a new analysis that examined performance in several key economic categories. The publication cited Alabama’s successful recruitment of the Toyota-Mazda joint venture automobile manufacturing plant to illustrate the state’s...

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New investment fuels aerospace job growth across Alabama

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Momentum continues to build in Alabama’s aerospace industry, which is adding new investments and hundreds of jobs to produce innovative, in-demand products in communities across the state. In 2017 alone, there were announcements totaling nearly $690 million and 1,750 jobs. Those numbers increased the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama team departs Farnborough after 2 days of promising talks

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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey and Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield departed London today after two intensive days of meetings at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow that left them encouraged about growth prospects in the industry. While at Farnborough, the Alabama team engaged in 16 appointments with...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Leonardo T-100 factory would provide massive lift for Tuskegee

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The Leonardo aircraft manufacturing facility that’s slated to be built in Tuskegee would have a vast economic impact across Macon County and beyond, according to key local officials supporting the project. The global aerospace and defense firm’s plans to produce the T-100 jet trainerat...

Written by Dawn Azok

Gov. Ivey to lead Alabama team at Farnborough International Airshow

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey is leading a team of Alabama economic development specialists to the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow for meetings aimed at accelerating growth in the state’s aerospace and aviation industry. Governor Ivey will join a small working team from the...

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Amazon to create 1,500 jobs at Alabama fulfillment center

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BESSEMER, Alabama – Internet retail gaint Amazon confirmed plans today to open a fulfillment center in Jefferson County with 1,500 full-time employees working alongside advanced robotics technology. Amazon will build the 855,000-square-foot facility center on 133 acres of property being purchased from U.S. Steel off...

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Alabama team showcases state for foreign investment at SelectUSA

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Alabama’s business recruiters are in the nation’s capital this week, selling the state’s diverse and growing business scene to potential investors from around the world. The 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit, which kicks off today in Washington D.C., is the premier foreign...

Written by Dawn Azok

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