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SSAB to move U.S. headquarters to Alabama, creating 60 jobs

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MOBILE, Alabama – SSAB Americas, a division of global steelmaker SSAB, announced plans this morning to relocate the division’s head office from suburban Chicago to Mobile, a move that will bring 60 jobs to Alabama. Since 2001, the company has operated a steel mill...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit set for Birmingham

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The Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit, an annual event designed to enhance the competitiveness of state companies at home and abroad, will be held Oct. 17-18 in the Birmingham area. The 6th installment of the Summit represents an opportunity for business people...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Business Alabama publishes 2018 Economic Development Guide

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Alabama’s economy is more diverse than ever, thanks to major new developments in industries ranging from agriculture to aerospace and everything in between, according to Business Alabama. The publication’s new 2018 Economic Development Guide provides an in-depth examination of the important trends and developments...

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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...

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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...

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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

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