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Utility-scale solar projects brighten Alabama’s tech recruitment efforts

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Massive new utility-scale solar farm projects are poised to dramatically expand Alabama’s solar power capacity as major technology companies make their first significant investments in the state. In the last three months alone, the Tennessee Valley Authority has announced plans for large solar installations...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Decatur’s Jeremy Nails wins top Alabama economic development award

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Jeremy Nails of Morgan County was named the recipient of the David R. Echols Distinguished Service Award, the top honor for economic development professionals in Alabama. Nails, president and CEO of the Morgan County Economic Development Association, was selected by the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Growth companies power the Made in Alabama 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

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Companies across Alabama are creating jobs, making investments and helping shoppers check off their Christmas lists. This year’s edition of the Made In Alabama Holiday Gift Guide features businesses that are growing in the state, with recent projects and expansions in communities large and...

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Consultants: How the ‘Project New World’ site search ended in Alabama

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In a podcast series, site selection professionals who assisted Mazda and Toyota provide a detailed, behind-the-scenes look at why the automakers’ $1.6 billion auto assembly plant project is headed to Huntsville, Alabama. In three sessions, a team from JLL Chicago discusses the genesis of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama ranks high in magazine’s 2018 business climate rankings

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National publication Site Selection again rated Alabama among the top states in its annual State Business Climate survey, reflecting its consistent attractiveness for high-value economic development projects. Overall, Site Selection ranked Alabama No. 8 in its Business Climate analysis, tied with Indiana. In a...

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Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit set for Huntsville

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – The Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit, which begins Thursday afternoon, aims to provide valuable insights into how companies can increase supply chain efficiency and enhance competitiveness to succeed in the global market. The Summit’s 7th installment, with the theme...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team seeks stronger bonds at SEUS Japan 41 in Tokyo

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Business leaders from across Alabama are participating in an international conference in Tokyo this week that aims to broaden economic and cultural ties between seven Southeastern states and Japan. The 41st annual joint meeting of the Southeast U.S.-Japan and the Japan-Southeast associations, known as...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Amazon kicks off construction of first Alabama fulfillment center

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BESSEMER, Alabama -- Internet retail giant Amazon officially kicked off a construction project today for a technologically advanced fulfillment center in Bessemer that will employ 1,500 workers once the sprawling facility is fully operational next year. Amazon’s 855,000-square-foot facility is being constructed on 133...

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MTC Logistics to open $58 million distribution facility at Alabama port

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MOBILE, Alabama – Baltimore, Maryland-based MTC Logistics announced plans to build a $58 million cold storage facility on property owned by the Alabama State Port Authority, creating between 50 and 70 jobs and providing a boost to the port’s container operations. Company officials said...

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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

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