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Alabama team kicks off SEUS Japan 42 amid rising Japanese investment

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Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading a delegation of state business leaders at an international conference in Savannah, Georgia, that seeks to amplify the longstanding economic and cultural ties between seven Southeastern states and Japan. The 42nd annual joint meeting of the Southeast...

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ULA’s Alabama-based RocketShip makes first delivery with new name

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Many folks may know that the United Launch Alliance produces powerful rockets at a sprawling factory in Decatur. But few people probably realize that the ULA has its own rocket delivery ship based in the Alabama city. The R/S RocketShip, as it’s now called,

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Alabama trade mission team travels to United Arab Emirates

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A team of Alabama business leaders is visiting the United Arab Emirates to explore new markets and forge key partnerships in this important gateway for commerce across the Middle East and North Africa. Last year, the UAE was Alabama’s 19th largest export market, with...

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IBM report ranks Alabama No. 1 for jobs from 2018 foreign investment

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that a highly respected survey of international corporate investment decisions from experts at IBM Services names Alabama as the top U.S. state for job creation from foreign investment in 2018. Alabama also scored high rankings in...

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Alabama ranks No. 4 in publication’s 2019 ‘Top States for Business’ survey

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Alabama ranked near the top of Area Development magazine’s 2019 “Top States for Business” survey, continuing a streak of high rankings in the national publication’s annual analysis. Overall, Alabama earned a No. 4 ranking and Top 10 marks in 11 different individual categories in...

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BIO Alabama names director as bioscience sector growth is targeted

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BIO Alabama said today that experienced healthcare executive Sonia Robinson has joined the statewide bioscience trade association as its first full-time executive director, leading efforts within the sector to grow employment, increase research development and expand international trade. “The entire life sciences ecosystem is...

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Alabama to open European office to advance economic development

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The Alabama Department of Commerce has opened a business development office in Stuttgart, Germany, to enhance the state’s strategic efforts to attract European companies considering job-creating investments in the U.S., Governor Kay Ivey announced today. Christoph Dörr, an experienced German businessman who spent seven...

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Record year for foreign investment sparks growth in Alabama

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With major new growth projects moving forward across Alabama, foreign direct investment continues to play a vital role in the state’s economy, building on a record total of foreign investment approaching $4.2 billion last year. These FDI projects represent major job-creation engines for many...

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Alabama earns No. 3 spot in magazine’s new business climate rankings

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Business Facilities, a national publication that focuses on economic development, ranked Alabama’s business climate among the top states in a new analysis that evaluated a range of key economic categories. Alabama earned the No. 3 spot in the magazine’s flagship business climate ranking, while...

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