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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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Texas-based Ben E. Keith to open $100M Alabama distribution center 

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Ben E. Keith, a major food and beverage distribution company, plans to invest $100 million to open an advanced foodservice distribution center in Coffee County. The facility will also serve as the company’s Southeast Regional...

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3 Alabama projects selected for publication’s impact awards

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Trade and Industry Development, a leading publication dedicated to site selection for business, today named three Alabama projects as winners of its top 2019 economic development awards. The Alabama projects were among a total of 30 across the nation claiming the magazine’s 2019 Corporate...

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How 4 innovative firms are soaring in Alabama’s aerospace industry

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Alabama’s aerospace industry is marked by innovators, who are rethinking established industry standards and pushing the limits of their imaginations. They’re focused on specialized products and training to aid military personnel, new solutions for faster communications around the globe and more efficient ways for...

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Alabama claims Gold Shovel Award for economic development efforts

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Area Development, a national business publication, has selected Alabama for its Gold Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development success in 2018. The honor follows a record year for Alabama, with companies announcing new facilities...

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