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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

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