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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

North Alabama aviation firm upgrading Austrian Air Force helicopters

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GUNTERSVILLE, Alabama – An aviation company that upgrades Black Hawk helicopters is deepening its roots in North Alabama while expanding its customer base around the world, starting with an order for the Austrian Air Force. Huntsville-based Ace Aeronautics, which does business as Global Aviation...

Written by Dawn Azok

Recruiters to showcase Alabama craft beer at investment summit

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Alabama’s craft beer boom will be showcased next week at a conference that is expected to attract investors from across the globe. State business recruiters will be working the SelectUSA Investment Summit, which promotes foreign direct investment in the U.S. During the summit, held...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama wins Silver Shovel award for economic development

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Area Development, an economic developed-focused publication, awarded Alabama a Silver Shovel for solid business recruitment and support in 2016, keeping alive a winning streak stretching back a decade. In announcing the award, Area Development noted that Alabama’s economic development team continues...

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Amazon to open $30 million Alabama ‘sortation center’

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Amazon plans to invest nearly $30 million to open a 362,000-square-foot “sortation center” in Mobile, a facility that allows the Internet retail giant to accelerate deliveries of products purchased online. The Amazon center in west Mobile off Interstate 10 will ultimately employ more than...

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Alabama foreign investment tops $1.5 billion in 2016, creating 3,250 jobs

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Businesses based in countries around the globe continue to find a welcoming home in Alabama, as the state’s foreign direct investment (FDI) reached $1.57 billion last year, driving job growth in several industries. Expansions accounted for the vast majority of the 79 FDI projects...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama team embarks on Canada trade mission

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Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield is leading a trade mission to Canada this week that aims to build on already strong ties with the state’s strongest international trade partner. The Alabama trade and business development mission kicks off Wednesday in Montréal, then shifts...

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Scorecard: Alabama recruited more than 14,700 jobs in 2016

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Companies announced plans for more than 14,700 new jobs and nearly $4.2 billion in capital investment in Alabama during 2016, according to an analysis prepared by the Alabama Department of Commerce that chronicles wide-ranging economic development activity across the state last...

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Walgreens Alabama customer contact center adding 150 jobs

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Pharmacy giant Walgreens is adding 150 new jobs at its high-tech customer contact center in Muscle Shoals, pushing the total workforce at the Northwest Alabama facility to around 600, officials announced today. [tweet_this]The jobs being created by Walgreens will provide a boost to the...

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Governor Ivey backs active economic development projects after review

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey expressed broad commitment to advancing the state’s economic development pipeline after a meeting Tuesday with Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. Following an extensive review of all active projects involving offers from the state...

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