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Alabama launches Dominican Republic trade mission

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – An Alabama delegation led by Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield arrives in the Dominican Republic today on a four-day trade and business development mission that focuses on ports, education and tourism. This week’s trade mission follows a visit last year by the...

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Birmingham tops Zagat’s ‘Next Hot Food City’ list

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Zagat ranked Birmingham No. 1 on its new list of the nation’s up-and-coming food cities, singling out the city's tasty mix of high-end and casual dining spots and a growing cocktail culture. Zagat – a national authority on where to eat,

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Birmingham area 2014 scorecard: 3,000 new jobs, $370 million in investment

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The seven-county Birmingham region gained more than 3,000 jobs and $370 million in capital investment in 2014 thanks to companies locating new facilities or expanding existing operations in the area, according to the Birmingham Business Alliance. The BBA made the announcement...

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World Trade Conference focuses on opportunities in Africa

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MOBILE, Alabama – Several high-profile speakers will discuss business opportunities in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa at the World Trade Conference on April 21-22 at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort & Spa in Point Clear. The conference, presented by the Gulf Coast Trade Alliance,

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Secretary Canfield to deliver keynote at Alabama Auto Show dinner

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield will deliver the keynote address at the Alabama Auto Show Industry Dinner on April 30 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. [caption id="attachment_10113" align="alignright" width="240"] Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield[/caption] The dinner is meant to signify the important role...

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Regions Financial CEO Grayson Hall to chair SEUS Japan joint forum

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Grayson Hall, who leads Alabama’s only Fortune 500 company, has been named the 2015-16 private sector chairman for the Southeast U.S.-Japan Association as the group prepares for a joint meeting in Alabama with its Japanese counterpart. Hall, who serves as chairman,

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Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards honors export success

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Robert Bentley today honored eight homegrown companies with Trade Excellence Awards for their accomplishments in exporting Alabama-made products and services to customers around the globe, reflecting a key priority of his administration’s economic growth strategy. [caption id="attachment_9989" align="alignright" width="172"] Gov. Bentley presented the Trade...

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Alabama employment levels hit highest mark since 2008

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The number of Alabamians holding down a job in January reached the highest point since late 2008 as new jobs were added at a rapid pace, Governor Robert Bentley announced today. “For the past two months, more than 2 million people...

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SBA to offer Emerging Leaders Initiative in Birmingham in April

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching an intensive executive-level training series next month in Birmingham that’s designed to accelerate the growth of high-potential small business enterprises. This is the first time SBA has held its free Emerging Leaders Initiative in...

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