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Made In Alabama’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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The holiday season is a perfect time to tap into the creativity and innovation of Alabama’s craftsmen and entrepreneurs. With that in mind, Made in Alabama is rolling out its second Holiday Gift Guide showcasing original homegrown products that are ideal for sharing with...

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Made-in-Alabama gift: Pens crafted from Bourbon barrels

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The handcrafted ink pens Joel Lockridge fashions in a small woodworking shop at his Birmingham area home are fueling a mini export boom from Alabama to parts all over the world. “I’ve now shipped to 27 countries and counting — some I’ve even had to...

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4 Alabama metros rank in Top 100 of ‘America’s Smartest Cities’

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Four Alabama metropolitan areas ranked among the nation’s 100 “Smartest Cities” in an analysis that examines which metro areas are gaining brainpower in the 21st Century. To compile its list, researcher NewGeography scored the nation’s 380 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) based...

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Sylacauga Marble Quarry venture plans rebirth for Alabama white marble

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SYLACAUGA, Alabama – The belt of white marble that runs beneath this central Alabama city once yielded gleaming columns, panels and other architectural elements found in monuments, government buildings, hotels and banks across the nation. For several decades, however, creamy Alabama marble has been...

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Alabama’s October jobless rate falls to 6.3% amid positive signs

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – A report on Alabama’s unemployment rate in October points to continuing improvement in the state’s economy. Consider: October’s preliminary rate was 6.3 percent, down from September’s rate of 6.6 percent and even with the rate a year ago. The number of...

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Trade mission adds to Alabama bioscience sector growth push

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Officials believe the Alabama biosciences sector is poised for a healthy growth spurt after a weeklong trade mission to Europe added momentum to a strategic push to promote state bio companies and research organizations. An Alabama team of bioscience firms, research...

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Microbusiness forum explores opportunities, challenges for entrepreneurs

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The Alabama MicroEnterprise Network (AMEN) is holding a forum next week in Montgomery that will highlight the vital role that microbusinesses play in Alabama’s economy and help entrepreneurs identify strategies for success. AMEN’s “Microbusiness Impact in Alabama” forum will take place from 10 a.m.

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Steris to add 100 jobs with Birmingham expansion

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Ohio-based Steris Corp. announced today that it will relocate the headquarters of its global specialty services business to Birmingham and add 100 jobs to its Alabama workforce. Steris said it will spend $8 million to renovate the former U.S. Pipe headquarters...

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Consultants rank Alabama a top state for business, Area Development says

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Site selection consultants surveyed by national economic development publication Area Development ranked Alabama a top state for doing business and gave high marks to the state for its labor climate and business environment. Alabama placed No. 4 in Area Development’s 2014...

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Firms in Airbus project form non-profit to revitalize Mobile’s Doyle Park

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 MOBILE, Alabama — Several firms involved in the Airbus construction project at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley, the Mobile Airport Authority, and several community residents are spearheading an effort to rejuvenate a downtrodden, 24-acre city park in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood adjacent to the...

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