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Site consultants rank Alabama a top state in Area Development survey

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Site selection professionals surveyed by national publication Area Development once again ranked Alabama in the top five states for doing business, citing its strong labor climate and workforce development programs. [caption id="attachment_9688" align="alignright" width="300"] Alabama got high marks for its workforce in the Area...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama trade mission to South Africa targets business opportunities

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Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading a trade and business development mission to South Africa and Tanzania that will permit Alabama businesses to explore partnership and export opportunities in a fast-growing region. Representatives from six Alabama companies joined Secretary Canfield and international trade specialists...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Time Inc. test kitchen investment adds to Birmingham culinary scene

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With new restaurants opening every month and a massive Time Inc. test kitchen on the way, Birmingham’s dynamic food scene is gaining national exposure and positioning the Alabama city as a premier culinary destination. In the latest development, New York-based Time Inc. plans to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

‘Alabama the Beautiful’ filmmaker documents artisan movement in Sidewalk premiere

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Premiering at the Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival this Saturday, the documentary “Alabama the Beautiful” showcases six Alabama artisans, offering a glimpse into the revival of Southern makers that’s bringing creativity to cities and small towns across the state. The film’s director, 22-year-old Corey Carpenter,

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Birmingham Restaurant Week celebrates vibrant local culinary scene

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Though the country may just now be discovering Birmingham’s dynamic food scene, locals have been talking about it for years. Birmingham Restaurant Week, now in its sixth year, plans to celebrate this local scene with style. With more than 60 participating restaurants, the event...

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Business Facilities: Alabama ranks high for auto manufacturing, workforce development

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Alabama got high marks for “Automotive Manufacturing Strength” and AIDT, Alabama’s workforce development agency, ranked high among “Workforce Training Leaders” in Business Facilities magazine’s annual rankings report, released this week. Record output at Alabama’s three auto assembly plants underlined the state’s No. 2 ranking...

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Governor Bentley: New ‘Made In Alabama’ incentives already spurring activity

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POINT CLEAR, Alabama -- Governor Robert Bentley says the state’s new “Made In Alabama” incentives platform is already being used to woo prospects and garner interest from companies with new job-creating projects. Addressing members of the Economic Development Association of Alabama at the group’s...

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Condoleezza Rice to address SEUS Japan 38 joint forum in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Dr. Condoleezza Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, will deliver the keynote address at a November joint meeting of groups that seek to promote trade, investment and cultural exchange between seven Southeastern states and Japan. Dr. Rice, a Birmingham native...

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TPA fast track would remove trade barriers, expand Alabama exports

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  MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama’s economy stands to gain investment and jobs if new trade agreements with Asian and European countries go into effect, but the fate of those treaties is caught up in the contentious debate over whether President Obama should be given...

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Alabama wins Silver Shovel Award for 2014 economic development

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – For the second year in a row, Alabama claimed a Silver Shovel Award from Area Development magazine for its strong record in economic development. The publication, targeted at economic development professions and site selection experts, noted that Alabama beat out more...

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