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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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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Business Facilities ranks Alabama No. 1 for auto manufacturing, gives high marks

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Business Facilities magazine today ranked Alabama the top state for automotive manufacturing strength, citing accelerated job growth and production gains for Alabama’s auto industry, as well as potential for additional expansion. In its “2014 Rankings Report,” Business Facilities, a publication that...

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Angela Till joins Commerce Department as deputy secretary as Linda Swann retires

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Angela Till, an Alabama Department of Revenue official with deep experience in tax-related economic development issues, has joined the Alabama Department of Commerce as deputy secretary. Till replaces Linda Swann, the assistant secretary of commerce who is retiring this month after...

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Alabama trade mission shifts focus to building ties in Uruguay

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MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield met with high-level officials in Uruguay’s capital Thursday to discuss ways to advance mutually beneficial opportunities as an Alabama trade and business development mission moved into its final phase. Secretary Canfield, who is leading an Alabama...

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