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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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Report: 2014 projects yield 18,000 new jobs across Alabama

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Companies planning new facilities or expanding existing operations in Alabama announced more than 18,000 new jobs and nearly $3.4 billion in new investment during 2014, reflecting growing momentum in sectors including automotive, aerospace and advanced manufacturing. The 2014 New & Expanding...

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United Airlines special section features Alabama

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Alabama and its place in the global economy will be the focus of a multi-page special section in the July issue of Hemispheres, the in-flight magazine of United Airlines. The special section, titled “Dossier” will examine Alabama’s diverse businesses and industries,

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Dominican trade mission showcases Alabama seaport expansions

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SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Mobile’s expanding seaport is being positioned as a prime new commercial gateway for Dominican shippers during a trade mission led by the Alabama Department of Commerce to the Caribbean nation this week. Denson White, director of APM Terminals at...

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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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