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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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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Alabama lands role in ‘Selma’ after record year for production activity

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Coming off a record year for movie and television production activity, Alabama is preparing for its role in the filming of “Selma,” a major motion picture focusing on Dr. Martin Luther King’s epic struggle to secure voting rights. The Alabama Film...

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Robert Stackpole: The Global Appeal of Alabama’s Southern Charm

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By: Robert Stackpole, director of the International Trade Administration’s Export Assistance Center in Birmingham, Ala.   In a business sense, Alabama can’t be pointed out in one location on a map. As the Alabama Department of Commerce is proud to point out, Alabama is...

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World Trade Week events kick off in Mobile May 22-23

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MOBILE, Alabama – Companies looking to expand their business to overseas markets can get advice on how to diversify their client base through exporting at a World Trade Week symposium in Mobile later this month. World Trade Week events kick off with a networking...

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