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Regions Financial CEO Grayson Hall to chair SEUS Japan joint forum

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Grayson Hall, who leads Alabama’s only Fortune 500 company, has been named the 2015-16 private sector chairman for the Southeast U.S.-Japan Association as the group prepares for a joint meeting in Alabama with its Japanese counterpart. Hall, who serves as chairman,

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Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards honors export success

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Robert Bentley today honored eight homegrown companies with Trade Excellence Awards for their accomplishments in exporting Alabama-made products and services to customers around the globe, reflecting a key priority of his administration’s economic growth strategy. [caption id="attachment_9989" align="alignright" width="172"] Gov. Bentley presented the Trade...

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Alabama employment levels hit highest mark since 2008

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The number of Alabamians holding down a job in January reached the highest point since late 2008 as new jobs were added at a rapid pace, Governor Robert Bentley announced today. “For the past two months, more than 2 million people...

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SBA to offer Emerging Leaders Initiative in Birmingham in April

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The U.S. Small Business Administration is launching an intensive executive-level training series next month in Birmingham that’s designed to accelerate the growth of high-potential small business enterprises. This is the first time SBA has held its free Emerging Leaders Initiative in...

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Commerce names Ted Clem director of business development

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Alabama Department of Commerce announced today that Ted Clem has been named director of business development, placing the veteran economic developer in a leading role in the agency’s efforts to recruit new jobs and investment. [caption id="attachment_7318" align="alignright" width="200"] Ted...

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Dai-ichi, Protective donate $4 million for advancements in Alabama

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BIRMINGHAM – Tokyo-based Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. teamed up with Birmingham-based Protective Life Corp. this morning to announce $4.1 million in donations that will have significant impacts on medical research, education and culture in Alabama. The donations announced today follow the Feb. 1 completion...

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Alabama exports climb to near record in 2014

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama exports climbed in 2014 to a near-record level, powered by shipments of Alabama-made automobiles to almost 100 countries, as well as rising overseas sales of products such as industrial machines, plastics, and iron and steel. Alabama’s exports totaled $19.518 billion...

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Super Bowl XLIX turf has Alabama roots

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FOLEY, Alabama — When Doug Lipscomb settles in to catch Super Bowl XLIX, he won’t be focusing on the heroics of two top quarterbacks, the titanic tussles of burly linemen, or even the pyrotechnics of the halftime extravaganza. Nope, his mind will be on the...

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Alabama job growth gains momentum in December

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Job growth in Alabama during 2014 reached a pace not seen since 2007, and the state’s December unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent, the lowest rate in six years. During 2014, employment in Alabama swelled by 31,800 jobs, with significant gains...

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Incentives update would spur Alabama job creation, top officials say

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Leaders of Alabama’s economic development team are working with Governor Robert Bentley and other top officials to overhaul Alabama’s incentive laws, enhancing the state’s competitiveness as it pursues new jobs and investment. Governor Robert Bentley and Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg...

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