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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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Verizon Wireless to hire 400 in Alabama as it expands activities

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Technology leader Verizon Wireless announced today that it plans to hire more than 400 full-time employees in Alabama this year, with most of the new jobs located at the company’s state headquarters in Huntsville. “Today’s announcement that Verizon will create over...

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Hoar Program Management selects Alabama firms for key role in Airbus project (update)

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MOBILE, Alabama – Hoar Program Management, the firm overseeing construction of the Airbus A320 family Final Assembly Line at Mobile Aeroplex, said today that it has awarded two Alabama-based firms the final general contractor packages on the project. B.L. Harbert International and Rob't J. Baggett Inc.

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Business development mission to South Korea and Taiwan targets trade, investment

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – A team from the Alabama Department of Commerce led a business development mission to South Korea and Taiwan that sought to strengthen the state’s commercial ties with the Asian economic powerhouses. The Commerce team was headed by Secretary Greg Canfield and...

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Birmingham Business Alliance: 2,600 new metro region jobs in 2013

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Economic development activity in the seven-county Birmingham metropolitan region resulted in more than 2,600 jobs and nearly $320 million in capital investment in 2013, the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) announced today. The BBA released the 2013 tallies at this morning’s Blueprint...

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