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Alabama targets aerospace industry ascent with Airbus suppliers, new technologies (video)

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MOBILE, Alabama – With aerospace executives in Alabama for an industry conference, the state’s top economic developers are moving forward with plans to target the Airbus supply chain and pursue projects that involve advanced materials and additive manufacturing, also called 3-D printing. Alabama Secretary...

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7 things you need to know about the Alabama aerospace industry (video)

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MOBILE, Alabama – The Alabama aerospace industry got its start with the Wright Brothers, flew to the moon with Wernher von Braun’s Saturn V rocket, and is poised to add aircraft production to its many capabilities. With industry officials gathered in Mobile for the...

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Southeast Asia trade mission fosters business connections in Singapore (video)

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – An Alabama delegation on a Southeast Asia trade mission headed home today after meetings in Singapore, capping a coordinated, 13-day overseas visit that also allowed the group to make business connections in Indonesia and Thailand. While in Singapore, one of the...

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Alabama delegation builds ties on Southeast Asia trade mission (video)

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – On a Southeast Asia trade mission, Alabama business officials today established new ties to counterparts in Bangkok, Thailand, while the state’s economic development leader held talks with a key Thai finance official about expanding investment and trade. The Alabama delegation arrived...

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Governor Bentley honors Alabama companies for exporting success

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Robert Bentley today honored eight Alabama companies for success in exporting goods ranging from advanced audio/video equipment and aviation sensing devices to giant steel pressure vessels and waterworks system products. The companies, which reflect a mix of different industries from...

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Alabama scores high in Site Selection’s economic development success rankings

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – After landing a series of major projects in 2013, Alabama scored high in Site Selection’s economic development success rankings, claiming the No. 7 spot for the most new and expanded facilities per capita last year, according to an announcement today from...

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Alabama exports approach record total in 2013, with autos leading way

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Powered by rising overseas shipments of vehicles and parts, Alabama exports held steady in 2013 with a total of $19.3 billion, just shy of the state’s all-time record, according to figures from the U.S. Department of Commerce. Alabama companies shipped a...

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Governor Robert Bentley: Education, business alliance will boost Alabama economic development

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Alabama Governor Robert Bentley  told state economic development officials that a strong alliance of the business and education communities is key to fostering economic development and alleviating poverty across the state. Bentley, speaking Tuesday at the Economic Development Association of Alabama’s...

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Economic developer Ted Clem joins Commerce project manager team

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Alabama Department of Commerce has added veteran economic developer Ted Clem as a senior project manager as the state agency targets more new jobs and investment. Clem has served as a recruiter in Alabama, Florida and Georgia in a career...

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Export Alabama Alliance plans 2014 trade missions to Asia, South America, Europe

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- With more than 95 percent of the world’s population and 80 percent of the world’s purchasing power outside the United States, future economic growth and jobs for Alabama and America increasingly depend on expanding  trade and investment opportunities in the global...

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