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Alabama, Peru strengthen economic ties with agreement

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — A trade memorandum signed today will strengthen economic ties between Alabama and Peru, setting the stage for increased cooperation between the state and the South American nation. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Peru’s Ambassador to the United States, Harold Forsyth, formalized the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

‘Selma’ could be break for Alabama film industry

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The director of Alabama’s Film Office hopes the state’s growing film industry will receive a boost from the critically acclaimed “Selma,” which was partially shot in Alabama last year. “Selma,” which depicts pivotal moments in the 1960’s Civil Rights movement led...

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Alabama November job growth hits highest mark in 8 years

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama’s unemployment rate dropped to 6 percent in November, its lowest point since 2008, as job growth in sectors such as manufacturing and construction continues at a strong pace. “Alabama’s unemployment rate has not only continued its downward trend, but has...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Made In Alabama’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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The holiday season is a perfect time to tap into the creativity and innovation of Alabama’s craftsmen and entrepreneurs. With that in mind, Made in Alabama is rolling out its second Holiday Gift Guide showcasing original homegrown products that are ideal for sharing with...

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Made-in-Alabama gift: Pens crafted from Bourbon barrels

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — The handcrafted ink pens Joel Lockridge fashions in a small woodworking shop at his Birmingham area home are fueling a mini export boom from Alabama to parts all over the world. “I’ve now shipped to 27 countries and counting — some I’ve even had to...

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4 Alabama metros rank in Top 100 of ‘America’s Smartest Cities’

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Four Alabama metropolitan areas ranked among the nation’s 100 “Smartest Cities” in an analysis that examines which metro areas are gaining brainpower in the 21st Century. To compile its list, researcher NewGeography scored the nation’s 380 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) based...

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Sylacauga Marble Quarry venture plans rebirth for Alabama white marble

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SYLACAUGA, Alabama – The belt of white marble that runs beneath this central Alabama city once yielded gleaming columns, panels and other architectural elements found in monuments, government buildings, hotels and banks across the nation. For several decades, however, creamy Alabama marble has been...

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Alabama’s October jobless rate falls to 6.3% amid positive signs

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – A report on Alabama’s unemployment rate in October points to continuing improvement in the state’s economy. Consider: October’s preliminary rate was 6.3 percent, down from September’s rate of 6.6 percent and even with the rate a year ago. The number of...

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Trade mission adds to Alabama bioscience sector growth push

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Officials believe the Alabama biosciences sector is poised for a healthy growth spurt after a weeklong trade mission to Europe added momentum to a strategic push to promote state bio companies and research organizations. An Alabama team of bioscience firms, research...

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Microbusiness forum explores opportunities, challenges for entrepreneurs

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — The Alabama MicroEnterprise Network (AMEN) is holding a forum next week in Montgomery that will highlight the vital role that microbusinesses play in Alabama’s economy and help entrepreneurs identify strategies for success. AMEN’s “Microbusiness Impact in Alabama” forum will take place from 10 a.m.

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