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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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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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