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Governor Robert Bentley details plans to accelerate job creation, support business

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – In his State of the State address tonight, Governor Robert Bentley highlighted efforts to attract additional investment to Alabama and new approaches to assist small business and create new pathways to careers for students. Governor Bentley told legislative leaders and top...

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Auburn mayor: BCS Championship Game exposure a lift for Alabama city

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PASADENA, California – Regardless of how the pigskin bounces in Monday night’s BCS Championship Game, Bill Ham Jr., the longtime mayor of Auburn, Ala., already knows one winner – the fast-growing Lee County city that aims to build on recent economic development successes. “The...

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Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson addresses 300 aviation suppliers at event in Germany

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HAMBURG, Germany -- Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson told aviation company executives at a conference today in Germany that the Alabama city is an ideal location for supplier operations tied to Airbus’ passenger jet production center, now under construction at Brookley Aeroplex. “I’m here today...

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Alabama leaders travel to Hamburg, Germany for Aviation Forum 2013

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama Department of Commerce Assistant Director of Business Development Bob Smith and a delegation of Alabama leaders have traveled to Germany to attend Aviation Forum 2013, a conference in Hamburg that largely attracts aviation suppliers looking to work with aerospace giant...

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Nominations sought for Governor’s Trade Excellence Award 2014

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Applications are now being accepted for the 8th annual Governor’s Trade Excellence Award, presented by the Alabama Department of Commerce and the Alabama Export Trade Alliance. This prestigious program recognizes companies in Alabama that have excelled in selling their products or...

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Alabama team meets with top Toyota executives on Japan trade mission

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and top state economic development officials today met with high-ranking executives of Toyota at the global automaker’s headquarters as the Alabama team marked the second day of a trade mission to Japan. [caption id="attachment_6449" align="alignright" width="210"] Governor...

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Hancock Bank plans Montgomery operations center with 200 jobs

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Hancock Bank said today it will open a Central Alabama corporate center with 200 positions that will support the Gulfport, Miss.-based banking company’s five-state footprint stretching from southern Alabama to metropolitan Houston. At a press conference, the bank said it will...

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Alabama investment by Japanese firms tops $4 billion as expansions continue

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – As Governor Robert Bentley begins four days of talks with Japanese corporate leaders on an economic development mission, business ties between Alabama and the Asian country are strengthening as several Japanese firms add new investment to expand their operations in the...

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Alabama seeks deeper relationships with aerospace suppliers in Seattle

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama’s top economic developer traveled to Seattle, Wash., this week to foster deeper relationships with aerospace suppliers as Alabama moves to become the next global center of passenger jet production. Alabama Secretary of State Greg Canfield, who was in Seattle for...

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