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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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Commerce Department’s Linda Swann named ‘rising star’ by ACE

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The Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE) presented the 2013 ACE Star Awards at the annual Alabama Community Leadership Network Conference Award Luncheon on Oct. 8 in Auburn. The ACE Star Awards recognize those individuals who have performed above and beyond the call of duty...

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Mims Management Group to create 50 jobs with Montgomery headquarters project

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Mims Management Group, a pharmacy service company, today marked the official opening of its new headquarters in Montgomery, a project that involves a capital investment of $1.7 million and the creation of at least 50 jobs. Mims Management Group, founded by...

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Ted Koppel: “Alabama has taken its place among the great states”

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Nearly 50 years after walking alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and thousands of others while reporting on the civil rights march in Selma, veteran journalist Ted Koppel says the Alabama of today is a "totally different place" than the Alabama of 50...

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Area Development ranks Alabama a top state for business, touts labor force

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Leading site consultants from around the nation again picked Alabama as a top state for business, citing its competitive labor costs and ranking it highly in numerous other categories that are key to economic developers, according to a survey in Area...

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Alabama market briefings to promote exports to Southeast Asia

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The Alabama Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Commerce's Export Assistance Center along with other Export Alabama Trade Alliance members will present a series of market briefings on Southeast Asia, featuring speaker Wanwemol Charukultharvatch, senior commercial specialist at the U.S.

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Alabama gets high marks in economic development magazine’s rankings

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MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA – Alabama ranked in the Top 10 in six different categories in Business Facilities' 2013 Rankings Report, an annual report card of how U.S. states are performing in economic development. The publication targets site consultants and economic developers. This year, the magazine...

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