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Alabama team meets with Safran about its future in the state

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PARIS, France -- Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield met today with Safran, a powerhouse in aerospace, defense and security, to talk about its new engineering center in Mobile as well as potential opportunities for an even larger Alabama presence...

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Alabama Targets Aerospace Connections at Paris Air Show

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Alabama aerospace industry put man on the moon and is now working to take him to Mars. It assembles rockets that blast critical satellites into space and missiles that can strike enemy missiles in flight. It plays a vital role...

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Made in Alabama to feature on-the-scene coverage of Paris Air Show

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A team of top Alabama officials, economic developers and local leaders are heading to the Paris Air Show in a concerted effort to expand the state’s aerospace industry and win new jobs. During the show, which begins Monday, June 17, follow all the details...

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Alabama earns Area Development’s Golden Shovel Award

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Robert Bentley announced Wednesday that job creation success during the past year has earned Alabama the nation's top Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine. Alabama, Georgia, Texas, and Kansas were named the winners of the magazine’s 2013 Gold Shovel Awards, presented annually to...

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Alabama Community College System building support network for entrepreneurs

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Alabama Community College System, a key workforce development component in the state, is stepping up efforts to prepare the next generation of Alabama business owners with initiatives to help budding entrepreneurs increase their chances of success. “The Alabama Community College...

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Alabama profile in Delta’s ‘Sky’ magazine spotlights thriving industries

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama’s growing aerospace and automotive industries, along with its thriving health care and financial sectors, will be the focus of a 44-page special section in Delta’s Sky magazine in June. The content will reach more than 5 million readers worldwide on...

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Small Business Administration names top Alabama business person, exporter for 2012

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The Small Business Administration Alabama District Office has presented its top business awards and honored banks for noteworthy participation in SBA loan programs. The SBA Alabama District Office presented awards for Small Business Person of the Year and Small Business Exporter...

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Commerce Secretary Canfield: Alabama primed for economic development success

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama’s aggressive marketing efforts, combined with its Accelerate Alabama economic development plan, put the state in the driver’s seat for recruiting companies and helping them expand within its borders. In fact, a Wells Fargo senior economist recently said the state is...

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Rising exports of Alabama-made goods expand state’s role in global economy

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- “Made In Alabama” increasingly translates as “Sold Around The Globe” as exports of Alabama-made goods have posted solid gains in recent years. Alabama companies shipped their products to 188 countries in 2012, a record year for exports for the state. With...

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