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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Nordic region trade mission builds connections to Alabama (with video)

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama –- The headline in the Norwegian financial newspaper -- “Look to Alabama” --  sent the perfect message for Alabama officials on a Nordic region trade mission. A delegation of Alabama trade officials, business executives and university representatives traveled recently to Norway and...

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Accelerate Alabama speeding growth in key economic sectors, Business Facilities says

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Accelerate Alabama, the state’s strategic economic development growth plan, is positioning the state to land more jobs in coveted sectors such as automotive and aerospace, according to a report in Business Facilities magazine. “Alabama is moving full speed ahead with a...

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Alabama film industry gets boost from April premieres of 42, Space Warriors

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Updated with Space Warriors trailer. MONTGOMERY, Alabama – After a record year for entertainment production projects, the Alabama film industry is ready for a cinematic close-up with the April premieres of two movies shot in the state -- 42 and Space Warriors. 42, the...

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Airbus breaks ground for first U.S. assembly line in Alabama

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MOBILE, Alabama -- As community leaders, elected officials, suppliers, construction officials and more spoke at the Airbus groundbreaking for the company’s first U.S. final assembly line (FAL) this morning, each concluded their remarks with the same theme: “It is a groundbreaking day.” It is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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