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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

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Commercial Jet Inc. to invest $12 million in Dale County aircraft maintenance operation

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DOTHAN, Alabama – Governor Robert Bentley, House Speaker Mike Hubbard and Alabama Department of Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield joined company and community leaders here today in announcing that Commercial Jet Inc. will invest $12 million to open a new 400,000-square-foot facility at Dothan Regional...

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Alabama ranks among best states for small businesses

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama –Alabama is among the best states for small businesses, according to a national survey by Thumbtack.com and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Alabama ranked No. 2 for overall small business friendliness in the 2013 survey, trailing only Utah. Alabama’s rank improved from...

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Department of Commerce unveils Made in Alabama brand at press event

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The Alabama Department of Commerce this morning launched a new branding campaign – Made in Alabama – designed to build on the economic development momentum that has created more than 38,000 jobs in the past two years. Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield...

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