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Walgreens Alabama customer contact center adding 150 jobs

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Pharmacy giant Walgreens is adding 150 new jobs at its high-tech customer contact center in Muscle Shoals, pushing the total workforce at the Northwest Alabama facility to around 600, officials announced today. [tweet_this]The jobs being created by Walgreens will provide a boost to the...

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Governor Ivey backs active economic development projects after review

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey expressed broad commitment to advancing the state’s economic development pipeline after a meeting Tuesday with Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. Following an extensive review of all active projects involving offers from the state...

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Birmingham region scorecard: 2,000 new jobs from 2016 projects

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The Birmingham Business Alliance said today that economic development activity in its seven-county region generated more than 2,000 jobs and nearly $587 million in new capital investment during 2016. At a breakfast meeting today, BBA leaders also outlined their strategy of harnessing the Birmingham...

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Alabama-Germany partnership shows new strength after decades of growth

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German companies have invested $8.4 billion and created nearly 15,500 jobs in Alabama over the past two decades, and the prosperous relationship is poised to grow even stronger. State exports to the European nation are on the rise, and at the same time, Germany’s...

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Alabama exports surging in unexpected corners of the world

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – It's clear that 2016 was a stellar year for Alabama exports, with rising shipments in a number of markets worldwide, signaling even more optimism for the future. The top five destinations for state goods and services – Canada, China, Germany, Mexico...

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Business Alabama publishes 2017 Economic Development Guide

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From aerospace, automotive and agriculture to Zilkha biomass pellets, the ABCs of Alabama’s economy are broader and more diverse than ever, according to Business Alabama. The publication’s new 2017 Economic Development Guide provides a comprehensive examination of the important trends and developments that are...

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Cullman ranks as a top ‘micropolitan’ for economic development

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CULLMAN, Alabama – Site Selection magazine placed Alabama among the top states in a new measure of economic development success, while Cullman ranked No. 2 in the publication’s ranking of top U.S. small cities. Cullman ranked behind only Findlay, Ohio, in the Site Selection...

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8 companies grab 2017 Alabama trade awards for exporting success

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Eight companies from across Alabama were honored today with 2017 Governor's Trade Excellence Awards for their achievements in exporting goods and services around the world. [tweet_this]Consumers in markets across the globe are learning what it means to be ‘Made in Alabama,’

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama exports accelerate to $20.6 billion in 2016, breaking record

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Alabama exports rose to a record level in 2016, topping $20 billion for the first time on gains from overseas shipments of Alabama-made products such as transportation equipment, chemicals and paper products. Figures from the U.S. Commerce Department show that Alabama exports totaled $20.55...

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Shoals’ Forrest Wright receives top Alabama economic development award

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Alabama Department of Commerce recognized Forrest Wright, president of the Shoals Economic Development Authority (SEDA), with the David R. Echols Distinguished Service Award for exemplary service in economic development. This award, presented annually at the Economic Development Association of Alabama...

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