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How 4 innovative firms are soaring in Alabama’s aerospace industry

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Alabama’s aerospace industry is marked by innovators, who are rethinking established industry standards and pushing the limits of their imaginations. They’re focused on specialized products and training to aid military personnel, new solutions for faster communications around the globe and more efficient ways for...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama claims Gold Shovel Award for economic development efforts

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Area Development, a national business publication, has selected Alabama for its Gold Shovel Award, recognizing the state’s economic development success in 2018. The honor follows a record year for Alabama, with companies announcing new facilities...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing embraces Alabama hometown’s space roots

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA is taking a cue from its Alabama hometown’s leadership role in the nation’s space program by naming its two assembly lines “Apollo” and “Discovery.” “Thanks to our team members’ creativity and innovative thinking, Mazda Toyota Manufacturing is...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team targets international connections at SelectUSA Investment Summit

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Alabama is home to a diverse lineup of international companies, and the state’s business recruiters are looking to expand those ranks. The economic development team is in Washington D.C. at the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit, which starts today and is the premier foreign direct...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama delegation travels to Montréal for SEUS-CP Alliance conference

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Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield will lead an Alabama delegation to Montréal for the 12th edition of the Southeastern United States-Canadian Provinces Alliance Conference, an annual gathering that showcases common economic ties and a strong trade relationship. SEUS-CP, as the conference is known, runs Sunday...

Written by Jerry Underwood

$125 million solar project heading to rural Montgomery County

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – A utility-scale solar project, developed with a $125 million investment, is planned for rural Montgomery County, the project’s partners announced today. The project from Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) and Lightsource BP will be one of the largest solar arrays in Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team launches bio-focused trade mission to Ireland, U.K.

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DUBLIN, Ireland – Business leaders and trade specialists from across Alabama are getting an up-close look at the bioscience sector in Ireland and the United Kingdom during a trade mission that seeks to spark new opportunities for nearly a dozen Alabama firms. The Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Report: Alabama sets new record with $8.7B in investment, 17,000 new jobs

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey announced today that companies locating new facilities in Alabama or expanding existing operations invested $8.7 billion in growth projects during 2018, establishing a new annual record for the state. These economic development projects, outlined in the comprehensive 2018...

Written by Jerry Underwood

8 Alabama firms claim 2019 Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Gov. Kay Ivey today announced the winners of the 2019 Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards, which recognize companies that fuel Alabama’s robust export business and sell their innovative designs and products in markets worldwide. This year’s eight honorees include key players in...

Written by Dawn Azok

Amid trade friction, Alabama exports approach record total in 2018

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Despite global trade tensions, the value of Alabama exports topped $21 billion in 2018 on increased shipments of chemicals, paper products and aerospace parts to overseas markets, figures from the U.S. Commerce Department indicate. Still, U.S. trade disputes with China and other countries that...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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