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Facebook to invest $750 million in Alabama data center with 100 jobs

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Facebook announced plans today to build a $750 million data center in Huntsville that will create 100 high-paying jobs and provide a boost to Alabama’s emerging technology sector. Governor Kay Ivey joined Facebook officials and local leaders this afternoon at an...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama wins Silver Shovel Award for economic development

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Area Development, a national publication, has selected Alabama for its Silver Shovel Award, a top honor recognizing the state’s economic development successes in 2017. In announcing the award, Area Development singled out several large-scale projects, including Mercedes-Benz’s plans to build a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

SEUS-Canada Alliance to kick off joint meeting in Mobile

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MOBILE, Alabama -- Business leaders from across Canada and the Southeastern U.S. will gather in Mobile next week to seek new trade and investment opportunities and continue to build on already strong partnerships. The 11th Annual Southeastern United States – Canadian Provinces (SEUS-CP) Alliance...

Written by Dawn Azok

Commerce wins President’s ‘E’ Award for supporting Alabama exports

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today presented the Alabama Department of Commerce with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service, the highest recognition an organization can receive for contributing to the expansion of U.S. exports. At a ceremony in the...

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2 Alabama projects claim magazine’s top 2017 investment awards

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Trade & Industry Development, a national trade publication, selected two 2017 Alabama economic development projects for its elite investment awards, reflecting the powerful impact these collaborative recruitment efforts will have on their communities and the state. The magazine’s editors evaluated several...

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Report: 2017 projects generate nearly 15,500 new jobs across Alabama

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Companies planning new facilities or expanding existing operations in Alabama announced nearly 15,500 new jobs and more than $4.4 billion in capital investment during 2017, according to a comprehensive report detailing economic development activity in the state last year. The 2017...

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Alabama team returns home after productive talks in Japan

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TOKYO, Japan – Governor Kay Ivey said today that meetings with high-level executives from Mazda, Toyota and Honda in Japan helped to fortify the state’s relationships with the global automakers and will facilitate their growth plans in Alabama. Governor Ivey, Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield...

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2017 Scorecard: Birmingham projects mean 3,000-plus new jobs

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The Birmingham Business Alliance today reported that economic development activity in the seven-county Birmingham region generated more than 3,000 anticipated jobs and nearly $575 million in new capital investment in 2017. The results were announced at the BBA’s annual Regional Economic...

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Port of Mobile taps partners to develop $60M auto export facility

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The Port of Mobile is poised to become a major hub of auto export activity, with a new facility that will allow vehicles to be driven directly onto cargo ships bound for markets around the world. On Tuesday, representatives of...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama trade mission team seeks business connections in South America

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading a team of state business leaders on a trade mission in South America this week, aiming to forge new relationships and find new markets for their goods and services. The mission to Argentina...

Written by Dawn Azok

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