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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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Governor Bentley Comments on 2012 New & Expanding Industries

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama Governor Robert Bentley today released details from the 2012 New and Expanding Industries Report, which showed a second year of steady growth for new jobs in Alabama and capital investment across the state. Companies establishing new operations in Alabama or...

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Alabama bioscience industry targeted for growth

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The Alabama bioscience industry already has strengths, but officials in the field have a strategy to expand the sector’s reach, just as state officials once did to nurture a fledgling automotive manufacturing industry into a top producer. Alabama’s current bioscience palette...

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HudsonAlpha Institute builds base in Huntsville for biotech research

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- A biotechnology park – the brainchild of the successful Huntsville entrepreneurs behind the HudsonAlpha Institute – showcases the promise of biotechnology in Alabama. Entrepreneur Lonnie McMillian co-founded ADTRAN, the second largest supplier of telecommunications equipment in the U.S. Jim Hudson Jr. created...

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Alabama poultry industry provides $10 billion boost to state economy

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The Alabama poultry industry is a major contributor to the state’s economy, according to an article on the Farm Flavor web site that examines its scope. The poultry industry, the report says, boosts the Alabama economy by $10 billion annually. It’s also...

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Mercedes-Benz recruiter sees more expansion for Alabama auto manufacturing sector

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Billy Joe Camp had a front-row seat for Project Rosewood, the recruiting effort that brought Mercedes-Benz to Alabama, and has witnessed every development in the Alabama auto manufacturing industry ever since. He remains bullish on the sector’s prospects after two decades of...

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Expansions, new projects fuel growth of manufacturing jobs across Alabama

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A manufacturing boom means Alabama is poised to produce more automobiles, engines, ships, railcars and airplane components. It also means thousands of new manufacturing jobs across a state whose economy continues to be reshaped by industrial projects. “Industrial development throughout the state remains in...

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Impact of Alabama agriculture, forestry industries tops $70 billion

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The Alabama agriculture and forestry industries remain powerful economic forces in the state, according to a fresh report that assesses their impact at $70.4 billion annually. The February 2013 analysis, prepared by Auburn University’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology,

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