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Auto supplier Yorozu opens Jasper plant growing toward 300 jobs

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JASPER, Alabama – Auto parts maker Yorozu on Tuesday marked the grand opening of its $110 million manufacturing plant in Walker County, where hiring has been ramping up and will continue to grow. A grand opening ceremony at the Yorozu facility included a ribbon...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Governor Ivey awards 8 Alabama companies for exporting success

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey recognized eight Alabama companies today for success in selling their goods and services in countries around the globe. Winners of the 2018 Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards represent a diverse swath of the state’s business landscape, including high-tech manufacturers,

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama exports set new annual record in 2017, topping $21.7 billion

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama exports totaled a record $21.7 billion in 2017, powered by rising overseas shipments of products such as automobiles, aircraft components, chemicals, paper, and minerals. New government trade figures show that exports of Alabama-made goods and services increased more than 6...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Walker County’s David Knight receives top economic development award

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David Knight, executive director of the Walker County Development Authority, remembers the day two decades ago when the Alabama Development Office’s David Echols gave county leaders some harsh truth. At a meeting, Walker County leaders questioned Echols, a senior project manager for ADO, about...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Air Force selects 187th Fighter Wing for F-35 jet program

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The U.S. Air Force has selected the Alabama Air National Guard’s 187th Fighter Wing for the new F-35A fighter jet program, a decision that’s expected to spur significant job creation and new investment. Governor Kay Ivey joined state and local officials...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama ranks high in Site Selection’s 2017 Business Climate rankings

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Site Selection, an economic development-focused publication, ranked Alabama No. 6 in its annual State Business Climate survey, a healthy improvement over rankings in the previous two years. The magazine’s closely watched rankings are based largely on feedback from site selection consultants...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama leaders seek to strengthen bonds at SEUS Japan 40

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GREENVILLE, South Carolina – Business leaders from across Alabama are participating in an international conference that seeks to strengthen economic and cultural ties between the Southeastern U.S. and the country of Japan. The 40th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast U.S.-Japan & Japan-U.S. Southeast...

Written by Dawn Azok

SSAB to move U.S. headquarters to Alabama, creating 60 jobs

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MOBILE, Alabama – SSAB Americas, a division of global steelmaker SSAB, announced plans this morning to relocate the division’s head office from suburban Chicago to Mobile, a move that will bring 60 jobs to Alabama. Since 2001, the company has operated a steel mill...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit set for Birmingham

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The Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit, an annual event designed to enhance the competitiveness of state companies at home and abroad, will be held Oct. 17-18 in the Birmingham area. The 6th installment of the Summit represents an opportunity for business people...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Business Alabama publishes 2018 Economic Development Guide

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Alabama’s economy is more diverse than ever, thanks to major new developments in industries ranging from agriculture to aerospace and everything in between, according to Business Alabama. The publication’s new 2018 Economic Development Guide provides an in-depth examination of the important trends and developments...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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