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CAE USA on track to open key Alabama Army aviation training center

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DOTHAN, Alabama – CAE USA, a company specializing in aviation training, plans to begin offering flight training to U.S. Army aviators at a training facility opening in Dothan next year as part of the company’s $75 million investment in the state. Tampa-based CAE USA...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Japanese investment in Alabama fuels many industries

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When it comes to Japanese investment in Alabama, auto manufacturers Honda and Toyota and their broad network of suppliers across the state immediately come to mind. But the Asian nation is behind a significant number of non-automotive companies here as well, from chemical and...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama leaders seek to strengthen bonds at SEUS Japan 39

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Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield will join Alabama business leaders in a delegation representing the state in Japan next week at a high-level forum that aims to strengthen cultural and economic ties. More than 30 Alabama government officials, economic development professionals and others who work...

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Consultants rank Alabama among top business-friendly states

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Site selection consultants surveyed by national publication Area Development rank Alabama among the top states for business, pointing to strong workforce development programs, a competitive labor environment, and other pro-business factors. Alabama ranks No. 6 overall in Area Development’s 2016 “Top States for Doing...

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Alabama firms seek foothold with Latin America trade mission

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Latin America is the latest target for Alabama trade leaders seeking growth markets for state businesses. Representatives of a dozen companies are participating in a trade mission this week that started Sunday in Mexico and continues Wednesday in Chile. It’s being held in conjunction...

Written by Dawn Azok

Site selection publication awards high marks to Alabama, Huntsville

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Business Facilities magazine rated Alabama among the top states for workforce training programs, auto manufacturing strength, and foreign direct investment in its 2016 rankings. In addition, the economic development-focused publication rated Huntsville No. 1 among U.S. cities for STEM job growth, and No. 3...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Ernst & Young: Alabama ranks in Top 5 for investment

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Global consulting firm Ernst & Young says companies from around the world poured more than $5 billion into capital projects in Alabama last year, earning the state a place near the top of its investment rankings. Ernst & Young’s closely watched “US Investment Monitor”

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Huntsville targets Dream Chaser landings as Sierra Nevada ties grow

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Huntsville International Airport is moving closer to a goal of becoming the first commercial airport that will be a landing spot for Sierra Nevada Corp.’s Dream Chaser spaceplane. A project team is working to secure funding to conduct additional studies this...

Written by Dawn Azok

Fresh off expansion, Milo’s Tea Co. brews up new product line

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BESSEMER, Alabama – Milo’s Tea Co. is once again expanding its product lineup, the latest growth for the longtime family-owned Alabama beverage giant. The company has launched a line of USDA-certified café style organic teas at retailers across the nation. [caption id="attachment_15172" align="alignright" width="300"]

Written by Dawn Azok

Commerce chief Canfield: Alabama team building on 2015 successes

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ORANGE BEACH, Alabama – While Alabama’s economic development team registered a record-setting year in 2015, the state's leading industrial recruiter says the team continues to target game-changing projects. Greg Canfield, secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, spoke to the Alabama NewsCenter after a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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