News Archive

Enterprise

Site selection publication awards high marks to Alabama, Huntsville

Enterprise

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

Enterprise

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”

Written by Jerry Underwood

Huntsville targets Dream Chaser landings as Sierra Nevada ties grow

Enterprise

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

Enterprise

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

Enterprise

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

Alabama claims Silver Shovel Award for 2015 projects

Enterprise

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama’s economic development team earned a Silver Shovel Award from Area Development magazine for its strong performance in 2015, keeping alive a winning streak that dates back a decade. The publication, which targets economic developers and site selection experts, announced the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Walmart Alabama veteran hires top 3,900 in ‘Welcome Home’ program

Enterprise

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – As Memorial Day approaches, retail giant Walmart said it has hired more than 3,900 veterans in Alabama as part of a company initiative called the Veterans Welcome Home Commitment. Across the nation, Walmart has hired nearly 131,000 veterans under the program,

Written by Jerry Underwood

McWane Science Center looks to future as Itty Bitty Magic City turns 1

Enterprise

Birmingham’s McWane Science Center marked a milestone this month, when its popular children’s museum, Itty Bitty Magic City, turned a year old. The $5 million facility, the largest capital expenditure at McWane since its 1998 opening, welcomed more than 300,000 guests during the past...

Written by Jerry Underwood

World Stage: 2015 foreign investment reaches $3.4 billion

Enterprise

Foreign direct investment in Alabama topped $3.4 billion in 2015, as companies based in 18 different countries extended their reach into the state. The vast majority of the 95 FDI projects were expansions, including a major addition to the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa County.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama 2015 scorecard: Project investment tops $7 billion

Enterprise

Alabama attracted more than $7 billion in capital investment in 2015, along with nearly 20,000 new and future jobs, as the state’s economic development team secured high-caliber projects in key growth sectors such as technology, aerospace and automotive. At a press conference at the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Stay connected to what's happening in Alabama now.

  • Enter your email address to receive periodic updates on the evolution of business in Alabama.

Ready to start your company's next chapter in Alabama?

Alabama may be small in size, but its ability to accommodate businesses seeking success is vast. See why companies like Mercedes, Airbus, Hyundai, and Honda have decided to call Alabama home.

Find A Site Learn More About Alabama