News Archive

Enterprise

Walker County’s David Knight receives top economic development award

Enterprise

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

Enterprise

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

Enterprise

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

Enterprise

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

Enterprise

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

Enterprise

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

Enterprise

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

Southern Automotive Conference brings industry leaders to Alabama

Enterprise

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Key auto industry decision makers from across the Southeastern U.S. and beyond will be in Alabama this week to learn about new innovations, share solid business practices and build stronger relationships with their colleagues. The Southern Automotive Conference, which kicks off...

Written by Dawn Azok

Area Development ranks Alabama among top business-friendly states

Enterprise

Area Development, a national economic development-focused publication, once again ranked Alabama among the top states for doing business. In a new survey, Alabama earned high marks for improved economic development policies, its proven workforce development program, and a long-running shovel-ready sites initiative. Alabama ranks...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Commerce leads trade mission to Australia and New Zealand

Enterprise

SYDNEY, Australia – Business and community leaders from across Alabama are traveling in Australia and New Zealand this week, seeking to boost exports and strengthen trade ties in the region. The 17-member delegation today kicked off a series of briefings with U.S. Commercial Service...

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