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Site selectors: Alabama primed for projects, but challenges remain

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Alabama has clear strengths to capitalize on the current trends in economic development, but the state also faces challenges in landing today’s lucrative jobs and capital investment projects. That was the message at today’s Alabama Economic Growth Summit hosted by Yellowhammer Multimedia at the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

EDPA names Steve Spencer president as Bill Taylor retires

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Former Alabama Power executive Steve R. Spencer has been elected president of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, succeeding Bill Taylor, was has served in that role since 2009. The EDPA board today announced the move, which is effective April 1. [caption id="attachment_6775" align="alignright"

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Alabama 2015 exports hover near record amid global struggles

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Despite headwinds in global markets, Alabama exports in 2015 held steady at near-record levels on growing overseas shipments of products such as transportation equipment, primary metals and machinery. Figures from the U.S. Department of Commerce show that Alabama exports totaled $19.37...

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Mayor Bell: Birmingham’s $1 billion year sets stage for growth

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Made In Alabama asked Birmingham Mayor William Bell to share his thoughts on the economic development successes recorded by the state’s largest city in 2015 and where Birmingham is headed in the new year. Here’s what he said. Q: What are the 2015 highlights...

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Mayor Stimpson: ‘It’s a great time to invest in Mobile’

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Made in Alabama asked Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson to share his economic development priorities for 2016, which is shaping up to be a monumental year for the Port City. Here’s what the mayor said. Q: What are your economic development priorities in 2016 and...

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Mayor Battle: ‘Huntsville’s conversations are never dull’

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Made In Alabama asked Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle to outline his economic development priorities for 2016 and provide insight on why the city has been able to land a series of major projects in the past couple of years. Here are his remarks. Q:

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Alabama mayors share 2016 growth priorities

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Made In Alabama checked in with the mayors of the state’s four largest cities to get an idea of their 2016 economic development priorities and how their growth strategies paid off last year. Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange believes Alabama’s capital is primed for growth...

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Montgomery Cyber Connection will provide technology boost

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Officials today unveiled an initiative called the Montgomery Cyber Connection that will permit blazing-fast Internet speeds, positioning the region for growth in the technology sector and fueling economic growth. [caption id="attachment_13550" align="alignright" width="239"] Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange[/caption] At the heart of...

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Yellowhammer sets lineup for Alabama Economic Growth Summit

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Yellowhammer Multimedia announced program details for the inaugural Alabama Economic Growth Summit, a two-day event that will celebrate Alabama’s recent economic development successes and spur the state toward being the country’s most attractive state for business. The summit, which will take...

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Yellowhammer, Commerce plan Alabama Economic Growth Summit

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Yellowhammer Multimedia and the Alabama Department of Commerce are partnering to present the inaugural Alabama Economic Growth Summit. The two-day event will celebrate Alabama’s recent economic development successes and spur the state toward being the country’s most attractive state for business. The Summit, which will...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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