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Huntsville high-tech startup RadioBro opens Germany office

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – RadioBro Corp., a start-up firm that makes miniature electronics systems for airplanes and spacecraft, has opened an office in Bremen, Germany, as it targets connections in the European aerospace industry. Brothers Mark, Eric and Daniel Becnel founded RadioBro in Huntsville in...

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Mobile Chamber signs trade memo as gateway to Morocco

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CASABLANCA, Morocco – The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce this morning signed a memorandum of understanding with the American Chamber of Commerce in Morocco calling for the organizations to promote trade and build mutually beneficial business connections. The development comes on the third day...

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Alabama trade mission targets opportunities in Spain, Morocco

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Business leaders from across Alabama will be in Europe and Africa next week, seeking new markets for their state-made goods and services. Alabama Department of Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading a trade and business development mission to Spain and Morocco that kicks off...

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Alabama 2016 export awards go to 8 companies

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Eight Alabama companies are being honored today with a Governor’s Trade Excellence Award for their successful exporting strategies. Across the state, companies large and small are involved in shipping their products to overseas customers. This year’s roster of award winners offers...

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Alabama auto exports span the globe to set record

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From the Far East to the Arabian Desert, Alabama-built vehicles continue to make their mark across the globe. The value of Alabama auto exports topped $7 billion last year, a record annual total and a 5.8 percent gain from 2014. Meanwhile, overseas shipments of...

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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...

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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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