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Governor Robert Bentley to lead Alabama economic development mission to Japan

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Robert Bentley will travel to Japan on an economic development mission with the goal of recruiting more jobs to Alabama and strengthening relationships with Japanese companies that already have facilities in the state. The governor will depart on Sunday, November...

Written by Jerry Underwood

REHAU to open first U.S. research and development center in Cullman

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – REHAU Inc., a European company that produces components used in automotive manufacturing and other industries, has chosen Cullman, Ala., for the location of its first research and development facility outside of Germany, the Alabama Department of Commerce announced today. REHAU’s Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

AIDT, Mercedes-Benz partnership going strong after two decades in Alabama

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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – When the first production jobs at Mercedes-Benz’s new Alabama plant were advertised, an avalanche of applications followed – 63,000 to be precise. In stepped AIDT, the state’s workforce training agency, and a partnership was born. AIDT has been with Mercedes on...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama Launchpad funds innovative start-up companies

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Imagine no longer having to worry about your cellular phone battery becoming drained, thanks to a new device that allows it to recharge wirelessly without the need to plug in to a power outlet. An Alabama start-up company’s product would harvest...

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NASA tests 3-D printed rocket part at Alabama’s Marshall Space Flight Center

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- NASA's largest 3-D printed rocket engine component generated a record 20,000 pounds of thrust during a test at Huntsville's Marshall Space Flight Center, which has long played a vital role in the U.S. space program. According to the space agency, the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mobile hosts NASA, aerospace companies for business development event

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MOBILE, Alabama -- Representatives of NASA agencies and big-name aerospace companies will be in Alabama’s Port City in early September for a business networking and trade show event that could result in new partnerships or contracts for small- and mid-sized firms. The business-to-business forum,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Space and Missile Defense Symposium lifts off in Alabama aerospace hub

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Imagine satellites no bigger than a loaf of bread. Now dream up technology that would power low-cost launch systems. These are the kind of topics that will emerge at this week’s Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, an annual gathering...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama economic developers, educators team for new workforce development strategies

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Top Alabama education officials and economic developers increasingly are on the same page when it comes to workforce development strategies, crafting initiatives that align classroom learning with critical workplace needs. At a forum sponsored by the Birmingham Business Alliance, Alabama Secretary...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Infinitus Energy to build $35 million advanced waste recovery facility in Montgomery

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Infinitus Energy will build a technologically advanced waste recovery facility in Montgomery as part of a $35 million project that will create 110 jobs and bring long-term environmental benefits to the area. Representatives from Infinitus Energy joined Mayor Todd Strange, elected...

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Alabama showcases high-tech capabilities at trade conference in Canada

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – From a sustainable energy research firm based in Brownsboro to a materials management company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama’s delegation at this week’s trade conference in Canada will demonstrate the state’s high-tech economy. A delegation of 19, including economic development leaders and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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