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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...

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Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Alabama network substantially complete after major investment

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[caption id="attachment_5332" align="alignright" width="271"] Download Infographic[/caption] MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Verizon Wireless announced today that the company’s 4G LTE network is now substantially complete in Alabama just two years after first launching in Montgomery and Mobile. Verizon’s 4G LTE network now represents the vast majority of...

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Alabamians work to land orders for micro propulsion system at Paris Air Show

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PARIS, France -- Alabamians Brad Caban, president of Aero-mark aerospace manufacturing and maintenance, and Brent Trotter, chief engineer at the company’s Fairhope division called Amro, arrived at the Charles de Gaulle Airport Sunday with their Paris Air Show display in tow. It fit into...

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NASA, Alabama aerospace hub developing SLS, most powerful rocket for space

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Airbus’ passenger jet production center will launch Alabama into the commercial jet manufacturing business in 2015. But an Alabama aerospace hub has long played a critical role in a different kind of flight – space travel. More than four decades after going...

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Alabama aerospace sector primed for growth, trade group says

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Alabama’s aerospace and aviation sector, which stretches from Huntsville to Mobile, is well positioned for expansion as new projects land in a state with a rich heritage in the industry, according to Jeff Thompson, executive director of the Alabama Aerospace Industry Association. “Aviation has...

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Alabama Launchpad competition seeds startups with funding (with video and gallery)

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Over the past seven years, the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama Foundation has awarded more than $1 million to entrepreneurs through Alabama Launchpad, a competition designed to help their promising ideas blossom into full-fledged companies. The competition brings together small teams...

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