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GKN Aerospace launches Alabama engineering design center

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TALLASSEE, Alabama – GKN Aerospace’s Alabama leadership joined state and local officials today to officially break ground on an addition to the company’s Tallassee facility that will house an engineering design center. U.K.-based GKN Aerospace announced the Alabama engineering design center at the Farnborough...

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Alabama Launchpad awards $250,000 to promising startups

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Five promising Alabama startups will split $250,000 in Alabama Launchpad funding after impressing judges in a “Shark Tank”-style contest staged this week by the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA). Gov. Robert Bentley was on hand to help pass out checks...

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Curse Inc. CEO: Why our tech firm moved its headquarters to Alabama

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By Hubert Thieblot, CEO of online game portal Curse Inc. HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Things at Curse Inc. have never been better. As an organization, we have several rapidly growing products, we have just obtained the funding needed to take our company to the next...

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Alabama researchers probe futuristic propulsion system

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HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- At Redstone Arsenal, the cradle of the nation’s rocket program, the University of Alabama in Huntsville, Boeing Co., NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the Arsenal are working together to probe a futuristic propulsion system that could send explorers to Mars...

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Made in Alabama to provide full coverage of Farnborough Air Show

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A team of top Alabama officials, economic developers and local leaders is heading to the Farnborough Air Show in a concerted effort to expand the state’s aerospace industry and win new jobs. During the show, which begins Monday, July 14, follow all the details...

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Alabama delegation builds connections at 2014 BIO International Convention

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SAN DIEGO, California – An Alabama delegation comprised of biotechnology companies, research organizations and economic developers showcased the state’s capabilities at the 2014 BIO International Convention as part of an effort to create opportunities and expand the sector. Over three days at the global...

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Alabama opens training center for Airbus, aerospace expansion

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MOBILE, Alabama – Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield said the Alabama Aviation Training Center that officially opened Tuesday at the Mobile Aeroplex – the home of Airbus’ future U.S. passenger jet factory -- represents a cornerstone in efforts to expand the state’s aerospace industry. The $7...

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Alabama trade mission targets opportunities in Peru, Uruguay

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LIMA, Peru – Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading an Alabama delegation that includes eight homegrown businesses on a week-long trade and business development mission that seeks to build commercial ties in Peru and Uruguay. The Alabama team made its first stop in Lima,

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Evonik Corp. to open global Innovation Center in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Evonik Corp. said today it will open a global Innovation Center for research and development of medical devices and technology at the company’s Birmingham facility. The multimillion-dollar project will create up to 25 high-paying jobs, adding to Evonik’s current roster of 100...

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AIDT, partners open Alabama Workforce Training Center in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – AIDT helped build Alabama’s auto industry workforce, and the top-rated job-training agency has worked to provide Mobile’s shipbuilders with skilled welders. Now, AIDT and several partners are opening a center that will assist construction and manufacturing firms in Alabama’s largest metro...

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