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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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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AT&T investment in Alabama approaches $1.4 billion over three years

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield congratulated AT&T here today as the company announced a nearly $1.4 billion investment in its Alabama wireless and wireline networks from 2010 through 2012. “More and more as we recruit new business and industry to...

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Logistics hub at Mercedes-Benz’s Alabama plant will create 600 jobs

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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – A new $70 million logistics hub at Mercedes-Benz’s Alabama plant will lead to 600 new jobs from the automaker and its contractors and service providers, officials said today. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley joined executives from Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, the official name...

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Rising exports of Alabama-made goods expand state’s role in global economy

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- “Made In Alabama” increasingly translates as “Sold Around The Globe” as exports of Alabama-made goods have posted solid gains in recent years. Alabama companies shipped their products to 188 countries in 2012, a record year for exports for the state. With...

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Alabama Department of Commerce to conduct Canada export meetings

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The Alabama Department of Commerce and the Alabama Export Alliance will conduct a series of seminars on April 9 and 10 in Huntsville, Birmingham and Mobile to help companies learn how Canada is a lucrative market for Alabama exports. Keynote speakers -- Frank...

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