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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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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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Magazine taps Alabama Department of Commerce for award, citing Airbus

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The Alabama Department of Commerce has received a "Top Five Award of Excellence" from Expansion Solutions  Magazine for successfully recruiting, retaining and assisting growing companies in the aerospace and defense industries in 2012. The magazine, launched in 2002 and designed to...

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Mercedes-Benz adding Alabama logistics facility with 500 jobs, Tuscaloosa News says

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TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – The Mercedes-Benz Alabama unit plans to build a 900,000-square-foot logistics facility at the German automaker’s assembly plant in Vance, creating 500 jobs, according to a report in The Tuscaloosa News. Site preparation already has begun, and Mercedes-Benz officials told the newspaper...

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Indorama Ventures to invest $190 million in new Alabama PET resin plant

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DECATUR, Alabama – Governor Robert Bentley announced today that Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited, the world’s leading manufacturer of PET resins, will invest $190 million to build a new manufacturing plant adjacent to its current site near the Tennessee River in Decatur operated by...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama’s Rescue ONE secures 75-boat order from Thai government

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MADISON, Alabama --  Rescue ONE, which makes specially designed police, fire and rescue boats, announced today that it has secured an order for 75 rescue boats for the government of Thailand, a country that has been plagued by deadly floods. Madison-based Rescue ONE said...

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Department of Commerce unveils Made in Alabama brand at press event

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- The Alabama Department of Commerce this morning launched a new branding campaign – Made in Alabama – designed to build on the economic development momentum that has created more than 38,000 jobs in the past two years. Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield...

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Alabama bioscience industry targeted for growth

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The Alabama bioscience industry already has strengths, but officials in the field have a strategy to expand the sector’s reach, just as state officials once did to nurture a fledgling automotive manufacturing industry into a top producer. Alabama’s current bioscience palette...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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