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Gov. Ivey announces creation of Alabama Aviation Education Center in Mobile

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MONTGOMERY -- Governor Kay Ivey announced plans today to create the Alabama Aviation Education Center, a hands-on instructional facility to be located near the Airbus aircraft manufacturing facility in Mobile that aims to bolster Alabama’s workforce development efforts and inspire young people to pursue...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama biotech leaders build ties on Europe trade mission

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COPENHAGEN – Leaders in Alabama’s life sciences industry have arrived in Denmark for the second leg of a trade mission aimed at seeking new markets in Europe for their products and encouraging new investment in the state sector. The 22-member delegation, which includes representatives...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama team seeks new life sciences markets in Europe

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BERLIN -- Alabama business and community leaders are in Europe this week, seeking new market opportunities for the state’s growing bioscience industry in the countries of Germany and Denmark. The 22-member delegation also is promoting the cutting-edge developments happening at research centers from Huntsville...

Written by Dawn Azok

Innovation Depot building ‘critical mass’ in Birmingham tech district

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Innovation Depot, a thriving downtown Birmingham business incubator, saw 17 companies graduate last year, a record number. Their wings didn’t take them far away – most of them located nearly, contributing momentum to the city’s growing innovation ecosystem. Innovation Depot CEO Devon Laney told...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Birmingham region scorecard: 2,000 new jobs from 2016 projects

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The Birmingham Business Alliance said today that economic development activity in its seven-county region generated more than 2,000 jobs and nearly $587 million in new capital investment during 2016. At a breakfast meeting today, BBA leaders also outlined their strategy of harnessing the Birmingham...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Florence culinary incubator stirs entrepreneurship dreams

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FLORENCE, Alabama – Entrepreneurs looking to break into the highly competitive food industry have found invaluable tools and support in northwest Alabama. The Florence-based Shoals Entrepreneurial Center is home to a culinary incubator that offers a fully equipped, FDA-approved commercial kitchen for fledgling startups...

Written by Dawn Azok

Tuskegee researchers’ discovery could protect food supply

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TUSKEGEE, Alabama – Researchers at Tuskegee University’s College of Veterinary Medicine have been awarded a patent for a faster and more efficient way to detect live bacteria that could contaminate the nation’s food supply. U.S Patent No. 9434976 was issued for the rapid and...

Written by Dawn Azok

Accelerate Alabama 2.0 updates state’s strategic growth plan

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Accelerate Alabama, the strategic economic development growth plan that has driven the creation of more than 75,000 jobs since its adoption, is being updated with refined targets and tactics. Accelerate Alabama 2.0, as it’s called, aims to amplify the success of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Milestone: Airbus Engineering celebrates decade in Alabama

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MOBILE, Alabama – Airbus today marked a major milestone in Alabama as it celebrated the 10-year anniversary of the engineering operation that was the forerunner to its aircraft manufacturing facility here. Employees of Airbus Engineering were joined by state and local leaders to recognize...

Written by Dawn Azok

Zyp BikeShare adds ‘grab and go’ way to travel in Birmingham

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Hundreds of bright green bicycles have collectively logged nearly 100,000 miles crisscrossing Birmingham, as the city’s new bike sharing system has become a hit with residents and visitors alike. Zyp BikeShare, an initiative of REV Birmingham that launched in October 2015, gives riders a...

Written by Dawn Azok

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