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Alabama Launchpad expands reach with new regional competitions

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The startup competition that has pumped millions of dollars into innovative companies across Alabama is poised to accelerate its impact. Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, is looking for communities that want to replicate the statewide...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama Small Business Development Center has big impact

The Alabama Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is being recognized this week for its role in helping thousands of small businesses in Alabama, as part of national “SBDC Day” to share the impact SBDCs have in communities across the country. The Alabama program...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Montgomery landmark Chris’ Hot Dogs approaches 100th birthday

“People always ask us the secret to being in business for 100 years,” said Gus Katechis. “I always tell them, you just gotta be here. You’ve got to be here every day.” It’s a motto that Gus Katechis and his father, Theo, certainly live out; there’s rarely a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai marks 5 million Alabama-built engines — and counting

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai today celebrated the production of its 5 millionth Alabama-made engine, a key milestone for the company’s Montgomery auto operations. The event comes less than 12 years after the plant assembled its first Lambda six-cylinder engine in May 2005. Hyundai says...

Written by Dawn Azok

Study: Toyota engine plant supports 9,700 Alabama jobs

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Global automaker Toyota is a key contributor to Alabama’s economy, supporting an estimated 9,700 jobs at its Huntsville engine factory and its suppliers and spinoff operations. Those findings are part of a new study by the Center for Automotive Research, which...

Written by Dawn Azok

Business Alabama publishes 2017 Economic Development Guide

From aerospace, automotive and agriculture to Zilkha biomass pellets, the ABCs of Alabama’s economy are broader and more diverse than ever, according to Business Alabama. The publication’s new 2017 Economic Development Guide provides a comprehensive examination of the important trends and developments that are...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Cullman ranks as a top ‘micropolitan’ for economic development

CULLMAN, Alabama – Site Selection magazine placed Alabama among the top states in a new measure of economic development success, while Cullman ranked No. 2 in the publication’s ranking of top U.S. small cities. Cullman ranked behind only Findlay, Ohio, in the Site Selection...

Written by Jerry Underwood

8 companies grab 2017 Alabama trade awards for exporting success

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Eight companies from across Alabama were honored today with 2017 Governor's Trade Excellence Awards for their achievements in exporting goods and services around the world. [tweet_this]Consumers in markets across the globe are learning what it means to be ‘Made in Alabama,’

Written by Dawn Azok

GD Copper USA adding 40 jobs at Alabama manufacturing facility

THOMASVILLE, Alabama -- GD Copper USA, the first U.S. manufacturing facility operated by China’s Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, said today that it is adding as many as 40 workers at its plant in Wilcox County. GD Copper’s facility in the Pine Hill...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Auto supplier Grupo Antolin to open Alabama facility with 150 jobs

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Robert Bentley announced today that global auto supplier Grupo Antolin plans to invest nearly $10.4 million to establish a manufacturing facility in Jefferson County that will employ 150 people by 2020. The Birmingham area location will add to Spain-based Grupo...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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