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Alabama biotech leaders build ties on Europe trade mission

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

STERIS Healthcare expanding Birmingham operation, creating 22 jobs

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – STERIS/IMS plans a second expansion of its Birmingham operations as part of a $1.6 million project that will create 22 jobs. The follow-on expansion will help accelerate growth and boost the company’s workforce in the city to 450 people, according to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team seeks new life sciences markets in Europe

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

Honda racetrack job fair inspires workers of the future

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Honda Manufacturing of Alabama is gearing up for an annual event that offers an inside look at the state’s booming automotive industry and has inspired a new generation of workers to pursue the high-tech careers it offers. This weekend, for the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Hanwha adding 100 jobs in $20 million Alabama expansion

OPELIKA, Alabama – Auto supplier Hanwha Advanced Materials America LLC plans to invest $20 million to upgrade its manufacturing facility in Opelika, adding 100 new jobs over the next three years, according to Mayor Gary Fuller. Hanwha launched operations in Opelika in 2005 with an...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Innovation Depot building ‘critical mass’ in Birmingham tech district

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

Walgreens Alabama customer contact center adding 150 jobs

Pharmacy giant Walgreens is adding 150 new jobs at its high-tech customer contact center in Muscle Shoals, pushing the total workforce at the Northwest Alabama facility to around 600, officials announced today. [tweet_this]The jobs being created by Walgreens will provide a boost to the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

‘Retooled’ Marshall County manufacturing base charts new era

GUNTERSVILLE, Alabama – Marshall County has a long history of successful manufacturing operations, and that legacy is helping to shape its future. Several of the northeastern Alabama county’s newer industrial residents have transformed buildings that were operated for decades by companies from another era.

Written by Dawn Azok

Governor Ivey backs active economic development projects after review

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama Governor Kay Ivey expressed broad commitment to advancing the state’s economic development pipeline after a meeting Tuesday with Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce. Following an extensive review of all active projects involving offers from the state...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

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

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