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Amazon to create 1,500 jobs at Alabama fulfillment center

BESSEMER, Alabama – Internet retail gaint Amazon confirmed plans today to open a fulfillment center in Jefferson County with 1,500 full-time employees working alongside advanced robotics technology. Amazon will build the 855,000-square-foot facility center on 133 acres of property being purchased from U.S. Steel off...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team showcases state for foreign investment at SelectUSA

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Alabama’s business recruiters are in the nation’s capital this week, selling the state’s diverse and growing business scene to potential investors from around the world. The 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit, which kicks off today in Washington D.C., is the premier foreign...

Written by Dawn Azok

Facebook to invest $750 million in Alabama data center with 100 jobs

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Facebook announced plans today to build a $750 million data center in Huntsville that will create 100 high-paying jobs and provide a boost to Alabama’s emerging technology sector. Governor Kay Ivey joined Facebook officials and local leaders this afternoon at an...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama officials welcome Airbus-Bombardier partnership plan

MOBILE, Alabama – Alabama officials today congratulated Airbus and Bombardier on making significant progress toward the completion of a partnership deal that could see the companies establish a new assembly line for Bombardier’s C Series passenger jets at Airbus’ Mobile facility. Aerospace giant Airbus...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama wins Silver Shovel Award for economic development

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Area Development, a national publication, has selected Alabama for its Silver Shovel Award, a top honor recognizing the state’s economic development successes in 2017. In announcing the award, Area Development singled out several large-scale projects, including Mercedes-Benz’s plans to build a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Australia’s EOS selects Alabama for flagship U.S. facility with 100 jobs

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Electro Optic Systems (EOS), a Australian defense contractor specializing in remotely controlled weapon systems, announced plans today to locate its flagship U.S. manufacturing facility in technology-focused Huntsville, creating as many as 100 jobs in the first year. EOS executives joined Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

At BIO convention, Alabama biotech firms show off promising research

BOSTON -- Representatives of 10 Alabama biotech firms are attending the world’s largest industry conference this week, hoping to return home with new investments and partnerships to further their groundbreaking research in the state. More than 16,000 industry leaders from more than 70 countries...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama bioscience delegation targets connections at BIO convention

A high-level delegation from Alabama’s bioscience industry is attending this week’s BIO International Convention, the world’s largest biotechnology conference, to make connections and build relationships that could blossom into new collaborations or investment partnerships. The Alabama delegation at BIO in Boston includes representatives from...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Hyundai Alabama launches production of redesigned 2019 Santa Fe SUV

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Hyundai’s Alabama auto plant today kicked off production of the redesigned 2019 Santa Fe, with plans to produce more than 84,000 models this year to meet growing demand for SUVs. The 3,200-worker Montgomery factory also produces the Sonata and Elantra sedans.

Written by Dawn Azok

SEUS-Canada Alliance to kick off joint meeting in Mobile

MOBILE, Alabama -- Business leaders from across Canada and the Southeastern U.S. will gather in Mobile next week to seek new trade and investment opportunities and continue to build on already strong partnerships. The 11th Annual Southeastern United States – Canadian Provinces (SEUS-CP) Alliance...

Written by Dawn Azok

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