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Employers needed for new jobs program (Andalusia / Covington County)

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="411"] A new workforce program is available in the area and employers are needed to help fulfill the jobs. Courtesy photo[/caption] Employers are needed to the help fulfill jobs through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. Mandy Waters of the Alabama...

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Entrepreneurs Given Three Minutes for Pitch

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="452"] Ryan Bergeron with Revival Coffee pitches his business during a contest Thursday evening at Arsenal Place Accelerator.[/caption] Three minutes. That’s all the time six anxious entrepreneurs were given Thursday night to pitch their business ideas in front of four judges...

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Alabama PSC approves new business incentives

The Alabama Public Service Commission during its Oct. 6 meeting unanimously approved two small business incentives aimed at strengthening and growing the Alabama economy by encouraging investments and creating jobs. The two incentives officially approved by the PSC are the Community Redevelopment Incentive (CRI)

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Selma-based company competes for Super Bowl commercial spot

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="447"] G Mommas cookies come in two flavors: Buddascotch Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip with Pecans. Gmommas.com[/caption] One Alabama business could soon land a prime time commercial spot on Super Bowl Sunday. Selma-based cookie company G Mommas is in the running to...

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SBA Empowers Small Businesses to Be Cyber Safe

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration unveiled today a new cybersecurity webpage for small businesses at www.sba.gov/cybersecurity on the 12th Anniversary of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.  The SBA launched the online tools and resources to highlight Cybersecurity at Work from October 5-9th and...

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Alabama Listed Among the Most Tax-Friendly States

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Washington, D.C-based finance and business magazine Kiplinger recently named Alabama among the most tax friendly states in the nation. Though the state has been embroiled in its own battle over whether or not to raise taxes to increase revenue, it still...

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Survey: Birmingham Ranks as the Top City for Millennial Entrepreneurs

Attracting young professionals to Birmingham has been a goal of business and city leaders for some time, and the efforts appear to be paying off. A recent survey by Thumbtack ranked Birmingham in first place for its list of the Top 10 Cities for...

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