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Alabama Launchpad created millions in funding, hundreds of jobs in 2015

Alabama Launchpad, the startup support arm of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, helped generate millions in funding and created hundreds of jobs through the program in 2015. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="232"] Alabama Launchpad, the startup support arm of the Economic Development Partnership of...

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UA Students Prep to Pitch Grocery Delivery Service in Statewide Competition

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A team of four University of Alabama students will pitch their grocery delivery business idea in the second round of the Alabama Launchpad statewide business competition Feb. 19 in Birmingham. [caption id="" align="alignright" width="300"] Care Package Team from The University of...

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Alabama Department of Revenue Offers Convenient Online Services to Taxpayers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Alabama Department of Revenue is kindly reminding taxpayers of the many online services that can help alleviate stress for taxpayers during this tax season. Taxpayers can now skip the hassle of waiting in long lines or mailing...

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UAH secures $500,000 for new business incubator

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="456"] Rendering of the Invention to Innovation Center to be built at the University of Alabama in Huntsville[/caption] UAH continues to find additional funding sources for its $12M business incubator designed to help support startups in high-tech fields while creating an...

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Nominations Now Open for 2016 Alabama Innovation Awards

Alabama Launchpad, a program of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, wants to recognize top innovation in the state. Do you know a company or individual that goes beyond the conventional? The Alabama Innovation Awards celebrate innovation achievements occurring across the state, in five...

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Alabama House approves small business tax credit for new jobs

The Alabama House of Representatives today passed a bill that would give businesses with 75 or fewer employees a $1,500 income tax credit for every new, full-time job paying $40,000 or more a year. The bill, by Rep. Kyle South, R-Fayette, is called the...

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US small business confidence at two-year low

U.S. small business confidence fell in January to its lowest level in nearly two years amid worries about the near-term outlook for business conditions and sales growth, consistent with a recent slowdown in economic growth. The National Federation of Independent Business said on Tuesday...

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EDPA on the lookout for Alabama’s top innovators

The Economic Development Partnership of Alabama is seeking nominations for the state's top innovators as part of its annual Alabama Launchpad Innovation Awards. Categories for nominations include Corporate Innovator of the Year (small company, 1-50 employees), Corporate Innovator of the Year (large company, 50+

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SBA Announces Cooperative Agreements Available for State Trade and Export Promotion

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that states will be able to immediately apply for SBA cooperative agreement awards that support efforts to increase exporting by small businesses.  The State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Program was appropriated $18 million...

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SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative Expands to Help Entrepreneurs Grow and Succeed

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders executive-level training series is launching in 51 cities and communities across the country this year. The Emerging Leaders training focuses on small, poised-for-growth companies with potential for job creation.  The seven-month intensive, executive entrepreneurship education...

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