Kimber to open Alabama firearms manufacturing facility with 366 jobs

Manufacturing

Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Kimber Mfg Inc., a leading U.S. firearms manufacturer, has finalized plans to open a production facility in Troy, where it will create 366 jobs and invest $38 million into the local economy over the next five years. “With...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Logistics hub at Mercedes-Benz’s Alabama plant will create 600 jobs

Innovation

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – A new $70 million logistics hub at Mercedes-Benz’s Alabama plant will lead to 600 new jobs from the automaker and its contractors and service providers, officials said today. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley joined executives from Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, the official name...

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Autocar chooses Alabama for $120 million truck assembly plant

Manufacturing

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Hagerstown, Indiana-based Autocar will invest $120 million launch a manufacturing operation plant in Alabama to produce heavy-duty cab-over-engine trucks. The project is expected to create 746 jobs. At a press conference this morning at the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Google kicks off construction on $600M Alabama data center

Innovation

BRIDGEPORT, Alabama — Internet giant Google today officially launched construction of a $600 million data center in Alabama with a groundbreaking ceremony at the site in Jackson County. The project will create as many as 100 full-time jobs and create massive economic ripples. Google...

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Alabama jumps to No. 3 in ranking of ‘Top States for Business’

Enterprise

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Area Development, a national publication, ranked Alabama No. 3 in its 2018 “Top States for Business” survey and gave the state a shout-out for improved economic development policies. Alabama’s overall ranking in the Area Development survey improved three spots from 2017...

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Boeing investing in future growth at its Alabama operations

Farnborough Air Show

While aerospace giant Boeing grabs headlines with major deals at the Farnborough International Airshow, its Alabama operations are having a far-reaching impact on the company’s global business. Boeing workers in Alabama provide critical support and expertise in weapons systems, space exploration, advanced avionics research and...

Written by Dawn Azok

Could patented golden kiwifruit be Alabama’s next export success?

Innovation

REELTOWN, Alabama – A small community in eastern Alabama is home to the nation’s only commercial golden kiwifruit orchard, an innovative operation that could lead the way in establishing a new specialty crop for growers across the Southeastern U.S. The Southeast Kiwi Farming Cooperative,

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama grabs No. 1 business climate ranking from publication

Enterprise

Business Facilities, an economic development-focused publication, ranked Alabama’s business climate tops among the states in a new analysis that examined performance in several key economic categories. The publication cited Alabama’s successful recruitment of the Toyota-Mazda joint venture automobile manufacturing plant to illustrate the state’s...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Makers select the Made in Alabama 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

Innovation

Alabama is an internationally known hub of manufacturing for cars, planes and ships, but the state also turns out an impressive variety of items that fit perfectly underneath the Christmas tree. For the 2017 edition of the Made In Alabama holiday gift guide, we...

Written by Dawn Azok

Amazon kicks off construction of first Alabama fulfillment center

Enterprise

BESSEMER, Alabama -- Internet retail giant Amazon officially kicked off a construction project today for a technologically advanced fulfillment center in Bessemer that will employ 1,500 workers once the sprawling facility is fully operational next year. Amazon’s 855,000-square-foot facility is being constructed on 133...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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