Made in Alabama: Small Business

News Archive

GKN Aerospace launches Alabama engineering design center

Alabama aerospace industry

TALLASSEE, Alabama – GKN Aerospace’s Alabama leadership joined state and local officials today to officially break ground on an addition to the company’s Tallassee facility that will house an engineering design center. U.K.-based GKN Aerospace announced the Alabama engineering design center at the Farnborough...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Consultants rank Alabama a top state for business, Area Development says

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Site selection consultants surveyed by national economic development publication Area Development ranked Alabama a top state for doing business and gave high marks to the state for its labor climate and business environment. Alabama placed No. 4 in Area Development’s 2014...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Team Alabama at 2014 Farnborough Air Show (photo gallery)

Alabama aerospace industry

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Team Alabama has returned from a productive 2014 Farnborough International Air Show after securing three project announcements involving more than 700 new aerospace jobs and participating in scores of company meetings. Governor Robert Bentley reported that the state’s air show economic...

Written by Jerry Underwood

At Farnborough, Alabama cities connect with aerospace contacts

Alabama aerospace industry

LONDON, England – Matt Parker, president of the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, scurried down a crowded corridor in one of the pavilions at the Farnborough International Airshow for a scheduled meeting during the aerospace industry global trade event. Like many in the Alabama...

Written by Jerry Underwood

At Farnborough, Alabama universities play role in aerospace talks

Alabama aerospace industry

LONDON, England – Team Alabama’s secret weapon at the Farnborough International Airshow is the state’s education community, which has played a strong supporting role in efforts to recruit new aerospace investment and jobs at the industry’s global trade event. Representatives from the University of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Boeing Alabama research center to bring new innovation

Alabama aerospace industry

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – A Boeing Co. research and development center being established in Alabama’s Rocket City will become an innovation hub that helps the aerospace company identify technological advancements critical to the company’s future, a Boeing official said. “Our new research center in Huntsville...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Governor Bentley: Aerospace success laying foundation for growth

Alabama aerospace industry

LONDON, England — After announcing projects that will create more than 700 aerospace jobs in the state, Governor Robert Bentley said today that Team Alabama’s work at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow has laid the groundwork for additional growth in a sector he has identified...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GKN Aerospace opens Alabama composite design engineering center

Alabama aerospace industry

LONDON, England -- GKN Aerospace announced today that it has opened a new composite design engineering center at its Advanced Composite Structures (ACS) facility in Alabama, enhancing the capabilities of the Elmore County operation that serves major North America-based manufacturers. GKN Aerospace officials joined...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Aviation to bring additive manufacturing to Auburn facility

Alabama aerospace industry

LONDON, England -– GE Aviation, a global leader in jet engine and aircraft system production, today announced plans to bring high volume additive manufacturing to its facility in Auburn, making the facility the first of its kind to mass produce additive components for the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Airbus, HPM execs talk Alabama A320 assembly plant

Alabama aerospace industry

MOBILE, Alabama – Construction work on the Airbus Alabama passenger jet production facility is moving forward on schedule, with the steel skeleton of a logistics center soon to rise near the assembly hangar already standing at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley site. Two of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Stay connected to what's happening in Alabama now.

  • Enter your email address to receive periodic updates on the evolution of business in Alabama.

Ready to start your company's next chapter in Alabama?

Alabama may be small in size, but its ability to accommodate businesses seeking success is vast. See why companies like Mercedes, Airbus, Hyundai, and Honda have decided to call Alabama home.

Find A Site Learn More About Alabama