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Record year for foreign investment sparks growth in Alabama

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With major new growth projects moving forward across Alabama, foreign direct investment continues to play a vital role in the state’s economy, building on a record total of foreign investment approaching $4.2 billion last year. These FDI projects represent major job-creation engines for many...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GD Copper USA to add 40 jobs at Wilcox County manufacturing facility

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PINE HILL, Alabama -- GD Copper USA announced plans today to invest $3.5 million in its Alabama precision copper products manufacturing facility and create between 30 and 40 new jobs in Wilcox County. GD Copper USA, which operates a $100 million plant in the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Amid trade friction, Alabama exports approach record total in 2018

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Despite global trade tensions, the value of Alabama exports topped $21 billion in 2018 on increased shipments of chemicals, paper products and aerospace parts to overseas markets, figures from the U.S. Commerce Department indicate. Still, U.S. trade disputes with China and other countries that...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team seeks stronger bonds at SEUS Japan 41 in Tokyo

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Business leaders from across Alabama are participating in an international conference in Tokyo this week that aims to broaden economic and cultural ties between seven Southeastern states and Japan. The 41st annual joint meeting of the Southeast U.S.-Japan and the Japan-Southeast associations, known as...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GE Appliances to create 255 jobs with expansion in Decatur

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DECATUR, Alabama – GE Appliances announced plans today to invest $115 million in an expansion of its manufacturing facility in Decatur that will add 255 full-time jobs, bringing the Alabama plant’s total employment to nearly 1,300. “Our announcement today is great news for our...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama team showcases state for foreign investment at SelectUSA

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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

SEUS-Canada Alliance to kick off joint meeting in Mobile

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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

Hyundai Power Transformers to expand in Alabama with 86 new jobs

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Hyundai Power Transformers USA announced today that it is investing $33 million to increase production at its manufacturing facility in Montgomery, creating 86 new jobs. HPT said the expansion project will enable it to establish a "Smart Factory" and boost production...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama trade mission team seeks business connections in South America

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading a team of state business leaders on a trade mission in South America this week, aiming to forge new relationships and find new markets for their goods and services. The mission to Argentina...

Written by Dawn Azok

Truck & Wheel Group opens $30 million Alabama wheel assembly plant

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VANCE, Alabama – Spain-based auto supplier Truck & Wheel Group today marked the opening of a new 127,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that will supply wheel assemblies for automakers in the Southeast. The company’s executive management team joined Gov. Kay Ivey, Mercedes-Benz's Alabama operations chief Jason...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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