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Alabama trade mission to Africa opens doors for opportunity

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DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -- An Alabama trade and business development mission to Africa is wrapping up after introducing business executives and international trade specialists to opportunities in a region that’s growing rapidly if unevenly. The Alabama delegation, headed by Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama trade mission to South Africa targets business opportunities

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Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading a trade and business development mission to South Africa and Tanzania that will permit Alabama businesses to explore partnership and export opportunities in a fast-growing region. Representatives from six Alabama companies joined Secretary Canfield and international trade specialists...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Condoleezza Rice to address SEUS Japan 38 joint forum in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Dr. Condoleezza Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, will deliver the keynote address at a November joint meeting of groups that seek to promote trade, investment and cultural exchange between seven Southeastern states and Japan. Dr. Rice, a Birmingham native...

Written by Jerry Underwood

TPA fast track would remove trade barriers, expand Alabama exports

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  MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama’s economy stands to gain investment and jobs if new trade agreements with Asian and European countries go into effect, but the fate of those treaties is caught up in the contentious debate over whether President Obama should be given...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Regions Financial CEO Grayson Hall to chair SEUS Japan joint forum

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Grayson Hall, who leads Alabama’s only Fortune 500 company, has been named the 2015-16 private sector chairman for the Southeast U.S.-Japan Association as the group prepares for a joint meeting in Alabama with its Japanese counterpart. Hall, who serves as chairman,

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama, Peru strengthen economic ties with agreement

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — A trade memorandum signed today will strengthen economic ties between Alabama and Peru, setting the stage for increased cooperation between the state and the South American nation. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and Peru’s Ambassador to the United States, Harold Forsyth, formalized the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama to promote bioscience sector on Europe trade mission

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield will lead a business development and trade mission to Belgium and The Netherlands next week that showcases Alabama’s capabilities in bioscience and research. The Alabama delegation heading to Europe on the five-day mission beginning Monday is made...

Written by Jerry Underwood

GD Copper project showcases Alabama economic development support system

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PINE HILL, Alabama – A $100 million, ultra-modern manufacturing facility near this small Wilcox County town has begun turning out copper tubing for heating and cooling systems, appliances, refrigeration units and plumbing. The GD Copper USA plant also is responsible for a completely different...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama officials welcome Golden Dragon’s first U.S. factory

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PINE HILL, Alabama – Top Alabama officials today welcomed leaders of Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group at a ribbon cutting for the Chinese company’s first U.S. factory, a $100 million plant in Wilcox County that just started production but could soon be growing.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama delegation builds ties on Southeast Asia trade mission (video)

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – On a Southeast Asia trade mission, Alabama business officials today established new ties to counterparts in Bangkok, Thailand, while the state’s economic development leader held talks with a key Thai finance official about expanding investment and trade. The Alabama delegation arrived...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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