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Mobile Chamber signs trade memo as gateway to Morocco

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CASABLANCA, Morocco – The Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce this morning signed a memorandum of understanding with the American Chamber of Commerce in Morocco calling for the organizations to promote trade and build mutually beneficial business connections. The development comes on the third day...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama trade mission targets opportunities in Spain, Morocco

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Business leaders from across Alabama will be in Europe and Africa next week, seeking new markets for their state-made goods and services. Alabama Department of Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield is leading a trade and business development mission to Spain and Morocco that kicks off...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Business Facilities names Alabama ‘State of the Year’ for 2015

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Business Facilities magazine said today it has selected Alabama as its 2015 “State of the Year” after landing a string of coveted economic development projects from Polaris Industries, Google and other companies. This is the first time Alabama has claimed the site-selection publication’s highest...

Written by Jerry Underwood

SEUS Japan: Leaders vow to build on close economic, cultural ties

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Leaders from Japan and seven Southeastern states pledged today to continue building on a longlasting partnership that has stimulated two-way trade and investment while creating nearly 140,000 jobs across the Southeast. Expanding the close economic and cultural ties between the region...

Written by Jerry Underwood

How Japan business ties add horsepower to Southeast growth

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – As leaders from seven Southeastern states gather with their Japanese counterparts for a high-level forum in Birmingham, this longstanding Trans-Pacific relationship is positioned to strengthen as trade and investment ties expand. Those strong economic bonds provide the foundation for the SEUS...

Written by Jerry Underwood

International SEUS Japan 38 forum to kick off in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Business leaders and top government officials from Japan and seven Southeastern states will begin arriving in Birmingham this weekend for a major conference that aims to strengthen cultural ties and expand commercial opportunities. The annual joint forum of the Southeast U.S.-Japan...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Martin Luther King III to speak at SEUS Japan 38 in Birmingham

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Martin Luther King III, a human rights activist and eldest son of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will speak next week at a joint meeting of organizations that seek to strengthen economic and cultural ties between seven Southeastern...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama trade mission team forges bonds in Tanzania

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An Alabama trade mission to Africa culminated with an extended stop in Tanzania, where meetings with high-level government representatives showcased the potential for strategic collaboration and the promise of new markets. This month’s Commerce-led trade and business development mission focused on commercial opportunities through...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

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