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Port of Mobile taps partners to develop $60M auto export facility

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The Port of Mobile is poised to become a major hub of auto export activity, with a new facility that will allow vehicles to be driven directly onto cargo ships bound for markets around the world. On Tuesday, representatives of...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama trade mission team seeks business connections in South America

foreign trade

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

Governor Ivey awards 8 Alabama companies for exporting success

foreign trade

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Governor Kay Ivey recognized eight Alabama companies today for success in selling their goods and services in countries around the globe. Winners of the 2018 Governor’s Trade Excellence Awards represent a diverse swath of the state’s business landscape, including high-tech manufacturers,

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama ranks No. 3 for auto exports, with shipments to 88 nations in 2017

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama’s auto industry continues to dominate on the international stage, as state-built models were shipped to 88 countries around the globe last year. Motor vehicle exports topped $7.75 billion in 2017, according to the latest trade data reviewed by the Alabama...

Written by Dawn Azok

NAM’s 2018 ‘State of Manufacturing’ Tour stops in Birmingham

foreign trade

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The leader of the nation’s premier manufacturing trade group visited Birmingham’s Altec Inc. today to provide company leaders and key Alabama officials with a high-level briefing on the industry’s outlook. “It’s a great day to be in manufacturing, and it’s a...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama exports set new annual record in 2017, topping $21.7 billion

foreign trade

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Alabama exports totaled a record $21.7 billion in 2017, powered by rising overseas shipments of products such as automobiles, aircraft components, chemicals, paper, and minerals. New government trade figures show that exports of Alabama-made goods and services increased more than 6...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama leaders seek to strengthen bonds at SEUS Japan 40

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GREENVILLE, South Carolina – Business leaders from across Alabama are participating in an international conference that seeks to strengthen economic and cultural ties between the southeastern U.S. and the country of Japan. The 40th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast U.S.-Japan & Japan-U.S. Southeast...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit set for Birmingham

foreign trade

The Alabama Global Supply Chain & Logistics Summit, an annual event designed to enhance the competitiveness of state companies at home and abroad, will be held Oct. 17-18 in the Birmingham area. The 6th installment of the Summit represents an opportunity for business people...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Commerce leads trade mission to Australia and New Zealand

foreign trade

SYDNEY, Australia – Business and community leaders from across Alabama are traveling in Australia and New Zealand this week, seeking to boost exports and strengthen trade ties in the region. The 17-member delegation today kicked off a series of briefings with U.S. Commercial Service...

Written by Jerry Underwood

World travelers: Alabama-made vehicles crisscross the globe as exports surge

foreign trade

From the deserts of the Middle East to urban centers across Asia and villages dotting the European countryside, vehicles made in Alabama are making a lasting impression. Exports of state-made automobiles continued to grow at an impressive rate in 2016, rising 13 percent to...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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