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Alabama team showcases state for foreign investment at SelectUSA

foreign trade

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

foreign trade

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

Commerce wins President’s ‘E’ Award for supporting Alabama exports

foreign trade

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today presented the Alabama Department of Commerce with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service, the highest recognition an organization can receive for contributing to the expansion of U.S. exports. At a ceremony in the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

foreign trade

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

foreign trade

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

foreign trade

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

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