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

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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

Recruiters to showcase Alabama craft beer at investment summit

foreign trade

Alabama’s craft beer boom will be showcased next week at a conference that is expected to attract investors from across the globe. State business recruiters will be working the SelectUSA Investment Summit, which promotes foreign direct investment in the U.S. During the summit, held...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama foreign investment tops $1.5 billion in 2016, creating 3,250 jobs

foreign trade

Businesses based in countries around the globe continue to find a welcoming home in Alabama, as the state’s foreign direct investment (FDI) reached $1.57 billion last year, driving job growth in several industries. Expansions accounted for the vast majority of the 79 FDI projects...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama team embarks on Canada trade mission

foreign trade

Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield is leading a trade mission to Canada this week that aims to build on already strong ties with the state’s strongest international trade partner. The Alabama trade and business development mission kicks off Wednesday in Montréal, then shifts...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama-Germany partnership shows new strength after decades of growth

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German companies have invested $8.4 billion and created nearly 15,500 jobs in Alabama over the past two decades, and the prosperous relationship is poised to grow even stronger. State exports to the European nation are on the rise, and at the same time, Germany’s...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama exports surging in unexpected corners of the world

foreign trade

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – It's clear that 2016 was a stellar year for Alabama exports, with rising shipments in a number of markets worldwide, signaling even more optimism for the future. The top five destinations for state goods and services – Canada, China, Germany, Mexico...

Written by Dawn Azok

8 companies grab 2017 Alabama trade awards for exporting success

foreign trade

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Eight companies from across Alabama were honored today with 2017 Governor's Trade Excellence Awards for their achievements in exporting goods and services around the world. [tweet_this]Consumers in markets across the globe are learning what it means to be ‘Made in Alabama,’

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama exports accelerate to $20.6 billion in 2016, breaking record

foreign trade

Alabama exports rose to a record level in 2016, topping $20 billion for the first time on gains from overseas shipments of Alabama-made products such as transportation equipment, chemicals and paper products. Figures from the U.S. Commerce Department show that Alabama exports totaled $20.55...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Japanese investment in Alabama fuels many industries

foreign trade

When it comes to Japanese investment in Alabama, auto manufacturers Honda and Toyota and their broad network of suppliers across the state immediately come to mind. But the Asian nation is behind a significant number of non-automotive companies here as well, from chemical and...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama leaders seek to strengthen bonds at SEUS Japan 39

foreign trade

Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield will join Alabama business leaders in a delegation representing the state in Japan next week at a high-level forum that aims to strengthen cultural and economic ties. More than 30 Alabama government officials, economic development professionals and others who work...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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