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Alabama firms seek foothold with Latin America trade mission

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Latin America is the latest target for Alabama trade leaders seeking growth markets for state businesses. Representatives of a dozen companies are participating in a trade mission this week that started Sunday in Mexico and continues Wednesday in Chile. It’s being held in conjunction...

Written by Dawn Azok

Alabama trade team finds opportunities in Spain, Morocco

foreign trade

Spain and Morocco put out the welcome mat this week for Alabama business leaders, who visited the countries in an effort to strengthen trade ties. The 16-member state delegation is nearing the end of the trade mission, which kicked off in Spain with business-to-business...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Huntsville high-tech startup RadioBro opens Germany office

foreign trade

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – RadioBro Corp., a start-up firm that makes miniature electronics systems for airplanes and spacecraft, has opened an office in Bremen, Germany, as it targets connections in the European aerospace industry. Brothers Mark, Eric and Daniel Becnel founded RadioBro in Huntsville in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Mobile Chamber signs trade memo as gateway to Morocco

foreign trade

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

foreign trade

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

Alabama 2016 export awards go to 8 companies

foreign trade

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Eight Alabama companies are being honored today with a Governor’s Trade Excellence Award for their successful exporting strategies. Across the state, companies large and small are involved in shipping their products to overseas customers. This year’s roster of award winners offers...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama auto exports span the globe to set record

foreign trade

From the Far East to the Arabian Desert, Alabama-built vehicles continue to make their mark across the globe. The value of Alabama auto exports topped $7 billion last year, a record annual total and a 5.8 percent gain from 2014. Meanwhile, overseas shipments of...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama 2015 exports hover near record amid global struggles

foreign trade

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Despite headwinds in global markets, Alabama exports in 2015 held steady at near-record levels on growing overseas shipments of products such as transportation equipment, primary metals and machinery. Figures from the U.S. Department of Commerce show that Alabama exports totaled $19.37...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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

foreign trade

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

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