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Report: 2014 projects yield 18,000 new jobs across Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Companies planning new facilities or expanding existing operations in Alabama announced more than 18,000 new jobs and nearly $3.4 billion in new investment during 2014, reflecting growing momentum in sectors including automotive, aerospace and advanced manufacturing.

The 2014 New & Expanding Industry Report, released today by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley and the Alabama Department of Commerce, provides an in-depth look at how economic development activity unfolded last year across the state. Its findings include:

  • The number of announced jobs from the 392 Alabama projects in 2014 totaled 18,137, while combined new capital investment topped $3.37 billion. In 2013, those figures were 16,847 jobs and nearly $4.4 billion in investment.
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