Skip to Content
Download Image

Shoals’ Forrest Wright receives top Alabama economic development award

MONTGOMERY, Alabama – The Alabama Department of Commerce recognized Forrest Wright, president of the Shoals Economic Development Authority (SEDA), with the David R. Echols Distinguished Service Award for exemplary service in economic development.

This award, presented annually at the Economic Development Association of Alabama (EDAA) winter conference, is the highest statewide recognition available to the state’s economic development professionals.

Presented in honor of David Echols, a senior project manager at the Department of Commerce, this distinction is given to an Alabama economic development individual who demonstrates the highest ideals of professionalism and character. Echols set a high standard for economic development in Alabama, and his legacy continues through this award.

Download Image

20 years ago, Alabama’s auto industry started rolling with first M-Class

Stay connected to what's happening in Alabama now.

  • Enter your email address to receive periodic updates on the evolution of business in Alabama.

Ready to start your company's next chapter in Alabama?

Alabama may be small in size, but its ability to accommodate businesses seeking success is vast. See why companies like Mercedes, Airbus, Hyundai, and Honda have decided to call Alabama home.

Find A Site Learn More About Alabama