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IBM report ranks Alabama No. 1 for jobs from 2018 foreign investment

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that a highly respected survey of international corporate investment decisions from experts at IBM Services names Alabama as the top U.S. state for job creation from foreign investment in 2018.

Alabama also scored high rankings in other metrics related to foreign investment in the 2019 Global Location Trends report, prepared by IBM-Plant Location International, which provides site selection services to corporate clients and advises economic development organizations.

“Foreign investment has been an important driver of job creation in Alabama for many years, and it continues to generate significant new opportunities for communities and working families around the state,” Governor Ivey said.

“Our economic development team has worked tirelessly to strategically position Alabama for investment from around the world, and this ranking validates the team’s diligence.”

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