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Alabama’s business climate scores near top in new rankings

Business Facilities, a national economic development publication, ranked Alabama’s business climate among the top states in an analysis evaluating key economic categories.

Alabama earned the No. 5 spot in the magazine’s flagship business climate ranking, while also earning high marks for workforce training, manufacturing employment and output, and the horsepower of the state’s auto industry.

“High-performing companies from around the globe are discovering that Alabama provides a favorable business environment, motivated workers, and a support system that helps foster success,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.

“These rankings reflect all the hard work that has gone into positioning Alabama for sustainable economic growth,” he added.

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