Companies making great products in small corners of the state stepped into the spotlight at the first installment of the Made in Alabama Showcase, an event last week that featured extraordinary homegrown products.
Six of the 12 companies honored by Governor Kay Ivey at the Showcase are based in rural Alabama communities — a fact not so surprising when you consider the variety of in-demand products originating from the state’s rural areas.
“Rural Alabama is home to skilled workers, talented artisans and savvy business owners. Our rural communities are the source for unique and high-quality products, created for customers at home and around the world,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.
“It’s no wonder that the inaugural Made in Alabama Showcase featured so many great products from companies based in rural communities,” he added.