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Clark Gas plans distribution facility in project creating 40 jobs in Thomasville

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THOMASVILLE, Alabama — Florence-based Clark Gas Co. Propane Cylinder Exchange plans to invest $10 million in a new distribution hub in Clarke County, creating up to 40 jobs over the next three years. Clark Gas has purchased a 50,000-square-foot building, owned by the City...

Written by Jerry Underwood

LIFT Academy flight training program heading to Tuskegee’s Moton Field

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TUSKEGEE, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Republic Airways Holdings and its Leadership in Flight Training (LIFT) Academy plan to develop an advanced flight training program in Tuskegee that will prepare the next generation of aspiring pilots for high-paying career opportunities in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Rural Monroe County getting economic boost from 3 growth projects

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MONROEVILLE, Alabama — Three companies have launched growth projects in Monroe County, creating as many as 30 jobs while also pumping at least $7 million in new investment into the Southwest Alabama county’s economy. The Monroeville-Monroe County Economic Development Authority (MMCEDA) said the investment...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Two Rivers Lumber plans $115 million sawmill project in Coosa County

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Two Rivers Lumber Co. LLC plans to invest $115 million to build a state-of-the-art sawmill in Coosa County as the company’s second operation in Alabama. Demopolis-based Two Rivers Lumber has committed to creating 130 jobs...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama cities earn spots in Site Selection’s 2023 economic development rankings

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Cullman and Selma are among the Alabama small cities and metro areas that received a shoutout from Site Selection magazine for economic development success in the national publication’s extensive 2023 Governor’s Cups analysis. Cullman ranked No. 2 in Site Selection’s round-up of the nation’s...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Report: 2023 growth projects to inject $6.4 billion into Alabama communities

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that companies launching operations or expanding existing facilities in Alabama during 2023 are poised to make investments totaling over $6.4 billion, building on the state’s winning economic development track record with another year of steady job...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Firm’s $230 million broadband project to give lift to Selma, Black Belt counties

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Major new investments aimed at expanding high-speed internet service across Alabama are poised to give many rural communities an important tool to better compete for job-creating projects and to fuel economic growth. The latest evidence: Selma, Demopolis and 15 other cities in Alabama’s “Black...

Written by Jerry Underwood

SEEDS funding aims to unlock growth potential of rural Alabama sites

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In the Northwest Alabama communities of Hamilton and Sulligent, long-running efforts to develop industrial sites that entice growing companies just received a catapult boost, thanks to the state’s new SEEDS program. Officially named the Site Evaluation and Economic Development Strategy Act, SEEDS provides grants...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Site development efforts get $30 million boost with Alabama’s first SEEDS grants

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that the State Industrial Development Authority (SIDA) has approved over $30 million in grants under the new Site Evaluation and Economic Development Strategy Act (SEEDS) to speed the development of much-needed industry-ready sites across the state.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Conecuh Sausage expanding in $58 million Alabama growth project

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ANDALUSIA, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Conecuh Sausage, an iconic Alabama maker of hickory smoked sausages, plans to invest nearly $58 million to open a second production facility in the state, creating 110 jobs in Andalusia. Conecuh Sausage was founded in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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