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Market Wagon provides new way for farmers to connect with customers

Rural Development

There’s a new avenue for Alabama farmers to take their products to market, and it’s providing a growing number of residents with fresh, local food. Market Wagon, an Indiana-based company that has expanded into the Birmingham area, connects farmers and other food producers with...

Written by Jerry Underwood

O’Neal Manufacturing Services plans steel fab center in Fayette with 70 jobs

Rural Development

FAYETTE, Alabama — Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield announced today that O’Neal Manufacturing Services (OMS) plans to invest $5.5 million to open a 130,000-square-foot steel fabrication facility in Fayette as part of a project that will create 70 full-time jobs within three years after operations...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Work in rural Alabama spearheads advances for aerospace industry

Rural Development

Rural Alabama is setting the stage for some of the most pivotal advancements in the state’s aerospace and aviation industries. From Lockheed Martin’s plan to boost production of its in-demand Javelin missile in Troy to a pioneering project involving remote air traffic control in...

Written by Jerry Underwood

‘Transformational’ logistics park project kicks off in Macon County

Rural Development

TUSKEGEE, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey joined leaders of Farpoint Development and the Macon County Economic Development Authority at an event today to mark the launch of an ambitious project to build the Regional East Alabama Logistics (REAL) Park, which aims to supercharge economic...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Linde plans to build $83 million hydrogen plant in Alabama

Rural Development

McINTOSH, Alabama — Linde, a leading global producer of industrial gases, plans to build a new hydrogen plant in Washington County as part of an $83 million growth project that will have a substantial impact on the community’s economy. Linde said the new plant...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Pioneering remote aviation control tower landing at Selma’s Craig Field

Rural Development

SELMA, Alabama — Craig Field, the airport and industrial park in Selma, will soon become home to the nation’s first Remote Tower Air Traffic Control Center and a unique training academy stemming from a project that could revolutionize airspace control services in the United...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Report: 2021 growth projects bringing Alabama $7.7 billion in new investment

Rural Development

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that economic development activity across Alabama surged during 2021, with a new report showing that projects launched during the year will inject $7.7 billion in capital investment and almost 10,200 jobs into the state’s strengthening economy.

Written by Jerry Underwood

Macon County logistics park project preps for initial construction

Rural Development

TUSKEGEE, Alabama — Construction is scheduled to begin soon on the first building in a logistics park along Interstate 85 in Macon County that backers say could have a massive economic impact when its three phases are developed. The project, called the Regional East...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Nature’s Earth Products plans $10.8 million expansion at Pickens County plant

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REFORM, Alabama — Nature’s Earth Products LLC plans to invest over $10.8 million in an expansion project that will double the manufacturing capacity of its environmentally friendly products at the company’s facility in Pickens County. The Alabama Department of Commerce announced today that the...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Project to build $202 million graphite processing plant in Alabama kicks off

Rural Development

KELLYTON, Alabama — Westwater Resources and its subsidiary, Alabama Graphite Products LLC, this morning officially launched construction of a first-of-its-kind graphite processing plant in Coosa County that will produce an essential material for electric vehicle batteries. The $202 million plant, which is being built...

Written by Jerry Underwood

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